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Euroseas Sells Vessels, Refinances Newbuild

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Euroseas Ltd., owner and operator of drybulk and container carrier vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for drybulk and containerized cargoes, announced the sale of several vessels, as well as the refinancing of a newbuild and six older ships. The company said it has sold M/V Despina P, a 1,932 TEU containership, built in 1990, and of M/V Aristides NP, a 69,268 dwt drybulk carrier built in 1993, to unaffiliated third parties for recycling. M/V Despina P was delivered to its buyers on December 28, 2015.

Euroseas Report Dip in Profits

Greek-based Euroseas Ltd., drybulk and container ship owners and operators, publish their Q4 & full year 2012 financial results. Net loss of $13.2 million or $0.34 net loss per share basic and diluted on total net revenues of $52.5 million. Adjusted net loss1 for the period would have been $4.0 million or $0.10 net loss per share basic and diluted. Adjusted EBITDA1 was $14.9 million. An average of 15.21 vessels were owned and operated during the twelve months of 2012 earning an average time charter equivalent rate of $10,155 per day. Aristides Pittas, Chairman and CEO of Euroseas commented: "Containership and drybulk markets remained depressed during the fourth quarter of 2012 and year-to-date 2013 due to slow demand growth and abundant vessel supply.

Euroseas Takes Delivery of Newbuilding Ultramax

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Euroseas Ltd, an owner and operator of drybulk and container carrier vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for drybulk and containerized cargoes, announced today that it took delivery of the previously announced acquisition of the newbuilding. The newbuilding Hull DY 160, to be renamed Alexandros P, is a 63,500 dwt Ultramax dry bulk carrier built in January 2017. Aristides Pittas, Chairman and CEO of Euroseas commented: "We are very pleased to complete the acquisition of Alexandros P, an Ultramax drybulk carrier the construction of which we have supervised over the last two years.

DryShips Sells Panamax Drybulker

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Greece-based DryShips announced that it has entered into an agreement with an unaffiliated buyer for the sale of one of its 2001-built Panamax drybulk carrier.The vessel is scheduled for delivery to its buyer no later than the end of this month.The diversified owner and operator of ocean going cargo vessels expects to realize a gain on vessels sales compared to the book value of this asset.DryShips operates worldwide. As of August 15, 2018, and not giving effect to any pending vessel transactions…

Dryships in the Red

DryShips Inc

DryShips Inc. and through its majority owned subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW Inc., of offshore deepwater drilling services, today announced its unaudited financial and operating results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2014. For the fourth quarter of 2014, the Company reported a net loss of $24.0 million, or $0.04 basic and diluted loss per share. Included in the fourth quarter 2014 results is an impairment charge on one drybulk vessel, of $38.1 million, or $0.06 per share.

DryShips Acquires Two Vessels

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DryShips, a diversified owner and operator of ocean going cargo vessels, announced that it has agreed to acquire one 2013-built Newcastlemax drybulk carrier and one 2017-built Suezmax tanker, each constructed in China. The vessels will be acquired from entities that may be deemed to be affiliates of Mr. George Economou, the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, for an aggregate purchase price of $93.8 million, including the associated bank debt of $50.3 million. The transaction remains subject to documentation and customary closing conditions, and is expected to close in June 2018.

Dryships Results for Q3 2010

DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS), a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk cargoes and offshore oil deepwater drilling, announced its unaudited financial and operating results for the third quarter and nine-month period ended September 30, 2010. For the third quarter of 2010, the Company reported net income of $49.3 million, or $0.18 basic and diluted earnings per share. Included in the third quarter 2010 results are various items, totaling $49.7 million, or $0.2 per share which are described below. Excluding these items, net income would have amounted to $99.0 million or $0.38 per share. Included in the third quarter 2010 results are non-cash amortization of debt issuance costs…

Euroseas Gets Newbuild Bulker

Kamsarmax Drybulk Vessels. Image by Paragon Shipping

Euroseas Ltd, a Greece-based shipping company, took delivery of its newbuilding Kamsarmax dry bulk carrier Xenia and entered into a two-year time charter for its container carrier Evridiki G. The M/V Xenia was delivered from the China-based Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Co. on February 26. Xenia is an “eco” design Kamsarmax fuel efficient bulker with a carrying capacity of 82,000 dwt. Xenia is an "eco" design Kamsarmax fuel efficient drybulk carrier with a carrying capacity of 82,000 dwt.

DryShips Acquires Three Kamsarmax Bulkers

DryShips has entered into agreements with unaffiliated third parties to purchase three Kamsarmax drybulk carriers built in 2014. One 81,918 DWT Kamsarmax drybulk carrier is built in 2014. The company expects to take delivery of this vessel during the second quarter of 2017. Two 81,129 DWT Kamsarmax drybulk carriers are also built in 2014. The purchase of these two second-hand Kamsarmaxes was previously announced and the company has now physically inspected and accepted the vessels. The company will finance the total gross purchase price of approximately $68 million using cash on hand, which currently stands at $429 million. George Economou…

DRYSHIPS Financial & Operating Results for 2Q, 2014

DryShips Inc. an international provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes, and through its majority owned subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW Inc., or Ocean Rig, of offshore deepwater drilling services, today announced its unaudited financial and operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. and diluted loss per share. compared to $112.3 million for the second quarter of 2013. $1.3 billion on that date. Consequently, an amount of $75 million which was previously restricted under the $1.35 billion facility was released to Ocean Rig. The new Term Loan B facility is secured primarily by first priority mortgages on the drillships, Ocean Rig Mylos, Ocean Rig Skyros and Ocean Rig Athena, bears interest at LIBOR plus a margin, and matures on July 25, 2021.

Euroseas Acquires Container Feeder Vessel

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Euroseas announced that it signed a memorandum of agreement to purchase the M/V EM Astoria, a feeder size containership vessel of 2,788 teu built in 2004. The vessel is to be acquired at market price from Euromar LLC, the Company's joint venture with two private equity firms. The agreement to acquire the vessel includes 100% bank financing and a profit share agreed with the bank. The vessel is expected to be delivered to the Company in June 2017. Aristides Pittas, Chairman and…

Weak Drybulk Market Hurts VLCCF Results

Knightsbridge reports net income of $6.3 million and earnings per share of $0.14 for the second quarter of 2014. Knightsbridge reports EBITDA of $10.5 million and EBITDA per share of $0.24 for the second quarter of 2014. Knightsbridge receives $3.2 million as partial settlement for a claim for damages and unpaid charter hire. Knightsbridge announces a cash distribution of $0.20 per share for the second quarter of 2014. Knightsbridge completes the purchase of five Capesize newbuilding contracts and one 2013-built Capesize drybulk carrier from Frontline 2012 Ltd and Hemen Holdings Ltd, respectively. Knightsbridge announces the combination of Frontline 2012's remaining fleet of 25 fuel efficient Capesize newbuildings with Knightsbridge's fleet.

Greece's Euroseas Report Q2 2013 Losses

Euroseas Ltd. reports results for the 6-month period and quarter ended June 30, 2013, despite net loss declares quarterly dividend, announces the sale of a vessel and the chartering of one of its bulkers. •Net loss of $8.9 million or $0.20 loss per share basic and diluted on total net revenues of $9.6 million. Adjusted net loss1 for the period would have been $5.7 million, or $0.12 loss per share, basic and diluted. •Adjusted EBITDA was $(1.0) million. •An average of 14.96 vessels were owned and operated during the second quarter of 2013 earning an average time charter equivalent rate of $7,708 per day. •Declared a quarterly dividend of $0.015 per share for the second quarter of 2013 payable on or about September 11, 2013 to shareholders of record on August 31, 2013.

DryShips Adds Fifth Kamsarmax Drybulk Carrier

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DryShips announced that it has taken delivery of the previously announced 81,300 deadweight tons newbuilding re-sale Kamsarmax drybulk carrier. The vessel will be employed in the spot market. Since the beginning of this year, DryShips has taken delivery of ten vessels and expects to take delivery of seven more by the end of the year. The Company is a diversified owner of ocean going cargo vessels that operate worldwide. The Company owns a fleet of (i) 13 Panamax drybulk vessels…

Dryships Post 2Q Loss

George Economou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

DryShips Inc. an international provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes, and through its affiliate, Ocean Rig UDW Inc., or Ocean Rig, of offshore deepwater drilling services, today announced its unaudited financial and operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015. For the second quarter of 2015, the Company reported a net loss of $1.44 billion, or $2.17 basic and diluted loss per share. - A one-time non-cash loss of $1.35 billion, or $2.03 per share, as a result of the deconsolidation of Ocean Rig.

Dryships Sells Panamax ‘at 10% premium’

Dryship HO Courtesy Dryship

DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS), or the Company, an international, owner of drybulk carriers and offshore support vessels, today announced that it has sold the 2002 built Panamax drybulk carrier MV Oregon. The vessel MV Oregon, along with the associated bank debt, was sold to an entity controlled by the Company’s Chairman and CEO, Mr. George Economou. The vessel was sold for a 10% premium to fair market value, as supported by independent third party broker valuations. Following this transaction…

DryShips Buys Nautilus Stake, Adds Six OSVs

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Greek ship owner DryShips plans to add six support vessels to its fleet by acquiring a large stake in Nautilus Offshore Services. Dry bulk shipowner DryShips has entered into an agreement to acquire approximately 98% of Nautilus OffShore Services Inc. for a purchase price of $87 million plus the assumption of approximately $33 million of net debt. Nautilus indirectly through its subsidiaries owns six Offshore Supply Vessels of which four are Oil Spill Recovery Vessels (OSRVs) and two are Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs)…

Seanergy Raise Cash on 'Clipper Glory'

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. sells 'Clipper Glory', a 30,570 dwt Handysize drybulk carrier built in 2007, for US$11.25-million. The Company used the sale proceeds to reduce debt and for working capital purposes. Following the completion of sale of the Clipper Glory, the company's fleet consists of two Capesize, two Panamax, two Supramax and eight Handysize dry bulk carriers with an average age of 14.7 years. Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. is a Marshall Islands corporation with its executive offices in Athens, Greece, engaged in the transportation of dry bulk cargoes through the ownership and operation of dry bulk carriers.

DryShips Nets $ 820 Mln 3Q Loss

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and operating results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015.  For the third quarter of 2015, the Company reported a net loss of $820.0 million, or $1.23 basic and diluted loss per share. Included in the third quarter 2015 results are impairment charges and loss on sales on the entire drybulk fleet, of $797.5 million, or $1.20 per share. Excluding these impairment charges and losses, the Company’s net results would have amounted to a net loss of $22.5 million, or $0.03 per share.  The Company reported Adjusted EBITDA of $30.1 million for the third quarter of 2015.

Euroseas Sells its Oldest Bulk Carrier Vessel

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Greece-based Euroseas announced the sale of M/V Monica P, a 46,667 dwt vessel, built in 1998, to unaffiliated third party for the gross amount of $6.45 million. The owner and operator of drybulk and container carrier vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for drybulk and containerized cargoes said that the vessel will be delivered to its buyers by June 30 2018. The Company has a fleet of 17 vessels, including 3 Panamax drybulk carriers, 1 Handymax drybulk carrier, 1 Kamsarmax drybulk carrier, 1 Ultramax drybulk carrier, 10 Feeder containerships and an intermediate containership.

Euroseas Acquires Ultramax Newbuilding

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Euroseas Ltd., an owner and operator of drybulk and container carrier vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for drybulk and containerized cargoes, announced that it signed an agreement to acquire from Dayang shipyard, Hull DY160, an Ultramax drybulk carrier, of 63,500 dwt built 2017. The vessel is expected to be delivered to the Company in January 2017 subject to a successful inspection by the Company by December 27, 2016; it will be acquired for approximately 62% of its contracted price in early 2014.

Euroseas Sells Bulker, Adds Boxship

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Euroseas Ltd., Greek owner and operator of drybulk and container carrier vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for drybulk and containerized cargoes, announced that it took delivery of the M/V RT Dagr, a 1,645 teu feeder containership built in 1998. As previously announced, the vessel was purchased by issuing 900,000 shares of the Company's common stock. The Company also announced that it agreed to sell for scrap the M/V Eleni P, a 72,119 dwt 1997-built drybulk carrier.

Euroseas Sells Bulker, Adds Feeder

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Euroseas Ltd. announced today that it took delivery of the M/V RT Dagr, a 1,645 teu feeder containership built in 1998. As previously announced, the vessel was purchased by issuing 900,000 shares of the Company's common stock. The Company also announced that it agreed to sell for scrap the M/V Eleni P, a 72,119 dwt 1997-built drybulk carrier. The M/V Eleni P is the oldest drybulk vessel in the Company's fleet and is expected to be delivered to its buyers in the beginning of January 2017.

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