For reference purposes:
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Euroseas Ltd., an owner and operator of drybulk and container carrier vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for drybulk and containerized cargoes, has taken delivery of the M/V Beauty River to be re-named Despina P and the M/V Honor River to be re-named Jonathan P, two handysize container ships it had previously agreed to acquire, each with a capacity of 33,667 dwt and 1,932 teu. The vessels are sister ships built in 1990 in South Korea.
The M/V Jonathan P and the Despina P were each acquired for $18.7m. Both vessels have been fixed on short term charters until October 2007 at a rate of about $17,000 per day. Following these charter agreements, approximately 92% of Euroseas total fleet days in 2007 and approximately 33% in 2008 are fixed under period charters, already concluded spot charters, or, otherwise protected from market fluctuations