Diana Shipping , a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and bareboat charter-in of dry bulk vessels, announced that it has signed, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, a Memorandum of Agreement to sell to an unaffiliated third party, the 2005-built vessel “Aliki”, with delivery to the buyer latest by February 28, 2023, for a sale price of US$15.08 million before commissions.
Upon completion of the aforementioned sale and the expected delivery of 1 Ultramax dry bulk vessel, Diana Shipping Inc.’s fleet will consist of 42 dry bulk vessels (4 Newcastlemax, 10 Capesize, 5 Post-Panamax, 6 Kamsarmax, 8 Panamax and 9 Ultramax). As of today, the combined carrying capacity of the Company’s fleet, excluding the 1 Ultramax dry bulk vessel not yet delivered and including the m/v Aliki, is approximately 4.9 million dwt with a weighted average age of 10.28 years. A table describing the current Diana Shipping Inc. fleet can be found on the Company’s website, www.dianashippinginc.com. Information contained on the Company’s website does not constitute a part of this press release.