Paragon Shipping Announces Receipt of Request to Renegotiate Charter
ATHENS, Greece, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Paragon Shipping Inc. (PRGN) ("Paragon Shipping" or the "Company"), announced today that it has been notified by Deiulemar Compagnina di Navigazione SpA, the charterer of the M/V Friendly Seas, a 2008 built 58,779 dwt Supramax bulkcarrier, (the "Charterer") that it will seek to modify the terms of the existing charter, which has a remaining duration of about 27 months (assuming earliest redelivery) at a gross daily rate of $ 33,750. The Company has asked more information from the Charterer in order to evaluate its request. The vessel currently continues to operate under the time charter.
About Paragon Shipping
Paragon Shipping is a Marshall Islands-based international shipping company with executive offices in Athens, Greece specializing in the transportation of drybulk cargoes. The Company's current fleet consists of ten drybulk vessels with a total carrying capacity of 704,772 dwt. In addition, Paragon Shipping entered into contracts for the construction of four Handysize drybulk carriers that are scheduled to be delivered in 2012 and two 4,800 TEU Containerships that are scheduled to be delivered in 2013 and, as a result, will increase the fleet size to fourteen drybulk vessels with a total carrying capacity of 853,572 dwt and two Containerships with a total carrying capacity of 9,600 TEU. For more information, visit: www.paragonship.com. The information contained on the Company's website does not constitute part of this press release.
Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of risk factors and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include without limitation the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand for drybulk shipping capacity, changes in our operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, the market for our vessels, availability of financing and refinancing, charter counterparty performance, ability to obtain financing and comply with covenants in such financing arrangements, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events, vessels breakdowns and instances of off-hires and other factors, as well as other risks that have been included in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, all of which are available at www.sec.gov.
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