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  • 2021 October 20 16:02

    Seanergy Maritime announces acquisition of its 17th Capesize vessel

    Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement with an unaffiliated third party to  purchase a Capesize vessel. In addition, the company has recently completed the sale and  delivery of its oldest Capesize vessel, the M/V Leadership, 2001-built, to its new owners, according to the company's release.

    The vessel was built in 2010 at a reputable shipyard in Japan, has a cargo-carrying capacity of  approximately 181,500 deadweight tons (“dwt”) and will be renamed M/V Dukeship. The M/V Dukeship is  expected to be delivered within November 2021, subject to the satisfaction of certain customary closing  conditions. Following her delivery, Seanergy’s fleet will increase to 17 Capesize vessels with an aggregate  cargo capacity exceeding 3 million dwt. 

    The Vessel is fitted with a ballast water treatment system, while the special survey was recently completed  by the current owner and, therefore, the Company does not anticipate incurring any significant off-hire or  capital expenditures for this Vessel for the next two years. The purchase price of $34.3 million is expected to be funded with cash on hand. 

    About Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. 

    Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. is the only pure-play Capesize ship-owner publicly listed in the  US. Seanergy provides marine dry bulk transportation services through a modern fleet of Capesize  vessels. Upon delivery of the M/V Dukeship, the Company's operating fleet will consist of 17 Capesize  vessels with an average age of 11.5 years and aggregate cargo carrying capacity of approximately  3,011,083 dwt. The Company is incorporated in the Marshall Islands and has executive offices in Glyfada, Greece. The Company's common shares trade on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “SHIP”, its Class  A warrants under “SHIPW” and its Class B warrants under “SHIPZ”.


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