China: Newly Built MV Amphitrite Enters Diana Shipping Fleet
Diana Shipping Inc., on August 14th 2012, took delivery of the m/v “Amphitrite”, a 98,697 dwt newly built Post-Panamax dry bulk carrier constructed by Tsuneishi Group (ZHOUSHAN) Shipbuilding Inc.
The Company also announced that it has entered into a time charter contract with Bunge S.A., Geneva, for the Amphitrite.
DEADWEIGHT 98,697 M/T ON SUMMER DRAFT
LENGTH 239.99 m
BEAM 38 m
DRAFT (SUMMER) 14.479 m
MAIN ENGINE MAN B & W 6S60MC-C 7
Diana Shipping Inc.’s fleet currently consists of 29 dry bulk carriers (17 Panamax, 2 Post-Panamax, 8 Capesize and 2 Newcastlemax), as well as 2 new-building Ice Class Panamax vessels expected to be delivered to the Company during the fourth quarter of 2013. As of today, the combined carrying capacity of the Company’s current fleet, excluding the two vessels not yet delivered, is 3.2 million dwt with a weighted average age of 5.8 years.
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, August 16, 2012; Image: dianashippinginc