SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER PURSUANT TO RULE 13A-16 OR 15D-16 OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the month of September 2009
Commission File Number: 001-33283
(Translation of registrants name into English)
40 Ag. Konstantinou Street
151 24 Maroussi, Greece
(Address of principal executive office)
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INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS FORM 6-K REPORT
Attached to this Report on Form 6-K as Exhibit 1 is a copy of the press release issued by Euroseas Ltd. (the Company) on September 2, 2009 announcing two year Time Charter agreement.
Euroseas Ltd. Announces Two Year Time Charter Agreement
Maroussi, Athens, Greece - September 2, 2009 - Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA), an owner and operator of drybulk and container carrier vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for drybulk and containerized cargoes, announced today that a subsidiary of the Company has entered into an approximately two-year time charter agreement for the M/V "Pantelis," a 74,020 dwt, 2000 built Panamax bulk carrier, at a gross daily rate of $17,500. The charter will commence upon completion of its present charter estimated to be completed between December 7, 2009 and March 7, 2010.
Following this charter, approximately 66% of Euroseas total fleet days for the remaining four months of 2009 and approximately 45% in 2010 are secured under period charters or Forward Freight Agreements (FFAs).
Aristides Pittas, Chairman and CEO of Euroseas, commented: "We are pleased to announce that we have secured a two year time charter for our m/v Pantelis in this challenging environment at levels which are accretive to our EBITDA. We believe that this fixture will provide us with substantial additional secured cash for the next two years, allowing us more flexibility in pursuing further growth opportunities.
Euroseas Ltd. fleet profile is as follows:
Time Charter Rate
TC until May 2010
TC until Dec. 2009
MONICA P (2)
Total Drybulk Vessels
Multipurpose Dry Cargo Vessels
TC until Feb. 2012
$9,500 until Dec 2010,
Total Multipurpose Dry Cargo Vessels
TC until June 2011(3)
TC until March 2010
TC until Sep. 2009
TC until Apr. 2010
TC until Dec. 2009(4)
Total Container Ships
leet Grand Total
* TC denotes time charter. All dates listed are the earliest redelivery dates under each TC.
Irini is employed in the Baumarine spot pool that is managed by Klaveness, a major global charterer in the drybulk market.
Monica P is employed in the Bulkhandling spot pool that is also managed by Klaveness.
The charterer of the Maersk Noumea has three annual options to extend the time charter until August 2014. The first annual option is at a time charter rate of $18,735/day until August 2012. The second annual option is at a time charter rate of $19,240/day until August 2013. The third annual option is at a time charter rate of $19,750/day until August 2014.
The charterer of the Kuo Hsiung has an option to extend the time charter for an additional six months at a charter rate of $3,850/day until June 2010
About Euroseas Ltd.
Euroseas Ltd. was formed on May 5, 2005 under the laws of the Republic of the Marshall Islands to consolidate the ship owning interests of the Pittas family of Athens, Greece, which has been in the shipping business over the past 136 years. Euroseas trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the ticker ESEA.
Euroseas operates in the dry cargo, drybulk and container shipping markets. Euroseas` operations are managed by Eurobulk Ltd., an ISO 9001:2000 certified affiliated ship management company, which is responsible for the day-to-day commercial and technical management and operations of the vessels. Euroseas employs its vessels on spot and period charters and through pool arrangements.
The Company has a fleet of 17 vessels, including 4 Panamax drybulk carriers, 1 Handymax drybulk carrier, 1 Handysize drybulk carrier, 3 Intermediate container ships, 5 Handysize container ships, 2 Feeder container ships and a multipurpose dry cargo vessel. Euroseas` 6 drybulk carriers have a total cargo capacity of 370,499 dwt, its 10 container ships have a cargo capacity of 17,787 teu and its 1 multipurpose vessel has a cargo capacity of 22,568 dwt or 950 teu.
Forward- Looking Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) concerning future events and the Companys growth strategy and measures to implement such strategy; including expected vessel acquisitions and entering into further time charters. Words such as expects, intends, plans, believes, anticipates, hopes, estimates, and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, no assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. These statements involve known and unknown risks and are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates that are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to changes in the demand for dry bulk vessels, competitive factors in the market in which the Company operates; risks associated with operations outside the United States; and other factors listed from time to time in the Companys filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Companys expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
Dated: September 2, 2009
By: /s/ Aristides J. Pittas
Aristides J. Pittas