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Castor Maritime Inc. announces vessel acquisition

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Dry Bulk,

Castor Maritime Inc. has announced that it entered, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, into an agreement to acquire a 2012 Japanese-built Panamax dry bulk carrier from a third party in which a family member of Castor’s Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer has a minority interest, for a purchase price of US$23.55 million. The terms of the transaction were negotiated and approved by a special committee of disinterested and independent directors of the Company.

The acquisition is expected to be concluded by taking delivery of the vessel after the completion of its ongoing dry docking and special survey that also includes the installation of a ballast water treatment system, and is subject to the satisfaction of certain customary closing conditions.

New charter agreement

The M/V Magic Mars, a 2014 built Panamax dry bulk carrier, has been fixed on a time charter contract at a gross daily charter rate equal to 91% of the average of the Baltic Panamax Index 5TC routes. The charter commenced on 6 December 2021, and has a minimum duration of 11 months and a maximum duration of approximately 14 months (+/- 15 days) at the charterer’s option.

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