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Safe Bulkers, Inc. agrees to acquire capesize dry bulk vessel

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Safe Bulkers, Inc., an international provider of marine drybulk transportation services, has entered into an agreement for the acquisition of a 2012-built, Chinese, dry bulk, 176 000 DWT, capesize class vessel, to be named MV Aghia Sofia, with delivery date within August 2022, upon completion of its scheduled dry docking by its current owners, which includes ballast water treatment installation, sandblasting and painting of cargo holds and environmental upgrading with ultra-low friction paints, as per our requirements. 

The vessel will be acquired at a gross purchase price of US$31.75 million and will be financed from the cash reserves of the company.

Dr Loukas Barmparis, President of the company, commented: “Following our time charter contracts for three-year employment of two of our capesize class vessels, we are using our liquidity to further expand our capesize class fleet to eight vessels, expecting that such acquisition will be accretive to our revenue and profitability.”

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