Diamond S Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSSI) announced Friday (AUG16) that it has agreed to sell two of its 2008-built medium-range product carriers, the Atlantic Aquarius and Atlantic Leo, as part of its fleet renewal initiatives. 

Diamond S Shipping Inc. Commences Fleet Renewal Efforts With Sale of Two Vessels
Caption: Chemical oil/product tanker Atlantic Leo - Image courtesy of Dennis Adriaanse

The vessels are expected to be delivered in the third quarter or early the following quarter. The Company will recognize a non-cash charge of about $9.5 million per vessel this quarter. The Company expects the sale to generate liquidity of about $12 million in aggregate after repayment of outstanding debt and settlement of working capital.

Diamond S Shipping Inc. (NYSE Ticker: DSSI) owns and operates 68 vessels, including 15 Suezmax vessels, one Aframax and 52 medium-range (MR) product tankers. Diamond S Shipping is one of the largest energy shipping companies providing seaborne transportation of crude oil and refined petroleum products in the international shipping markets. The Company is headquartered in Greenwich, CT.

Source: Diamond Shipping