Headline: Euroseas Ltd. Announces A Time Charter Contract for its Feeder Containership, M/V EM Hydra, and An Agreement To Sell its 2004-built 2,788 teu Feeder Containership, EM Astoria
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Euroseas Ltd. Announces A Time Charter Contract for its Feeder Containership, M/V EM Hydra, and An Agreement To Sell its 2004-built 2,788 teu Feeder Containership, EM Astoria

ATHENS, Greece, April 18, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA, the “Company” or “Euroseas”), an owner and operator of container carrier vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for containerized cargoes, announced today a time charter contract for its 1,740 teu feeder containership, M/V EM Hydra, for a minimum period of ten to a maximum period of twelve months at the option of the charterer, at a gross daily rate of $13,000 in direct continuation of its existing charter. The Company also announced that it has signed a memorandum of agreement to sell M/V EM Astoria, a 2,788 teu feeder containership vessel, built in 2004, for approximately $10 million. The vessel is expected to be delivered to its new owners, an unaffiliated third party, by the end of June 2024. Aristides Pittas, Chairman and CEO of Euroseas commented: “We are pleased to announce that M/V EM Hydra extended its charter in direct continuation of its present charter contract for 10-12 months at a profitable rate of $13,000/day in line with the market. It is expected to contribute about $1.5 million of EBITDA over the minimum contracted period increasing our 2024 charter coverage to almost 85%. “We are also pleased to announce our agreement to sell our M/V EM Astoria, after reaching a mutual agreement with the charterers to terminate its charter about eight months early. This sale capitalizes on the current relatively stronger vessel values and saves the Company the cost of the upcoming special survey of the vessel. We expect to book a gain on sale of more than $5.5 million or about $0.80/share.” Fleet Profile: The Euroseas Ltd. fleet profile is as follows: Name TypeDwtTEUYear BuiltEmploymentTCE Rate ($/day)Container Carriers      MARCOS V(*)Intermediate72,9686,3502005TC until Dec-24$42,200TC until Aug-25$15,000SYNERGY BUSAN(*)Intermediate50,7264,2532009TC until Aug-24$25,000SYNERGY ANTWERP(*)Intermediate50,7264,2532008TC until Mar-25$26,500(**)SYNERGY OAKLAND(*)Intermediate50,7874,2532009TC until May-26$42,000SYNERGY KEELUNG(*)Intermediate50,9694,2532009TC until Apr-25$23,000EMMANUEL P(*)Intermediate50,7964,2502005TC until Apr-25$21,000RENA P(*)Intermediate50,7964,2502007TC until Apr-25$21,000EM KEA(*)Feeder42,1653,1002007TC until May-26$19,000GREGOS(*)Feeder37,2372,8002023TC until Apr-26$48,000TERATAKI(*)Feeder37,2372,8002023TC until Jul-26$48,000TENDER SOUL(*)Feeder37,2372,8002024TC until Oct-24$17,000EM ASTORIA (+)(****)Feeder35,6002,7882004TC until May/Jun-24$20,000EVRIDIKI G(*)Feeder34,6772,5562001TC until Feb-25$40,000EM CORFU(*)Feeder34,6542,5562001TC until Feb-25$40,000DIAMANTIS P(*)Feeder30,3602,0081998TC until Oct-24$27,000EM SPETSES(*)Feeder23,2241,7402007TC until Jul-24$29,500JONATHAN P(*)Feeder23,3571,7402006TC until Sep-24$26,662(***)EM HYDRA(*)Feeder23,3511,7402005TC until May-24Then until Mar-25$15,000$13,000JOANNA(*)Feeder22,3011,7321999TC until May-24$10,250AEGEAN EXPRESS(*)Feeder18,5811,4391997TC until Oct-24$8,000Total Container Carriers on the Water20777,74961,661          Vessels under constructionTypeDwtTEUTo be deliveredEmploymentTCE Rate ($/day)LEONIDAS Z (H4237)Feeder37,2372,800Apr/May 2024TC until Mar/Apr 2026$20,000MONICA (H4248)Feeder22,2621,800Q2 2024  STEPHANIA K (H4249)Feeder22,2621,800Q2 2024  PEPI STAR (H4250)Feeder22,2621,800Q3 2024  DEAR PANEL (H4251)Feeder37,2372,800Q4 2024  SYMEON P (H4252)Feeder37,2372,800Q4 2024  Total under construction6178,49713,800    Notes: (*)TC denotes time charter. All dates listed are the earliest redelivery dates under each time charter unless the contract rate is lower than the current market rate in which cases the latest redelivery date is assumed; vessels with the latest redelivery date shown are marked by (+).(**)Rate is gross of commissions of 2.5% (commissions are, typically, 5-6.25%)(***)Rate is net of commissions (commissions are, typically, 5-6.25%)(****)Vessel will be delivered to its buyers by June 30, 2024 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 150 years. Euroseas trades on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the ticker ESEA. Euroseas operates in the container shipping market. Euroseas' operations are managed by Eurobulk Ltd., an ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 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 20 vessels, including 13 Feeder containerships and 7 Intermediate containerships. Euroseas 20 containerships have a cargo capacity of 61,661 teu. After the delivery of six feeder containership newbuildings in 2024, Euroseas’ fleet will consist of 26 vessels with a total carrying capacity of 75,461 teu. Forward Looking StatementThis 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 Company's 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 containerships, 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 Company's 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 Company's expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.  Visit our website www.euroseas.gr Company ContactInvestor Relations / Financial MediaTasos AslidisChief Financial OfficerEuroseas Ltd.11 Canterbury Lane,Watchung, NJ 07069Tel. (908) 301-9091E-mail: [email protected] BornozisMarkella KaraCapital Link, Inc.230 Park Avenue, Suite 1540New York, NY 10169Tel. (212) 661-7566E-mail: [email protected]

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