Euroseas 6-K 2006
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 October 2006
(Translation of registrant's name into English)
40 Ag. Konstantinou Street
151 24 Maroussi, Greece
(Address of principal executive offices)
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reports under cover Form 20-F or Form 40-F.
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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 October 12, 2006 announcing that the Company Agrees to Purchase a Handysize Container Ship Expanding Fleet to 9 Vessels.
Euroseas Ltd. Announces Agreement to Purchase a Handysize Container Ship Expanding Fleet to 9 Vessels
Maroussi, Greece October 12, 2006 Euroseas Ltd. (OTCBB: EUSEF.OB; formerly ESEAF.OB) an owner and operator of drybulk carriers, container ship and multipurpose vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for dry bulk and containerized cargoes, announced today that on October 12, 2006, it signed a Memorandum of Agreement to purchase m/v YM Xingang I, a Handysize container ship of 23,596 dwt and 1,599 teu built in 1993 in Germany.
The m/v YM Xingang I, comes with a period charter attached until July, 2009 at a rate of $26,650 per day. The vessel is to be delivered to Euroseas between November 1, 2006 and November 15, 2006 at the sellers option, subject to approval by the sellers shareholders and the vessels charterer.
Aristides Pittas, Chairman and CEO of Euroseas commented: "The acquisition of the m/v YM Xingang I, is within the context of our strategy of optimizing our presence in all segments of dry cargo shipping, including drybulk, container and multipurpose markets. Also, it is in line with our goal of expanding our fleet, while reducing its average age. Following the acquisition of the m/v YM Xingang I, our average fleet is reduced to 17.7 years. We continue to focus on middle age vessels, a segment which we believe enables us to maximize the size of our fleet with lower capital costs, thereby achieving higher returns per dollar invested. Our goal is to further grow our company with suitable vessel acquisitions as opportunities emerge going forward.
The fleet profile of Euroseas after the acquisition of m/v YM Xingang I, in its fleet will be as follows:
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 135 years. As of October 6, 2006, Euroseas trades on the OTCBB under the new ticker (OTCBB: EUSEF.OB) replacing the previous ticker symbol (OTCBB: ESEAF.OB).
Following the acquisition of the M/V YM Xingang I, the Company will have a fleet of 9 vessels, including 2 Panamax drybulk carriers, 2 Handysize drybulk carriers, 4 Handysize container ships and a Handysize multipurpose dry cargo vessel. Euroseas 4 drybulk carriers have a total cargo capacity of 207,464 dwt, its 4 container ships have a cargo capacity of 6,235 teu and its 1 multipurpose vessel has a cargo capacity of 22,568 dwt or 950 teu.
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 carriers, container ships and multipurpose 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 October 12 2006
By: /s/ Aristides J. Pittas
Aristides J. Pittas