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Seanergy to spin off its oldest capesize

Greek capesize owner Seanergy Maritime has moved to spin off its older ship into a newly formed vehicle, United Maritime Corporation, and have its common shares listed on Nasdaq.

In connection with the spin-off, Seanergy is contributing the vessel-owning subsidiary of the 2005-built Gloriuship to United and should distribute all the common shares of United pro-rata to the company’s shareholders of record as of June 28, 2022. The distribution of United common shares is expected to be made on or around July 5, 2022. 

Seanergy said United is expected to adopt a diversified business model with investments across various maritime sectors, adding that its common shares should start trading on a standalone basis on the Nasdaq Capital Market on the first trading day after the date of distribution.

Stamatis Tsantanis, Seanergy’s chairman and chief executive, stated: “The spin-off of 100% of the common shares of United Maritime Corporation represents a significant return of value to our shareholders. Our board of directors believes that the distribution of shares of a separate, publicly traded shipping company that will pursue a diversified business model and greater exposure to different shipping segments will further enhance shareholder value.”

“Seanergy will continue its successful course as a pure-play capesize owner, and we intend to substitute our oldest vessel, the Gloriuship, with a younger capesize vessel.”

Nasdaq-listed Seanergy currently has a fleet of 17 vessels with an average age of 12.3 years.

Adis Ajdin

Adis is an experienced news reporter with a background in finance, media and education. He has written across the spectrum of offshore energy and ocean industries for many years and is a member of International Federation of Journalists. Previously he had written for Navingo media group titles including Offshore Energy, Subsea World News and Marine Energy.
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