UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549


FORM 6-K


REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13A-16 OR 15D-16 OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the month of May 2021
Commission File Number: 001-38802

 
CASTOR MARITIME INC.
(Translation of registrant’s name into English)




223 Christodoulou Chatzipavlou Street, Hawaii Royal Gardens, 3036 Limassol, Cyprus
(Address of principal executive office)


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INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS FORM 6-K REPORT
 
Attached to this report on Form 6-K as Exhibit 99.1 is a copy of the press release issued by Castor Maritime Inc. (the “Company”) on May 10, 2021, announcing that the Company, through separate wholly-owned subsidiaries, has closed and drawndown on an $18.0 million senior term loan facility.

The information contained in this report on Form 6-K and the exhibit attached hereto are hereby incorporated by reference into the Company's registration statements on Form F-3 (File Nos. 333-238990, 333-240262 and 333-254977) that were declared effective on September 23, 2020, September 23, 2020 and April 1, 2021, respectively.




SIGNATURES
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.
 
             
 
 
 
 
CASTOR MARITIME INC.
 
 
 
 
 
       
Dated: May 11, 2021
 
 
 
By:
 
/s/ Petros Panagiotidis
 
 
 
 
 
 
Petros Panagiotidis
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and
Chief Financial Officer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




Exhibit 99.1

Castor Maritime Inc. Announces $18.0 Million Debt Financing
Limassol, Cyprus, May 10, 2021 – Castor Maritime Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRM), (“Castor”, or the “Company”), a diversified global shipping company, announces the closing and drawdown, through two of its ship-owning subsidiaries, of a $18.0 million senior term loan facility with a European bank (the “$18.0 Million Financing”), secured by two of its tanker vessels. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the $18.0 Million Financing for general corporate purposes, including supporting the Company’s growth plans.
The $18.0 Million Financing has a tenor of four years and bears interest at LIBOR plus 3.20% per annum.
About Castor Maritime Inc.
Castor Maritime Inc. is an international provider of shipping transportation services through its ownership of oceangoing cargo vessels.
On a fully delivered basis, Castor will own a fleet of 24 vessels, with an aggregate capacity of 2.1 million dwt, consisting of 1 Capesize, 7 Kamsarmax and 8 Panamax dry bulk vessels, as well as 1 Aframax, 5 Aframax/LR2 and 2 MR1 tankers. Where we refer to information on a “fully delivered basis”, we are referring to such information after giving effect to the successful consummation of our recent vessel acquisitions.
For more information please visit the Company’s website at www.castormaritime.com Information on our website does not constitute a part of this press release.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Matters discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides safe harbor protections for forward-looking statements in order to encourage companies to provide prospective information about their business. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements, which are other than statements of historical facts. We desire to take advantage of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are including this cautionary statement in connection with this safe harbor legislation. The words “believe”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “estimate”, “forecast”, “project”, “plan”, “potential”, “will”, “may”, “should”, “expect”, “pending” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, our management’s examination of historical operating trends, data contained in our records and other data available from third parties. Although we believe that these assumptions were reasonable when made, because these assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond our control, we cannot assure you that we will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. In addition to these important factors, other important factors that, in our view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include general dry bulk and tanker shipping market conditions, including fluctuations in charter hire rates and vessel values, the strength of world economies the stability of Europe and the Euro, fluctuations in interest rates and foreign exchange rates, changes in demand in the dry bulk and tanker shipping industry, including the market for our vessels, changes in our operating expenses, including bunker prices, dry docking and insurance costs, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events, the length and severity of the COVID-19 outbreak, the impact of public health threats and outbreaks of other highly communicable diseases, the impact of the expected discontinuance of LIBOR after 2021 on interest rates of our debt that reference LIBOR, the availability of financing and refinancing and grow our business, vessel breakdowns and instances of off-hire, potential exposure or loss from investment in derivative instruments, potential conflicts of interest involving our Chief Executive Officer, his family and other members of our senior management, and our ability to complete acquisition transactions as planned. Please see our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a more complete discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties. The information set forth herein speaks only as of the date hereof, and we disclaim any intention or obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this communication.
CONTACT DETAILS
For further information please contact:
Petros Panagiotidis
Castor Maritime Inc.
Email: ir@castormaritime.com
Media Contact:
Kevin Karlis
Capital Link
Email: castormaritime@capitallink.com

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