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 January 2022


Commission File Number:  001-33283


EUROSEAS LTD.

(Translation of registrant’s name into English)

 

4 Messogiou & Evropis Street

151 24 Maroussi, Greece

(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 1 is a copy of the press release issued by Euroseas Ltd. (the “Company”) on January 18, 2022: Euroseas Ltd. Announces New Charter For Its 2,788 teu, 2004-built vessel, M/V “EM Astoria”.


This Report on Form 6-K, except for the paragraph beginning with “Aristides Pittas, Chairman and CEO of Euroseas commented:” and the next succeeding paragraph, is hereby incorporated by reference into the Company’s Registration Statement on Form F-3 (File No. 333-237128) filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on March 12, 2020, as amended.




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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.


 

EUROSEAS LTD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dated: January 18, 2022

By:

/s/ Aristides J. Pittas

 

 

Name:  

Aristides J. Pittas

 

 

Title:

President

 




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Exhibit 1

[F11822ESEA6K002.GIF]




Euroseas Ltd. Announces New Charter For Its 2,788 teu, 2004-built vessel, M/V “EM Astoria”



Maroussi, Athens, Greece – January 18, 2022 – Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA, the “Company” or “Euroseas”), an owner and operator of container vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for containerized cargoes, announced today a new charter of its container vessel M/V “EM Astoria”.

Specifically:


·

M/V “EM Astoria”, a 2,788 TEU vessel built in 2004, entered into a new time charter contract for a period of between a minimum of thirty-six and a maximum of thirty-eight months at the option of the charterer, at a daily rate of $65,000 for the first twelve months, followed by a daily rate of $50,000 for the subsequent twelve months and followed by a daily rate of $20,000 for the remaining twelve to fourteen month period of the charter resulting in an average daily rate of about $45,000 for the duration of the charter. The new charter will commence in February 2022 after the completion of the present charter of the vessel.  



Aristides Pittas, Chairman and CEO of Euroseas commented: “Following the recent announcement of three-year-long charters for three of our vessels, we are very pleased to announce a three-year charter for another vessel in our fleet, this time for M/V “EM Astoria”. The rate of this new charter is on average about 2.5 times higher than the present charter rate of the vessel while the charter payments are heavily front-loaded. The new charter secures us with a minimum of $47m of contracted revenues and is expected to make a total EBITDA contribution in excess of $36m over the three years of the contract; more than $19m of the EBITDA contribution is expected during the first twelve months.  This charter also increases our charter coverage to about 92% for 2022, more than 60% for 2023 and about 45% for 2024.



“Continuing healthy containership markets and our high contract coverage are to generate significant cash flow for us over the next two to three years. We plan to use of this cash flow for selective investments to grow and modernize the Company or reward shareholders either through dividends or share buybacks as our Board of Directors should determine.”



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Fleet Profile:


After the new charter arrangements of M/V “EM Astoria”, the Euroseas Ltd. fleet and employment profile will be as follows:


Name

Type

Dwt

TEU

Year Built

Employment(*)


TCE Rate ($/day)


Container Carriers

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARCOS V

Intermediate

72,968

6,350

2005

TC until Dec-24

plus 12 months option

$42,200

option $15,000

AKINADA BRIDGE(*)

Intermediate

71,366

5,610

2001

TC until Oct-22

 $20,000

SYNERGY BUSAN(*)

Intermediate

50,726

4,253

2009

TC until Aug-24

$25,000

SYNERGY ANTWERP(*)

Intermediate

50,726

4,253

2008

TC until Sep-23

$18,000

SYNERGY OAKLAND(*)

Intermediate

50,787

4,253

2009

TC until Jan-21 then until Mar-22

then until Mar-26

$202,000

$130,000

$42,000

SYNERGY KEELUNG (+)

Intermediate

50,969

4,253

2009

TC until Jun-22 plus 8-12 months option

$11,750;

 option $14,500

EM KEA (*)

Feeder

42,165

3,100

2007

TC until May-23

$22,000

EM ASTORIA (+) (*)

Feeder

35,600

2,788

2004

TC until Feb-22

TC until Feb-23

then until Feb-24

then until Feb-25

$18,650

$65,000

$50,000

$20,000

EM CORFU(+)

Feeder

34,654

2,556

2001

TC until Nov-21 then repositioning trip to drydock


TC until Feb-25

$10,200

$5,125 for up to 37 days ($35,000 if more than 37 days)

$40,000

EVRIDIKI G (+)

Feeder

34,677

2,556

2001

TC until Jan-22

TC until Feb-25

$15,500

$40,000

DIAMANTIS P. (*)

Feeder

30,360

2,008

1998

TC until Oct-24

$27,000

EM SPETSES(*)


Feeder

23,224

1,740

2007

TC until Aug-24

$29,500

JONATHAN P(*)

Feeder

23,351

1,740

2006

TC until Sep-24

$26,662(**)

EM HYDRA(*)

Feeder

23,351

1,740

2005

TC until Apr-23

$20,000

JOANNA(*)

Feeder

22,301

1,732

1999

TC until Oct-22

$16,800

AEGEAN  EXPRESS(*)

Feeder

18,581

1,439

1997

TC until Mar-22

$11,500

Total Container Carriers

16

635,806

50,371

 

 

 


Vessels under construction

Type

Dwt

TEU

To be delivered

H4201

Feeder

37,237

2,800

Q1 2023

H4202

Feeder

37,237

2,800

Q2 2023


Notes:  

(*)

TC denotes time charter. Charter duration indicates the earliest redelivery date; all dates listed are the earliest redelivery dates under each TC 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 net of commissions (which are typically 5-6.25%)





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 140 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 currently has a fleet of 16 vessels comprising of 10 Feeder and 6 Intermediate containerships. Euroseas 16 containerships have a cargo capacity of 50,371 teu. Furthermore, after the delivery of two feeder containership newbuildings in the first half of 2023, Euroseas’ fleet will consist of 18 vessels with a total carrying capacity of 55,971 teu.



Forward Looking Statement

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 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 Contact

Investor Relations / Financial Media

Tasos Aslidis

Chief Financial Officer

Euroseas Ltd.

11 Canterbury Lane,

Watchung, NJ 07069

Tel. (908) 301-9091

E-mail: aha@euroseas.gr

Nicolas Bornozis

President

Capital Link, Inc.

230 Park Avenue, Suite 1536

New York, NY 10169

Tel. (212) 661-7566

E-mail: euroseas@capitallink.com





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