SOURCE: Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp.

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp.

August 17, 2010 12:00 ET

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. Provides Update on the Capesize Vessel Bet Fighter

ATHENS, GREECE--(Marketwire - August 17, 2010) -  Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: SHIP) (NASDAQ: SHIPW) announced today that the MV Bet Fighter, a 1992 built, 173,149 dwt Capesize vessel, was boarded by pirates off Singapore, on August 17, while en route to China. Currently the vessel is continuing with her voyage with no disruption. During this incident the pirates did not seize the vessel or any of its crew members and left of their own accord.

Dale Ploughman, the Company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated: "We are pleased that the crew members are safe and that there was no damage to the vessel. Unfortunately piracy is a real concern in some parts of the world and we are fortunate to escape without incident to the MV BET Fighter."

About Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp.
Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp., the successor to Seanergy Maritime Corp., is a Marshall Islands corporation with its executive offices in Athens, Greece. The Company is engaged in the transportation of dry bulk cargoes through the ownership and operation of dry bulk carriers.

The Company's initial fleet comprised two Panamax, two Supramax, one Handymax and one Handysize dry bulk carriers that Seanergy purchased and took delivery of in the third and fourth quarters of 2008 from companies associated with members of the Restis family. In August 2009, the Company acquired a controlling interest in Bulk Energy Transport (Holdings) Limited, which owns four Capesize and one Panamax dry bulk carriers. In May 2010, the Company acquired a controlling interest in Maritime Capital Shipping Limited, which owns nine Handysize dry bulk carriers. 

The Company's current controlled fleet includes 20 drybulk carriers (four Capesize, three Panamax, two Supramax and one Handymax and 10 Handysize vessels) with a total carrying capacity of approximately 1,292,544 dwt and an average fleet age of 12.8 years.

The Company's common stock and warrants trade on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbols "SHIP" and "SHIP.W", respectively.

Forward-Looking Statements
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. 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 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, which 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, the scope and timing of Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and other regulatory agency review, 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 SEC. The Company's filings can be obtained free of charge on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. 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.

Contact Information

  • For further information please contact:

    Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp.

    Dale Ploughman - Chief Executive Officer
    Christina Anagnostara - Chief Financial Officer
    Tel: +30 210 9638461
    E-mail: ir@seanergymaritime.com

    Investor Relations / Media
    Capital Link, Inc.
    Paul Lampoutis
    230 Park Avenue Suite 1536
    New York, NY 10169
    Tel: (212) 661-7566
    E-mail: seanergy@capitallink.com