MONACO--(Marketwired - Feb 5, 2014) - Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation ("Navios Acquisition") (NYSE: NNA), an owner and operator of tanker vessels, announced that the Nave Galactic, a 2009-built VLCC of 297,168 dwt, was delivered on February 4, 2014. The Nave Galactic was purchased for $51.5 million, as part of the three VLCCs acquired in November 2013.
Navios Acquisition also announced that the Shinyo Navigator, a 300,549 dwt VLCC built in 1996, was sold for approximately $17.4 million. The Shinyo Navigator was part of the collateral package securing the 8.125% First Priority Ship Mortgage Notes due 2021. The vessel was released from the collateral package and the Nave Galactic was added as collateral.
Following the delivery of the Nave Galactic and the sale of the Shinyo Navigator, Navios Acquisition has 34 vessels in the water.
About Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation
Navios Acquisition (NYSE: NNA) is an owner and operator of tanker vessels focusing in the transportation of petroleum products (clean and dirty) and bulk liquid chemicals. For more information about Navios Acquisition, please visit our website: www.navios-acquisition.com.
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 Navios Acquisition'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. Such statements include comments regarding expected revenues and time charters. Although Navios Acquisition 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 which are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of Navios Acquisition. 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 tanker industry trends, including charter rates and vessel values and factors affecting vessel supply and demand, competitive factors in the market in which Navios Acquisition operates; Navios Acquisition's ability to maintain or develop new and existing customer relationships, including its ability to enter into charters for its vessels; risks associated with operations outside the United States; and other factors listed from time to time in Navios Acquisition's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Navios Acquisition 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 Navios Acquisition's expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.