SOURCE: Nordic American Tankers Limited

Nordic American Tankers Limited

November 09, 2011 08:43 ET

Nordic American Tankers Limited - (NYSE: NAT) Newbuilding Suezmax Tanker Delivered to Nordic American - Bolstering the Dividend and Earnings Capacity and Increasing the Fleet to 20 Vessels

HAMILTON, BERMUDA--(Marketwire - Nov 9, 2011) - Nordic American Tankers Limited (the "Company") has taken delivery of its second suezmax newbuilding tanker of 158,000 deadweight tons built at Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., South Korea. The Nordic Zenith was delivered to the Company November 8, 2011.

At the end of 2010, Nordic American had 15 vessels employed in the market. Through disciplined financial management and a well-defined operating model, the Company now has a fleet of 20 suezmax vessels including the Nordic Zenith, representing a fleet increase of about 33% in less than a year. For a long time we have planned to reach 20 vessels -- and now we are there.


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Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Scandic American Shipping Ltd
    Manager for:
    Nordic American Tankers Limited
    P.O Box 56, 3201 Sandefjord, Norway
    Tel: + 47 33 42 73 00

    Rolf Amundsen
    Head of Investor Relations, Norway
    Nordic American Tankers Limited
    Tel: +1 800 601 9079
    + 47 908 26 906

    Jacob Ellefsen
    Head of Research, United Kingdom
    Nordic American Tankers Limited
    Tel: + 44 20 31 78 58 20
    + 44 78 27 92 94 11

    Gary J. Wolfe
    Seward & Kissel LLP, New York, USA
    Tel: +1 212 574 1223

    Herbjorn Hansson
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Nordic American Tankers Limited
    Tel: +1 866 805 9504
    + 47 901 46 291