SOURCE: OceanFreight Inc.

OceanFreight Inc.

October 01, 2009 09:00 ET

OceanFreight Inc. Announces the Acquisition of Modern Capesize Vessel

ATHENS, GREECE--(Marketwire - October 1, 2009) - OceanFreight Inc. (NASDAQ: OCNF), a global provider of seaborne transportation services for both drybulk and energy commodities, announced today it has agreed to acquire a 2005 built 180,263 dwt Capesize bulk carrier for a purchase price of $49.5 million. The vessel is scheduled for delivery in Q2 2010.

Anthony Kandylidis, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, commented:

"We are very pleased to have acquired a fourth high quality modern Capesize vessel, utilizing the equity proceeds recently raised. Moving forward, our strong balance sheet allows us to continue to look for further opportunities to renew and grow the fleet".

About OceanFreight Inc.

OceanFreight Inc., is an owner and operator of both drybulk and tanker vessels that operate worldwide. As of the date of this release, OceanFreight owns a fleet of 12 vessels, comprised of 8 drybulk vessels (2 Capesize, 6 Panamaxes) and 4 crude carrier tankers (1 Suezmax, 3 Aframaxes) with a combined deadweight tonnage of about 1.2 million tons.

OceanFreight Inc.'s common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Market where it trades under the symbol "OCNF".

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Forward-Looking Statement

Matters discussed in this release may constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and financial performance and may 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.

The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, management's examination of historical operating trends, data contained in our records and other data available from third parties. Although OceanFreight Inc. believes 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, OceanFreight Inc. cannot assure you that it will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections.

Important factors that, in our view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including changes in charterhire rates and vessel values, changes in demand that may affect attitudes of time charterers to scheduled and unscheduled drydocking, changes in OceanFreight Inc.'s operating expenses, including bunker prices, dry-docking and insurance costs, or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents and political events or acts by terrorists.

Risks and uncertainties are further described in reports filed by OceanFreight Inc. with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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