SOURCE: Omega Navigation

Omega Navigation

September 04, 2009 09:00 ET

Omega Navigation Enterprises, Inc. Announces Date for the Release of Second Quarter 2009 Results, Conference Call and Webcast

PIRAEUS, GREECE--(Marketwire - September 4, 2009) - Omega Navigation Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONAV) (SGX: ONAV50), a provider of global marine transportation services focusing on product tankers, announced today that it will host a conference call to discuss second quarter 2009 results on September 9, 2009 at 10:00am EDT. As previously announced, the Company will release its results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2009 after the close of the market on Tuesday, September 8, 2009.

Conference Call Details:

Participants should dial into the call 10 minutes before the scheduled time using the following numbers: 1-866-819-7111 (US Toll Free Dial In), 0800-953-0329 (UK Toll Free Dial In) or +44 (0)1452-542-301 (Standard International Dial In). Please quote "Omega."

A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available until September 16, 2009 by dialing 1-866-247-4222 (US Toll Free Dial In), 0800-953-1533 (UK Toll Free Dial In) or +44(0)1452-55-00-00 (Standard International Dial In). Access Code: 3663884#.

Audio Webcast:

There will also be a live, and then archived, webcast of the conference call, that can be accessed through Omega Navigation's website at www.omeganavigation.com. Participants to the live webcast should register on the website approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the webcast.

About Omega Navigation Enterprises, Inc.

Omega Navigation Enterprises, Inc. is an international provider of global marine transportation services through the ownership and operation of nine double hull product tankers. The current fleet includes nine double hull product tankers with a carrying capacity of 559,358 dwt, of which one double hull product tanker, with a capacity of 47,000 dwt, is owned through a 50/50 joint venture with Glencore International AG (through wholly owned subsidiaries). Seven of these nine product tankers are chartered out under fixed rate period time charters. The other two are chartered out on floating rate time charters, the rates set by the market results of a pool of similar vessels. Furthermore, the Company has also announced the signing of shipbuilding contracts in June of 2007 to construct and acquire five additional product tankers with a capacity of 37,000 dwt each scheduled for delivery between March 2010 and early in 2011. The company also announced in May of 2008 that it had entered into an agreement with an unrelated third party to purchase one newbuilding 47,000 dwt coated product / chemical tanker under construction at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in South Korea, scheduled to be delivered in the third quarter of 2010.

The Company was incorporated in the Marshall Islands in February 2005. Its principal executive offices are located in Piraeus, Greece and it also maintains an office in the United States.

Omega Navigation's Class A common shares are traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol "ONAV" and are also listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited under the symbol "ONAV 50."

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:

Matters discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides safe harbor protections for forward-looking statements in order to encourage companies to provide prospective information about their business. Forward-looking statements 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 Company desires to take advantage of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is including this cautionary statement in connection with this safe harbor legislation. The words "believe," "except," "anticipate," "intends," "estimate," "forecast," "project," "plan," "potential," "will," "may," "should," "expect" pending and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements.

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

In addition to these important factors other important factors that, in the Company's 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 fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand for product tanker and dry bulk shipping capacity, changes in the Company's operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, the market for the Company's vessels, availability of financing and refinancing, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events, vessels breakdowns and instances of off-hires and other factors. Please see the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a more complete discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.

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