SOURCE: Quintana Maritime Limited

February 20, 2007 16:05 ET

Quintana Maritime Limited Declares a Dividend of $0.24 per Share and Announces Date for the Release of Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2006 Results, Conference Call and Webcast

ATHENS, GREECE -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 20, 2007 -- Quintana Maritime Limited (NASDAQ: QMAR) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $0.24 per share relating to the fourth quarter of 2006, payable on March 16, 2007 to all shareholders of record as of March 2, 2007. The dividend payment of $0.24 per share is consistent with the minimum guidance provided by the Board of Directors to shareholders for a minimum annualized payment of $0.96 per share for 2007.

Quintana Maritime Limited also announced that it will release its results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2006 after the close of the market on Tuesday, March 6, 2007.

On Wednesday, March 7, 2007 at 10:00 A.M. EST, the company's management will host a conference call to discuss the results.

Conference Call details:

Participants should dial into the call 10 minutes before the scheduled time using the following numbers: 1 866 819 7111 (from the US), 0800 953 0329 (from the UK) or +44 (0)1452 542 301 (from outside the US). Please quote "Quintana."

In case of any problems with the above numbers, please dial 1 866 869 2352 (from the US), 0800 694 1449 (from the UK) or +44 (0)1452 560 304 (from outside the US). Quote "Quintana."

A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available until March 14th, 2007 by dialing 1 866 247 4222 (from the US), 0800 953 1533 (from the UK) or +44 (0)1452 550 000 (from outside the US). Access Code: 1859591#

Slides and audio webcast:

There will also be a live, and then archived, webcast of the conference call, available through Quintana Maritime's website (www.quintanamaritime.com). Participants for the live webcast should register on the website approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the webcast.

ABOUT QUINTANA MARITIME LIMITED

Quintana Maritime Limited, based in Greece, is an international provider of dry bulk cargo marine transportation services. As of today, the company owns and operates a fleet of 25 vessels, including 12 Kamsarmax bulkers, 11 Panamax size vessels and 2 Capesize vessels with a total carrying capacity of 2,132,281 dwt and an average age of years on a dwt weighted average. It has also entered into agreements to acquire 2 additional Kamsarmax bulkers with expected delivery between March and May 2007 and with an aggregate capacity of 164,600 dwt. In addition, Quintana has recently entered into agreements to acquire 2 Capesize vessels of an aggregate 348,000 dwt with expected delivery between March and April 2007. Once all acquisitions are completed, Quintana will have a fleet of 29 dry bulk vessels, including 4 Capesize vessels, 11 Panamax vessels and 14 Kamsarmax vessels, with a total capacity of 2,644,881 dwt and an average age of 3.8 years on a dwt weighted average.

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; 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 the Company 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 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 changes in the demand for dry bulk vessels, 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 Securities and Exchange Commission. 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.

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