Diana fixes m/v San Francisco on period charter with Koch

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Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v San Francisco with Koch

ATHENS, GREECE, May 10, 2018 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Koch Shipping Pte. Ltd., Singapore, for one of its Newcastlemax dry bulk vessels, the m/v San Francisco. The gross charter rate is US$24,000 per day, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties, for a period of approximately ten (10) months to approximately twelve (12) months (approximately means +/-10 days). The charter is expected to commence on May 13, 2018. The m/v San Francisco is currently chartered, as previously announced, at a gross charter rate of US$11,750 per day, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties.

The “San Francisco” is a 208,006 dwt Newcastlemax dry bulk vessel built in 2017.

This employment is anticipated to generate approximately US$6.96 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter.

Diana Shipping Inc.’s fleet currently consists of 50 dry bulk vessels (4 Newcastlemax, 14 Capesize, 5 Post-Panamax, 5 Kamsarmax and 22 Panamax). As of today, the combined carrying capacity of the Company’s fleet is approximately 5.8 million dwt with a weighted average age of 8.71 years. A table describing the current Diana Shipping Inc. fleet can be found on the Company’s website, www.dianashippinginc.com. Information contained on the Company’s website does not constitute a part of this press release.

About the Company

Diana Shipping Inc. is a global provider of shipping transportation services through its ownership of dry bulk vessels. The Company’s vessels are employed primarily on medium to long-term time charters and transport a range of dry bulk cargoes, including such commodities as iron ore, coal, grain and other materials along worldwide shipping routes.

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