updated 10/21/2010 10:46:35 AM ET 2010-10-21T14:46:35

PIRAEUS, Greece, Oct. 21, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FreeSeas Inc. ((Nasdaq:FREED) and (Nasdaq:FREEZD) until October 28 and thereafter (Nasdaq:FREE) and (Nasdaq:FREEZ)) ("FreeSeas'' or the "Company''), a transporter of dry bulk cargoes through the ownership and operation of a fleet of seven Handysize vessels and two Handymax vessels, announced today new charters for eight of its vessels.

The new charters are detailed below:

  • The M/V Free Envoy, a 1984-built, 26,318 dwt Handysize vessel, has been chartered for a time charter trip of approximately 35 days at a daily rate of $10,000.
  • The M/V Free Goddess, a 1995-built, 22,051 dwt Handysize vessel, has been chartered for a time charter trip of approximately 60-65 days at a daily rate of $11,250.
  • The M/V Free Hero, a 1995-built, 24,318 dwt Handysize vessel, has been chartered for a time charter trip of approximately 35 days at a daily rate of $19,500.
  • The M/V Free Impala, a 1997-built, 24,111 dwt Handysize vessel, has been chartered for a time charter trip of approximately 45 days at a daily rate of $9,000 for the first 40 days and $11,000 thereafter.
  • The M/V Free Knight, a 1998-built, 24,111 dwt Handysize vessel, has been chartered for a time charter trip of approximately 30 days at a daily rate of $13,000 plus $275,000 gross ballast bonus.
  • The M/V Free Lady, a 2003-built, 50,246 dwt Handymax vessel, has been chartered for a time charter trip of approximately 50-60 days at a daily rate of $23,750.
  • The M/V Free Maverick, a 1998-built, 23,994 dwt Handysize vessel, has been chartered for a time charter trip of approximately 30-35 days at a daily rate of $10,750.
  • The M/V Free Neptune, a 1996-built, 30,838 dwt Handysize vessel, has been chartered for a time charter trip of approximately 50-55 days at a daily rate of $15,250.

Henceforth, information on the updated fleet employment will be available only through the Company's website under the relevant section, and not through press releases.

Fleet Employment Data

About FreeSeas Inc.

FreeSeas Inc. is a Marshall Islands corporation with principal offices in Piraeus, Greece. FreeSeas is engaged in the transportation of dry bulk cargoes through the ownership and operation of dry bulk carriers. Currently, it has a fleet of eight Handysize vessels and two Handymax vessels. FreeSeas' common stock and warrants trade on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbols FREE, FREEW and FREEZ, respectively. Risks and uncertainties are described in reports filed by FreeSeas Inc. with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which can be obtained free of charge on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov . For more information about FreeSeas Inc., please visit the corporate website, http://www.freeseas.gr .

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 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. 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. 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 be 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 obligation 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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