updated 5/6/2011 7:45:56 AM ET 2011-05-06T11:45:56

ATHENS, Greece, May 6, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diana Containerships Inc. (Nasdaq:DCIX), a global shipping company specializing in the transportation of containers, today reported net income of $256,829 for the first quarter of 2011, compared to a net loss of $236,682 for the period from January 7 (inception date) to March 31, 2010. Time charter revenues were $3.2 million for the first quarter of 2011.

Fleet Employment Profile (As of May 5, 2011)
Currently Diana Containerships' fleet is employed as follows:


Sister Ships*
Gross Rate

(USD Per




Delivery Date to Charterer

Redelivery Date to Owners***


Container Vessels
SAGITTA A $16,000 5.25%

A.P. Moller -

Maersk A/S
30-Jun-10 15-May-11  
2010    3,426   $22,000 2.25%   15-May-11 15-Mar-13 - 15-Jun-13
CENTAURUS A $20,000 2.25%

CSAV Valparaiso
4-Sep-10 21-Jul-12 - 19-Oct-12  
2010    3,426              
MAERSK MALACCA B $21,450 2.25%

A.P. Moller -

Maersk A/S
20-Jun-11 6-May-13 - 4-Aug-13 2,3
1990    4,714              
MAERSK MERLION B $21,450 2.25%

A.P. Moller -

Maersk A/S
13-Jun-11 29-Apr-13 - 28-Jul-13 2,3
1990    4,714              
MAERSK MADRID   $21,450 2.25%

A.P. Moller -

Maersk A/S
13-Jun-11 29-Apr-13 - 28-Jul-13 2,3
1989    4,206              
* Each container vessel is a "sister ship", or closely similar, to other container vessels that have the same letter.
** Total commission percentage paid to third parties and Diana Shipping Services S.A.
*** Charterers' optional period to redeliver the vessel to owners. Charterers have the right to add the off hire days, if any, and therefore the optional period may be extended.
1 The charterer has the option to employ the vessel for a further 11-13 month period. The optional period, if exercised, must be declared on or before December 15, 2012 and can only commence on May 1, 2013 at the daily time charter rate of $30,000.
2 The charterer has the option to employ the vessel for a further 12 month period, plus or minus 45 days at a daily time charter rate of $25,000.
3 Expected date.
Summary of Selected Financial & Other Data

Three Months Ended

March 31,

For the period from

January 7 (inception

date) to March 31,

  (unaudited) (unaudited)
Time charter revenues  $  3,240,000  $   -
Voyage expenses  116,100   -
Vessel operating expenses  954,222   -
Net income / (loss)  256,829  (236,682)
Average number of vessels  2.0   -
Number of vessels  2.0   -
Weighted average age of fleet (in years)  0.8   -
Ownership days  180   -
Available days  180   -
Operating days  180   -
Fleet utilization 100.00% -
Time charter equivalent (TCE) rate (1)  $  17,355    $   - 
Daily vessel operating expenses (2)   $    5,301    $   - 
(1) Time charter equivalent rates, or TCE rates, are defined as our time charter revenues less voyage expenses during a period divided by the number of our available days during the period, which is consistent with industry standards. Voyage expenses include port charges, bunker (fuel) expenses, canal charges and commissions. TCE is a non-GAAP measure. TCE rate is a standard shipping industry performance measure used primarily to compare daily earnings generated by vessels on time charters with daily earnings generated by vessels on voyage charters, because charter hire rates for vessels on voyage charters are generally not expressed in per day amounts while charter hire rates for vessels on time charters are generally expressed in such amounts. 
(2) Daily vessel operating expenses, which include crew wages and related costs, the cost of insurance, expenses relating to repairs and maintenance, the costs of spares and consumable stores, tonnage taxes and other miscellaneous expenses, are calculated by dividing vessel operating expenses by ownership days for the relevant period. 

About the Company

Diana Containerships Inc. is a Marshall Islands corporation founded in 2010 to own and operate containerships and pursue containership acquisition opportunities. Diana Containerships Inc. intends to continue to capitalize on investment opportunities by purchasing additional containerships in the secondhand market, from other companies, shipyards and lending institutions, and may also enter into newbuilding contracts with shipyards for new containerships.   

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," "anticipate," "intends," "estimate," "forecast," "project," "plan," "potential," "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, our management's examination of historical operating trends, data contained in our records and other data available from third parties. Although we believe 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, we cannot assure you that we will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections.

In addition to these important factors, other 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 fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand for containership capacity, changes in our operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, the market for our 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 our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a more complete discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.

(See financial tables attached)

Expressed in U.S. Dollars, except for share data

For the three months
For the period from

January 7 (inception
  ended March 31,  2011  date) to March 31, 2010
Time charter revenues  $ 3,240,000   $  -  
Voyage expenses  116,100    - 
Vessel operating expenses  954,222   - 
Depreciation  723,771   - 
Management fees  90,000   - 
General and administrative expenses  851,316   236,533 
Foreign currency losses  6,015   149 
Operating income / (loss)  498,576  (236,682)
Interest and finance costs (263,550)  - 
Interest Income  21,803   - 
Other loss (241,747)  - 
Net income / (loss)  $ 256,829   $ (236,682)
Earnings / (loss) per common share (including unvested shares of restricted common stock), basic and diluted  $ 0.04  $ (473.36)
Weighted average number of common shares (including 159,996 unvested shares of restricted common stock in 2011), basic and diluted 6,106,161   500 
(Expressed in US Dollars)
  March 31, 2011 December 31, 2010
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 31,811,827   $ 11,098,284 
 Other current assets 789,790  1,277,730 
 Vessels' net book value  91,353,538  92,077,309 
 Other non-current assets 1,573,600  895,846 
Total assets   $ 125,528,755   $ 105,349,169 
Current liabilities, including current portion of long-term debt  $ 3,966,530   $ 2,428,676 
Long-term debt, net of current portion 36,316,231  18,128,095 
 Other non-current liabilities 181,684  181,684 
Total stockholders' equity 85,064,310  84,610,714 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 125,528,755   $ 105,349,169 

For the three

months ended

March 31,

For the period

from January 7

(inception date) to

March 31,

  (unaudited) (unaudited)
Net Cash provided by Operating Activities   $ 1,830,343   $ - 
Net Cash used in Investing Activities   - 
Net Cash provided by Financing Activities   18,883,200  50,000,500
CONTACT: Corporate Contact:
         Ioannis Zafirakis
         Director, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary
         Telephone: + 30-210-947-0000
         Email: izafirakis@dcontainerships.com
         Investor and Media Relations:
         Edward Nebb
         Comm-Counsellors, LLC
         Telephone: + 1-203-972-8350
         Email: enebb@optonline.net

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