OceanPal Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Baltimore with Richland Bulk and the Sale of m/v Baltimore

Athens, Greece - April 30, 2024

OceanPal Inc. (NASDAQ: OP) (the "Company"), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of vessels, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Richland Bulk Pte. Ltd., for its Capesize dry bulk vessel, the m/v Baltimore.

The gross charter rate is US$22,000 per day minus a 5% commission paid to third parties, for a period until minimum September 15, 2024 up to maximum November 15, 2024. The charter is expected to commence in mid-May.

The m/v Baltimore is currently chartered to Richland Bulk Pte. Ltd., at a gross charter rate of US$13,500 per day, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties.

The "Baltimore" is a 177,243 dwt Capesize dry bulk vessel built in 2005.

The employment of "Baltimore" is anticipated to generate approximately US$2.64 million of gross revenue for the scheduled period of the time charter.

The Company also announced that it has signed, through the same wholly-owned subsidiary, a Memorandum of Agreement to sell to a third party, the 2005-built vessel "Baltimore", with delivery to the buyer latest by November 20, 2024, for a sale price of US$18.25 million before commissions.

Upon completion of the aforementioned sale, OceanPal Inc.'s fleet will consist of 4 dry bulk vessels (1 Capesize and 3 Panamax). A table describing the current OceanPal Inc. fleet can be found on the Company's website, www.oceanpal.com. Information contained on the Company's website does not constitute a part of this press release.

Capesize dry bulk carrier m/v Baltimore.   Image by OceanPal Inc.

About the Company

OceanPal Inc. is a global provider of shipping transportation services through its ownership of vessels.

The Company's vessels currently transport a range of dry bulk cargoes, including such commodities as iron ore, coal, grain and other materials along worldwide shipping routes and it is expected that the Company's vessels will be primarily employed on short term time and voyage charters following the completion of their current employments.

OceanPal Inc. press release