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December 17, 2012

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of Friend International Shipping it orders to two ulterior new tankers

They will be delivered by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co. between the end of the 2014 and beginning of 2015

of Friend International Shipping (DIS), company controlled from of Friendly Society of Spa Navigation, has ordered through operating own controlled of Friend Tankers Limited (Ireland) the construction of two ulterior new tankers of 50.000 gross capacities in tons, Medium Range, to the South Korean ship yard Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co. (HMD).

The ships will be delivered between the end of the 2014 and beginning of 2015 to a price of approximately 32,0 million dollars each. DIS has specified that to the company the possibility was offered to acquire these ulterior ships to competitive prices, through the exercise of an option tied to the contract of purchase of two ships ECO-40 Shallowmaxs announced 26th July (of the 26 July 2012).

DIS has explained that the two ships under construction, beyond to being to double hull and IMO II, belong to a new generation of ships that characterize for consumption many low. In particular, this plan of the HMD derives from the last concept of form hull and propulsive efficiency that carries the ships to a 6-7 saving tons to the fuel day regarding the average of the existing fleet of the same type. The ships have an index of energetic efficiency (EEDI) of the 31.5% at the best maximum inferior of applicable reference IMO and, therefore, already wide inside of the reduction of the index previewed from phase 3 of IMO (- 30%), that it will be applied to the ships constructed after 1° January 2025.

Emphasizing that the new order under construction carries the total of the ships of the DIS to six single units in five months, the managing director of Friend International Shipping, Marco Fiori, have evidenced that "all that confirmation the strategic objective of rimodernizzazione of the DIS fleet through the purchase of unit planned second the most modern criteria than technical efficiency and energetic saving. Firmly we are convinced - it has added - that this type of ships of new generation represents the future of our field and theirs delivery date are perfectly coherent with our positive vision of market for the mean/along term. The new ships will be in fact most advanced and efficient in the within of the respective class of belongings, it is in terms of relationship speed/consumption and of gross capacity/draught. These technical improvements will afford to improve at least 3,000 dollars to the day the current revenues Time base charter".

Currently the fleet of Friend Tankers Limited today comprises 39 tankers (Medium Range - MR and Handysize product tankers) all to double hull, with a medium age 6,2-year-old.

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