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Subject:  Re: NM Q3 Date:  11/26/2012  12:27 PM
Author:  Hohum777 Number:  2785 of 3117

Basically NM monetized the insurance they had on the failed charters and got a lump sum (plus some
continuing coverage), and the insurer will be exiting the business. Not being able to get coverage
going forward will eventually matter, but at this point in the cycle it is a moot point. Why? Simply put,
they no longer have anything ov value to insure. Look at where day rates are. They are low enough that a
default would simply have NM recharter at a similar rate. Day rates cannot drop much because owners
wills crap and park ships. If they could get long term charters at $40k/day, I would be worried.
But when a 1 year deal for a cape is mid teens or lower, there isn't really much of value to bother
insuring. When this will matter is when rates bounce in a serious way. But that could be a while.


I was trying to figure out that continuing coverage part. From what I recall it is slightly
different from the charter default insurance that NM had prior. I noticed that the
number of Capes with healthy charters was down to 5, so I'm guessing a couple more had charters
default.
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