Diana Shipping has offloaded its oldest capesize bulker for $15.1m to an undisclosed unaffiliated buyer.

The New York-listed bulker owner has signed a memorandum of understanding to sell the 180,235-dwt Aliki (built 2005). Diana plans to deliver the vessel to the buyer by 28 February.

The Aliki has a market value of $15.8m and is worth $11.9m