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FORM 6-K

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER PURSUANT TO RULE 13A-16 OR 15D-16 OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the month of May 2018
Commission File Number: 001-35025

DIANA CONTAINERSHIPS INC.
(Translation of registrant's name into English)
Pendelis 18, 175 64 Palaio Faliro, Athens, Greece
(Address of principal executive office)

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INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS FORM 6-K REPORT

Attached to this Report on Form 6-K as Exhibit 99.1 is a press release dated May 25, 2018 of Diana Containerships Inc. (the "Company") announcing that the Company, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, has agreed to extend the present time charter contract with Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd., Hong Kong, for one of its Post-Panamax container vessels, the m/v Pucon.
The information contained in this Report on Form 6-K is hereby incorporated by reference into the Company's registration statement on Form F-3 (File no. 333-197740), filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") with an effective date of August 13, 2014, the Company's registration statement on Form F-3 (File no. 333-215748), as amended and filed with the SEC with an effective date of March 7, 2017, and the Company's registration statement on Form F-3 (File No. 333-216944), filed with the SEC with an effective date of May 11, 2017.
 


SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

DIANA CONTAINERSHIPS INC.
(registrant)


Dated: May 25, 2018
By:
/s/ Anastasios Margaronis
 
   
Anastasios Margaronis
 
   
President
 


Exhibit 99.1

 
Corporate Contact:
Ioannis Zafirakis
Director, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary
Telephone: +30-216-600-2400
Email: izafirakis@dcontainerships.com
Website: www.dcontainerships.com
   
For Immediate Release
Investor and Media Relations:
Edward Nebb
Comm-Counsellors, LLC
Telephone: +1-203-972-8350
Email: enebb@optonline.net



DIANA CONTAINERSHIPS INC. ANNOUNCES DIRECT CONTINUATION OF TIME CHARTER CONTRACT FOR M/V PUCON WITH OOCL


ATHENS, GREECE, May 25, 2018 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the "Company"), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has agreed to extend the present time charter contract with Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd., Hong Kong, for one of its Post-Panamax container vessels, the m/v Pucon. The gross charter rate is US$18,000 per day, minus a 3.75% commission paid to third parties, for a period of minimum eight (8) months to maximum twelve (12) months. The new charter period will commence on June 22, 2018. The m/v Pucon is currently chartered, as previously announced, at a gross charter rate of US$10,750 per day, minus a 3.75% commission paid to third parties.

The "Pucon" is a 6,541 TEU container vessel built in 2006.

The employment extension of "Pucon" is anticipated to generate approximately US$4.32 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter extension.

Upon completion of the previously announced sales of two Post-Panamax container vessels, Diana Containerships Inc.'s fleet will consist of 4 container vessels (2 Post-Panamax and 2 Panamax). A table describing the current Diana Containerships Inc. fleet can be found on the Company's website, www.dcontainerships.com. Information included on the Company's website does not constitute a part of this press release.

About the Company
Diana Containerships Inc. is a global provider of shipping transportation services through its ownership of containerships. The Company's vessels are employed primarily on time charters with leading liner companies carrying containerized cargo along worldwide shipping routes.

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, vessel 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.