Eagle Bulk Shipping has taken delivery of two vessels from its newbuild programme, Golden Eagle and Egret Bulker, bringing Eagle Bulk’s total on-the-water fleet to 30 vessels.

The vessels have been placed on immediate time charters, bringing Eagle Bulk’s 2010 time charter coverage of its operating fleet to approximately 58% of available days, the company said.

The Golden Eagle, a 56,000dwt Supramax dry bulk vessel, has been placed on a one-year charter tied to the Baltic Supramax Index.

The Egret Bulker has entered into a three-year time charter at a base rate of $17,650 per day and includes profit sharing over $20,000 per day.