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 2009
Commission File Number: 001-32458
DIANA SHIPPING INC.
(Translation of registrants name into English)
Pendelis 16, 175 64 Palaio Faliro, Athens, Greece
(Address of principal executive office)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.
Form 20-F [X] Form 40-F [ ]
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INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS FORM 6-K REPORT
Attached to this report on Form 6-K as Exhibit 1 is the Underwriting Agreement dated May 6, 2009 by and among Diana Shipping Inc. (the Company) and UBS Securities LLC relating to the offering of common shares by the Company.
The information contained in this Report on Form 6-K is hereby incorporated by reference into the Companys registration statement on Form F-3 ASR (File No. 333-159016) filed with the Commission with an effective date of May 6, 2009, and its final prospectus supplement dated May 8, 2009 to its prospectus dated May 6, 2009 relating to the offering of common shares.
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 SHIPPING INC.
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/s/ Anastassis Margaronis