10, EL. VENIZELOU (PANEPISTIMIOU) STREET
106 71 ATHENS, GREECE
May 17, 2012
United States Securities and Exchange Commission
Division of Corporation Finance
100 F Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20549
|Request to Withdraw Registration Statement on Form F-1|
|Registration No. 333-162630|
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Pursuant to Rule 477 promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, FreeSeas Inc., a corporation formed under the laws of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (the Company), hereby respectfully requests that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) consent to the immediate withdrawal of the Companys Registration Statement on Form F-1 (Registration No. 333-162630) together with all exhibits and amendments thereto (the Registration Statement). The Company is requesting such withdrawal because of its decision not to proceed with offering of common stock covered by the Registration Statement. The Registration Statement was not declared effective by the Commission and no securities were sold or will be sold under the Registration Statement.
Accordingly, we hereby request that an order granting the withdrawal of the Registration Statement be issued by the Commission as soon as possible. Should you have any questions or require any further information, please contact Nina S. Gordon, Esq. at the Companys counsel, Broad and Cassel, at (561) 218-8856. Thank you for your assistance with this application for withdrawal.
|By:||/s/ Alexandros Mylonas|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer|