United States
Securities and Exchange Commission
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
                      July 8, 2020                       
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
International Seaways, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
Commission File Number
Marshall Islands
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)
600 Third Avenue, 39th Floor 
           New York, New York  10016           
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code (212) 578-1600
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock (no par value)
New York Stock Exchange
8.5% Senior Notes due 2023
New York Stock Exchange



Section 5 – Corporate Governance and Management

Item 5.02  Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On July 8, 2020, Mr. Gregory A. Wright resigned from the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of International Seaways, Inc. (the “Company”) with immediate effect. Mr. Wright’s resignation was not the result of any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies or practices.  In connection with his resignation, Mr. Wright’s previously granted stock-based director fees will be treated as fully vested, and in consideration of the Company’s and the Board’s ability to seek advice from him following his resignation through the end of the second quarter of 2021, the Company will pay Mr. Wright approximately $100,000.
Following Mr. Wright’s resignation, the Company appointed Ms. Randee E. Day, a current director, as the Chair of the Audit Committee, and appointed Mr. Ian T. Blackley, a current director, as a member of the Audit Committee and the Corporate Governance and Risk Assessment Committee. The Board has previously determined that both Ms. Day and Mr. Blackley are “independent”, and that Ms. Day is an “audit committee financial expert”, in each case as defined under the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the New York Stock Exchange.


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 hereunto duly authorized.
Date: July 8, 2020
/s/ James D. Small III
James D. Small III
Chief Administrative Officer, Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel