Document And Entity Information - shares
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2019
Nov. 05, 2019
Document And Entity Information    
Entity Registrant Name Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001322439  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   76,624,587
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2019  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Amendment Flag false  
Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Small Business true  
Entity Shell Company false