SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                              WASHINGTON, DC 20549

                                  SCHEDULE 13G
                                 (Rule 13d-102)


             INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN STATEMENTS FILED PURSUANT
           TO RULES 13d-1(b)(c), AND (d) AND AMENDMENTS THERETO FILED
                            PURSUANT TO RULE 13d-2(b)

                                (Amendment No. 1)


                             Global Ship Lease, Inc.
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                                (Name of Issuer)


                         Common Stock, $.01 Par Value
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                         (Title of Class of Securities)


                                  MHY271831056
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                                 (ISIN Number)


                               December 31, 2008
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             (Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)


     Check the  appropriate  box to  designate  the rule  pursuant to which this
Schedule is filed:

          [ ]  Rule 13d-1(b)

          [x]  Rule 13d-1(c)

          [ ]  Rule 13d-1(d)



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ISIN No. MHY271831056
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1.   NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
     I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

     Brian Taylor

2.   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
                                                                 (a)  [_]
                                                                 (b)  [x]

3.   SEC USE ONLY



4.   CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

     United States

NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH

5.   SOLE VOTING POWER

     0

6.   SHARED VOTING POWER

     2,105,528

7.   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

     0

8.   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

     2,105,528

9.   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

     2,105,528

10.  CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES

                                                                          [_]

11.  PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

     4.3%

12.  TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

     IN


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ISIN No. MHY271831056
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1.   NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
     I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

     Pine River Capital Management L.P.

2.   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
                                                                 (a)  [_]
                                                                 (b)  [x]

3.   SEC USE ONLY



4.   CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

     Delaware, United States

NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH

5.   SOLE VOTING POWER

     0

6.   SHARED VOTING POWER

     2,105,528

7.   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

     0

8.   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

     2,105,528

9.   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

     2,105,528

10.  CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES

                                                                          [_]

11.  PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

     4.3%

12.  TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

     PN


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ISIN No. MHY271831056
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1.   NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
     I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

     Nisswa Acquisition Master Fund Ltd.

2.   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
                                                                 (a)  [_]
                                                                 (b)  [X]
3.   SEC USE ONLY



4.   CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

     Cayman Islands

NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH

5.   SOLE VOTING POWER

     0

6.   SHARED VOTING POWER

     2,105,528

7.   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

     0

8.   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

     2,105,528

9.   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

     2,105,528

10.  CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN
     SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

                                                                      [_]

11.  PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

     4.3%

12.  TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

     CO

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ISIN No. MHY271831056
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Item 1(a).  Name of Issuer:

            Global Ship Lease, Inc.
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Item 1(b).  Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Offices:

            c/o Portland House, Stag Place
            London SW1E 5RS, United Kingdom
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Item 2(a).  Name of Persons Filing:

            Brian Taylor
            Pine River Capital Management L.P.
            Nisswa Acquisition Master Fund Ltd.
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Item 2(b).  Address of Principal Business Office, or if None, Residence:

            Brian Taylor
            Pine River Capital Management L.P.
            601 Carlson Parkway
            Suite 330
            Minnetonka, MN 55305

            Nisswa Acquisition Master Fund Ltd.
            c/o Pine River Capital Management L.P.
            601 Carlson Parkway
            Suite 330
            Minnetonka, MN 55305
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Item 2(c).  Citizenship:

            Brian Taylor - United States
            Pine River Capital Management L.P. - Delaware, United States
            Nisswa Acquisition Master Fund Ltd. - Cayman Islands
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Item 2(d).  Title of Class of Securities:

            Common Stock, $.01 Par Value
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Item 2(e).  ISIN Number:

            MHY271831056
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Item 3.     If This Statement  is Filed  Pursuant to  Rule 13d-1(b), or 13d-2(b)
            or (c), Check Whether the Person Filing is a:

     (a)  [_]  Broker or dealer registered under Section 15 of the Exchange Act.

     (b)  [_]  Bank as defined in Section 3(a)(6) of the Exchange Act.

     (c)  [_]  Insurance  company as defined in Section 3(a)(19) of the Exchange
               Act.

     (d)  [_]  Investment  company  registered under Section 8 of the Investment
               Company Act.

     (e)  [_]  An investment adviser in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E);

     (f)  [_]  An employee  benefit plan or endowment  fund in  accordance  with
               Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F);

     (g)  [_]  A parent  holding  company or control  person in accordance  with
               Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G);

     (h)  [_]  A savings  association  as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal
               Deposit Insurance Act;

     (i)  [_]  A  church  plan  that  is  excluded  from  the  definition  of an
               investment  company  under  Section  3(c)(14)  of the  Investment
               Company Act;

     (j)  [_]  Group, in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J).

Item 4.  Ownership.

     Provide  the  following  information  regarding  the  aggregate  number and
percentage of the class of securities of the issuer identified in Item 1.

     (a)  Amount beneficially owned:

          Brian Taylor - 2,105,528
          Pine River Capital Management L.P. - 2,105,528
          Nisswa Acquisition Master Fund Ltd. - 2,105,528
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     (b)  Percent of class:

          Brian Taylor - 4.3%
          Pine River Capital Management L.P. - 4.3%
          Nisswa Acquisition Master Fund Ltd. - 4.3%
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     (c)  Number of shares as to which such person has:

          (i)   Sole power to vote or to direct the vote:

                Brian Taylor - 0
                Pine River Capital Management L.P. - 0
                Nisswa Acquisition Master Fund Ltd. - 0

          (ii)  Shared power to vote or to direct the vote:

                Brian Taylor - 2,105,528
                Pine River Capital Management L.P. - 2,105,528
                Nisswa Acquisition Master Fund Ltd. - 2,105,528

          (iii) Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of:

                Brian Taylor - 0
                Pine River Capital Management L.P. - 0
                Nisswa Acquisition Master Fund Ltd. - 0

          (iv)  Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of:
                Brian Taylor - 2,105,528
                Pine River Capital Management L.P. - 2,105,528
                Nisswa Acquisition Master Fund Ltd. - 2,105,528

Item 5.  Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class.

         If this statement is being filed to report the fact that as of the date
         hereof the reporting person has ceased to be the beneficial owner of
         more than five percent of the class of securities check the following
         [X].
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Item 6.  Ownership of More Than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person.

         N/A
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Item 7.  Identification and  Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the
         Security  Being  Reported on by the Parent  Holding  Company or Control
         Person.

         N/A
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Item 8.  Identification  and  Classification  of Members of the Group.

         N/A
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Item 9.  Notice of Dissolution of Group.

         N/A
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Item 10.  Certifications.

         By signing below, each reporting person certifies that, to the best of
its knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were not acquired and
are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing
the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not
held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that
purpose or effect.


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                                    SIGNATURE

     After  reasonable  inquiry and to the best of my  knowledge  and belief,  I
certify that the information  set forth in this statement is true,  complete and
correct.



/s/ Brian Taylor*
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    Brian Taylor


PINE RIVER CAPITAL MANAGEMENT L.P.*
By: Pine River Capital Management LLC, its general partner


/s/ Brian Taylor
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By: Brian Taylor
Title:  Sole Member


Nisswa Acquisition Master Fund Ltd.*


/s/ Brian Taylor
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By: Brian Taylor
Title:  Director



Date:  January 22, 2009


*The  Reporting  Persons  disclaim  beneficial  ownership  in the  common  stock
reported herein except to the extent of their pecuniary interest therein.



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                                                                       EXHIBIT A

                                    AGREEMENT

The undersigned agree that this Schedule 13G dated January 22, 2009 relating to
the Common Stock, $.01 Par Value of Global Ship Lease, Inc. shall be filed
on behalf of the undersigned.


/s/ Brian Taylor
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    Brian Taylor


PINE RIVER CAPITAL MANAGEMENT L.P.
By: Pine River Capital Management LLC, its general partner


/s/ Brian Taylor
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By: Brian Taylor
Title:  Sole Member


Nisswa Acquisition Master Fund Ltd.


/s/ Brian Taylor
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By: Brian Taylor
Title:  Director