2018 Sales and Charters
Marcon International is pleased to report 39 sales and two long-distance tows fixed this year. Several additional sales are pending. A 5,000HP ASD tug has been extended on a previously arranged long-term charter.
A 4,400BHP, U.S. flag, ASD tug was sold on a private & confidential basis. The 1990s built tug is powered by two CAT 3516Bs developing a bollard pull of abt. 59ST. Marcon acted as sole broker and has handled numerous previous purchases for the buyer.
Marcon International, Inc. is pleased to announce the sale of the 2,000BHP, U.S. flag, twin screw, line-haul tug "Mount Bona" (ex- Crosby Resolve) to private interests from a major operator for whom Marcon has completed multiple sales over the past years. The ABS Loadline certified tug was designed by Entech & Associates and built in 1998 by R&S Fabrication of Larose, Louisiana as the "Thad A" (Hull 030) - ordered and delivered at a time when very few twin screw, conventional tugs were being built in the U.S. After working for several different operators in the U.S. Gulf region, the tug was extensively upgraded, ending up in the Pacific Northwest where was placed into service towing in Puget Sound. The 90' x 32' x 13.5' depth tug has a loaded draft of 12.5', and is powered by twin CAT3508Bs driving 87" x 91" fixed pitch propellers in kort nozzles through Reintjes WAF 571 7.09:1 gears. Tankage is provided for 53,000g fuel, 1,350g lube oil and 10,000g fresh water. Towing gear consists of an 80 ton line-pull, CAT 3304 powered Markey TDSD 24 side-by-side winch with a level wind and capacity for 2,200' and 1,800' 1.75" diameter wires, hydraulic towing pin station and stern roller. Ship's power is a pair of 50kW / CAT 3304B gensets. Accommodations are provided for a crew of 7 persons in 4 cabins. Marcon acted as sole broker. This is the 19th tug Marcon sold in 2018.
NuStar Terminals NV of St. Eustatius has sold their dive support / maintenance / SPM buoy tender Vanuatu flag "Statia Responder" to local Caribbean buyers for future trading. The vessel was originally built for Tidewater, Inc. in 1976 as the anchor handling tug supplier "Croyle Tide" by Halter Marine, Inc. of Moss Point, Mississippi and sold to G&B Marine Tugs in 1994 when she was named "Megan D. Gambarella". Miami-based Statia Terminals purchased the vessel in December of that year. Statia Terminals contracted Quality Shipyard of Houma, Louisiana to completely rebuild and converted the soon to be renamed "Statia Responder" to a multi-purpose service vessel to operate in the Caribbean supporting their Statia Terminal St. Eustatius bunker facility. Over the next year, the shipyard removed the bulk mud tanks and added two 2.28m mid-body, side sponsons; a four point mooring system; hydraulic power packs; a Nautilus 53 ton deck crane; two skimmers and assorted reels of offshore and harbor boom, storage bladders, dispersant plus two Magnum skimmers. After completion, the vessel measured 59.1m x 16.8m beam x 5.2m depth. "Statia Responder" is powered by a pair of 2,115kW, turbo-charged EMD 16-645-E7s developing a total of 5,750BHP at 900RPM to 120" diameter, open wheel, fixed pitch props providing a bollard pull of 61 tonnes and free running speed of abt. 15kn on 18.3mt/d. A 300HP bow thruster and two stern thrusters are provided to enhance the vessel's maneuverability. Towing gear consists of a Smatco 137mt line pull double drum tow winch, stern roller and tow hook."Statia Responder" is fitted with two 6,000gpm remote Skum "MK" water / foam monitors and an independently powered 10,500gpm fire pump. Diving gear included mixed gas for a five-man dive team up to 300 feet water depth, a double lock decompression chamber, wet bell, below water welding machine and a wet bell. Accommodations are provided for a total of 21 persons. "Statia Responder" is classed DnV +1A1 Supply Vessel through 31 March 2020, but in laid status at the time of sale. NuStar also sold their 680HP, twin screw, line-handling tug / mooring launch "Edward I. Pancake" to the same buyers. The 45.0' x 18.0' x 8.0' depth / 6.0' loaded draft tug was built in 1995 by Main Iron Works of Houma, Louisiana. The Netherlands Antilles registered tug is powered by twin GM 12V71s with Twin Disc MG514 5.17:1 gears and 54" x 48" fixed pitch props and is set up to operate as a day-boat only. Marcon acted as sole broker in both sales.
Two U.S. flag, 150' x 60' x 8.0' depth inland, spud barges have been sold and delivered to Canadian buyers. Both are single rake, 325dwt flat deck barges built in 2013, with square sterns, 1/2" plate deck and head / stern logs, 3/8" plate sides & bottoms, and 3/4" x 6" flat bar fendering. The barges have three transverse and two longitudinal bulkheads providing 10 fully coated, watertight compartments accessed through quick release, flush manholes. Uniform deck strength was calculated at 1,500lbs/ft2. Each barge is fitted with two internal spud wells, 80' long steel spuds, and a 30' wooden crane mat constructed of 12" x 12" timber. A 275 ton lift capacity Manitowoc 999 crawler crane with a 220 ton block was also included. The barges were in good condition at the time of sale. Marcon acted as sole broker, assisted in arranging deliveries, and has handled a number of previous transactions for the sellers.
The 681mtdw, small single deck coaster "Ocean Lady" (ex- Princess Easwary, Daiei Maru No. 18) was sold by private Canadian owners to Latin American interests to haul containers. The 56.5m overall length / 52.0m lbp x 9.5m beam x 5.6m depth / 3.2m draft, double hull / double bottom, general cargo ship was built in 1990 by K.K. Yoshida Zosen Kogyo in Wakayama, Japan and traded under Japanese registry until 2007. Cargo capacity is abt. 1,165m3 grain / 1,163m3 bale / 45TEU stacked three high in a single dry cargo hold forward with a rolling hatch cover. A 35T Kato hydraulic deck crane is fitted for handling cargo. "Ocean Lady" is powered by a single Niigata 6M26AGTE developing 850HP at 350RPM with a fixed pitch prop, developing a service speed of about 11kn. Ship's power is provided by an 80kW and a 30kW generator. Tankage consists of 30.5m3 fuel, 15.70m3 potable water and 38.96mt ballast. The vessel was designed to operate with a four man crew, two per watch and is fitted with four single and three 2-person cabins. Marcon acted as sole broker in the sale.
Full 2018 Sales report is available here: 2018 Sales Report.pdf