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Marcon International, Inc.

Sales Report 2002

The ABS was sold originally

classed, dynamically positioned, construction bury / lay vessel ‘Discovery’ (ex "Holis Hedberg"-86) to Diamond Services Corp. of Morgan City, Louisiana. The Panamanian registered vessel was

built

as

an

ice-classed, oceanographic research vessel in 1974 by Burrard Drydock in Vancouver,

BC, Canada and lengthened by 40’ in 1982. The vessel now measures 270’ x 42’ x 19’ depth and is powered by two EMD 12-645E7’s totaling 4300BHP. The vessel’s DP systems consists of an A.S.K. 4000 JS Nautronix with 360

degree azimuthing main engines with

thruster on the bow, a 360 degree stern thruster and

split

rudder.

She

also

has

an

eight

point.

mooring

system, and

quarters

jetting 2” –

60” dia.

for 62 persons. The vessel has been used for pipe to 10’ below sea floor and fitted with a

pipeline 12’x12’

moonpool cable lay,

and 40” diameter coiled tubing lay,

coring well. Vessel was considered suitable for dive support, pipeline construction, coring, riser

installation,

etc. Founded

Corporation

specializes in

in 1962 by Wallace Carline, Diamond Services dredging, pile driving, salvage work, fabrication,

pipe rolling capability, and general oilfield construction. owns and operates three pipe barges capable of laying

Diamond

Services

2" to 48"

diameter

pipe with a scope of capabilities ranging from marsh canal laying 48" diameter pipe to small size offshore laying and related services.

of

up

to

The pipelay barge, “Vermillion Bay” (ex-LB-207) built in 1958 by Levingston Shipbuilding; Orange, Texas and

reportedly the world’s first offshore pipelay barge was sold

to

Dixon

Marine

Ltd.

(Gibraltar)

by

the

court

appointed

Trustee

Services,

Inc. (in

for the

estate of TransCoastal Marine

bankruptcy).

Ownership

will

soon

be

transferred to private Nigerian end users, who will employ the

barge in local waters. Buyers have shifted the barge to Shipyard, New Iberia, Louisiana for refurbishing

KYE and

upgrades after placed back in

which it will be drydocked for class and service. The ABS A-1 classed, 350’ x 60’ x

22.5’ barge cranes and

is fitted with Manitowoc 4500 & 4000 pedestal accommodates 211 persons below deck. Barge

was

fitted

with

a

pipelay

ramp

on

the

starboard

side

with

an

articulated

60’

long

stinger,

8

point

mooring

system

with

eight

20,000# stockless stations, five 60 ton total capacity.

anchors, 5 welding and davits and three tensioners

2 field

joint

with 185

kips

The 5,000tdw ocean deck barge ‘Mitkof Provider’ has been sold to Island Tug and Barge Co. of Seattle, WA by Alaska Marine Lines also of Seattle. The 280’ x 60’ x 17’ barge was originally built in 1969 by Todd Shipyard, Seattle, WA as the “Vanliner 280” and after converted and named “Foss 280” served first as the foundation of a 221 man camp for Prudhoe Bay operations in the Arctic and later housing personnel involved in the Exxon Oil Spill Cleanup.. She was sold by Foss in the early – mid’90’s to Alaska Marine Lines who eventually removed the modular housing units and installed a new 7’ high fence and concrete deck with steel “T” beams every 42” allowing the barge to trade again as a conventional flat deck barge. Island Tug and Barge Co. is renaming the barge “ITB-280” and will use her in aggregate service in the Puget Sound region. This is the fourth deck barge Marcon has sold Island Tug and Barge over the past three years.

www.marcon.com

Details believed correct, not guaranteed. Offered subject to prior sale of charter.

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