Marcon International, Inc.
Sales Report 2002
The ‘CMC 450-11 ,’ a 400’ x 100’ x 25’ 18,000stdw Ocean Deck Barge has been sold by Crowley Marine Services to Global Material Services LLC of Memphis, TN. The U.S. flagged barge was built in 1977, by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Japan, with a ship shaped bow, raised focstle deck and flush deck aft. The new owner will refurbish the barge at Conrad Shipyard in Morgan City, LA and have her retrofitted with two large pedestal cranes. She is being reflagged foreign, renamed “GMS-450” and will then be repositioned to the Orinoco River in Venezuela for employment as a floating equipment platform for a large construction project. Marcon acted as sole and exclusive broker.
The 7,200BHP U.S. flag twin screw tug “Gulf Commander” was sold by TT Boat Corporation of New Orleans to Hawaiian Inter- Island Towing, Inc. of Honolulu, Hawaii. The 150’ x 40’ x 22’ tug was originally built in 1976 by Equitable Shipyards of Madisonville, LA as an offshore anchor handling tug for Gulf Mississippi Marine and later taken over by Tidewater in 1992 with their acquisition of Zapata Gulf Marine. Tug is powered by twin EMD 20-645E5 diesels driving 144” x 144” fixed pitch props in kort nozzles and has a bollard pull of abt. 123 tons. Tow winch is an Intercon double drum with 5,000’ / 3,000’ of 2.5” wire capacity. After purchase, Hawaiian Inter-Island plans to sail the tug to the West Coast where she will be refurbished
acted as the sole in the barges over the years.
prior to going into service in the Hawaiian Islands. Marcon has previously sold this same Buyer several other
Marcon tugs and
The seismic vessels "Western Shore" lying on the U.S. Gulf Coast have WesternGeco Seismic Shipping LP of Petroleum Services. "Western Shore"
and "Western Wave” both been sold by Panama to Subsea was built in 1982 by
Quality Shipyard in Mississippi, measures 156' x powered by two CATD399 main engines producing
38' and is 2250 BHP.
measures 162' x
41' and is
in 1983 by Moss Point Shipyard, powered by two CATD398B main
engines built for
producing 1650 BHP. Both vessels were originally Western Geophysical as seismic vessels and will be
retrofitted for overseas non-seismic terms of the sale. These are the 5th
employment under the and 6th vessels sold by
Details believed correct, not guaranteed. Offered subject to prior sale of charter.