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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.

transaction.

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.

"Western Wave"

was built

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

Marcon

for

these

same

owners

since

2000.

Marcon

acted

as

sole

broker.

www.marcon.com

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

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