Marcon brokers sale of newbuild ASD tugs from Turkey to UAE

marconasdMarcon International, Inc., Coupeville, Wash., has brokered the sale and delivery of two 5,630 BHP new ASD sister-tugs from Turkish shipbuilders, Bogazici Denizcilik to owners in the United Arab Emirates. The tugs were designed by Cintranaval-Defcar of Spain for berthing and unberthing of vessels at LNG terminals, harbor assist, escort services, tandem towing, open sea services, fire fighting and oil recovery / oil pollution operations.

The 65 tonne bollard pull ASD tugs "Sea Eagle" (ex-Bogazici 9) and "Sea Falcon" (ex-Bogazici 8) measure 32.5 m length overall x 11.7 m beam x 5.6 m depth with a 4.30 m draft.Each is powered by twin CAT 3516B-HD turbocharged main engines developing 2,100 bkW each at 1,600 RPM coupled to Schottel SRP 1515 4-blade 2,600 mm controllable pitch azimuthing propellers. Free running, the tugs are expected to reach 13 knots maximum in calm weather. Auxiliary power is provided by two 150 ekW Caterpillar auxiliary and one 69 kW emergency/harbor generators. The tugs are fitted with a hydraulically driven Plimsoll anchor and single split drum escort tow winch with double warp and with combined double gypsies on the foredeck. Line pull is rated at 80 mt and static pull at 200 mt. Aft of the superstructure is a double drum Plimsoll tow winch rated at 65 tonnes pull and 130 tonnes static along with a 70 tonne towing hook, tow pins and stern roller.

Each tug is FiFi I rated and has twin water/foam monitors rated at 1,200/300 cu.m/hr.

Below deck, main tank capacities include 250 cu.m fuel, 53 cu.m fresh water, 70 cu.m ballast and 25 cu.m foam.

The tugs are specially designed for three-person operation towage duties in harbor and coastal waters, with a maximum accommodation capacity for up to 10 persons in two single, two double and one four berth air conditioned cabin.

"Sea Eagle" and "Sea Falcon" are classed Bureau Veritas I +Hull, Escort Tug, Unrestricted Navigation, Fire Fighting Ship / Water Spraying, +Mach AUT-UMS, Clean Ship and are now registered under the St. Vincent and Grenadines flag.

This is the first sale Marcon International has concluded with this yard.

Marcon International Inc. has brokered 24 sales and charters to-date in 2011. Several additional sales are pending and expected to close within the next 30 days.

July 28, 2011

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