MAY 14, 2013 — Vessel Management Services, Inc., a Delaware corporation, has sold the twin screw tug Sinuk to King River LLC of Palmer, Alaska.
The 85.8 ft x 28.5 ft x 10.0 ft depth, model bow tug was built in 1995 by J. Ray McDermott Shipyard in Morgan City, Louisiana. The tug, along with her sister Siku, were designed for coastwise towing and lightering of deck cargo / petroleum barges supplying remote sites and villages in southwestern and western Alaska.
Sinuk is powered by a pair of Caterpillar 3412DITA diesels totaling 1,248 bhp, turning five-bladed stainless steel props through Twin Disc MG540 6.18:1 marine reduction gears. Her stern configuration shrouds both propellers in tunnels, allowing the tug to work at a shallow draft of about 5.5 ft light and 8.25 ft loaded. Bollard pull for the class is about 25,000 lb ahead and 18,720 lb astern.
Sinuk's towing gear consists of a Markey TYS-24 single drum winch with a pendant drum, plus push knees forward. Ship's power is supplied by a pair of 105 kW generators driven by Cat 3304s. Tankage includes about 40,000 gal fuel, 700 gal lube oil and 2,800 gal fresh water.
The 117 grt tug is classed ABS +A1, Unrestricted Service, +AMS and carries an ABS International Load Line.
Sinuk was laid up for the winter in Bethel, Alaska out of the water at the time of purchase. The new owner has renamed the vessel Ari Cruz.
This is the fifth transaction that Marcon International, Inc. of Coupeville, Washington has concluded with the buyer. Marcon has handled over a 100 sales and purchases over the years for the seller and acted as sole broker in this sale.