Marcon brokers its 300th tug

Written by Nick Blenkey
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SEPTEMBER 29, 2014 — Marcon International, Inc. of Coupeville, WA, has brokered its 300th   tug with the sale of the U.S. flag, twin screw tug Pacific Patriot (ex-Pacific King) from Kirby Marine Offshore to U.S. West Coast buyers on private terms.

Built in 1980 by the Main Iron Works shipyard in Bayou Blue, LA, the 1,700 bhp Pacific Patriot measures 77 ft x 26.5 ft x 11 ft depth of hull and is powered by twin Cat D398SCAC engines driving fixed pitch propellers in kort nozzles, developing a bollard pull of 26.4 tons and free running speed of 12 knots.

Towing gear includes an Intercon single drum SD-150 winch with a capacity of 2,000ft  of 1.5 in wire and driven by a GM 4-71 auxiliary engine.

The vessel had been laid up for several years at the time of sale. Marcon acted as sole broker in the transaction and has handled numerous sales and purchases over the years for the seller.

Pacific Patriot was one of seven Super D class, advanced-design, medium size tugs, and was originally built for PacTow for service in Long Beach and San Diego harbors.

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