Marcon brokers sale of deck barge by Canadian owner

Written by Nick Blenkey
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MM 300

MAY 26, 2017 — Marcon International, Inc. reports that it has brokered the sale by McKeil-Malaspina Ltd. of Burlington, Canada of the 300′ x 90′ x 20′ ocean ballastable deck barge MM-300 (ex-UR-108, Goliat 11, ITM Belfast) to foreign private buyers.

The 9,694 tdw, Canadian-flagged, double raked barge was originally built in 1985 by Harland & Wolf Shipbuilders in Belfast, Northern Ireland, as Hull 3016.

MM-300 is classed DNV GL +1A1 Barge, dk(+) through February 2019.

The barge is heavily built with a 17 mm deck, 15 t/sq.m deck load, 169 MT point load at bulkhead crossing point, 235 MT at crossing of longitudinal bulkheads & transverse webs and has a tank capacity of abt. 13,875 cu.m ballast. Clear deck area is about 2,508 sq. m.

The barge last supported the KKC Hebron project in Bull Arm, Canada transporting solid ballast material between a transport vessel, onshore storage and deep water site plus transported heavy modules around the site.

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