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Marcon brokers sale of 1980-built supply vessel

Written by Nick Blenkey

toby tideSEPTEMBER 13, 2012 — Marcon International, Inc. of Coupeville, Washington, reports the sale of the 180 ft U.S. flag supply vessel Toby Tide by Twenty Grand Marine Service, L.L.C. of New Orleans, to Ocean Marine Services, Inc. of Kirkland, Washington.

Marcon International, Inc. acted as sole broker in this transaction.

The ABS +A1 (E) +AMS classed, 180 ft x 40 ft x 14 ft supply vessel was built in 1980 by Halter Marine in New Orleans. She is powered by a pair of CAT D399TA diesel engines producing a total of 2,250 HP, turning 76 in x 70 in props through Reintjes WAV 1400 gears. This generates a max speed of 12 knots and cruising speed of 10 knots. Maneuverability is enhanced by a 300 HP Murray Tregurtha BT340 bow thruster. Ship’s power is supplied by a pair of 125 kW, 450vAC, 60Hz generators powered by GM8V71 diesels.

The 993.8 dwt vessel’s capacities include 94,300 gal fuel, 24,400 gal potable water, 180,400 gal drill water, 4,000 cu.ft dry bulk in four tanks, 1,230 bbl liquid mud and 640 long tons of deck cargo on her 111 ft x 30 ft clear aft deck. Air conditioned accommodations are provided for a crew of 20 in eight cabins with galley seating for 10 people.

This is the twentieth vessel to date that Marcon has sold from the sellers, with eight going to West coast operators. Over the years, Marcon has concluded sales of four OSVs and one 40,000 bbl ocean tank barge to the buyers.

On Toby Tide’s  arrival from Port Hueneme to Seattle, she was promptly drydocked in preparation to start working in Alaska. The vessel is being renamed  Sovereign, after the first 3,900 BHP, 185 ft AHTS, which Marcon sold to these owners from Offshore Logistics, Inc. twenty-two years ago.

Marcon has brokered a total of 25 sales and charters to-date this year. Several additional sales are pending and expected to close within the next couple of weeks.

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