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Marcon International 2014 Sales and Charters - 7/31/2014 -

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Posted By Marcon International Staff - Marcon International, Inc.

On 2nd January 2014, Tradewinds Towing LLC’s, 2,800BHP, twin screw tug "Miss Lis” (ex-Kari A, Marine Pioneer) successfully completed her second 5,000nm plus back-to-back tow from the U.S. West Coast to the Hudson River in New York. After completing the 52-day tow of Traylor Bros.’ 225’ x 78’ ocean crane barge "Thomas W” from Long Beach, California the end of last September, "Miss Lis” promptly turned around and headed to San Francisco light. On 8th November 2013, the U.S. flag tug picked up ABF LLC’s (American Barge / Fluor Enterprises, Inc.) 250’ x 72’ x 15’ deck barge "OC 262” loaded with material for the new Tappan Zee Bridge Project. The "OC 262” will join other equipment from the Joint Venture group building the new $3.1 billion, 3.1-mile twin span cable stayed bridge crossing the Hudson River. This project is the single largest bridge construction project in New York’s history. The first span of the new twin-span bridge is scheduled to open in 2016 and the new bridge should be completed in 2018. Both long distance tows were fixed through Marcon International, Inc. as sole broker. The 82’ x 28.3’ x 11.2’ depth "Miss Lis” is powered by a pair Mitsubishi S12R-MPTAs (provided by Laborde Products, Inc.) developing total of 2,800BHP through Reintjes WAF562 4.5:1 reduction gears to 62.3” x 77” Nautican propellers in recessed, fixed kort nozzles with triple rudders. The tug was originally powered twin turbocharged GM12V149s developing 1,900BHP, but current Owners repowered her in 2007. "Miss Lis” was custom built in 1982 with a steel hull and aluminum superstructure as the "Marine Pioneer” by Marine Power & Equipment in Seattle for their affiliated operating company Marine Logistics Corp. The tug was specifically designed to not only be able to tow fully loaded barges the 2,300nm distance from Seattle across the Gulf of Alaska and on to Nome in the Bering Sea, but be able to work the loaded barge within the port’s narrow, six-foot deep channel, turn around and head back out to the open sea again.

The tug was purchased by Anderson Tug and Barge out of Seward, Alaska in the late 1980s and sold to Tradewinds in 2005 through the auspices of Marcon International. Marcon has sold Tradewinds Towing three tugs and fixed several additional tows to date over the last 9 years. In 2013, Marcon booked 25 sales and seven charters. Looking back over the past 33 years, we have averaged about 43 sales/charters per year. Since our first sale in 1983, Marcon has brokered a total of 1,342 vessels and barges sold or chartered. A full list is available on request.


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