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Marcon International Sells Vessels For Canadian Marine, Hornbeck

Canadian Marine (CANMAR) Drilling of Calgary, Alberta, Canada sold its 130-ft. by 44-ft. (40-m by 13-m) 2,250-bhp multi-purpose tug supply/coring vessel Canmar Supplier V to Anya Holdings of Cape Town. After being laid-up/ mothballed in the Arctic since 1986, the vessel was towed to Vancouver, B.C. and is now being prepared by the buyers for the voyage to South Africa.

Wirana Pte. Ltd. of Singapore purchased the 376-ft. (115-m) drillship Canmar Explorer from CANMAR. The 17,400-bhp ice-breaking tug supply boatCanmar Kigoriak towed theCanmar Explorer out of McKinley Bay in the Canadian Arctic and handed it over to the Russian tug Neftegaz 70 off Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska. The Neftegaz 70 continued to tow the Canmar Explorer to the Far East, where it will be scrapped.

After dropping off the Canmar Explorer, the Canmar Kigoriak returned to McKinley Bay where the vessel picked up the 30,000-toncapacitydrydock Canmar Careen and towed it to British Colombia, where the unit will be stored until sold.

Marcon International, Inc. of Coupeville, Wash, was involved in the sale of both vessels. Marcon has, in the past, handled the sales of the 8,000-hp tug Canmar Tuggerll, the 7,200-hp tug Canmar Sea Eagle, the 21,000-dwt barge Canmar Shuttle and the 5,200-hp tug/supply boat Canmar Supplier VI.

Hornbeck Offshore Services Sells Three Platform Supply Vessels Hornbeck Offshore Services of Galveston, Texas sold three 185-ft. (56-m) 2,200 hp platform supply vessels, Dapper Dan, John Henry and Omaha, en-bloc to Aries Marine Corp. of Lafayette, La. The vessels were originally part of the bloc of 20 vessels which Hornbeck purchased from Petrol Marine, of Houma, La., in 1992.

The vessels, renamed Chris V, Shelby C and Lauren E, respectively, are being placed into immediate service in the U.S. Gulf offshore oil patch. Aries Marine already has one vessel under contract and a second is expected to be working by early September. The third vessel is being refitted with liquid mud tanks and will be available for charter in November.

Marcon International acted as broker in the Hornbeck sale.

Vessels Still Available CANMAR still has available for sale, through Marcon, the 5,200-hp ice-classed tug/supplier Canmar Supplier VII, the 9,800-bhp ice-breaking supply boat Robert Lemeur, the 352-ft. by 92- ft. (107-m by 28-m) work barge Peter Kamingoak, the 30,000-ton drydock Canmar Careen, and twc arctic camps.

Still available for sale from Hornbeck are the 180-fit. (55-m) 2,640-hp Hos Canonero and the 190-ft. (58-m) 5,750 bhp Hos Goliath.

For more information on any of these vessels, contact Marcon International, P.O. Box 1170, 22 Front St., Coupeville, Wash. 98239, tel: (206) 678- 8880; fax: (206) 678-8890.

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