Marcon International, Inc. announced the sale of the seismic / survey vessel Romano (ex Cape Romano
, ex-Don Bollinger
) from Victoria H LLC
(part of the North American Marine Transportation Group
) to Brone Positioning
and Survey of Lagos, Nigeria
on private and
The 1965 American Marine Corporation built
unit was originally
commissioned by Cheramie BoTruc and rebuilt in 1983. The vessel was
subsequently sold to Bollinger Machine Shop. in 1995 and then onto Sea
Mar Equipment in 1996. Current sellers bought the vessel in 2003.
Romano is powered by a pair of CAT D398 diesels providing a total of
1700BHP and fitted a 200HP bow thruster. Three 150kW / GM8V71
generators provide electrical power
. Accommodations are provided for a
total of 32 persons in 8 staterooms.
The 146 x 36-ft. unit will be reactivated from lay up in the U.S. with
Class being reinstated prior to sailing to West Africa for employment.
Marcon acted as sole broker in the transaction.
To-date in 2007, Marcon International Inc.
, as shipbrokers, has sold or
chartered a total of 49 vessels and barges - an average so far this year
of one per week. Sales of several additional vessels and barges are
expected to close within the next 30 days.