Marcon completes sale of StephaniturmVessel & ROV News // December 16, 2005
Marcon International in the US has completed the sale of the 68.4m x 13.6m North Sea class dive support vessel Stephaniturm (ex-Seaway Stephaniturm, ex-DSND Stephaniturm, ex-Ocean Stephaniturm, ex-British Stephaniturm, ex-Stephaniturm) from Horizon Vessels Inc in Delaware, to Southeast Asian buyers.
The dynamically positioned vessel is powered by two Deutz SBA8M528 main engines with a total of 2,400bhp and fitted with two 600hp retractable azimuthing and one 480hp tunnel bow thruster, a 600hp retractable azimuthing stern and 480hp tunnel stern thruster interfaced with a Simrad ADP 702 DP system.
Dive capabilities include a three-man dive bell launched thru a moonpool with guide wires and cursor system, 12 man Draeger saturation dive system upgraded in 1994 rated for 300m with split-level capability for up to 6 + 4 +4 divers in three living chambers, self-propelled hyperbaric rescue vessel and 400,000ft3 gas storage. Air conditioned accommodations are provided for 68 persons in 38 cabins.
Stephaniturm was lying in the UK at the time of the purchase. This is the third sale Marcon has brokered for Horizon Offshore in the last twelve months. Marcon acted as sole broker in the sale. So far in 2005 Marcon International has sold or chartered a total of 60 vessels and barges.