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    Marcon announces sale of AHTS Fratelli Neri

    Vessel & ROV News // February 22, 2007

    Marcon International in the US has announced the sale of the 6,600bhp AHTS vessel Fratelli Neri (ex-Asso Cinque, Augustea Cinque, Off Barcelona) from European owners to Middle Eastern  buyers.

    She was built in 1977 by Maritima de Axpe SA of Bilbao, Spain. Dimensions are 197.6ft length overall by 42.64ft beam with a loaded draft of 15.91ft. She is currently classed with RINA.

    The vessel is powered by a pair of MAK 9M453AK 9 cylinder main engines producing 6,600bhp total at 550rpm. Propulsion is provided by Lips variable pitch props in fixed kort nozzles providing about 87 tons bollard pull ahead.

    She is fitted with a Norwinch double drum waterfall towing winch. Vessel had been working coastal anti-pollution control since 1999, but will now return to service in the oil industry.

    Marcon acted as sole broker in the transaction and handled previous deals for both buyer and seller.

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