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    Marcon completes sales of seismic/survey vessel

    Vessel & ROV News // November 29, 2007

    Marcon International has 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 confidential terms. 

    Built in 1965 for American Marine Corporation, the vessel was originally commissioned by Cheramie BoTruc and re-built in 1983. 

    The vessel was subsequently sold to Bollinger Machine Shop in 1995 and then onto Sea Mar Equipment in 1996. The current sellers bought the vessel in 2003. 

    Romano is powered by a pair of CAT D398 diesels providing a total of 1,700bhp 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 146ft x 36ft unit will be reactivated from lay up in the US with Class being reinstated prior to sailing to West Africa for employment.

    Marcon acted as sole broker in the transaction.

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