Marcon confirms Toisa Mariner sold to BluestoneVessel & ROV News // May 29, 2008
Broker Marcon International in Coupeville, Washington, has confirmed that Toisa Ltd of Bermuda recently sold Toisa Mariner to Bluestone Offshore Pte of Singapore on private terms.
Toisa Mariner is a 1980-built, DP 1 PSV/ROV support vessel measuring 236ft x 52ft x 21ft which has a deadweight of approximately 2,100 tonnes.
Originally commissioned as Balder Baffin, the unit was also named Sable Sea and Marinous, until the current owners purchased it in 1990.
The vessel is set to remain under the Bahamas flag but be renamed Bluestone Topaz, with the new owners intending to convert the unit to a deepwater geotechnical drilling unit.
Until recently, the vessel had been working on a term contract offshore Qatar.