AHTS Isla Coronado soldVessel & ROV News // April 14, 2009
Marcon International in the US has announced that TMM Division Maritima SA de CV of Mexico has sold their 1982-built anchor handling tug supply vessel Isla Coronado to private buyers.
The 3,900bhp, Mexican flagged, AHTS was originally built by Halter Marine of New Orleans as Petromar Norseman, one of five ABS classed sister-vessels, for Petromar Offshore Corp of Rockport, Texas.
The vessel was taken over with the rest of the fleet by the US
Maritime Administration during the last big industry downturn in the mid-1980's.
After 1991 she traded as Pike at various times for Compagnie Nationale de Navigation (CNN) and Seacor before being picked
up by TMM in 1999 and operated in the Mexican Gulf out of Ciudad del Carmen.
The vessel was reflagged to Panamanian registry upon her delivery to the new owners.
Marcon acted as the sole broker in the transaction.