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We are interested in receiving information on any vessels or barges, inland or ocean service, available for sale or charter. We can offer on a published or private & confidential basis. So far in 2018, we have recorded ten sales and one charter with several more pending. In 2017, we recorded fifteen sales and one charter. One 5,000HP ASD tug continues to be fixed on four-plus year charter in Latin America. We have averaged about 40 sales/charters per year for the past 37 years.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - Annual average U.S. crude oil production grew by 463,000 barrels per day (b/d) in 2017 to 9.3 million b/d after declining by 551,000 b/d in 2016.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - EIA estimates that U.S. crude oil production averaged 10.3 million barrels per day in February, up 230,000 b/d from the January level, when there were some well freeze-offs in the Permian and Bakken.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - Baker Hughes, a GE Company (NYSE:BHGE) announced that the international offshore rig count for February 2018 was 194, down 2 from the 196 counted in January 2018, and down 6 from the 200 counted in February 2017. The average U.S. offshore rig count for February 2018 was 17, down 1 from the 18 counted in January 2018 and down 3 from the 20 counted in February 2017.

Monday, February 26, 2018 - The Coast Guard is issuing an interim final rule to apply changes made by the 2016 final rule, Harmonization of Standards for Fire Protection, Detection, and Extinguishing Equipment, to inspected towing vessels.

The 502’ x 84’ x 42’ depth oil barge was originally built in 1980 by General Dynamics Corp. at a cost of US $19.7 million.

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - According to the Paris-based, International Energy Agency’s "Oil Market Report", global oil supply in January edged lower to 97.7 mb/d but was 1.5 mb/d above last year as rebounding US production underpinned non-OPEC output growth.

Tres Marine Corporation of Larose, LA sold their 2000-built mini-supplier "Peggy Jean" to U.S. East Coast buyers.

Monday, January 29, 2018 - On July 20, 2018, towing vessel owners and operators will be responsible for ensuring that their vessels comply with the provisions of 46 CFR Subchapter M.

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - In response to increased Arctic shipping traffic, the United States and Russian Federation have proposed a system of two-way routes for vessels to follow in the Bering Strait and Bering Sea.

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - The Coast Guard can issue Certificates of Inspection (COIs) to towing vessels utilizing the Towing Safety Management System (TSMS) option to comply with 46 CFR Subchapter M.

There are two options for documenting compliance with the requirements for Subchapter M to obtain a U.S. Coast Guard Certificate of Inspection for a towing vessel. There’s the USCG option, in which all inspections of the towing vessel are conducted by the USCG. There is also the Towing Safety Management System (TSMS) option.

As the last transaction of 2017, Marcon International brokered the sale of the U.S. flag ocean tank barge Klamath.

Marcon fixed the tow of the 400.3’ heavy lift crane barge "Pacific Lifter" from Tuxpan on Mexico’s East Coast to Ensenada, Mexico.

The 5,750BHP, U.S. flag tug "Ocean Pathfinder" has been sold to U.S. West Coast buyers after her completion of a three year bareboat charter.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center has issued Technical Note (MTN) 1-17. The guidelines apply to all requests to the Coast Guard for verification of compliance with design standards of 46 CFR Subchapter M. The MTN also provides guidance for submission of requests for equivalencies to design standards, for the use of alternate design standards, and for major conversion determinations for Subchapter M vessels.

Of the 13,322 vessels and 3,798 barges that Marcon currently tracks, 5,025 are tugs with 635 currently officially on the market for sale worldwide, up 42 or 7.08% from our last report in August, but down 3.05% and 16.23% from November 2016 and 2012, respectively.

Of the 3,798 barges and 13,322 vessels we currently track, 701 are tank barges with 56 inland and 26 ocean or coastal barges officially on the market for sale.

Of the 13,322 vessels (excluding barges) Marcon currently tracks, 746 are inland river pushboats with 113 officially on the market for sale (95 U.S. flag and 18 foreign flag).

Of the 13,322 vessels and 3,798 barges Marcon tracks, 1,130 are crew, fast supply & pilot boats with 221 officially on the market for sale, plus we have 44 boats available for charter worldwide.

Thursday, December 07, 2017 - This decision aid is designed to assist with preparation, completion and documentation of inspections or surveys of commercial towing vessels required to comply with 46 CFR Subchapter M. The job aid will generate a custom requirement list for a specific commercial towing vessel using any computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone.

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - In various contexts and in the course of many conversations, shipowners have expressed the expectation that ballast water management systems (BWMS) should be plug and play equipment.

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Marcon International, Inc. P.O.Box 1170, 9 NW Front Street, Coupeville, WA 98239 USA
Phone:360-678-8880 | Fax: 360-678-8890 | email
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