Two dynamic positioning class 3-capable construction support vessels (CSVs) tied up in Galveston, Texas, are being offered on the auction block by the US Marshall on 9 December
Pareto Shipbrokers reported that the two CSVs, Caballo Marango and Caballo Maya, will be available at auction ‘free of any liens or encumbrances whatsoever’. Pareto Shipbrokers said the auction would be administered by the US Marshall and held at the US Federal Court at 515 Rusk Ave in Houston, Texas. Bidders would have to be present or be represented by an authorised party.
The sale will be an open bid auction or “absolute auction”, where the successful bidder will need to deposit 10% of the offered price immediately upon acceptance of the bid, with the balance to be paid in full within seven days of the sale.
The CSVs will be sold separately and will be sold on an “as-is where-is” basis, with a Bill of Sale issued by the US Marshal.
2013-built Caballo Marango has an overall length of 141.7 m, beam of 28 m, draught of 5.5 m, accommodation for 399, with a clear deck area of 1,500 m2, covered deck area of 480 m2, main heavy lift crane with 1,000-tonne capacity and a helipad.
Built in 2011, diesel-electric Caballo Maya has an overall length of 143.5. m, beam of 28 m, draught of 5.5 m, accommodation for 364, with a clear deck area of 1,800 m2, covered deck area of 480 m2, main crane with 850-tonne capacity and a helipad.
Both vessels were designed by Singapore-based naval architect GB Marine and built by the Marco Polo Shipyard in Batam, Indonesia.
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