[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 118 (Monday, June 20, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35941-35943]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-15147]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Maritime Administration


Offer for Public Sale of Two High Speed Vessels

AGENCY: Maritime Administration (MARAD), Department of Transportation.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: MARAD is offering for public sale, on an ``as is, where is'' 
basis, two fast ferry vessels, ALAKAI, Official

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Number 1182234, and HUAKAI, Official Number 1215902.

DATES: Bids may be submitted on or before 5 p.m. July 20, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Heller, Office of Shipyards and 
Marine Engineering, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, 
SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: (202) 366-1850; or e-mail 
David.Heller@dot.gov. Copies of this notice may also be obtained from 
that office. An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded from 
the Federal Register's home page at:  http://www.archives.gov and the 
Government Printing Office's database at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Maritime Administration (``MARAD''), an 
agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation, is offering for public 
sale, on an ``as is, where is'' basis, two fast ferry vessels, ALAKAI, 
Official Number 1182234, and HUAKAI, Official Number 1215902 (each a 
``Vessel'' and collectively, the ``Vessels''). MARAD will warrant title 
to the Vessels and convey title free and clear of all liens. The 
Vessels were previously owned by Hawaii Superferry LLC and MARAD has 
obtained title through foreclosure. The Vessels were built in Mobile, 
AL by Austal USA and are currently berthed at Lambert's Point Dock, 
Norfolk, VA. Specifications for the Vessels are set forth at the end of 
this notice (no guarantee or warranty as to specifications is made by 
MARAD).
    All bids must contain specific information on the offer price, 
details of any financing for the purchase of the Vessels, timing of the 
closing of the proposed transaction, affidavit stating that the bidder 
is not affiliated with the former owner, Hawaii Superferry LLC, or any 
of its officers, directors or significant equity owners, and any 
contigencies that could affect the closing of the transaction. Bidders 
may be either U.S. citizens or foreign citizens. However, because the 
Vessels are U.S. flagged, any bidder who is a foreign citizen must be 
prepared to comply promptly with the provisions of 46 U.S.C. 56101 and 
MARAD's implementing regulations.
    Responsive and successful bids should include the following 
components: (1) Purchase of both Vessels (MARAD only will consider an 
offer for sale of a single Vessel if concurrent sale of both Vessels to 
separate buyers can be arranged), (2) monthly reimbursement of any lay-
up costs for the Vessels between the execution of a sale contract and 
closing of the sale, (3) purchase of the Vessels on an ``as is, where 
is'' basis with MARAD only required to warrant title to the Vessels and 
that they are free and clear of liens, and (4) cash sale or owner-
procured financing (proposals with MARAD financing of the Vessels will 
not be considered).
    The successful bidder will be required to submit a $500,000 deposit 
for each Vessel. Deposits must be made by wire transfer or in the form 
of a certified check, drawn on a U.S. bank and made payable to MARAD, 
within five business days of the bidder being advised that its bid is 
approved by the Maritime Administrator. The successful bid will be 
considered non-responsive if the bid deposit is not received in the 
required five business day time frame. The deposit is nonrefundable. No 
interest will be paid on the deposit. The successful bidder's deposit 
will be credited toward the bid offer. The successful bidder may not 
assign its right to the Vessel without consent of MARAD.
    The successful bidder will be required to sign the MARAD form 
vessel sale contract that, among other provisions, incorporates all of 
the requirements set forth in this notice.
    MARAD reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to seek 
additional bids from the bidders and any other interested parties. 
Arrangements to inspect the Vessel must be made through MARAD. All 
inspections will be at the bidder's own risk and expense. For 
additional information or to arrange an inspection, please contact Mr. 
David Heller at (202) 366-1850 or david.heller@dot.gov. Bids and 
affidavits must be submitted by overnight courier to the Maritime 
Administration, Office of Marine Financing, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., 
Room W23-432, Washington, DC 20590, Attention: Mr. Daniel Ladd, by 5 
p.m. 30 days from date of publication of this notice.

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            ALAKAI
Hull:
    Length...................  321.2'.
    Beam.....................  78.1'.
    Height to Upper Deck.....  30.8'.
    Design Draft at Transit..  11.67'.
    Passengers...............  836'.
    Vehicles.................  Cars 282 (max.) Trucks 28 forty-foot
                                trucks (342 lane metres) with 65 cars.
    Maximum Deadweight.......  800 tonnes/882 tons.
    Maximum Axle Loads.......  center lanes (dual axle load) 15.0 tonnes/
                                16.5 tons; (single axle load) 12.0
                                tonnes/13.2 tons; side lanes (dual axle
                                load) 12.0 tonnes/13.2 tons; (single
                                axle load) 9.0 tonnes/9.9 tons;
                                mezzanine lanes 1.0 tonnes/1.1 tons.
    Fuel.....................  215,000 litres/56,800 gal.
Propulsion:
    Main Engines.............  4 x MTU 20V 8000 M70.
    Gearboxes................  4 x ZF 53000-2.
    Waterjets................  4 x Kamewa 125 S11.
Performance:
    Speed....................  35 knots 90% MCR 400 tons.
            HUAKAI
Hull:
    Length...................  338.3'.
    Beam.....................  78.1'.
    Height to Upper Deck.....  30.8'.
    Design Draft at Transit..  11.67'.
    Passengers...............  836'.
    Ramp.....................  Stern Starboard Quartering.
    Vehicles.................  Cars 282 (max.) Trucks 28 forty-foot
                                trucks (342 lane metres) with 65 cars.
    Maximum Deadweight.......  800 tonnes/882 tons.

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    Maximum Axle Loads.......  center lanes (dual axle load) 15.0 tonnes/
                                16.5 tons; (single axle load) 12.0
                                tonnes/13.2 tons; side lanes (dual axle
                                load) 12.0 tonnes/13.2 tons; (single
                                axle load) 9.0 tonnes/9.9 tons;
                                mezzanine lanes 1.0 tonnes/1.1 tons.
    Fuel.....................  215,000 litres/56,800 gal.
Propulsion:
    Main Engines.............  4 x MTU 20V 8000 M70.
    Gearboxes................  4 x ZF 53000-2.
    Waterjets................  4 x Kamewa 125 S11.
Performance:
    Speed....................  35 knots 90% MCR 400 tons.
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    By Order of the Maritime Administrator.

     Dated: June 14, 2011.

Murray Bloom,
Acting Secretary, Maritime Administration.
[FR Doc. 2011-15147 Filed 6-17-11; 8:45 am]
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