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The Offshore Patrol and Survey Vessel RV TRITON is available for Sale or Extended Charter. The Owners are selling the TRITON on an “as is where is basis”. The ship is currently in Great Yarmouth, UK. The sale includes an un-reconditioned spare MTU main engine. Gardline will also consider a charter to buy arrangement. If purchased or chartered, various forms of vessel management and operating support can be “bolted” onto the arrangement to meet the client’s requirements as needed. We propose the BIMCO standard contract pro forma be used for either a sale or charter to buy. Gardline is willing to discuss preferential finance options for the sale, including vendor finance for a charter to buy arrangement and is open to negotiations on the cash price of the ship.

The ship spent the period January 2006 – October 2015 on contract as an OPV in the service of the Australian Government’s Border Force (ABF) undertaking long range Northern waters and Indian Ocean patrol. The ABF roles included fisheries protection, countering unauthorised immigration and other complimentary maritime border security activities.

This ABF mission saw the ship on patrol operations for more than 300 days per year and steam on average 4500 nautical miles per month often in very remote areas of the Indian Ocean and its environs using rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIBs) to board vessels of interest. The TRITON’s operational availability across this 8 year period exceeded 95% making it the most reliable vessel in the ABF Fleet.

Since leaving ABF service late October 2015, the ship voyaged to the U.K. via several ports of call in South East Asia, including PNG and the Republic of the Philippines in November 2015 at the invitation of the respective Governments. Since arriving U.K. mid 2017, the ship has been laid up in Great Yarmouth in “warm stack” condition to enable deployment within 42 days.

 

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