1988 Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., Inc. 224' Ocean Survey Vessel, Stalwart Class T-AGOS-12 For Sale

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1988 Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., Inc. 224' Ocean Survey Vessel, Stalwart Class T-AGOS-12 - #1
1988 Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., Inc. 224' Ocean Survey Vessel, Stalwart Class T-AGOS-12 - #1
1988 Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., Inc. 224' Ocean Survey Vessel, Stalwart Class T-AGOS-12 - #1
1988 Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., Inc. 224' Ocean Survey Vessel, Stalwart Class T-AGOS-12 - #2
1988 Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., Inc. 224' Ocean Survey Vessel, Stalwart Class T-AGOS-12 - #1
1988 Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., Inc. 224' Ocean Survey Vessel, Stalwart Class T-AGOS-12 - #2

Boat Details

Year:
1988
Type:
Commercial
Brand:
Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., Inc.
Category:
Utility
Model:
224' Ocean Survey Vessel, Stalwart Class T-AGOS-12
Length (LOA):
224' (68.28m)
Beam:
43'
Min. Draft:
144"
Max. Draft:
180"
Trailer:
No
Stock #:
084726
Location:
Seattle, Washington
Status:
Available
Generator:
Yes
Air Conditioning:
Yes
Reason for Selling:
The seller was going to charter the vessel, but is now going another direction.
Engine Details
Count:
4
Year:
1988
Brand:
Caterpillar
Model:
D398
Size (each):
970 hp
Hours:
--
Fuel Type:
Diesel
"ICE STRENGTHENED HULL & QUIET RUNNING! Offshore Support Vessel FOR SALE!"

This is a 224', Offshore, Support Vessel built by the Tacoma Boat Building Company in 1988. It is Hull 12 of a Series of the Stalwart Class named after hull number 1. It was named by the US Government as a T-AGOS, Which means (Civilian, Auxiliary, General, Ocean Surveillance).

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1988 Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., Inc. 224' Ocean Survey Vessel, Stalwart Class T-AGOS-12 - #1
1988 Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., Inc. 224' Ocean Survey Vessel, Stalwart Class T-AGOS-12 - #1
1988 Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., Inc. 224' Ocean Survey Vessel, Stalwart Class T-AGOS-12 - #1
1988 Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., Inc. 224' Ocean Survey Vessel, Stalwart Class T-AGOS-12 - #2
1988 Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., Inc. 224' Ocean Survey Vessel, Stalwart Class T-AGOS-12 - #1
1988 Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., Inc. 224' Ocean Survey Vessel, Stalwart Class T-AGOS-12 - #2
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1988 Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., Inc. 224' Ocean Survey Vessel, Stalwart Class T-AGOS-12 - #1
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1988 Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., Inc. 224' Ocean Survey Vessel, Stalwart Class T-AGOS-12 - #1
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1988 Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., Inc. 224' Ocean Survey Vessel, Stalwart Class T-AGOS-12 - #1

1988 Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., Inc. 224' Ocean Survey Vessel, Stalwart Class T-AGOS-12 Utility in Seattle, Washington

Stock #084726

Although located in Canada, due to Canadian regulations, this boat is not available for sale to potential buyers in Canada.

This is a 224', Offshore, Support Vessel built by the Tacoma Boat Building Company in 1988. It is Hull 12 of a Series of the Stalwart Class named after hull number 1. It was named by the US Government as a T-AGOS, Which means (Civilian, Auxiliary, General, Ocean Surveillance).

(Ocean Survey Vessel).

This ship was referred to as T-AGOS -12.

She is an all steel vessel with passive anti roll tanks.

Rear Deck is Approximately 45' in Length.

There are approximately 57,000 gallons diesel fuel on board.

All engines were started Oct. 10-13th 2017.

Bridge was also powered up. Most of the systems were powered up & inspected.

Originally built for the US. Navy by the Tacoma Boat Building Company in Tacoma, Washington for towing a sonar device for underwater, ocean surveillance in the late 1980's as USNS Vigorous.

The original, large, cable reel for towing the sonar device was removed in 2004/5. An A frame & control tower were put in it's place with a pair of shipping containers acting as a wet lab underneath & storage garage/dive locker. Will need new air compressor.

It complements 30 people. The hospital room accommodates at least four more.

The ship was always contractor maintained under contract to MSC (Military Sealift Command) until transferred to the USEPA (United States, Environmental Protection Agency).

Ordered by the US Navy in 1987, the keel was laid in 1988, & delivered to the US Navy in October 1989, then immediately assigned to the Military Sealift Command(MSC) which used it to gather acoustical data & help the US protect against Submarine warfare during the Cold War.

Technology advanced & the sonar job was given to a Giant Diesel Electic Power Catamaran.

After many years of service, the job became obsolete & the boat was then used as an Ocean Support Vessel by the USEPA.

Mid way through its' MSC service the ship was renamed USNS BOLD, later transferred to the USEPA in 2004 as OSV BOLD as an Ocean Survey Vessel for scientific research.

In 2013 OSV BOLD was sold to the Seattle Maritime Academy for training.

In 2015 she was sold to the current owner for private use by GSA which is the Government Services Administration. After offering it to the other government agencies, it was sold at auction to the current owner.

The DOD (Dept. of Defense) has cleared it of any sensitive government material or munitions.

BOLD is now a civilian ship & is a US Coast Guard documented vessel.

This makes it simple to transfer the ownership.

It is unclassed at the moment, will need a new COI(Certificate Of Inspection), Load Line Certificate, & can be ready for a new life at sea.

She is fully operational for the most part.

The Captain says she dances through the water, is stable as can be, & turns on a dime.

BOLD is highly maneuverable, especially with the 550 horse power, bow thruster.

It is possible that most of the crew from the last ten years may be available. Some are standing by.

Seller recently had an engineer start up all the main engines for maintenance in Feb. 2017

This is the 12th hull in a series that the Tacoma, Boat, Building Company turned out. It also, turned out the 16th hull.

All together 23 sister ships where put out by three different US manufacturers & three different classes.

The other two manufacturers that were awarded contracts were Halter Marine & McDermott Shipbuilding.

The classes are Stalwart(18), Victorious(4), & Impeccable(1).

There were also three different hull shapes. The Stalwarts have a conventional monohull, The Victorious have a smaller SWATH(Small WAter Plane Twin Hull ), & the Impeccable has the larger SWATH Hull.

Two others Victorious class ships were produced in Japan under license (as Hibiki class) by:
Mitsui Shipbuilding and Engineering Ltd

This is a Stalwart Class Vessel.

The First vessel was named USNS Stalwart. The latter hulls were called Stalwart Class.

Stalwart-class (T-AGOS) ships were a class of United States Naval Ship (USNS) for the sole purpose of auxiliary support, Ocean Surveillance Ships commissioned between April 1984 and January 1990. Their original purpose was to collect underwater acoustical information using the Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System (SURTASS), This is a low frequency active sonar system (LFA).

The giant winch used to tow the four mile long cable connected to the side scan sonar device has since been removed in the 2004/2005 refit.

The USEPA installed two containers to house a wet lab & dive locker where the Winch used to be

There are three other winches attached currently which the USEPA utilized. They have a data cable inside the cable.

There is an extra spool on the upper deck. One was for an ROV, a CDT, & Sonar array.

BOLD can be a private ship or yacht.

Each cabin is 120 square feet except for the Master & Chief Engineers cabin which is 160 sf. Many have their own bathroom for the most part. The rest share one between two rooms.

There are at least 26 individual cabins, not including the Hospital room that has four bunks.

Four of the cabins have a pullman which is an extra fold down bed. These cabins also have a traditional bed.

There is room for at least 34 people. The ship was meant to have a crew of 14. 20 others can have a bed too.

The Machinery Plant is Diesel Electric.

It has an Ice Reinforced Hull, was designed, & made for operation at the North & South Poles in isolation on its' own.

The hull is double plated from the engine room forward.

It is perfectly suited for surveying the oceans of the world in the most remote regions possible.

It is very quite running because it is operated by two 800 horsepower, electric motors. The generators that power them are on steel I beams that are mounted on giant rubber resilient mounts.

At three knots, the vessel is virtually undetectable acoustically. This is some of the original stealth technology.

There are also little to no restrictions in purchasing this vessel.

Some certifications are due & or expired.

Boat can be towed easily to a local dry dock or run under it's own power.

Will need to be USCG inspected & get a new Certificate of Inspection.

Ship was Refit 2005 & 2012.

Includes a water maker with almost five thousand gallons of storage.

The vessel includes 2 tenders & 2 cranes.

One Crane was just over hauled. There is a large A frame on the back deck for lifting equipment like an ROV, Sonar device or a Sub. It can be removed to make room for a helicopter pad.

Seller had an engineer on the boat to see if it is possible to put a flight deck on board. It is, & the deck is wide enough, can support the load, & will be stable enough with some modifications.

Just about all of the equipment the EPA had on board is still there.

The hospital on board is fully equipped, There is a large kitchen, rec room, & mess hall, wash room with three washers & three dryers. There are huge dry goods storage rooms, an exercise room, a giant walk in cooler & freezer. A thaw room is forward & attached to the freezer room. The water heaters are huge & fairly new in 2012. There are at least three. There is a chemical storage room, an electricians shop full of tools, an engineers shop with a massive lathe, & drill press among other things. There are several large ice makers & several other refrigerators & freezers, a wet lab is on the stern & a very large dry lab mid ships with lots of scientific equipment such as a water distiller. Aft of the Dry lab is a large computer lab.

There is a separate room for the bow thruster, the main ac panel which is forward, & under the electricians shop in the bow is a large room full of rope, line, nets, buoys, & tons of gear.

The chiller room has tons of spare freon. Next to that room is a large parts room full of all kinds of fittings. There are also more parts stored in the main motor room.

Across from the Chill water room is the water, tank, macerator room.

Everything goes with the vessel that is on the vessel.

Includes immersion suites, dive set ups & bottles.

All the original paint is there in a locker on the back deck. There will be no guessing on trying to match paint. All the equipment necessary to paint is there as well.

There is general sampling instruments such as corers, dredges, & trawls.

The boat comes with a full set of tools & equipment necessary for operation. There is an incredible amount of parts on board.

The galley is fully equipped with a fryer, dishwashers, & everything restaurant would have to serve a crew properly.

The EPA owned & operated it from 2004-2013.

Currently, there is a care taker living on the ship. It has always been plugged in to the utilities, exhausts covered, fuel circulated, main electric motors plugged into a warmer, among other things.

Someone has been either guarding it or living on it since the seller purchased it.

The Siemens Damage Control System was just replaced. It is new.

The seller employed one of the former engineers to do a conditions report once he bought it in 2015. He also installed new brushes on the electric motors & examined the rear shaft seals which were found to be in good shape.

All the systems were started including the main motors, the five generators, chill water system, ac system, bow thruster, & the boat was moved back in forth in it's slip under it's own power. The engineer says everything is working great except a couple water pumps could be rebuilt. The parts are all there.

Generally there are limitations with buying a former Military Vessel. In this case the US Dept. of Defense has inspected it & there are limited restrictions on the sale of this vessel.

This vessel just needs a standard commerce declaration to leave the country. The US Dept. of Commerce has a standard form. They just want to know that the boat is not being taken to one of the four countries that the US is not trading with at the moment. They include Syria, North Sudan, North Korea & Iran. As long as their form telling them who the purchaser is, what the intended purpose is with the boat, & tell them the destination port it is going to, then the boat is free to go after they approve. This can be pre approved for the most part over the phone with the US Dept. of Commerce. The trade code is 8A992.

It is also not allowed to be used to help Russia prospect or help with the production of oil.

The seller intended to charter/lease the vessel & has since gone another direction.

The mooring may be available to who ever buys it. It is in a private mooring currently. The mooring was set up specifically for this vessel. A new owner will most likely have to negotiate new terms with the dock owner.

Several reputable Dry Docks are located Near by.

The ship is currently an Uninspected, Ocean, Supply Vessel (OSV).

This boat can service the globe with approx. 233,200 gallons of fuel storage in 16 tanks according to the survey report.

Extended sea time: 90 days at 3 knots, plus 3,000 miles at 11 knots Cruise which is at 80% power.

There is a diagram of the fuel chart in the pictures.

The A frame on the back deck was newly installed in 2005.

The EPA banned Halon production in 1994. They updated the ship in 2004/2005 with the new, automatic, fire, suppression system from Anzul with a Sapphire system. There is no longer Halon gas aboard. It is a clean agent system.

Load Line Draft: 14'-11-6.25''

Light ship weight is 1,444 long tons.

Light ship draft is 10'-10-1/8''

The USCG records it as a 198' Vessel. That is a perpendicular measurement.

The boat is full of other fire fighting equipment including helmets & suits.

All of the extinguishers, including the sapphire system will need to be re certified. 2013 is when they were last certified. Seller had an estimate in 2015. It came out to be less than $5,000 USD.

The life rafts will also have to be re certified. There are four.

Last certified 2013

Powered by Electric Motors, fueled from the power created by Caterpillar 970 HP D398 Engines.

The Main Propulsion system consists of:

Four - 970 HP, Caterpillar, D398 Engines. 500 Kw/750kva.
Last overhauled 2012

Two - 800 HP, GE DL58X170535 SCR Drive, Electric, Propulsion Motors.

Emergency generator: KATO/Caterpillar 3408, 550 Kw.

Two Shafts rated at 800 Horse Power each.

The main engines (Generators) were rebuilt in the 2012 dry docking.

The only hours on them are from it's voyage from Key West to Seattle in 2013.

The boat is currently sitting in fresh water & has been for the last three years.

Dinghy included: 2, jet propulsion, Yanmar, diesel powered.

Information On Condition

In water survey preformed August 21, 2015

Last Surveyed August 2015 for insurance purposes.

Last Hauled & Complete Dry Dock preformed January 2012.

The bottom is not due to be done until late 2017

Last under water inspection July 2015

Super structure & coating is generally good. Hull shows some slight battering & scrapes.

Some corrosion above & below the water line.

Will need a new load line certificate & New COI from the USCG.

The ABS is expired in 2015. The seller did not want to make a decision on what to class it as. It is open to classification. Plus, if this is going international, it doesn't need the ABS classification.

The life boats & the fire systems like fire extinguishers will have to be certified as some of the certifications have expired & are due on a yearly basis.

The ship comes with the original manual & all of the ships records & dry dock binders full of the updates that were done.

Seller said any engineer that reports on this boat will be very happy with it. He believes the condition of the boat is in top shape. It just needs a crew & it is ready to for a voyage.

Many of the T-AGOS Ships have hand their engineering systems upgraded to digital. This still has an analog system. It is still capable of running the ship well. The engineering system is between the main motor room & the Main Generator room. There is an estimate of around $500,000 US to change engineering system to digital. Will take approx. four months.


The ships engineer said she is fully operational as of October 2016.

The resilient mounts look like they may need to be changed out. According to the Boat manual they are to be changed out on a regular basis(Every 7 Years). They may be due.

According to the crew, there is one thing unknown on the ship. it did not happen very much, one of the engines has lost power & breaker would have to be re set & they could continue. The boat sold before the crew could solve it. Other than that happening a couple of times, the boat always ran excellent.

The previous contractor who was in charge of the ship thinks that once a crew was back aboard, the ship could be cleaned up in thirty days.

Paint is available. If it is bad at least all the paint codes are available.

There will have to be some rust abatement & some welding done.

One of the locker doors on the back deck needs a hing re welded.

Many of the ships interior lights are out. The care taker is in the process of changing the light bulbs. The boat is like a small town.

The light pole on the bow will most likely need to be rebuilt. It has seen better days. One of the legs on the tripod has rusted, so it is standing on two legs. It holds the three white bow lights.

The waste tanks were emptied in the Fall of 2016

The bridge air conditioning should be serviced & the main walk in fridge & freezer may need to be serviced just because it has not been used in a couple years.

Seller just emptied the grey water tank June 2016. It was just about full.

Approximate boat location: Seattle, Washington

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