THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE BEING SOLD AS ONE LOT AND
ARE NOT TO BE SEPARATED UNTIL AFTER THEY HAVE
BEEN REMOVED FROM THE GOVERNMENT FACILITY. THE
EX-SEA SHADOW (IX-529), YEAR BUILT: 1983,
BUILDER: LOCKHEED MARTIN, OVERALL LENGTH: 164
FEET, WATERLINE LENGTH: 118 FEET, EXTREME BEAM
68 FEET, WATERLINE BEAM: 58 FEET, MAXIMUM
NAVIGATIONAL DRAFT: 15 FEET, DRAFT LIMIT: 15
FEET, LIGHT DISPLACEMENT: 499 TONS, HULL
MATERIAL: STEEL HULL AND SUPERSTRUCTURE, DIESEL
ELECTRIC PROPULSION SYSTEM, NUMBER OF PROPELLERS:
TWO. (THE EX-SEA SHADOW SHALL BE DISPOSED OF BY
COMPLETELY DISMANTLING AND SCRAPPING WITHIN THE
U.S.A. DISMANTILING IS DEFINED AS REDUCING THE
PROPERTY SUCH AS IT HAS NO VALUE EXCEPT FOR ITS
BASIC MATERIAL CONTENT.) THE EX-HUGHES MINING
BARGE (HMB-1), COVERED SEMI-SUBMERSIBLE DECK
CARGO BARGE/FLOATING DRY-DOCK (WITH DOCKED EX-SEA
SHADOW (IX-529) ON BOARD.) HMB-1 - LIGHT
DISPLACEMENT: 4,585 TONS, LENGTH OVER ALL): 324
FEET, BREATH: 106.8 FEET, DEPTH: 18.8 FEET,
HEIGHT OF WING WALLS ABOVE MAIN DECK: 62 FEET,
LENGTH INSIDE WING WALLS: 276 FEET, WIDTH INSIDE
WING WALLS: 76.6 FEET, YEAR BUILT: 1972, DRAFT:
FORWARD: 8 FEET, AFT: 9 FEET, AIR DRAFT: 97.7
FEET, BUILDER: NATIONAL STEEL SHIP BUILDING
COMPANY, SAN DIEGO, CA., CONSTRUCTION: WELDED
STEEL, SPOON BOW AND FLAT BOTTOM WITH 18 INCH
DEAD RISE, AND RADIUS BILGE PLATING. THESE ITEMS
ARE BEING SOLD AS ONE LOT AND WILL NOT BE
SEPERATED. IN ORDER TO BID ON THIS LOT, BIDDERS
WILL NEED TO REQUEST A BID BUTTON BY PROVIDING A
BID DEPOSIT IN THE AMOUNT OF $10,000, AND A
SIGNED COPY OF THE ATTACHED STATEMENT OF INTENT
(COMPLETELY FILLED OUT). BIDDERS MUST AGREE TO
ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ON THE STATEMENT
OF INTENT. IF ANY TERM OR CONDITIONS IS NOT
AGREED TO OR IF NO BID DEPOSIT IS PROVIDED,
BIDDERS WILL BE CONSIDERED NON-COMPLIANT AND NO
BID BUTTON WILL BE ASSIGNED. ADDITIONALLY,
BIDDERS WILL NEED TO BE REGISTERED ON
GSAACUTIONS(SM) IN ORDER TO RECEIVED A BID BUTTON
AND WILL NEED TO SUPPLY THEIR ON-LINE USER NAME,
THE REGISTERED E-MAIL ADDRESS, A DAYTIME
TELEPHONE NUMBER, THEIR REGISTERED NAME AND
MAILING ADDRESS. THE BID DEPOSIT MUST BE IN THE
FORM OF AN ACCEPTABLE CREDIT CARD, CASHIERS CHECK
OR MONEY ORDER AND ALL REQUIRED INFORMATION MUST
BE RECEIVED BY 1:00 P.M. CST ON FRIDAY, MAY 4,
2012. CREDIT CARD DEPOSITS CAN BE CALLED INTO GSA
AT 215-446-5065. CASHIERS CHECKS OR MONEY ORDERS
MYST BE OVERNIGHTED TO GSA, PROPERTY, ATTN JOHN
LUBESKI, STRAWBRIDGES BUILDING, 10TH FLOOR, 20
NORTH 8TH STREET, PHIALDELPHIA, PA 19107. ALL
DEPOSITS FOR UNSUCCESSFUL BIDDERS WILL BE
RETURNED TO THE BIDDER WITHIN 3 BUSINESS DAYS OF
THE CLOSING OF THE SALE.
ONCE THE SALE HAS BEEN AWARDED, THE SUCCESSFUL
BIDDER MUST SUBMIT BALANCE OF PAYMENT AND A COPY
OF THE ATTACHED PERFORMANCE BOND (SF25) IN AN
AMOUNT OF NOT LESS THAN $500,000, WITHIN 10
BUSINESS DAYS. IF PAYMENT AND/OR SF25 IS NOT
RECEIVED, SUCCESSFUL BIDDER WILL BE CONSIDERED IN
DEFAULT OF THIS CONTRACT. TEN (10) DAYS NOTICE
IS REQUIRED TO SCHEDULE INSPECTION AND/OR
REMOVAL. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY. THIS SALE HAS
BEEN EXTENDED TO 21 DAYS TO ACCOMIDATE THE 10 DAY
*****PLEASE NOTE THIS SOLICITATION WAS UPDATED
ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012 TO CORRECT THE
LENGTH (OVER ALL) FOR THE EX-HMB-1. THE CORRECT
LENGTH (OVER ALL) OF THE EX-HMB-1 IS 324 FEET.
ADDITIONALLY, THE TIME-FRAME FOR SUBMITTING
STATEMENT OF INTENTS AND BID DEPOSITS HAS BEEN
EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2012, 1:00 P.M. CST.
THE CONDITION OF THE PROPERTY IS NOT WARRANTED.
Hull Thickness doc 2
Hull Thickness doc 1
Hull Thickness doc 3
Statement Of Intent
Special Inspection Information
INSPECTION AND REMOVAL BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. CONTACT PROPERTY
CUSTODIAN TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT. THIS IS A BID DEPOSIT
SALE. SEE DESCRIPTION AND ATTACHMENTS FOR TERMS.
Please contact the custodian for inspection dates and times and for removal arrangements.
Successful bidders are cautioned that they will be responsible for loading, packing and removal of any and all property awarded to them from the exact place where the property is located, as indicated below.
Property Location and inquiries/questions regarding property inspection and/or removal:
Maritime Administration National
Defense Reserve Fleet
Benicia, CA 94510
Contact: Ray Porter
For inquiries/questions regarding payment, contact the following sales office:
GSA, FAS, 3QSCA
20 North 8th St., 10th Floor
PHILADELPHIA , PA 19107
For inquiries/questions regarding contractual issues, contact the following sales contracting officer/property disposal specialist:
Auction Description and Bidding Rules
This is an English auction. At the close of the auction, the user with the highest bid wins the auction, as long as that bid is at or above the auction's reserve price. The reserve price is the lowest price accepted for the item.
Once you submit a bid, you cannot cancel it, but you can replace it with a higher bid. When you submit a new higher bid, it replaces your previous one.
Click the Bid History link to see the bids you have submitted in this auction (My Bids).
Current High Bid:
Reserve Price Amount:
Inactivity period for reduction of Bid Increment:
Reduction of bid increment:
Reduction of bid increment limit:
20120413 05:00 PM CT
05/04 05:31 PM CT
This auction will end in one of these ways:
- At the auction close time if no bids (proxy or flat) are placed within the inactivity period, or the auction is not subject to a inactivity period.
- After the inactivity period has passed without any bids (proxy or flat) being placed.
Note: "N/A" or a blank indicates that the value is not available for this auction.
How To Bid
Placing a Bid
GSA Auctions only accepts minimum and maximum bids. A maximum bid is the maximum amount you are willing to pay for an item. Maximum bids are also referred to as proxy bids. When you place your maximum bid, GSA Auctions will use as much of your bid as needed to make you the current winner of the auction or to meet the auction's reserve price. The minimum bid you can place is either the starting price of the auction, or the current high bid plus the bid increment.
GSA Auctions only accepts bids in whole dollar amounts. Bids in partial dollar amounts, $150.25 for example, will not be accepted by the GSA Auctions system.
The reserve price is the minimum price that GSA Auctions is willing to accept for an item. If your maximum bid equals or exceeds the reserve price, your bid will be placed at the reserve price.
How Are Tie Bids Resolved in GSA Auctions? If a bidder places a bid with the same proxy bid amount as another bidder, the previous (first) bidder will have the current high bid since their bid was placed first. Both bids are recorded with the same amount, displaying the first bidder with the same amount as current high bid, until another bidder bids higher.
Competing Proxy Limits
When two proxy bids compete, the greater of the two proxy limits always wins. If the greater proxy limit exceeds the lesser proxy limit by the bid increment, then a bid equal to the lesser proxy limit plus the bid increment will be placed. If the greater proxy limit does not exceed the lesser proxy limit by the bid increment, then the greater proxy limit's maximum bid will be placed.
Increasing Your Maximum Bid
You can increase your maximum bid if you are currently the winner in an auction. To increase your maximum bid, enter an amount greater than your current maximum bid. Increasing your bid will not increase your current high bid.
Decreasing Your Maximum Bid
You can decrease your maximum bid if you are currently the winner in an auction. To decrease your maximum bid, enter an amount less than your current maximum bid. You cannot decrease your bid below the minimum bid price.
Maximum Bid / Proxy Bid
Your maximum bid or proxy bid, submits bids on your behalf. You specify the maximum price you are willing to pay. If you are outbid, the system submits a replacement bid at a higher price to keep you in the auction. It will bid as much as your maximum bid but no more.
Your maximum price is not shown to any other bidders.
If the system reaches your maximum bid limit, it stops bidding for you. Submit another bid if you want to continue bidding.
Winning & Trading
The highest bid at the close of the auction wins.
If your bid is lower than the reserve price, you will not win the auction.
Reduction of Bid Increment Notes
The reduction of bid increment happens when there is no bid activity within a specified time for an auction. The system will decrease the incremental bid amount by a percentage upto a limit based on template codes designed for this purpose. All auctions are not subject to the reduction of bid increment rule. Here's an example: A bid increment is set at $25.00 for an auction. A No-Bid-Period has been set for 2 days at a reduction rate of 10 percent and a reduction limit of $20.00. After 2 full days of inactivity for the auction, the bid increment will be reduced by 10 percent now making the current bid increment $22.00. 10 percent of $25.00 = $2.50 rounded to the nearest dollar $3.00. The reduction is repeated for multiple inactivity periods until the reduction limit is reached or auction closes.
Note: When "Compatible" bidding occurs (two or more bids of the same amount are submitted), the "high bid" is determined by GSA Auctions system's evaluation, based on the time of submission and/or by proxy.
To enhance bidder privacy, and protect GSA Auctions users from fraudulent emails, GSA Auctions has changed how User IDs are displayed on the bid history page. Only you can view your User ID, all other members will see anonymous user IDs, such as Bidder*.
As of February 14, 2009 bidders will be assigned the actual bidder number for the sale/lot based on when they placed their bid, if you are the first bidder for this sale you will see Bidder#1, if you are the second bidder you will see Bidder#2.
Bidders in the Auction (Current top 10 bidders)
Bidder#13 (Current High Bid)
05/04/2012 05:21:11 PM CT
05/04/2012 05:12:29 PM CT
05/04/2012 04:33:05 PM CT
05/04/2012 04:13:09 PM CT
05/04/2012 03:22:17 PM CT
05/04/2012 03:00:45 PM CT
05/04/2012 01:45:53 PM CT
05/04/2012 08:59:14 AM CT
05/03/2012 06:36:55 PM CT
05/03/2012 12:12:41 PM CT
No bids currently
(*) Possible Extension. See Bidding Rules.