POSEIDON BARGE, HULL# YFNB-40, VESSEL LENGTH: 265,
VESSEL BEAM: 52, VESSEL DRAFT: 3, ENGINE TYPE:
DIESEL, ASBESTO TYPE: NON-FRIABLE, COAST GUARD
INSPECTED: YES, THIS VESSEL WAS BUILT FOR THE NAVY
IN 1945 AS A WORK BARGE. IT WAS CONVERTED FOR
NASA SERVICE (APOLLO PROGRAM) AND DESIGNATED AS
POSEIDON BY AVONDALE SHIPYARDS INC IN 1966. THE
VESSEL PLAYED A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN TRANSPORTING
THE SPACE SHUTTLE EXTERNAL TANKS AND WAS
EVALUATED IN 2007 AS ELIGIBLE FOR LISTING ON THE
NATIONAL REGISTER FOR ITS SIGNIFICANCE TO THE
SPACE SHUTTLE PROGRAM. THE VESSEL HAS A COVERED
DECK AND IS IN FAIR CONDITION FOR TRANSIT. THE
LAST DRY DOCK WAS APPROXIMATELY 2000. HULL TO MAIN
DECK WAS PAINTED, SOME SIDE SHELL AND BOTTOM
PLATE WAS REPAIRED AND REPLACED. CORROSION
PREVENTATIVE FILMS/GELS WERE APPLIED IN THE
BALLAST TANKS, AND SEA VALVES WERE SERVICED IN
1997 DRY DOCK. THERE IS COMMUNICATION AMONG THE
BALLAST TANKS, INDICATING WASTAGE BETWEEN SOME
WATER TIGHT BULKHEADS. TOW BRIDAL INCLUDED AT BOW
CONSTRUCTED IN A Y-BRIDAL CONFIGURATION MADE FROM
THREE LENGTHS OF CHAIN AND A TOWING PLATE. TOW
PENDANT APPROXIMATELY 20 FEET IN LENGTH. CHAIN
BRIDLES APPRXIMATLEY 55 FEET IN LENGTH. THOUGH IN
DIFFERING STATES OF FUNCTIONALITY ALL MECHANICAL
SYSTEMS ARE INTACT INCLUDING TWO BALLAST PUMPS/
MOTORS. ANCHOR WINDLESS/ANCHOR/ANCHOR CHAIN.
POTABLE WATER PUMP/MOTOR/ACCUMULATOR, SANITARY
SYSTEM, A/C SYSTEM, LARGE GALLEY EQUIPMENT,
WASHIER/DRYER, AND MSD. MOST OF THESE SYSTEMS WERE
REPLACED OR MODIFIED IN 1980~S AND 1990~S. TYPES
OF ENGINES: ONE PAIR MODEL 8-71V/150KW DETROIT
DIESEL PRIME POWER GENERATOR SET. THE PORT SET IS
AIR START AND THE STARBOARD SET IS ELECTRIC START.
GENERATOR PARTICULARS: DELCO MODEL E-5227M4, 1800
RPM, 150KW, 60HZ, 440VAC, 3 PHASE SWITCHBOARD
PARTICULARS: NON-PARALLEL, TWO 3 POLE, 150 AMP, 3
PHASE PULL OUT TYPE CIRCUIT BREAKERS. A 3 POLE,
100 AMP, 3 PHASE PULL OUT TYPE CIRCUIT BREAKER
FOR SHORE POWER. HOURS ON ENGINE ARE UNKNOWN BUT
WERE HAULED IN 1990~S.*****THIS VESSEL REQUIRES A
BID DEPOSIT OF $10,000. BID DEPOSITS MUST BE IN
THE FORM OF A CASHIER~S CHECK OR MONEY ORDER AND
SHOULD BE MADE OUT TO G.S.A. AND MAILED TO: GSA,
4QSCC, 401 W. PEACHTREE STREET, ATTN: TONYA
DILLARD, SUITE 2600, ATLANTA, GA 30308.
PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS MUST PROVIDE THEIR GSAAUCTIONS
LOGIN NAME, SALE AND LOT NUMBER, ADDRESS,
TELEPHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL ADDRESS. ONCE BID
DEPOSIT HAS BEEN RECEIVED, BID RIGHTS WILL BE
ASSIGNED*****ALL BID DEPOSITS WILL BE RETURNED
WITHIN FIVE BUSINESS DAYS FROM THE CLOSING DATE
OF THE SALE. ALL BIDDERS MUST BE REGISTERED VIA
GSAAUCTIONS.GOV WEBSITE*****CREDIT CARDS WILL NOT
BE ACCEPTED FOR THE BID DEPOSIT****REPAIRS MAY BE
REQUIRED******THE CUSTODIAN POINT OF CONTACT FOR
THE BARGE IS ERIC TAYLOR AND HE CAN BE REACHED
VIA PHONE AT 256-544-7137 OR VIA EMAIL AT
ERIC.S.TAYLOR@NASA.GOV AND THE INSPECTION POINT OF
CONTACT IS RICH HARRIS AND HE CAN BE REACHED VIA
PHONE AT 228-688-3790 OR VIA EMAIL AT
RICHARD.W.HARRIS@NASA.GOV*****ALL BID DEPOSITS
MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 12 NOON ON OCTOBER
THE CONDITION OF THE PROPERTY IS NOT WARRANTED.
Special Inspection Information
PLEASE CONTACT RICHARD HARRIS AT 228-688-3790 TO SCHEDULE AN
APPOINTMENT TO INSPECT THE LISTED VESSEL.
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:
Stennis Space Center
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
Contact: Eric Taylor
For inquiries/questions regarding payment, contact the following sales office:
GSA, FAS, 4QSCC
77 FORSYTH STREET
ATLANTA , GA 30303
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:
20110919 07:00 PM CT
10/04 09:10 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#3 (Current High Bid)
10/04/2011 08:50:58 PM CT
10/04/2011 08:45:18 PM CT
10/04/2011 07:33:33 PM CT
10/04/2011 04:24:07 PM CT
09/29/2011 08:38:35 AM CT
No bids currently
(*) Possible Extension. See Bidding Rules.