R/V MILLER FREEMAN, COMMENTS: MFG: AMERICAN
SHIPBUILDING, TOLEDO OH. LAUNCHED 1967,
RECOMMISSIONED 1974, MAJOR REPAIR PERIOD 1999.
HULL ID NUMBER: R223. DISPLACEMENT: 1,920 TONS,
GROSS TONNAGE: 1,515 TONS, NET TONNAGE: 680 TONS.
CRUISING SPEED: 11 KNOTS, RANGE: 12,582 NMI,
ENDURANCE: 31 DAYS. VESSEL LENGTH: 215 FEET,
VESSEL BEAM: 42 FEET, VESSEL DRAFT: 21 FEET
(CENTERBOARD UP), 32 FEET CENTERBOARD DOWN, MAIN
ENGINE: MFG: GENERAL MOTORS, GEARED DIESEL,
RATED 2,200 HP. AUXILIARY PROPULSION: MFG:
SCHOTTLE, ELECTRIC LOWERABLE ONMIDIRECTIONAL BOW
THRUSTER, RATED 400 HP. PROPELLER: MFG: BIRD
JOHNSON, CONTROLLABLE PITCH, 4 BLADE, 10.1 FT
DIAMETER. HOURS ON MAIN ENGINE SINCE LAST
OVERHAUL: 3032, TOTAL HOURS UNKNOWN. DECK
MACHINERY: WINCHES: 1 EA MARCO 3550 LB, 1 EA
SEA-MAC 3300 LB, 2 EA RAPP-HYDEMA TRAWL WINCHES
22,000 LB, 2 EA NET REELS 18,000 LB, 2 EA LANTEC
23,000 LB, 1 EA HAULOUT 40,700 LB. CRANES: 2 EA
APPLETON 8,500 LB, 1 EA HAIB 2,750 LB. BERTHING:
50 TOTAL BUNKS; FOOD SERVICE SEATING: CREW/MESS,
16. BOATS: 1 EA 26 FT. MUNSON MOTOR LAUNCH, 6 EA
25-MAN INFLATABLE LIFE RAFTS. FUEL: APPROX.
60,000 GALLONS OF DIESEL IN UNKNOWN CONDITION,
REPAIRS ARE REQUIRED. PARTS MAY BE MISSING.* ALL
KNOWN AND SUSPECTED PCBS (POLYCHLORINATED
BIPHENYLS) HAVE BEEN REMEDIATED.**WARNING THIS
PROPERTY CONTAINS ASBESTOS. ASBESTOS HAS BEEN
IDENTIFIED IN PIPE INSULATION, EXHAUST BREECH
INSULATION, 9 X 9 FLOOR TILE, WALLBOARD ON THE
MAIN DECK AND HIGHER AND WALLBOARD IN THE WALK-IN
COOLER. ALL ASBESTOS ON THE VESSEL HAS BEEN
VERIFIED AS NON-FRIABLE (BONDED OR OTHERWISE
RENDERED UNAVAILABLE FOR RELEASE INTO THE
ATMOSPHERE THROUGH NORMAL USAGE). DO NOT RELEASE
FIBERS BY CUTTING, CRUSHING, SANDING,
DISASSEMBLING, OR OTHERWISE ALTERING THIS
REPAIRS MAY BE REQUIRED. PARTS MAY BE MISSING.
DEFICIENCIES, WHEN KNOWN, HAVE BEEN INDICATED IN
THE PROPERTY DESCRIPTION. HOWEVER, ABSENCE OF ANY
INDICATED DEFICIENCIES DOES NOT MEAN THAT NONE
EXISTS. BIDDERS ARE HIGHLY URGED TO INSPECT
PROPERTY PRIOR TO BIDDING. **R/V MILLER FREEMAN
WAS LAST FULLY OPERATIONAL IN OCTOBER OF 2010.
IT HAS BEEN INACTIVE SINCE THEN. MECHANICAL
CONDITION IS UNKNOWN. THE PROPELLER WILL NOT
TURN, POSSIBLY DUE TO A SEIZED PROPELLER SHAFT.
VESSEL CANNOT MOVE UNDER ITS OWN POWER AND WILL
HAVE TO BE TOWED AT BIDDERS EXPENSE. THE BIDDER
HEREBY CERTIFIES THAT IF AWARDED A CONTRACT UNDER
THIS INVITATION FOR BIDS. THE BIDDER WILL COMPLY
WITH ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL
LAWS, ORDINANCES, AND REGULATIONS, WITH RESPECT
TO THE CARE, HANDLING, STORAGE, SHIPMENT, RESALE,
EXPORT, OR OTHER USE OF THE MATERIAL HEREBY
PURCHASED. THE BIDDER WILL HOLD THE GOVERNMENT
HARMLESS FROM ANY OR ALL DEBTS, LIABILITIES,
JUDGMENTS, COSTS, DEMANDS, SUITS, ACTIONS, OR
OTHER CLAIMS OR ANY NATURE ARISING FROM OR
INCIDENT TO THE HANDLING, USE, STORAGE, SHIPMENT,
RESALE, EXPORT OR OTHER DISPOSITION OF THE
HAZARDOUS ITEMS PURCHASED.
THE CONDITION OF THE PROPERTY IS NOT WARRANTED.
Special Inspection Information
PROPERTY MAY BE INSPECTED FROM NOVEMBER 21ST THRU
NOVEMBER 27TH BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 9 AM UNTIL 3 PM BY
Please contact the custodian for inspection dates and times and for removal arrangements.
Property Location and inquiries/questions regarding property inspection and/or removal:
U.S. Department Of Commerce, Noaa
7600 Sand Point Way, N.E.
Seattle, WA 98115
Contact: Michael Hopkins
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:
20131120 05:00 PM CT
12/05 06:31 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
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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#4 (Current High Bid)
12/05/2013 06:11:44 PM CT
12/05/2013 06:11:44 PM CT
12/05/2013 05:19:45 PM CT
12/05/2013 04:52:29 PM CT
11/26/2013 08:19:39 PM CT
11/26/2013 09:20:09 AM CT
No bids currently
(*) Possible Extension. See Bidding Rules.