Bisso Marine recently mobilized the 700 ton capacity D/B Cappy Bisso to Gulfport, Miss., to launch four newly built tractor-type tugs. In a single day, the four identical vessels, each weighing 650 tons, were rigged up,lifted and safely placed into the water.
Bisso Marine recently mobilized a salvage team, the salvage support barge C/B BIG EAGLE and the 700 ton capacity D/B Cappy Bisso to salvage a crawler crane which had fallen into the Atchafalaya River in Berwick, La. The crane, which weighed approximately 100 tons, was knocked into the river upon contact with the HWY 90 Bridge in 2005. At the salvage location the water was 30 ft. deep, but in the two years since the collision
Bisso Marine Co. successfully launched a 350 ton Bahamian Patrol Vessel for Moss Point Marine, a division of Halter. In order to make the lift, DB Cappy Bisso had to be ballasted down to 10 ft. to clear the 44 ft. air draft under the I-10 Bridge in Moss Point, Miss. Moss Point Marine Engineered and fabricated a cradle to support the vessel for the launching. The rigging for the lift was supplied by Versabar.
Bisso Marine recently completed the salvage of a 105 Class Liftboat from 258 ft. of water from the Main Pass Area. The liftboat, which was believed to have sunk in much shallower water in the mid 1980's, was discovered to be on top of a 20-in. pipeline after Hurricane Ivan. Bisso Marine took extreme care to remove the liftboat to minimize the potential damage to the pipeline. As a precautionary measure the liftboat was lifted several feet above the pipeline then moved several hundred feet
Bisso Marine Company, Inc. heavy lift crews using the 700 ton D/B Cappy Bisso and the 600 ton D/B Lili Bisso, recently loaded out five deck sections at Houma Industries in Harvey Louisiana. The largest section weighed 725 tons. Rigging for the project was provided by Versabar of Belle Chasse, La.
Bisso Lufesa Contratistas Maritimos S.R.L. was formally introduced at a special reception as a full-service marine contractor providing services to the maritime, shipping and offshore energy industries. Held at the Swissotel Lima, the gala featured more than 400 guests, including representatives of the maritime and oil and gas industries, government officials and naval authorities. Headquartered in Lima, Bisso Lufesa combines the expertise, resources and experience of Bisso Marine
Bisso Marine Co. has completed the salvage operation of a sunken drll rig at the Halter Gulf Repair Industrial Canal facility in New Orleans, La. The 145 x 97 x 22 ft. vessel sank 20 years ago, and had resisted many previous salvage attempts by other salvors. The rig was constructed with two 18 ft. diameter pontoons, which were connected by a substantial floor and interior bracing arrangement. Bisso's salvage plan called for cutting the 860 ton wreck into three sections
Bisso Marine, provider of energy and maritime support services, recently completed a pipelay project off the Southeast Louisiana coast. Dive crews aboard the DSV Joseph Bisso laid 900 ft of six-inch pipe at a water depth of 66 ft about 20 miles south of Grand Isle in the Gulf of Mexico. The pipeline was laid using a portable lay system and the vessel’s 30-ton hydraulic crane. The month-long project also involved installing a 16 by six-inch hot tap fitting that allowed the client to
Bisso Marine, provider of energy and maritime support services, has acquired a 12-man portable Saturation Diving System. The new SAT System has a working depth of 1,000 feet (300 meters). It features a dual-lock, six-man deck decompression chamber, a 12-man launchable flyaway hyperbaric rescue chamber, a dual-lock, six-man come-out chamber and a three-man diving bell. “This SAT System expands our working depth and fully maximizes our bottom time
Oscar Lopez joins T&T Bisso as an Assistant Project Manager and On-Site Coordinator, bringing more than 10 years of experience in Salvage Logistics support and Project Management. After serving on active duty in the U.S. Army, Lopez began his maritime career as a Salvage Diver for Titan Salvage in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., quickly moving to take over the management of Titan's ocean going Jack-Up barge fleet as well as acting as On-Site Project Coordinator on international
Bisso Marine lifted two sections of a subsea basket weighing 275 tons each. The company used the D/B Cappy Bisso to lift the two sections of the subsea basket onto a materials barge for delivery offshore. The derrick barge had to hold one of the 275-ton sections in place while the two pieces were
By Jim Shirley, from the December 2010 edition of MarineNews The Bisso Doctrine takes its name from the 1955 U.S. Supreme Court case, Bisso v. Inland Waterways Corp., in which it was established in a majority opinion of the Court that exculpatory clauses in towing contracts are invalid as a
Resolve Marine Group and T&T Bisso have announced their coalition for Marine Firefighting services in U.S. waters. This agreement combines both companies’ extensive firefighting infrastructure to produce overlapping coverage and higher volume firefighting capacity throughout the U.S
BAE Systems joined with Mid Ocean Tanker Company (MOTC), Mid Ocean Marine and Alterna Captial Partners earlier this year to commission the American Phoenix, a U.S. Flag/Jones Act-qualified product-chemical tanker. Measuring 616 x 105 ft. with a laden draft of 36 ft
Bisso Marine announced the addition of Andy Wojtaszczyk. Wojtaszczyk joins the company as Subsea Services project manager, managing saturation diving and ROV operations. Prior to joining Bisso Marine, Wojtaszczyk served as ROV superintendent in Equatorial Guinea for Bienvenue Consulting
BISSO Marine has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification of its Quality Management System. BISSO Marine received the ISO 9001:2008 certification after being assessed by ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc. The certification is the first piece of an expanding certification program for the company.
Bisso Marine, a provider of energy and maritime support services, announced that Taylor King is the winner of the annual Bisso Marine Safety Award Drawing. King was selected from a pool of 220 eligible employees. To be eligible for the drawing
Bisso Marine successfully loaded a 281-ton umbilical reel onto an offshore installation vessel. Using the 700-ton D/B Cappy Bisso, the crew loaded the 281-ton umbilical reel from shore to the installation vessel for transport to a deepwater location 190 miles south of New Orleans in the Gulf of
T&T Marine Salvage helped clean up an oil spill after a collision between an oil tanker and a barge spilled 450,000 gallons of crude oil into the Sabine-Neches Waterway. T&T Marine Salvage responded to the oil spill by mobilizing 50 personnel
T&T Bisso, provider of vessel emergency response, salvage and marine firefighting services, announced an exclusive cooperative services agreement with Foss Maritime Company. Foss Maritime, based in Seattle, offers maritime services and project management to customers across the Pacific Rim
T&T BISSO announced an exclusive cooperative services agreement with Cook Inlet Spill Prevention and Response (CISPRI). Based in Nikiski, Alaska, CISPRI is a comprehensive standby oil spill response cooperative whose mission is to provide immediate response capability to its member companies
Bisso Marine performed two heavy lift jobs involving a 200-ton vessel and a 560-ton hull. Using the D/B Cappy Bisso, the crew launched a 200-ton crew boat from shore to the Harvey Canal. The project took place at Midship Marine, Inc. In Moss Point, Miss
Bisso Marine, a premier provider of energy and maritime support services, announced the addition of Joe Campbell as general manager of Diving and Subsea Services. In his new position, Campbell manages all aspects of diving safety and diving operations for the company.
Bisso Marine, provider of energy and maritime support services, announced the addition of John C. Baker as director of Quality and Compliance. Baker directs and manages the company’s ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System and AWO RCP Safety Management System
T&T Bisso, provider of emergency response, salvage and marine firefighting services, is announced the appointment of Mauricio Garrido as president. In his new position, Garrido will undertake the direct oversight of T&T Bisso’s worldwide business activities as well as the hands-on