The 600 ton capacity D/B BIG T, owned by T&T MARINE SALVAGE
of Galveston, Texas, and the 700 ton capacity D/B CAPPY BISSO, owned by BISSO MARINE
of Houston, Texas, were used to make a tandem lift of a 105-ft. sunken tugboat in Port Arthur
T&T BISSO initially
responded to the sunken vessel with the GEORGE T, a salvage support barge used for the diving survey and rigging operations. Once the diving survey and salvage rigging phases
were complete, the D/B BIG T was connected to the bow rigging and the D/B CAPPY BISSO which mobilized from New Orleans, Louisiana, was connected to the stern rigging. The two derrick barges then lifted the tug.
The tugboat was successfully salvaged, refloated and delivered to its owner.