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, Texas.
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.