Bisso Marine Launches Three Vessels
Bisso Marine, a provider of energy and maritime support services, successfully launched three vessels in two recent projects. Using the D/B Cappy Bisso, a Bisso Marine crew of six launched the M/V Yellowfin and the M/V Bluefin in Lockport, La. The two ocean-going tugs each weighs 520 tons. The operation was particularly challenging because the 700-ton Cappy Bisso had to be towed through Bayou Lafourche, which can be as shallow as 6 feet in some areas. In the second launch project, Bisso Marine used the D/B Lili Bisso to launch the new push boat Coon Wise in St. Rose, La.
Bisso Marine Safety Award Winner
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, an employee must be employed by the company for the entire calendar year without having had an accident, safety infraction, negative performance review or disciplinary write-up. King was given the choice of selecting a Mako 1901 bay boat, a Nitro Z-7 bass boat or a Toyota Tundra double cab pickup truck.
Bisso Marine Loads Umbilical Reel
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 Mexico. Since 1890, Bisso Marine has provided quality services to the marine and energy industries, offering marine construction, pipe laying, salvage, heavy-lift and diving services. With offices and strategic alliances located across the Gulf Coast…
Bisso Marine Promotes Posik
Bisso Marine a provider of energy and maritime support services, announced the promotion of Glenn Posik to general manager of Diving and Subsea Services. In his new position, Posik manages all aspects of diving safety and diving operations. Before his promotion, Posik served as project manager for the Bisso Marine Pipeline Department. Prior to joining the company, he was project manager for Superior Diving Company Inc. and construction superintendent for Torch Offshore, Inc. (www.bissomarine.com)
Wojtaszczyk Joins Bisso Marine
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 Services/Hess Corporation and ROV project manager for Offshore Innovative Solutions, Inc. Before that, he was SAT superintendent aboard the DPII DSV Midnight Hunter for Torch Offshore, Inc. (www.bissomarine.com)
Henzel Joins Bisso Marine
Bisso Marine, a provider of salvage services to the maritime and energy industries, announced the addition of JoAnn Henzel to its Salvage & Emergency Response Team. Henzel, who will serve as a project manager, has 12 years of specialized experience in salvage and wreck removal. Before joining Bisso Marine, Henzel acquired extensive field experience as a logistics coordinator for Titan Salvage of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., handling domestic and international jobs including New Carissa in Oregon…
Coughlin Wins Bisso Safety Award Drawing
Bisso Marine announced that Sean Coughlin is the winner of the inaugural Bisso Marine Safety Award Drawing. Coughlin was selected from a pool of 166 eligible employees. To be eligible for the drawing, an employee must be employed by the company for the entire calendar year without having had an accident, safety infraction, negative performance review, or disciplinary write-up. Coughlin was given the choice of selecting a new Mako 1901 bay boat with a 150 hp engine; a new Nitro Z-7 bass boat with a 150 hp engine, or a new Toyota Tundra V8 double cab pick-up truck.
BISSO Marine Attains ISO 9001:2008 Cert
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. The BISSO Marine scope of certification includes dive services, heavy lift services and additional support activities for the river, inshore, offshore and international operations relating to construction, salvage, diving, heavy lift, survey and transportation. ISO 9001:2008 certification requires a company to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide product and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements…
Bisso Marine Acquires Derrick Barge
Bisso Marine has added the D/B Bisso 350 derrick barge to its expanding fleet. Built to service the offshore industry, the revolving D/B Bisso 350 will be used for salvage, offshore construction and diving operations. The vessel has three load blocks: 350 mt (385 st), 150 mt (165 st) and 12 mt (13 st). “The D/B Bisso 350 is a solid addition to our fleet, increasing our capabilities and expanding the level of our services,” said President and Chief Executive Officer W.A. “Beau” Bisso IV. The vessel is eight-point moored and has dimensions of 250 x 78 x 18 ft. It can accommodate 52 people.
Bisso Barge Launches Tugs
New Orleans-based Bisso Marine recently used its 700-ton capacity derrick barge to launch four newly built tractor tugs in Gulfport, Miss. The barge – named the Cappy Bisso – successfully lifted and safely placed into the water the four identical 650-ton vessels. Bisso Marine offers a wide range of services to the energy and marine industries.
Bisso Marine Adds to Fleet
Bisso Marine announced the addition of the DSV Joseph Bisso to its fleet of equipment. The vessel is 180 x 44 x 15-ft. and is powered by EMD 12-645-E2 main engines generating 3,000 bhp with a cruising speed of 12 knots. The vessel is equipped with a GM 8V71, 300 bhp bow thruster and GenSets providing 450Kw of electrical power.The dive support vessel is equipped with a 22 ton retractable boom hydraulic crane and two-drum MANITOWOC 390 winches which provide a four point station keeping system. The vessel was completely upgraded in 2007, and is USCG Inspected and ABS Classed. Bisso Marine is currently implementing a ISO 9001:2000 program for the vessel. Accommodations are for 36 persons and the vessel is equipped with satellite television, voice and data communications.
Bisso Marine Sets 1,100 Ton Superstructure
Bisso Marine recently utilized the tandem heavy lift capabilities of the 700 ton capacity D/B Cappy Bisso and the 600 ton capacity D/B Lili Bisso to set an 1,100 ton newly built superstructure on to the hull of a new offshore vessel. The tandem derrick barges lifted the 1,100 ton superstructure from its fabrication area and transported the superstructure, while on the hook, several hundred feet to the awaiting vessel hull. The entire heavy lifting operation was performed in approximately six hours.
Bisso Salvages Collapsed Crane
Bisso Marine Company, Inc., in New Orleans, has successfully completed the salvage of the 1,200 ton Gantry Ship Unloader from the Mississippi River at the IC Railmarine Terminal, Convent, La. The crane collapsed from the dock during testing procedures last June. Bisso cut the unloader into three main sections, utilizing shape charge type explosives. The sections were lifted by Bisso Marine derricks and transported to a secure lay down area on the batture behind the dock for forensic investigation. The 90 ton trolley, test weights, counterweights and other miscellaneous equipment from the crane were recovered from 80 to 135 ft. water depths by Bisso Marine divers and equipment.
Bisso Salvages Liftboat
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 northward before being lifted to the surface. Due to the depth of the water and because the liftboat needed to be lifted out of the water on location to be placed onto a materials barge for transport…
18 Barges Stacked by Bisso Marine
Bisso Marine Company, Inc.’s heavy lift derricks the 700 ton D/B Cappy Bisso and the 250 ton D/B Ajax stacked l8 - 300 ton river barges bound for Argentina at the Port of New Orleans France Road Container Terminal Birth 5.
Bisso Marine Launches Four New Vessels
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 Salvages Buried Crane
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, the crane had settled to approximately 25 feet below the river bottom.
Garrido Joins Bisso Marine
Bisso Marine announced that Mauricio Garrido joined the company on October 10, 2008 and is actively serving as Vice-President of Salvage and Emergency Response. Mr. Garrido, who is a graduate of SUNY Maritime College with a B.E. Naval Architecture, has 24 years of worldwide salvage experience and abroad professional expertise. Originally responding as a casualty representative for the Scandinavian marine insurance market; Mr. Garrido was most recently Managing Director of Titan Salvage and is also the current Vice-President of the American Salvage Association. (www.bissomarine.com)
Campbell Joins Bisso Marine
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. Before joining Bisso Marine, Campbell served as director of projects for Crossmar Inc., overseeing all subsea construction projects. From 1995 to 2008, Campbell worked with Cal Dive International. His global experience includes managing projects in India and Australia.
Baker Joins Bisso Marine
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, including procedural development and auditing for compliance. Before joining BISSO MARINE, Baker served as manager of Corporate Quality and Compliance for Kirby Corporation, where he was responsible for the development and implementation of a formal employee involvement system aboard 260 vessels.
Bisso Marine Heavy Lift Crews Launch Vessel
Bisso Marine heavy lift crews have launched a 150-ft. by 36 ft. by 11 ft. Deck Cargo/RoRo vessel at Mariner Shipyard in Houma, La. The 375 ton vessel, powered by twin CAT 3412’s is can achieve up to 14 knots. The vessel was slung with lifting cables and placed afloat dockside. Entech & Associates designed the custom vessel for use in the Caribbean for inter-island transport of freight and equipment.
Bisso Marine Acquires Three New Barges
Bisso Marine Llc., a provider of energy and maritime support services, announced the acquisition of three offshore construction assets: the 800-ton capacity derrick barge, Ex-IOS 800; the combination derrick laybarge Ex-IOS Pipeliner and the 400’ x 100’ accommodations/support barge Ex-International Frontier. The barges will be in the shipyard and drydocked to receive some modifications and upgrades during the next few weeks and will be renamed before being put into service in June 2013. www.bissomarine.co
Bisso Pulls 700 Tons on 200 Ton Jackets
Bisso Marine was contracted to remove four structures in the Eugene Island area. The 105 ft., 200T jacket structures were designed, built and installed in 1958, each of which had a complete mud mat floor with a five foot retaining mud wall. The original installation of the jackets to the required depth below natural bottom required the use of a jetting system which was built into the jackets. Fast-forward 47 years, Bisso Marine mobilized the D/B Boaz to location and removed the 75T deck sections from each structure and then prepared the structures with explosives to severe the jacket from the piles. The 700T capacity D/B Cappy Bisso was then rigged to each jacket and maintained a constant strain in order to break the mud suction.