By John Konrad- T&T Salvage, LLC is the new name of T&T BISSO. The change follows the Teichman Group’s acquisition of BISSO MARINE’s fifty percent share of T&T BISSO, LLC. The acquisition brings the renamed company fully under the umbrella of the Teichman Group of companies. At the same time the groups operation based in Singapore will be renamed T&T Salvage Asia, Pte Ltd.
As T&T Salvage, our team will be part of a cohesive Group, solely focused on the emergency needs of the maritime and energy industries. T&T Salvage operates one of the most extensive response networks in the world. Prepositioned throughout the United States, its territories and Singapore, Rotterdam, and Peru, the Teichman Group of companies own and maintain a comprehensive inventory of state of the art fast response firefighting systems, inert gas generators, nitrogen generators, high capacity dewatering pumps, ship-to-ship (STS) lightering systems, three- dimensional sonar, ROVs, and diving systems. The equipment is packaged so it can be rapidly transported by air, land or sea. Also available is a substantial heavy lift and wreck removal capacity, coupled with an extensive array of salvage vessels and salvage support equipment.
By Aaron Kelley - When the acquisition of the seller’s holding in T&T Bisso is complete the buyer intends to rename the company T&T Salvage LLC under a broader rebranding initiative led by president Mauricio Garrido.
“The final paperwork will be signed shortly,” he told TradeWinds in an exclusive interview Friday. “We intend to focus on areas like emergency response while Bisso will be more focused on the oil & gas industry- piplelines, heavylift projects and areas like that.”
The transaction follows the recent death of T&T patriarch H Rudy Teichman, who in 1957 planted the seeds of what would later become the international maritime conglomerate that forged the 50/50 partnership with the heads of the Bisso family in 2005.
By Deon Daugherty. Photo Credit Andrew Foy - After 14 years docked in the Galveston harbor, the Ocean Prospector is getting back to work.
The Ocean Prospector was the world’s first self-propelled semisubmersible drilling rig when it was designed and built in 1971. Today, its technology is a standard in the industry.
The rig was docked in Galveston in 1998, when owner Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. (NYSE: DO) brought it there for inspections and maintenance. The Ocean Prospector has remained in the harbor since and changed ownership several times.
asadena-based Plant Recovery Co., an asset recovery business, bought the rig in 2011. The company moved the rig with the assistance of T&T Marine Salvage, Offshore Mechanics Inc. and Versatile Marine Services from the cruise terminal to the Malin International Ship Repair and Drydock, where it will be prepped for a return to the offshore market.
T&T Marine Salvage has announced an exclusive cooperative services agreement with OSROCO and UNITEK to provide oil spill response services in Guam, Saipan and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands(CNMI).
"With equipment staged in Guam and Saipan, the T&T Marine-OSROCO-UNITEK alliance offers customers calling on Sector Guam an unparalleled and cost-effective solution to meeting the requirements of OPA 90," said T&T Marine Vice President Kevin Teichman.
OSROCO is a subsidiary of Cabras Marine Corporation, a Guam-based company that provides tug boats, barges and other maritime assets in Guam, the CNMI and throughout Micronesia. Also based in Guam, UNITEK provides a full range of environmental services, including oil spill response, hazardous waste transportation, industrial cleaning, vacuum truck services and oil-water separation.
T&T Bisso- an emergency response contractor that combines the resources of T&T Marine and Bisso Marine. also has announced an exclusive cooperative services agreement with Cabras Marine.
"Cabras' extensive marine assets, including tugs with firefighting capabilities and barges in the CNMI, fit perfectly with T&T Bisso's global strategies of providing professional, safe and results-oriented services," Teichman said.
T&T Bisso will use Cabras' facilities to position lightering and marine firefighting packages as part of the company's strategy to comply with the United States Coast Guard Salvage and Marine Firefighting Regulations.
T&T Marine Salvage, a leading provider of maritime support services, helped clean up an oil spill after a January 23, Port Arthur, Texas, collision between an oil tanker and a barge spilled 450,000 gallons of crude oil into the Sabine-Neches Waterway. The 95,663 dwt vessel sustained damage in the vicinity of the number one starboard tank after its collision with a towing vessel and the two barges it was pushing.
T&T Marine Salvage responded to the oil spill by mobilizing 50 personnel. 20,000 feet of spill boom, a 1,500-bbl skimming vessel, response vessels, portable skimmers, eight portable fire pumps and other equipment. "T&T Marine cleanup operations were performed around the clock," said Vice President Kevin Teichman. "We also supplied Incident Command System personnel and safety personnel to assist in monitoring the vast number of people working on the project."
T&T Marine used 3,300-gpm fire pumps to decontaminate the oil tanker and several other vessels. T&T Marine also supplied personnel and five portable hydraulic lightering systems to discharge recovered oil from a tank barge.