T&t bisso refloats grounded vessel


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T&T BISSO, an industry leader in vessel emergency response, salvage and marine firefighting services, successfully refloated a bulk carrier that ran aground near Gwadar Port in Pakistan.
Led by Salvage Master V. Seva, T&T BISSO mobilized a salvage team that included a naval architect and dive team, along with a high-horsepower tug, to refloat the grounded vessel carrying 50,000 metric tons of urea fertilizer.

The crew safely refloated the 190-meter bulk carrier during high tide without having to lighter bunkers or cargo. The vessel and cargo were delivered to its owners with no damage to the environment.

“This operation is another example of how T&T BISSO continues to strengthen its position in the worldwide emergency response market,” said Managing Director Kevin Teichman.

Formed in 2005, T&T BISSO is a stand-alone response contractor servicing the maritime, shipping and offshore energy industries. T&T BISSO combines the resources and experience of T&T Marine Salvage, which was founded in 1957, and Bisso Marine Company, founded in 1890. T&T BISSO’s worldwide response network includes firefighting systems, inert gas generators, nitrogen generators, ship-to-ship pumping and lightering systems, pulling systems and diving systems. For more information, please visit www.ttbisso.com.