HOUSTON (June 2, 2009) ­ Bisso Marine, a premier provider of energy and maritime support services, 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).

³The D/B BISSO 350 is a solid addition to our fleet, increasing our capabilities and expanding the level of our services,² said President and Chief Executive Officer W.A. ³Beau² Bisso IV.

The vessel is eight-point moored and has dimensions of 76.2 x 23.8 x 5.5 meters (250 x 78 x 18 feet). It can accommodate 52 people. Formerly named ANNA 4, it was purchased from Hapo International Barges of Rotterdam and is class certified by Lloyd¹s Register. It flies the Panamanian flag and will be in worldwide service.

The addition of the D/B BISSO 350 increases the Bisso Marine derrick barge fleet to a total of six derrick barges.

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, South America, Europe and Asia, the Bisso Marine fleet is uniquely positioned to provide a full range of maritime services and emergency response across the globe. For more information, please visit us at .

By Professional Mariner Staff