Bisso Marine announces addition of DSV Joseph Bisso to its fleet

The DSV Joseph Bisso, the newest addition to the Bisso Marine fleet.

(HOUSTON, TEXAS – June 12, 2008) — Bisso Marine, a pipeline, offshore construction, salvage and diving contractor headquartered in Houston, Texas, today announced the addition of the DSV Joseph Bisso to its fleet of equipment.

The vessel is 180 feet by 44 feet by 15 feet and is powered by two EMD 12-645-E2 main engines generating 3,000bhp with a cruising speed of 12 knots.  The vessel is equipped with a GM 8V71, 300bhp bow thruster and three GenSets providing 450Kw of electrical power.

The dive support vessel is equipped with a 22-ton retractable boom hydraulic crane and two 2-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 an 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 will use the DSV Joseph Bisso to support its offshore construction, pipeline and salvage projects.

By Professional Mariner Staff