HOUSTON -- Bisso Marine has added the dive support vessel Joseph Bisso to its fleet.
The vessel is 180 ft (55 m) x 44 ft (13 m) x 15 ft (5 m) and is powered by two 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 three GenSets providing 450 kW of electrical power.
The dive support vessel is equipped with a 22-ton (20-metric ton) retractable boom hydraulic crane and two two-drum MANITOWOC 390 winches which provide a four-point station keeping system.
The vessel was completely upgraded in 2007, and is US Coast Guard inspected and ABS classed. Bisso Marine is currently implementing an ISO 9001:2000 program for the vessel. The vessel houses 36 people and is equipped with satellite television, voice, and data communications.
Bisso Marine will useJoseph Bisso to support its offshore construction, pipeline, and salvage projects.