Vessel Name

Vessel Type

Situation

Response

Critical Factors

Outcome

T/B STAR 6

Barge

Leaking in its double hull voids and rakes

Tow to port in Texas using small pump to de-water voids; ran out of fuel for pump, barge began to sink; tow decided to return to point of origin (Mobile), heading up mean ship channel barge began to capsize; tow grounded barge which sank in 12 feet of water coming to rest at 45% angle along starboard bilge; local contractor hired to patch holes in, and de-water, voids; equipment and compatibility problems arose due to caustic cargo; Strike Team pumped out voids and rakes; lightered cargo to a second barge

Sunk barge in danger of sliding into and blocking Mobile Ship Canal and cutting off Mobile to all deep draft ship traffic

Sunken barge righted and refloated

TAE WONG

M/V

Aground

Developed method to ignite remaining petroleum products on board and conduct in situ burning response

Limits of liability; age of ship; remoteness of assets

 

TAO-191

Navy Fleet Tanker

Dead shift broke adrift from tow, stranded

Refloated by use of tugs and salvor DONJON MARINE

Time critical for vessel in exposed position

 

TAURO DEL GOLFO

M/V

 

Wet salvage

 

 

TENYO MARU

F/V

Sank in 500 feet water

Remotely operated vehicle with attached camera inserted hose into porthole and removed 26,000 gallons of oil

 

Removed 26,000 gallons of oil

TEXACO NORTH DAKOTA / KFDG

Product tanker

Collision

LOF SMIT/SASI offloaded; re floated

Loaded partly with gasoline

Docked in Port Arthur

TEXISTEPEC

Phosphate bulker

Stranded

Refloated

Time critical to remove from reef before breaking up on rocks in exposed seaway

 

TEXISTEPEC/

XCTW

M/V general cargo

Aground

Refloated; SMIT/SASI

 

 

THALASSINI EFHI/ELDF6

 

Aground second time

Refloat; tugs; LOF; SASI

 

 

THEANOULA

 

Flooded engine room

 

 

 

TIFOSO

Large tanker

Stranded on reef

Had to get large tugs to site; vessels bottom heavily damaged; CTL; refloated and sunk offshore

No cargo; time critical to refloat before vessel broke up and released bunkers

 

TIFOSO/ABGT

M/Tank

Grounded

Refloated; SMIT, SASI liaison

 

 

TONKAWA

Drilling barge

Capsized

Refloating with derrick barges

 

 

TOPAZ

Small freighter

Stranded on coral

Per USCG, needed to remove bunkers prior to refloat; almost impossible to pump out bunker "C" without heat on dead ship; no salvor, used passing tugs to refloat

No cargo on board; time critical to refloat before rocks breached hull in seaway

 



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