AUGUST 19, 2013 — A Galveston-based firefighting team dispatched to an oil platform fire by T&T Salvage has returned safely after dealing with the incident.
T&T Salvage has a network of prepositioned firefighting assets
According to the Coast Guard, the unmanned platform was believed to be the casualty of a lightning strike in the early morning hours of August 18.
The T&T firefighting team arrived on board a 95 ft fast response vessel and the salvage support barge Curtis T, armed with portable high capacity fire pumps and a cache of firefighting foam. The fire was quickly controlled with no significant reports of pollution. Additionally, no injuries were reported as a result of the fire.
T&T Salvage, a Teichman Group company, operates an extensive emergency response networks. Pre-positioned throughout the United States, its territories, Singapore, Rotterdam, and South America, the Teichman Group of companies own and maintain a comprehensive inventory of state of the art fast response firefighting systems, inert gas generators, nitrogen generators, high capacity dewatering pumps, ship-to-ship (STS) lightering systems, anti-pollution systems, three-dimensional sonar, ROVs, and diving systems. The equipment is packaged so it can be rapidly transported by air, land or sea. The specialized portable assets are complemented by floating heavy lift and salvage support vessels ready to meet both routine and emergency response challenges.