CodaOctopus recently completed the sale of an Echoscope® and F180series® system to international maritime salvage and marine emergency response company, T&T Marine Salvage Inc. of Galveston, Texas.
The Echoscope® augments T&T Marine’s technology with real-time 3D sonar survey and imaging capabilities. This purchase follows a series of successful on-project system trials in Texas and Kentucky, where T&T Marine was appointed as the salvage contractor following the collision of the vessel ‘Delta Mariner’ with the Eggner Ferry Bridge.
Training was completed in May and the system is now being extensively used. Don Draper, Remote Operations Manager for T&T Marine commented: “The unique capability of the Echoscope® to visualize complex structures in real time 3D is the perfect technology for T&T Marine. The system has already established itself as one of our primary tools for rapid appraisal and assessment of the complex underwater environments associated with marine emergencies.”
Don continued: “T&T Marine’s trademark is technical expertise and rapid response, and the Echoscope® compliments this. From rapid deployment to real time visualization, it helps us to make the right calls in critical situations in less time.”
Blair Cunningham, CodaOctopus’ President of Technology, said, “We welcome T&T Marine Salvage Inc. to the ever expanding community of Echoscope® real-time 3D sonar users. We are very pleased that Echoscope® has been so instrumental in enabling T&T Marine to progress this high profile project, and that it has brought sufficient benefits to T&T Marine that they already regard it as one of their primary tools for rapid appraisal and assessment. We look forward to working with T&T Marine on many other projects over the coming years and developing new ways of working in marine salvage using our patented real-time 3D sonar.”
Subsea World News Staff , July 11, 2012; Image: CodaOctopus