Marine Firefighting

Marine firefighting is a key element in DONJON-SMIT’s emergency response capability. DONJON-SMIT and its Strategic Response Partners excel in the specialized art of marine firefighting, with highly-trained, experienced firefighting teams fully equipped to extinguish shipboard fires swiftly and safely. Marine firefighting tactics are carefully tailored to minimize damage to the vessel and the marine environment. Marine firefighting training is conducted in compliance with all international standards and ensures that firefighting methods incorporate the latest technologies and best practices.

We respond 24/7. We have the experts and the specialized equipment for almost any marine emergency.

B 255 Fire

At 4:35 a.m., Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a mayday from the captain of the tug vessel Buster Bouchard over Channel 16 who reported that the barge B255 attached to his tug was on fire and two crewmembers were unaccounted for.

The vessel response plan was activated and DONJON-SMIT responded with salvage and marine firefighting services.  The fire was extinguished, and work began to lighter the approximately 133,000 barrels of crude oil onboard.