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President at TT Salvage
Mauricio graduated from the New York Maritime College with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Naval Architecture, as well as an unlimited Marine Engineer’s license. Mauricio’s experience includes tenure as Naval Architect and Marine Engineer with the technical division of the Military Sealift Command (MSC) responsible for operating more than 150 vessels. He was soon promoted and joined the marine division of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), a federal agency charged with casualty investigations and the issuance of safety recommendations to government and industry. At the NTSB, Mauricio formed part of the investigation teams of major marine casualties such as the grounding of the EXXON VALDEZ.
Since 1990, Mauricio has actively responded to more than 400 major worldwide incidents including ship and cargo salvage, wreck removal and oil pollution as Casualty Surveyor, Project Manager or Salvage Master.
Garrido maintains a close relationship with maritime Authorities providing advisory services relating to emergency response and crisis management. Of note, was Mauricio’s participation during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which resulted in more than 1,500 major marine casualties in the US Gulf, where he was commissioned by the US Coast Guard to act as overall advisor and coordinator for salvage operations and the reopening of the Mississippi River.
Since 2008, Garrido has been acting as President of Houston-based T&T Salvage and is responsible for managing global emergency response activities in support of ship operators, authorities, port operators, and insurers.
Mauricio is a past President and Executive Committee member of the American Salvage Association (ASA). He is also a member of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), the North American Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA). In addition, Mauricio is an active lecturer and member of the Inter-American Committee of Ports (CIP) of the Organization of American States (OAS).