Third International Symposium—October 1-3, New York The Third International Symposium on Marine Salvage will meet October 1-3 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. Co-sponsored by the Marine Technology Society and the Maritime Association of the Port of New York, the meetings are expected to attract marine salvage experts from the world's principal maritime nations and, for the first time, will have a limited number of exhibits.

Opening with the keynote address by the Honorable C.P. Srivastava, Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization, the 2^-day symposium will consist of five sessions dealing with the following topics: challenges to the salvage industry, contingency planning in salvage, the specialist's role in salvage, topical issues in salvage, and salvage on the coast of China.

Luncheon speakers will be Adm.

James S. Gracey, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard; Arthur Prince, The Salvage Association, London; and Sir Robert Jackson, Undersecretary General of the United Nations. Principal speaker at the dinner on October 2 will be Dr. Francesco Berlingieri, president of Comite Maritime Internationale.

Efficient, effective, and profitable marine salvage operations share one key element—state-of-the-art knowledge of the complex factors involved. There are five major areas of concern: safety—protecting and preserving human lives; technical and engineering—including rescue towing, and the special problems of hazardous cargoes and offshore structures; environmental—pollution prevention and abatement; legal and financial—salvage contracts, salvors' responsibilities and rights, hull and cargo insurance, settlement of salvors' claims; and organizational— the role of governments, and international and industry groups in making rules, regulations, and policies concerning salvage activities.

The forthcoming Marine Salvage Symposium will address these topics of critical concern to anyone who is, or may someday be, involved in any aspect of a marine salvage operation.

Presentations at the general sessions of the symposium have been carefully selected and organized by the Executive Steering Committee chaired by Capt. Hugh J. Spicer of Mobil Shipping to cover topic areas from the perspective of own owners, underwriters, salvors, offshore oil operators, government organizations, and a wide variety of salvage specialists.

Symposium Program Monday, October 1 Opening remarks—Capt. Hugh J.

Spicer, symposium chairman.

Keynote address—Hon. C.P. Srivastava, secretary general, International Maritime Organization.

Morning Session Title: Challenges to the Salvage Industry.

Moderator: Rear Adm. W.M. Benkert, USCG (Ret.).

"The Salvor's Views," by R.W.

Scheffer, president, International Salvage Union.

"The Shipowner's Views," by Sir Adrian Swire, chairman, ICS.

"An Offshore View," by Gregon L.

Gant, Matthews Daniel Company.

The Insurer's Views," by George S. Zacharkow, chairman, Marine Office of America Corporation.

Luncheon: "Government's Views," by Adm. James S. Gracey, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard.

Afternoon Session Title: Contingency Planning for Salvage.

Moderator: Rear Adm. M.L. Stacey, RN (Ret.), director, Marine Pollution Control Unit, U.K. Department of Trade "Contingency Planning in the Public Interest," by Dr. Jenifer Baker, research director, Field Studies Council, U.K.

"Technical Considerations in Contingency Planning," by Capt. W.F.

Searle Jr. Searle Consortium, Ltd.

"Contingency Planning for Marine Pollution Response," by Capt.

Mike Garnett, Technical Manager, International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation Ltd.

Tuesday, October 2 Morning Session Title: The Specialist's Role in Salvage.

Moderator: Dr. Anthony Denton, chairman, Noble Denton and Associates Ltd.

"The Salvage Consultant," by Alex Rynecki, Alex Rynecki, Inc.

"The Safety Specialist," by Capt.

Harry Long, Harry Long & Associates Ltd "The Firefighter," by Dwight Williams, Boots & Coots; and Capt.

Leon Westdijk, Smit American Salvage Inc.

"The Average Adjustor," by Lloyd O. Haefner, past chairman, Association of Average Adjusters of the United States.

"The Admiralty Lawyer," by Donald O'May, Ince & Company.

Luncheon: "The Role of the Salvage Associations," by Arthur Prince, The Salvage Association, London.

Afternoon Session Title: Topical Issues in Salvage.

Moderator: Gordon W. Paulsen, Haight, Gardner, Poor & Havens.

"USN Salvage Capabilities and the National Research Council Study on Marine Salvage in the U.S.," by Capt. C.S. Maclin, Navy Supervisor of Salvage.

"Consequences of Salvor Negligence and Misconduct," by E.C. Kalaidjian, Thacher, Proffitt, & Wood.

"Revisions to the Law of Salvage— Some Practical Problems from the Bulk Oil Cargo Side," by Capt.

W.H.R. Lawrence, chairman, Oil Companies International Marine Forum; and P.H. Ghee, chairman, Legal Committee, OCIMF.

"Lloyds Form Arbitration—The Problems and the Way Ahead," by Gerald Darling, Lloyds Appeal Arbitrator.

Dinner: "Unification of the Law on Salvage—From the 1910 Brussels Convention to the Montreal Draft," by Dr. Francesco Berlingieri, president, Comite Maritime Internationale.

Wednesday, October 3 Morning Session I Title: "Salvage on the Coast of China," by Yao Gen-fu, China Salvage Company, People's Republic of China.

Morning Session II Panel discussion: State of the Salvage Industry.

Moderator: A.B. Wilbraham, United Towing Ltd.

Panelists: R.M. Loftus, Ocean Salvors Company; Capt. J. Hansen, Em. Z. Svitzers Salvage Company Limited; Capt. R. Martin, Smit International Southeast Asia.

Each of the three panelists, who have been selected by the International Salvage Union, will speak for about 10 minutes on a selected topic.

Following the individual presentations, the moderator will direct questions to the Panel, addressing specific issues raised during the symposium, including such questions as: • Are the shipowners' views realistic?

• Are salvors sufficiently aware of the salvage problems involving offshore rigs?

• To what degree are the salvors involved in contingency planning?

• How do salvors view the need for specialists?

Following the moderator's questions, the audience will be invited to question the Panel.

Closing luncheon: "The United Nations and Disaster Operations," by Sir Robert Jackson, Undersecretary General of the United Nations.

Symposium Sponsors The Marine Technology Society, founded in 1963 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is dedicated to achieving deeper understanding of the world's seas, the science and technologies attendant thereto, and the relevance of the marine environment to human affairs.

With 15 active local Sections in the U.S. and Canada, MTS membership includes outstanding educators, engineers, economists, attorneys, and the interested public.

Through the Society they exchange information and coordinate their activities on important public and technical issues.

The Maritime Association of the Port of New York, although based in New York City, reaches worldwide in its marine services and membership. Among its members are shipping and marine supply and service organizations, in addition to hundreds of others engaged in operations of a maritime or maritimerelated nature.

The Association consistently supports all programs that advance the cause of safety of vessels, cargo, and lives at sea, and any others concerning the efficiency and operation of the maritime industry.

Both sponsors are nonprofit organizations.

For further details and registration information on the International Symposium on Marine Salvage, telephone (212) 425-5704

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