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  • Responding to the need for a presence and to assist in the professionalization of the U.S. marine salvage and firefighting response, nine U.S. salvors have joined together to form the American Salvage Association (ASA). The initial group has participated in a vast amount of all of the significant salvage and wreck removal cases that have occurred over the last 10 years in the U.S. The Association's current membership is comprised of: Bisso Marine; Crowley Marine Services; Donjon Marine Co.; Marine Pollution Control; Resolve Marine Group; Titan Maritime Industries; Weeks Marine; Smit Americas; and T&T Marine Salvage. Membership is currently open to any U.S. salvage contractors who are committed to the present and future state of their industry.

    At the Association's premiere meeting, J. Arnold Witte, a former president of the International Salvage Union and CEO of Donjon Marine was elected president for an initial two-year tenure.

    Richard Fairbanks, general manager of Titan Maritime, was appointed vice president for a two-year tenure as well.

    The Association's main focus is to professionalize and upgrade the marine casualty response in U.S. coastal and inland waters. "The emphasis in the past has been on oil spill response and clean up. A prompt salvage has always been the best environmental prevention tool in the marine industry's response capability," Witte said.

    ASA also plans to ensure open lines of communication and cooperation with regulatory authorities, both state and federal, the environmental community, and with shipowners and underwriters to promise effective operations in the future.

    "The unique nature of U.S. operations heavily contributed to our decision to form a U.S.-based salvage association," Richard Fairbanks said. "We are committed to improved salvage and firefighting response in the near term." Other pertinent issues, such as safety, insurance, increased training, adequate salvage assets and responder immunity are also at the top of ASA's list of priorities.

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  • be a lack of understanding in the insurance community about the contract and its benefits. Additionally, it is possible that excess capacity among salvage contractors means they are more prepared to work on daily hire rates and on other commercial terms. ISU believes it is important to improve levels of understandi

  • ASA Sets the Record Straight.   The U.S. salvage industry came under attack at a recent Congressional hearing on May 3 by a special commercial interest that is promoting its own agenda. The American Salvage Association (ASA) intends to set the record straight. At the hearing, the attacking group made

  • Maritime casualties have always been tackled by a relatively small, egotistical, passionate and intrepid group of mariners called “salvors.”  Salvage as history knows it, however, may be taking a sharp turn as a result of the new game rules being injected by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90).  Back

  • For Ship Owners, Choosing The Right Salvage Engineer Will Be Key Ship owners take notice. The USCG has updated OPA 90*, with a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that outlines the expansion of the salvage and firefighting response requirements of the existing OPA 90 rule (see Federal Register issue May 10

  • U.S. salvage industry update: Coast Guard recognition and continuous improvement for the domestic salvage industry and its working professionals.Professional salvors are called in when the ship’s crew is overwhelmed – the last resort to protect lives, minimize environmental impacts and save the ship and

  • Current issues in marine salvage: the ISU perspective. There have undoubtedly been great improvements in ship and operational safety in the past decades. SOLAS, the international Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, has been in force for more than 30 years and has played a large part reducing the

  • Last month Maritime Reporter had the good fortune to receive insights from a trio of maritime salvage leaders – Paul Hankins, Tim Beaver & Jim Elliott – garnering insights on one of the most challenging and ever-changing sectors of the maritime market.   It was recently written “salvors have become more

  • Donjon Marine Co., Inc. since 1982, John A. Witte, Jr. is currently Executive Vice President. He oversees the day-to-day operations of Donjon’s Marine Salvage, Demolition, Marine Transportation, Diving, Heavy Lift and Shipbuilding Operations. Witte is also responsible for Donjon’s Regulatory Compliance Program

  • G. Amato, and their families, have agreed to purchase the New Orleans stevedoring firm T. Smith & Son, Inc., its principal affiliate Crescent Towing & Salvage Company, Inc., and their affiliated port service companies. Mr. Smith will continue as chief executive officer of T. Smith and Crescent. Mr. Smith

  • ISU’s President weighs in on the current state of international salvage, a changing landscape and the need for mutual fairness from all stakeholders in the global salvage and response arena.    The last three decades have seen a significant reduction in marine casualties which is to be welcomed by all.

  • The U.S. Coast Guard regulations regarding salvage and marine firefighting (SMFF) as elements of vessel response plans (VRPs) for tank vessels have been in place since December 31, 2008. On September 30, 2013, these regulations were expanded to include non-tank vessels with a capacity of 2,500 barrels or

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