The American Salvage Association was created as an association of professional salvors in order to provide an identity and assist in professionalizing the United States marine salvage and firefighting response capability. By doing so, the ASA has helped to improve marine casualty response in North American coastal and inland waters. The ASA also educates government, industry and the general public about the role of the marine salvor in protecting life, the environment, and property from the consequences of the perils of water transportation. To achieve these goals the ASA promotes cooperation among its members to assure an effective, successful response in major incidents.
The ASA strives to ensure open communication and cooperation with regulatory authorities that result in prompt, effective response, meeting regularly with various federal and state agencies to exchange views on the improvement of salvage and firefighting response in North, Central and South America as well as the Caribbean Sea. The ASA also interfaces with vessel owners and their underwriting interests as well as various public interest groups to facilitate a better understanding of all views and assure a successful and protective response when required in the future. Issues of safety, insurance, increased training, adequate salvage assets, and responder immunity are high on the ASA agenda. The ASA and its members are committed to working together in a cooperative manner.
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Upcoming Conferences and Events
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March 20-22, 2017 in Stamford, CT. Shipping 2017 continues a tradition of bringing the international shipping community together in North America's leading commercial shipping center, for two and a half days of business and market oriented activity.
May 1-4, 2017 in Houston, TX. The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and
opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters.
May 15-18, 2017 in Long Beach, CA. The International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC) provides a vital forum for professionals from the international spill response community, private sector, government, and non-governmental organizations.
SOUNDINGS Fall 2016
September 1, 2016: Call for High School and Undergraduate Science Project Papers in the Marine Sciences - Did you demonstrate your passion in the Marine Sciences by participating in a Science or Engineering Fair either individually or in a team of up to three persons sometime in 2016?...[Read More