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 America. 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. More about ASA...
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September 9, 2013 is American Salvage Association's Fall meeting in Arlington, VA.
September 10-12, 2013 in Arlington, VA. An intensive, two-day executive event examining the evolving responsibilities of the marine salvor. An added component is a special third training seminar day.
November 12-14, 2013 in Tampa, FL. Over 2,600 emergency responders are set to converge for the CLEAN GULF Conference & Exhibition. Key professionals and decision makers from throughout the Gulf Coast and beyond will come together to discuss the latest trends and best practices in response operations.
May 13, 2013 - Washington, DC- The 2013 National Maritime Salvage Conference, sponsored by the American Salvage Association (ASA) and
Marine Log magazine will take place September 9-12, 2013 at the Key Bridge Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. One issue on the conference agenda will be
the new regulations for Non-Tank Vessel Response Plans (VRPs). On March 9, 2013, the OPA 90 Vessel Response Plan regulatory package outlining requirements for non-tank... more