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.

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Upcoming Conferences and Events

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  • Sept 9-10, 2014 in Detroit, MI. The International Forum on Group V (Heavy) Oils is bringing together operators, responders and regulators to discuss best practices, latest research developments, and look for new solutions and technologies for the emerging production and movement of Heavy Oil.


  • Oct 15, 2014 in The Woodlands, TX. ASA's 2014 Fall Meeting will take place.


  • Oct 22-24, 2014 in Houston TX. Be a part of the inagural SNAME Maritime Convention.... Formerly known as the Annual Meeting & Expo.


Publications

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SOUNDINGS Summer 2014

ASA Publications:

Soundings
Salvage Update
Press Releases

Other Publications:

Marine Log
Marine News
Maritime Executive





Latest News

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Video transcript of the Maritime Industry Public Meeting on NPREP

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