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Members of the American Salvage Association (ASA) are encouraged to ensure safe executive of salvage/wreck removal projects. The inherent differences and unforeseen difficulties attendant to any marine casualty compared with general marine activities such as towing, construction, transportation, and subsea work, place salvage in an extraordinary position within the maritime industry.

The ASA considers safety one of the primary and identified goals of any marine salvage or wreck removal operation. The objectives of any salvage operation should include: ensuring safety ashore and at sea; preventing human injury and loss of life; avoiding damage to the marine environment; and preservation of property.

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