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to locate or monitor a wreck cannot. The Coast Guard will work with local and regional partners and consider a broad range of sources to gain information on these sites. Coast Guard is reaching out to local recreational divers, fishermen, academic and governmental and industry partners to provide additional "eyes on the water" and help monitor sites and identify wreck sites with unconfirmed locations. This "citizen science" can provide more information about specific RULET targets and result in a public that is more informed about spill response. This process inevitably will reveal more information about RULET sites that may rule them out as pollution threats or elevate the need for assessment as well as identify wrecks that may have been overlooked in the analysis. NOAA's interests in shipwrecks include its roles as a scientific adviser to the Coast Guard for pollution responses, as a manager of living marine and cultural resources, and as the nations' chart maker to ensure that wrecks are properly marked for safe navigation. The RULET risk assessments build on NOAA's technical expertise and its role as trustee for coastal and marine resources. This integrated approach provides for an efficient and effective response, minimizing the harm to people, reducing negative impacts to the economy and enhancing environmental recovery. ● For more information about the RULET project, visit: MEET THE ASA MEMBERSHIP For membership information, please contact John Fulweiler, Chairman, ASA Membership Committee via email at, or Dick Fredricks, ASA Director, via email at General Members American Marine Corporation Donjon Marine Co., Inc. Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. Inland Salvage, Inc. Magone Marine Service, Inc. Mammoet Salvage Americas Inc. Marine Pollution Control, Corp. Ocean Group Inc. Resolve Marine Group SMIT Salvage Americas, Inc. SVITZER Salvage T&T Marine Salvage, Inc. T&T Salvage, LLC TITAN Salvage Corporate Associate Members Cashman Equipment Corporation Defiant Marine ECM Maritime Services, LLC Foss Maritime Company Future Care Inc Lea Diving & Salvage Company, Inc. Mariflex Group Marine Technologies, Inc. Martin, Ottaway RSA Parker Diving Service PCCI, Inc. Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. PRONAV Offshore Services, LLC Randive Inc. TDX Holdings Tradewinds Towing LLC Water Quality Insurance Syndicate Williams Fire & Hazard Control, Inc. Wittich Bros. Marine, Inc. 18 * Soundings WINTER 2014 Associate Members Aaron Addison Richard Barta Jim Bladh, Sr. Hendrik Bruhns Capt John E. Cameron, USCG (Ret.) Duane Clause Debra Colbert Christopher P. Constantine Matthew Cook John Defillippo Gary L. Demarsh John Driscoll J. Kenneth Edgar Dr. Dagmar Schmidt Etkin Jjoe Frohnhoefer John K. Fulweiler Tom Hurst Frank Igaz William H. Key John Lane Eva Longobardi Matthew Miller Stephen Muck Capt Tom Neumann Bendt Nilsen Phil Reed Capt Jack Ringelberg P.E. Phil Risko Brad Rosello Jim Shirley Bijan Siahatgar Harold Smith Paul S. Smith Ed Stanton Robert K. Thurman Rik Van Hemmen J.A.C. (Hans) Van Rooij Jonathan K. Waldron Ann Hayward Walker Art Wright Associate Honorary Members VADM James C. Card, USCG (Ret.) RADM Robert C. North, USCG (Ret.) RADM Thomas Gilmour, USCG (Ret.) RADM Craig E. Bone, USCG (Ret.) VADM Brian Salerno, USCG (Ret.) CAPT Eugene B. Mitchell, USN (Ret.) CAPT J. Huntly Boyd, USN (Ret.) CAPT William N. Klorig, USN (Ret.) CAPT Colin M. Jones, USN (Ret.) CAPT Charles S. Maclin, USN (Ret.) CAPT Richard P. Fiske, USN (Ret.) CAPT R.S. "Chip" McCord, USN (Ret.) CAPT "Bert" Marsh, USN (Ret.) CAPT Jim Wilkins, USN (Ret.) CAPT Richard Hooper, USN (Ret.) CAPT Patrick Keenan, USN (Ret.) CAPT Mark Matthews, USN Affiliate Members Association of Diving Contractors International International Salvage Union North American Marine Environmental Protection Association Offshore Marine Service Association Spill Control Association of America The National Association of Marine Surveyors, Inc.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Soundings - Winter 2014

ASA President’s Report
Moving the Unmovable COSTA CONCORDIA – the Largest Wreck Removal Ever Undertaken
Nontank Vessel Response Plan Requirements for Salvage and Marine Firefi ghting Services
When will Responder Immunity Legislation be Enacted?
NOAA’s RULET Project Assesses Risk from Shipwrecks
Meet the ASA Membership
In the News ASA Elects New Leadership National Maritime Salvage Conference Brings Together Maritime Stakeholders
Events & Announcements

Soundings - Winter 2014