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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
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
MEET THE ASA MEMBERSHIP
For membership information, please contact John Fulweiler, Chairman, ASA Membership Committee via email at
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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.
T&T Marine Salvage, Inc.
T&T Salvage, LLC
Corporate Associate Members
Cashman Equipment Corporation
ECM Maritime Services, LLC
Foss Maritime Company
Future Care Inc
Lea Diving & Salvage Company, Inc.
Marine Technologies, Inc.
Martin, Ottaway RSA
Parker Diving Service
Phoenix International Holdings, Inc.
PRONAV Offshore Services, LLC
Tradewinds Towing LLC
Water Quality Insurance Syndicate
Williams Fire & Hazard Control, Inc.
Wittich Bros. Marine, Inc.
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Jim Bladh, Sr.
Capt John E. Cameron, USCG (Ret.)
Christopher P. Constantine
Gary L. Demarsh
J. Kenneth Edgar
Dr. Dagmar Schmidt Etkin
John K. Fulweiler
William H. Key
Capt Tom Neumann
Capt Jack Ringelberg P.E.
Paul S. Smith
Robert K. Thurman
Rik Van Hemmen
J.A.C. (Hans) Van Rooij
Jonathan K. Waldron
Ann Hayward Walker
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
Association of Diving Contractors
International Salvage Union
North American Marine Environmental
Offshore Marine Service Association
Spill Control Association of America
The National Association of Marine
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