Soundings - Winter 2014 - (Page 19)

IN THE NEWS ASA ELECTS NEW LEADERSHIP T he American Salvage Association (ASA) elected a new slate of officers at its fall meeting on September 9 in Arlington, Virginia. Paul Hankins, Vice President for Salvage Operations at Donjon Marine Co., Inc., was elected President, succeeding Tim Beaver, Global Diving & Salvage, Inc., who served as President from 2011-2013. Todd Schauer, Resolve Marine Group, was elected Vice President, and Jim Elliott, T&T Marine Salvage, Inc., was named Secretary/Treasurer. Mr. Hankins has over 30 years' experience in the marine industry after graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1981 with a Bachelors of Science in Naval Architecture and from George Washington University in 1991 with a Master's degree in Environmental Management. He has participated in countless national salvage and oil spill response operations and exercises and has held positions with the Navy SUPSALV; with SERVS Alyeska in Valdez, Alaska; as Deputy Director of Maritime and Land Security at the U.S. Transportation Security Administration; and as president of Donjon-SMIT. ● WRECK REMOVAL FROM TUBBATAHA REEF OFF THE PHILIPPINES MEETING YOUR EVERY SALVAGE CHALLENGE Paul Hankins, Vice President for Salvage Operations at Donjon Marine Co., Inc. Todd Schauer, Vice President, Operations, Resolve Marine Group Jim Elliott, Vice President, Salvage/Heavy Lift/ Diving, T&T Marine Salvage, Inc. However straightforward or complex your situation - we tailor innovative, safe, sustainable and competitive solutions to help you meet your challenges. We are a global leading expert in: Emergency response - including OPA 90 services Wreck removal Heavy marine transport and installation work Design and construction of projects for the offshore energy sector, including diving and ROV services Terminal and harbor towage services Design, construction and maintenance of Ports and Waterways Land reclamation and coastal defense Let's talk. Tell us about your challenges WE GUARANTEE 24/7 RESPONSE, NO MATTER HOW REMOTE THE LOCATION. TEL:. +31 10 454 99 11. E-MAIL: SALVAGE@SMIT.COM 668229_SMIT.indd 1 16/11/13 1:14 19 WINTER 2014 *PM

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