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FEATURE AMERICAN SALVAGE ASSOCIATION At Work throughout the Americas T he American Salvage Association unveiled its revised Mission Statement earlier this year that increases its area of influence beyond North America, complemented by a new logo that reflects the expanded direction. By Jim Elliott, Vice President of T&T Marine Salvage and Todd Schauer, Resolve Marine Group The new Mission Statement reads "The mission of the ASA is to be a unifying association of the commercial marine salvage industry, serving as the definitive spokesman for this industry in Washington, D.C. and elsewhere in North, Central and South America as well as the Caribbean Sea." The updated logo keeps the same ocean blue and white color scheme of the previous one, while adding outlines of South and Central America to North America. The changes will allow the ASA to increase its membership ranks and expand its horizons beyond the continental United States, to include North, South and Central America. ASA President Paul Hankins states, "Unveiling the new American Salvage Association logo is long overdue. For some time, the incorporation of the interests and concerns of salvors throughout the Americas has been high on the ASA agenda. The logo is merely representative of this change - from a US-centric organization to one in which the interests and capabilities of salvors throughout this hemisphere are considered. The very nature of salvage, and the regional assets required to perform our jobs, require the ASA to be inclusive of our fellow salvors throughout the Americas. We look forward to a growing dialogue throughout the region." While the ASA is now making these regions a point of emphasis, it should be noted that member corporations have long been executing vital tasks and performing important work in the area. Below are a couple of their stories. RESOLVE REFLOATS GROUNDED VESSEL IN BRUTAL CONDITIONS The RORO Ferry AMADEO-1 was transiting from Puerto Natales to Puerto Montt, when the vessel grounded at the Kirke Canal causing ingress of water into 8 * Soundings FALL 2015

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Soundings - Fall 2015

ASA President’s Report
American Salvage Association: At Work Throughout the Americas
The CIP and ASA: A New Partnership for Protecting the Marine Environment of the Americas
ASA-NAMEPA Sciences Competition Years-in-Review
American Salvage Association and North American Marine Environmental Protection Association Announce Special Awards Competition
Meet the ASA Membership
Events & Announcements
Index of Advertisers/

Soundings - Fall 2015