THE INTERNATIONAL SALVAGE UNION

The credible, trusted and unified global voice of its members who facilitate world trade by providing marine services which save life, protect the environment, mitigate risk and reduce loss.

CORE SALVAGE SERVICES

Protecting the environment and preventing disasters.

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FACILITATING TRADE

Salvage operations help to keep goods moving and ports open.

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Delivering complex major projects like removal of wrecks.

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  • ISU members’ vital contribution to environmental protection

    Members of the International Salvage Union (ISU) provided 214 services to vessels carrying 2,308,756 tonnes of potentially polluting cargo and fuel during operations in 2019 demonstrating the

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  • Members of the International Salvage Union respond to Coronavirus

    Members of the International Salvage Union have confirmed that they will work hard to maintain full service to their clients during the global Coronavirus outbreak, including providing emergency

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  • ISU journalists’ lunch 03 December 2019 remarks by ISU President, Richard Janssen

    Instead of using this time to describe the effect on our membership of the operational challenges, the concerning business environment and financial state of the salvage industry, I am going […]

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ISU Annual Review 2018

This Review contains the aggregated industry-wide statistics gathered anonymously from the ISU’s membership. It is a useful tool for analysing and tracking industry trends. …

The Quarterly Newsletter of the ISU

Salvage World contains the operational and corporate news from the ISU, its members and associate members. Dramatic photographs and discussion of current issues affecting the …
ISU Environmental Protection

Environmental Protection

Members of the ISU have a proud track record of protecting the marine environment from pollution, mitigating risk and reducing loss.

2018 PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION

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THE WINNER – China Rescue and Salvage – SANCHI firefighting

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Tsavliris – Corinth Canal

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Smit Salvage – South Sea casualty

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Multraship / Ardent / Wagenborg – seals in the Pentland Firth

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Five Oceans Salvage – casualty in Nigeria

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Resolve Marine Group – Alaskan fishing boat

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Tug Malta – water arch

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Boluda – tall ship