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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  • NEWS

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  • ISU publishes salvage industry statistics for 2022

    Key figures: • Gross revenue for ISU members – US$ 241 million (2021, US$ 391 million) • 149 services provided (2021, 189 services) • Lloyd’s Open Form (LOF) – 26 […]

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  • London International Shipping Week

    Will be held on Wednesday 13 September 09:00 – 17:00 at the International Maritime Organization. To register for a ticket click on Read More below.

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  • ISU pollution prevention survey shows environmental benefit of salvage industry

    Members of the International Salvage Union (ISU) provided 186 services to vessels carrying 2.6 million tonnes of potentially polluting cargo and fuel during operations in 2022, clearly showing

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Internaional Salvage Union Annual Review 2022

ISU Annual Review 2022

This review contains information about the activities of the ISU and its members including the 2022 salvage industry financial and pollution prevention statistics.

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.
ISU Environmental Protection

Environmental Protection

Our members 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