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 announces new legal adviser

    The International Salvage Union’s (ISU) long-standing legal adviser, Rob Wallis, consultant to, and former partner of international law firm, Hill Dickinson, is to retire from the position in

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  • ISU publishes statistics for 2019 – number of services shows slight fall, gross revenues show slight gain

    LOF revenue at historic low ISU today published its annual statistics for 2019: • Gross revenue for ISU members – US$ 482 million (2018, US$ 409 million) • Activity levels […]

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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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ISU Annual Review 2019

This review contains information about the activities of the ISU and its members including the 2019 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 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