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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  • 2020 ISU salvage industry statistics show significantly weaker revenues with dramatic fall in wreck removal income and services

    ISU today published its annual statistics for 2020: • Gross revenue for ISU members – US$ 301 million (2019, US$ 482 million) • 182 services provided (2019, 216 services) • […]

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  • ISU responds to potential closure of Lloyd’s Salvage Arbitration Branch

    ISU has submitted its response to Lloyds regarding the possible closure of the Lloyd’s Salvage Arbitration Branch. The following is the full text of the ISU response: Re: Consultation on […]

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  • ISU statement regarding Ever Given refloating, Suez Canal

    This week we have again seen the great benefit provided to shipping and the world economy by professional salvors – members of the International Salvage Union – who are in […]

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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