Issued 01 February 2010

The International Salvage Union today announced that Mr Andreas Tsavliris has been elected as its Vice President. The appointment is effective immediately.

President of the ISU, Mr Todd Busch, said: “I am delighted to welcome Andreas as the ISU’s new Vice President. He brings energy and a wealth of knowledge and experience having worked in the salvage industry for some 40 years. I look forward to working with him as we tackle the many issues facing our industry.”

Mr Andreas Tsavliris is one of the principals of Tsavliris Salvage. He joined the firm in 1970 and has worked in many different departments in the company. Mr Tsavliris has been a member of the ISU Executive Committee since 2006. He is also a member of the executive board of the Greek Shipowners’ Union in London (GSCC); a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (FICS); an associate member of the Institute of Arbitrators (AIArb); a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and a member of European Tugowners’ Association. He was also an underwriting member of Lloyds for over 30 years.

Mr Tsavliris said: “I am honoured to have been chosen by the executive committee and members of the ISU to serve as Vice President. Salvage is in my blood and it is an industry I am passionate about. We provide a vital service to the shipping industry and I want to make sure that salvors and salvage are understood and valued in the marine world. I look forward to working with Todd, the executive committee and the membership.”

For further information contact:
James Herbert, Communications Adviser, ISU: +44 1423 331096 / +44 7979 855126