Full members of the ISU are companies and organisations that are active as main contractors and have a track record of providing successful salvage services. The ISU has some 55 full members worldwide. Applicants for membership must be supported by at least two existing ISU full members.
Membership of the ISU confers a mark of professional respect and competence and ISU members may use the ISU logo on their corporate marketing and business materials.
Membership of the ISU demonstrates good standing with other salvors; shipowners and their insurers as well as with other marine professionals.
ISU members receive a listing in the ISU website and are entitled to have their news published in the widely distributed and well-regarded quarterly newsletter, Salvage World.
Members may attend the annual meeting of the association and help to shape policy regarding the business and legal frameworks and practice of salvage and wreck removal. It is also an excellent networking opportunity allowing members to meet and re-establish existing relationships and make new contacts.
ISU also produces an annual associate members’ conference with a programme of relevant speakers and the chance to meet other full members and associate and affiliate members at no cost.
Members are expected to abide by the ISU Code of Conduct and there is a disciplinary process to deal with issues and disputes.
Membership fees are kept as low as possible and are reviewed regularly.
The ISU is also open to associate membership. Associate members are typically organisations which do not provide salvage services directly but which support the industry or have an interest in it. They include marine consultancies, liability and property insurers and brokers; marine law firms, national response organisations and others with an interest in salvage, pollution prevention and wreck removal services.
ISU associate members receive a listing on the ISU website and are entitled to have their news published in the widely distributed and well-regarded quarterly newsletter, Salvage World.
Two representatives of each associate member may attend the annual ISU associate members’ conference at no cost with the opportunity to hear about current issues and to meet and engage with full members.
Associate membership fees are modest and formal applications are considered by the Executive Committee.
Affiliate membership is open to non-commercial organisations with an interest in marine salvage and are usually similar shipping industry trade associations. There is no fee for affiliate members and requests to join this category of membership are considered on a case by case basis with no formal application process.
There are some 80 associate and affiliate members of the ISU.
(Head of ISAT Underwater Technologies)
ISAT Underwater Technologies, since its establishment, bases its services and completed projects on the principles of durability, reliability and quality. Continues to complete its activities in both under and above the sea structures, adds value to its competitors and stakeholders in the marine construction sector with an increasing momentum within the framework of an innovative and contemporary understanding.
As ISAT Underwater Technologies we aim;
• To expand the our field of activity within the principle of continuous growth
• To build enviorenmentally and humanly safe, economical and aesthetic structures
• To be a pioneer in the sector and to gain a respectable place in both national and international platforms.
ISAT Underwater Technologies; Headquartered in Izmir Balçova, had successfully completed projects of many state and private institutions both domestic and foreign. İSAT has made its name known in many important projects with its 20 years of experience, and our main fields of service are; Marine Constructions, Wreck Removal, Deep Water Operations, Sea Discharge, Power Lines Construction and Repair.