2007 National Maritime Salvage Conference and Expo

News - November 21, 2006

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The 2007 National Maritime Salvage Conference and Expo, presented by the American Salvage Association (ASA) and Marine Log magazine, will take place October 9-11, 2007 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. 
The first day of the conference, Tuesday, October 9, will focus on topics such as US Coast Guard Vessel Response Plans, Salvage and Firefighting Regulations, the response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Wreck Oil/Pollutant Removal, and Standby Salvage Capability.
The second day of the conference, Wednesday, October 10, will include discussion of Maritime Security, Firefighting, Salvage, the Environment and Places of Refuge, Area Contingency Plans, and LNG Operations.
The last day of the conference, Thursday, October 11, will offer an optional training seminar addressing Marine Salvage Operations (surveys, strandings, sinking, towing) and Marine Salvage Contracting (Lloyds Open Form and BIMCO Contracts).

"We are delighted to partner with Marine Log magazine to present the National Maritime Salvage Conference & Expo 2007 which offers insight and guidance of importance to representatives of the maritime community, including governmental representatives, shipowners, underwriters, attorneys and salvors alike, on matters concerning salvage regulations, salvage plans, environmental protection, port security and training," said George Wittich, President of the American Salvage Association.  "This is an important event for those involved with the US and international maritime community," he continued.
"We are extremely excited about partnering with the American Salvage Association to produce this important conference that will explore the issues that are critical to the marine salvor's role in protecting life, the environment and property," said John Snyder, Editor and Associate Publisher of Marine Log.
For a complete programme schedule and list of speakers, and to register on-line, visit www.marinelog.com from time to time where you will find conference updates.
The American Salvage Association is a trade association promoting professionalism and improving marine casualty response in American coastal and inland waters.

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