American Salvage Association and Spill Control Association establish relationshipNews // October 8, 2008
The American Salvage Association (ASA) and the Spill Control Association of America (SCAA) have established an Affiliate Membership relationship.
The Spill Control Association of America was formed in 1973 to actively promote the interests of all groups within the spill response community. The organization represents spill response contractors, manufacturers, distributors, consultants, instructors, government and training institutions and corporations working in the industry.
The American Salvage Association is the trade association promoting professionalism and improving marine casualty response in North American coastal and inland waters. ASA has partnership agreements with the U.S. Coast Guard (Quality Partnership Agreement), and affiliate relationships with the International Salvage Union, the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), the Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA), the Association of Diving Contractors – International (ADC), and most recently The National Association of Marine Surveyors ((NAMSGlobal).
“The affiliate partnership agreement with the Spill Control Association of America is very positive for the American Salvage Association,” said ASA President John A Witte, Jr. “ASA’s members, while active in marine salvage, are very involved in oil spill response as well and this relationship will be beneficial to both associations now and long into the future,” he concluded.