Register now for the 2003 National Maritime Salvage Conference, 9-11 September 2003

RAdm. Thomas Gilmour, Assistant Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, will be a keynote speaker at the 2003 National Maritime Salvage Conference, sponsored by the American Salvage Association (ASA), to take place 9-11 September 2003 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel in Crystal City, VA. 

The first day of the conference, Tuesday, September 9, will offer a training seminar focusing on Salvage Contracting, a Mock LOF (Lloyds Open Form) Arbitration Proceeding, and a complete discussion of Salvage Plans. The conference programme for September 10-11 will include discussion of: Maritime Security, Wreck Removal, Contracting, U.S. Salvage Regulations and the International View of the Salvage Industry, Training, Marine Casualty Response at the World Trade Center, Responder Immunity, Salvage and the Environment, Incident Command Structure (ICS), Fire-fighting, and more. 

In addition to Admiral Gilmour, other speakers will include RAdm.Larry Hereth, Director of Port Security, U.S. Coast Guard; RAdm. Richard Bennis, USCG (Ret.), Associate Under Secretary for Maritime and Land Security, Transportation Security Administration; Capt James Wilkins, Supervisor of Salvage for the U.S. Navy and Margaret Doyle and Dragos Rauta, INTERTANKO.

For a complete schedule and list of speakers, and to register on-line, visit

Contact: Dragos Rauta