Environmental Salvage – Plus ça change … ?

Published: 11 October 2012

This article, co-authored by Charles B. Anderson the Senior Vice President of Skuld North America, examines a proposal by the International Salvage Union for the provision of further remuneration to salvors through the creation of a new "environmental salvage" award.

The article reviews the background to these developments, including the decisions reached when similar proposals have been made in the past.

Apart from the rival arguments of the commercial interests involved, consideration is given to the public interest implications of the proposals which have been made for revision of the 1989 International Convention on Salvage.