Worsening weather and restricting regulations add to salvors’ woes

Wheter global warming is indeed the cause, there is no doubt that extreme weather events are on the increase, warned Hans van Rooij, president of the International Salvage Union.
‘This has some important implications for salvage provision, particularly the availability of heavy salvage units needed to clear wrecks, part-discharge and refloat grounded vessels and restore waterways for safe navigation,’ he said.

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