New President for International Salvage Union – The 57th General Meeting of the International Salvage Union (ISU) was held recently in Cartagena, Colombia. The meeting confirmed Andreas Tsavliris as the new President of the ISU.
Andreas Tsavliris, who has been a member of the ISU Executive Committee since 2006, succeeds Todd Busch, who will continue as a member of the ISU Executive Committee. Todd Busch said: “It has been a great honour to be the President of the ISU and to represent our members as we have tackled many important issues. I have greatly enjoyed my Presidency and look forward to continuing to work for the benefit of all marine salvors. I am delighted to be handing over to Andreas Tsavliris who has vast experience of salvage and has demonstrated great commitment to the ISU and to the salvage industry.”
Commenting on his appointment, Andreas Tsavliris said: “It is a great honour and I am proud to have been elected President of the International Salvage Union. I am grateful to the members for entrusting this prestigious position to me. As a company, we have been a committed member of ISU for many years and I will undertake to uphold its ideals and will always try my hardest in the best interests of the ISU.”
Andreas Tsavliris is a Principal of TSAVLIRIS SALVAGE GROUP, whose origins go back to the 1920s. Andreas Tsavliris followed in the footsteps of his father, Alexander G Tsavliris’, and joined the company in 1970. He has worked to maintain a modern, global network through the strategic positioning of the Group’s own salvage assets as well as through cooperation with regional and international salvage companies.
At the same meeting, Captain Leendert Muller was elected as Vice President of the ISU. Captain Muller is the Chief Executive of Dutch salvage company, MULTRASHIP and has been a member of the ISU Executive Committee since 2006.