The Salvage & Wreck Awards 2019
The Awards celebrate and recognise organisations and individuals who have made significant contributions towards improving the marine salvage industry.
2019 Salvage Awards winners
The winners of the annual Salvage Awards were announced during the drinks reception at the Salvage & Wreck conference on 4 December 2019.
Rising Star Award
Presented to an individual under the age of 40 who has shown talent and dedication to the improvement of marine salvage, whether operational, legal or insurance based.
Pieter van den Sanden, a salvage master with Ardent who has already been involved over 30 salvage cases and in particular this year as Salvage master/Project Manager on the MSC ZOE casualty which was a successful operation specifically where some 340 containers were lost in UNESCO protected area (Award accepted on his behalf by Jeroen Mooij).
Environmental Protection and Salvage Award
Presented to an organisation or individual which have made the most contribution to protecting the marine environment during and after a marine casualty.
Ardent for their successful and technically challenging operation on the GRANDE AMERICA to patch the wreck to prevent oil leakage at a water depth of 4700 m (Award accepted by Oliver Timofei, VP Emergency Management)
Lifetime Achievement Award
Presented to an individual who, during their lifetime, demonstrated leadership and made significant contributions to improving the marine salvage industry.
Capt Mark Hoddinott FNI, for his services to the maritime industry as Tug Captain, Salvage Master and Commercial Director for Titan Salvage and latterly an important role as ISU General Manager before retiring end 2018.
The Salvage & Wreck Awards 2019 winners
The judging panel
The winners of the Salvage & Wreck Awards were chosen by an independent panel of experts: