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Seatrade Maritime Salvage & Wreck
30 November - 1 December 2022
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Tower of LondonLondon, UK

Capt Nicholas Sloane
President at International Salvage Union (ISU)


Nick was born in Zambia and finished high school at Kearsney College in South Africa – and he still lives near Cape Town.

He joined the merchant navy in 1980, with Safmarine, and has been involved in casualties and salvage since 1983 – more than 38 years. He had his first LOF as a salvage master in 1987 on the VLCC Tassia. Nick has responded to incidents globally: across the middle east; far east; north and south America - and around the continent and islands of Africa.

Major casualties attended include the Costa Concordia; Rena; Tasman Spirit; Jolly Rubino; Sealand Express; Tochal; Treasure; Ikan Tanda, Castillo del Bellver, Brillante Virtuosa - as well as eight oil rigs and aircraft recovery from deep water and more than a hundred other casualties and oil spill responses around the world.

Captain Sloane has also been involved in the installation of pipelines, SBMs, Gravity Bases and Control Buoys around Africa and the Black Sea.

He was appointed to the Lloyds Panel of Special Casualty Representatives in 2010 - and currently serves with Resolve Marine Group as senior salvage master and regional director.

He is a Fellow of the Nautical Institute and an Honorary Fellow of the International Institute of Marine Surveyors. Nick was awarded the German Ocean Award in 2015 and an Italian Knighthood after the Costa Concordia operations. He is married to Sandra and has three children and for recreation loves golf, sailing and riding.

Agenda Sessions

  • Welcome Address: Annual ISU Overview