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Titan Salvage’s Mauricio Garrido Elected Vice President of the American Salvage Association

(Ft. Lauderdale, Fla; Oct. 19, 2007) – Mauricio Garrido, TITAN Salvage’s director of business development, was recently elected vice president of The American Salvage Association (ASA). He joins John A. Witte, Jr., executive vice president of Donjon Marine Co., Inc. (Hillside, NJ) who was elected president, and Tim Beaver, president of Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. (Seattle, Wash.) who was elected secretary/treasurer.

Garrido will continue to help the ASA meet its objectives which include bringing closure to pending U.S. maritime salvage regulations, facilitating the quality partnership agreement between ASA and the U.S. Coast Guard, and addressing responder immunity as well as the salvors role in environmental protection and maritime security.

Garrido, a native Peruvian, received a bachelor’s degree in engineering with a concentration in naval architecture, as well as a marine engineers license from the New York Maritime College. Following tours with the Military Sealift Command and the National Transportation Safety Board, Garrido has been dedicated to the casualty response industry for the past 17 years.

Focusing on project management and emergency response in the North and South America region, he is often called upon to serve as project manager and salvage master on TITAN’s global salvage projects. Garrido is a director of the Marine Response Alliance (MRA), a member of the Safety Of Life At Sea (SOLAS) committee Stability, Loadlines and Fishing Vessel Safety and was chairman of the ASA’s training committee before being elected vice president.

The ASA also announced that James Calhoun, senior vice president, Bisso Marine Co., Inc. (Houston, TX); Paul Hankins, vice president operations, Donjon-SMIT, LLC (Alexandria, VA); Charles Usher, president, Marine Pollution Control (Detroit, MI); and Ken Edgar, president, Marine Response Consultants (Houston, TX) were elected to ASA’s executive committee.

The ASA is the national trade association representing North America’s professional salvors. Its goal is to promote professionalism and improve marine casualty response in American coastal and inland waters.

TITAN, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Crowley Marine Services, Inc. is a worldwide salvage company based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The company also has offices in Newhaven, UK and Singapore along with an equipment depot in Batam, Indonesia. Over the past 27 years, TITAN has performed more than 300 salvage and wreck removal projects worldwide. TITAN responds to vessel emergencies around the world and is accessible 24 hours a day through the company’s main dispatch telephone number, 954-929-5200.Additional information about TITAN may be found at

Crowley Maritime Corporation, parent company of Crowley Marine Services, Inc. is headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla. The company was founded in San Francisco in 1892 and is primarily a family and employee-owned company that provides diversified transportation and logistics services in domestic and international markets by means of five operating lines of business: Liner Services; Logistics Services; Petroleum Services, Marine Services and Technical Services. Other services provided within these business lines include contract towing and transportation; ship assist and escort; energy support; salvage and emergency response; vessel management, and petroleum and chemical transportation, distribution and sales. Additional information about Crowley its subsidiaries and business units may be found on the Internet at

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