International Salvage Union members meeting in Seattle during late September for the ISU’s 51st General Meeting elected Arnold Witte, CEO of US salvor Donjon Marine, as Vice-President. Arnold Witte succeeds Titan CEO David Parrot as ISU Vice-President. David Parrot remains a member of the ISU Executive Committee.
Arnold Witte, who established Donjon Marine in the 1960s, is a Past President of the ISU (1995 – 98). He has been a member of the ISU’s Executive Committee since 1992. Arnold Witte played
a major role in the negotiations which led to the adoption of the SCOPIC salvage remuneration system in 1999. Arnold Witte has also served as Immediate Past President of the American Salvage Association.
In addition, the AGM confirmed the appointment of Michael Lacey as ISU Secretary-General. Michael Lacey, a former ISU Vice-President, has been ISU Special Adviser for over a decade. He will combine the duties of Special Adviser with those of Secretary-General.
Michael Lacey succeeds David Randell, who became Secretary to the ISU in 1983. David, who has retired, was also Secretary to both the British Tugowners
’ Association and the European Tugowners’ Association for many years.