John Noble has been appointed Development Adviser to the International Salvage Union. He took up his appointment on April 2.Noble is a Master Mariner, served 13 years at sea and spent two years in the late 1970s with the P&I Club. He joined Murray Fenton in 1980 and subsequently attended over 60 casualties, specialising in cases involving salvage, pollution and wreck removal. He became Chief Executive of The Salvage Association in 2001. Over the past two years, he has carried out assignments for BMT, who acquired Murray Fenton in 1999.