Salvage News

Alaska Oil Rig Reaches Safe Harbor After Week on Rocks

A Shell oil drilling rig that ran aground last week reached a safe harbor on Monday, where it will be examined to assess its seaworthiness after a week on the rocks near an Alaskan island. Stormy weather had wrestled the …

Critics Say Grounding Shows Arctic Drilling Danger

The grounding of a petroleum drilling ship on a remote Alaska island has refueled the debate over oil exploration in the U.S. Arctic Ocean, where critics for years have said the conditions are too harsh and the stakes too high …

Long Island Official Wants Sandy-Damaged Cars Junked

A Long Island, N.Y., town official is calling for vehicles damaged in Superstorm Sandy to be scrapped for salvage so they can’t be resold. Smithtown Councilman Thomas McCarthy tells Newsday he fears the vehicles, many corroded by saltwater, may wind …

Auto Storage Yard Fire Flares Again in Nevada

Henderson firefighters are again dousing an auto yard fire in an industrial area near the U.S. 95 freeway. Fire officials say the blaze flared up Wednesday morning, hours after firefighters were summoned a little after 7 p.m. Tuesday. A passer-by …

From Trash to Treasure: Salvor Can Help to Manage Losses

When crises occur, one person the claims adjuster, insurer and insured should consider calling is a salvor — he or she can be a valuable partner in helping to clean up the trash, and broker the sale of any salvageable …

Wildfires Destroy Homes in Oklahoma, Texas

Cass Smith’s friends dug through the rubble of his fire-ravaged home in Harrah, Okla., and were able to salvage a few valuables, including the rings he and his wife exchanged on their wedding day and another ring that belonged to …

Arkansas Repeals Requirement for Salvage Auto Buyer ID Card

Salvage auto auction company Insurance Auto Auctions Inc. (IAA), a subsidiary of KAR Auction Services Inc., announced that Arkansas lawmakers passed a measure repealing requirements for a Buyer Identification (BID) card for the purchase of salvage vehicles at salvage auctions …

Fire Burns Down Nebraska Town’s Only Restaurant

On the Davenport, Neb., street corner where Lucille Henry’s Base Hit restaurant so recently stood, blue sky and a crumpled beer can can’t do much to fill the emptiness over the three wooden booths a farmer clean-up crew managed to …

Louisiana’s Terrebonne Parish Demolishing Storm Damaged Homes

Terrebonne Parish is planning to demolish about 450 hurricane-damaged homes, mostly in low-lying bayou communities. Parish officials said the structures will be torn down this spring because they are in such dilapidated condition that they pose a threat during future …

American Claims Management Expands Business Relationship With Starr Indemnity

San Diego, CA, 11/04/10 – American Claims Management, Inc. (ACM) announced an expansion in its business relationship with Starr Indemnity & Liability Company (Starr Indemnity), a wholly owned subsidiary of Starr International Company USA, Inc. Effective October 1, 2010, ACM …