International Tug & OSV, incorporating Salvage News

For professionals

International Tug & OSV, incorporating Salvage News (IT&O), now in its 26th year of publication, is unrivalled as the leading specialist magazine for all those involved in the international tug, towage, salvage and OSV industries. Published six times a year to a worldwide audience of over 11,000 influential and senior professionals, IT&O provides its readers with independent and indispensable news, features and opinion written in a relaxed and informal editorial style. Readers include tug and OSV owners, builders and operators, towage companies and salvors, together with maritime professionals such as naval architects, engineers and marine lawyers. It is a high-quality, full-colour publication with clear text, attractively laid out pages, a good selection of photographs and a relaxed style, providing a quick and easy source of information. Contributions from readers are warmly welcomed.

Editorial philosophy

The aim of IT&O is to provide an overview of the entire industry, covering the activities of the salvage and towage operators, the vessels used, the yards that build them, the specialist skills involved and the equipment employed. Careful attention is given to ensuring that the content of each issue is evenly balanced to provide every reader with something of interest.

IT&O was until recently published by The ABR Company Ltd. Sadly they fell into Administration and the magazine and exhibition was purchased by Rivera, a specialist maritime and offshore publisher who also work in the international tug, towage, salvage and OSV industries. The company maintains, on a daily basis, an 18,000+ database of people around the world who are involved in the tug, towing, salvage and offshore industries in what currently amounts to 144 countries. This database is used for the distribution of the bi-monthly IT&O magazine, as well as the annual Tug & OSV Review and regular supplements. It is also used for marketing the highly successful ITS Conventions and Tugnology Conferences. The company also stocks a wide range of publications related to the tug, towing, salvage and OSV business which are available through the ITS Book Club.

Back Issues of International Tug & OSV

The website enables you to look at previous issues of IT&O online once they are four months old. To view, click over the relevant cover and the file will open in Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 5 or above). A free download is available at Please note that the files below are fairly large in size, so it may take a minute or so for the file to open. Once opened you will be able to view the whole issue. As IT&O is now primarily distributed to paying members, the two most recent issues are not available online, but the cover and contents page can be viewed. For details on how to join the ITS Club, visit the ITS Club section of the website.