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Minimizing Liability in Towing Contracts: How Low Can You Go?

Contrary to popular belief, a contract of marine towage does not create a bailment. Case law has long established that Read More >>

Obtaining Security for Your Salvage Claim

Now that you have successfully saved a vessel from almost certain destruction by a marine peril, what do you do Read More >>

Salvage Lien Characteristics

The scope and characteristics of the salvage lien are often misunderstood. Hopefully this article will shed some light on this Read More >>

Life Salvage: Added Incentive to Save Life at Sea

The concept of “Life Salvage” is one of the most confusing principles of salvage law. Hopefully this short article will Read More >>

Pitfalls in Marine Casualty Reporting

If you hold a Captain´s license, you may want to pay close attention to this article. The U.S. Coast Guard Read More >>

Salvage Convention of 1989: Rewarding Efforts to Protect the Environment

To the professional salvor, the principle of “No cure – No pay” is one of the most inequitable rules to Read More >>

Warranties of Seaworthiness in Marine Insurance

Whether a boatowner knows it or not, there are two occasions upon which he will warrant to his marine insurer Read More >>

The Implied Warranty of Workmanlike Performance

While many rules of maritime law originated in ancient times and have been passed along through the ages, there are Read More >>

Maintaining Health Care Coverage After a Divorce

The cost of health care has made health insurance a critical necessity for most families. In an intact family, generally Read More >>

Treasure Salvage: Finders Keepers?

Property found in or near the water may take many forms – from a derelict vessel found drifting on the Read More >>