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Marine Insurance and the Doctrine of Uberrimae Fidei

While Latin is often referred to as a “dead language” it is still alive and well in the ancient principles Read More >>

“Special Compensation” Saves the Day: Salvage of the F/V Lindsey Jeanette

In my Article in the June/July 1999 issue of this Newsletter I discussed the “Special Compensation” that is now available Read More >>

Co-Salvage: How to Slice the Pie

In many cases salvage operations are a cooperative venture conducted by more than one Salvor. Salvors may work together at Read More >>

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 >>