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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 cast aside some of that confusion and clarify the concept.


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 has recently exhibited what can only be described as a “zero tolerance” policy toward licensed mariners who fail to promptly notify the Coast Guard of “reportable marine casualties” – regardless of how minor or trivial an experienced mariner may consider the incident. If it comes to the attention of the Coast Guard that a licensed mariner has failed to give timely notice of a “reportable marine casualty,” action against his or her license is quite likely to result.