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Salvage and Towage

Under Article 98 OF UNCLOS, Master has a legal duty to proceed with all possible speed to render assistance to any person in distress at sea nearby, without serious danger to his vessel, her crew and passengers. Under Regulation 10-1 of SOLAS 1974, master shall


Salvage and the essential elements in a salvage service “Salvage” is a service rendered by a person who saves or helps to save any maritime property in danger. Salvage must be considered from three legal aspects • The common law aspect; • The statutory aspect;

Port of Refuge

Port of Refuge – A port of Refuge is a port or place that the vessel diverts to when her master considers it is unsafe to continue the voyage due to peril that threatens the “common safety”, e.g. when there is a dangerous ingress of