Principal Topics

SSALE OF GOODSSALE OF GOODS  

SSALE OF VESSELSALE OF VESSEL  

SSALE OF VESSELGenerally, see Title 15.  

SSALE OF VESSELBill of Sale, see Title 151.  

SSALE OF VESSELBy Marshal, see Practice 294.  

SSALE OF VESSELBy Part Owner, see Title 1712.  

SSALE OF VESSELConsent of Maritime Administration, see Title 154.  

SSALE OF VESSELEffect on Articles, see Articles and Wages 176.  

SSALE OF VESSELEffect on Liens, see Maritime Liens 264.  

SSALE OF VESSELJurisdiction, see Jurisdiction 166.  

SSALE OF VESSELJust Compensation, see War 1211.  

SSALE OF VESSELNew Documenting, see Title 153.  

SSALE OF VESSELRecording, see Title 152.  

SSALE OF VESSELRights of Part Owners, see Title 17-172.  

SSALE OF VESSELUnder Court Order for Maritime Liens, see Maritime Liens 264.  

SSALE OF VESSELValuation, see Vessel 21.  

SSALE OF VESSELYachts, see Yachts 22, Title to Vessel 15.  

SSALVAGESALVAGE  

SSALVAGEGeneral Average 22.  

SSALVAGEGovernment Commercial Vessels, see Suits in Admiralty Act 152.  

SSALVAGEInterference with Salvor, see Wreck 132.  

SSALVAGELien For, see Maritime Liens 124.  

SSALVAGENational Search and Rescue Plan, see Regulation 1162.  

SSALVAGEOf Tow, see Towing.  

SSALVAGERight to Proceeds of Wreck, see Wreck 131.  

SSALVAGERisk, see Marine Insurance 154.  

SSALVAGEU.S. as Party, see United States 132.  

SSALVAGEWreck, Duty As To, see Wreck 13.  

SSALVAGEYachts, see Yachts 184.  

SSALVAGE1123. Stranding.  

SSALVAGE1124. Fire.  

SSALVAGE12. Amount.  

SSALVAGE1211. High Order.  

SSALVAGE1213. Low Order.  

SSALVAGE135. Payment.  

SSALVAGE14. Actions.  

SSALVAGE141. Venue.  

SSALVAGE142. Collection.  

SSALVAGE143. Appeal.  

SSALVAGE144. Bond.  

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TABLE OF SALVAGE AWARDS  

2008-2017  

NOTE:  This table shows only those cases in which a court or arbitrator found that some salvage service justifying an award had been rendered.  For all other cases, consult the appropriate Digest Heading under Salvage.  

Date and Location  

Salvor  

Property Salved  

Peril  

Value Salved  

Risk to Salvor  

Salvor’s Skill  

Value of Salvor’s Property  

Salvor’s Labor  

Award  

Remarks  

Citation  

July 28, 2012Weepecket Islands Buzzard’s Bay, Mass.  

Towboat Nantucket Sound, Inc.  

2008 56’ Power Catamaran  

Went aground on rocks  

$689,972  

Minimal  

Professional  

Towline and 30’ Almar aluminum hulled RIB and another vessel  

Towed off rocks in less than 3 hours  

$60,306.85$50,000 plus $10,306.85 interest  

ARBNY panel applied criteria set forth in Art. 13 of the 1989 International Convention on Salvage (Salcon 1989)  

Dec. 26, 2012 Key West National Wildlife Refuge, Key West, Fla.  

Key West Marine Assistance and Arnaud Girard  

2005 42’ Meridian Motor Yacht  

Struck submerged object, flooding  

$185,000($140,800.48 after deducting repairs costs of $44,189.55)  

Low degree of danger, Risk of coming into contact with propeller blades while diving and electrical shock if generator were running  

Prompt arrival level or skill, consistent with professional salvor  

23’ fiberglass skiff hydraulic pump, underwater drills, towline, spud  

4 hours, 2 men, dewater engine room, diver patched hole, towed vessel, no special skills or equipment  

$16,896.05(10% 2% uplift for professional surveyors)  

Dist. Ct. award affirmed on appeal to 11th Circuit – per curiam opinion, 2015 AMC 425 Salvor appealed challenging risk factor in Blackwell analysis citing survey of salvage award cases  

2014 recovery – operations from S.S. Central America 160 miles off coast of South Carolina, Charleston  

Columbus-America Discovery Group, Inc.  

Ingots, coins, gold and other artifactsS.S. Central America sunk Sept. 12, 1857  

S.S. Central America lies 7,200 feet below surface; vessel not in immediate peril but significant risk of remaining valueless without salvors efforts  

16,000 artifacts valued at $48,215,425(Gold dust, coins, ingots, silver coins, cultural heritage items)  

Recovery operations 129 days, 160 miles offshore, use of heavy equipment, medical treatment hours away, 88 dives over a mile below, two hurricanes  

Great skill.  Experts in Marine archeology, geology, engineering conservation numismatics: extensive cataloging and document collection. Preservation done in an “archeologically sensitive manner” weighs heavily in favor of award  

Research vessel and ROV, valued at $8 million, 17 crew, 18 technical crew; photographic and video equipment sophisticated deep sea excavation and artifact recovery tools  

129 days, 83 dives, total 2,093 hours dive time, sonar survey photo mosaic of wreck site.$7.6 million recovery expenses  

100% of fair market value of gold and artifacts; title to 16,000 items salvaged in 2014 operation awarded to salvor as judicial sale would be inadequate.  Prejudgment interest denied  

The court values highly the “archeologically sensitive manner” of recovery, cataloging and conservation of gold and cultural heritage items; the court grants in specie award as judicial sale would not totally compensate salvor  

December 28, 2013Galleon MarinaKey West, Florida  

Arnaud Girard  

125 Foot yacht, M/Y Blackship  

Propeller shaft dislodged, allowed water to enter  

 

Diving under yacht and restoring propelled shaft to its proper position  

Professional  

Not stated  

Providing pumps and restoring propeller shaft to its proper position  

Remanded to determine  

Salvor does not need to prove that a vessel could not have been rescued without the salvor’s assistance. 11th Cir. reversed district court opinion and remanded  

SSALVAGE  

SSEAMENSEAMEN  

SSEAMENCertificate of Service, see Articles and Wages 126.  

SSEAMENDeath 11.  

SSEAMENDiver, see Repairmen 11241.  

SSEAMENDredges, Workers on, see Dredges 14.  

SSEAMENFlag of Convenience, see Title 103.  

SSEAMENJones Act, 1920, see Personal Injury 13.  

SSEAMENJurisdiction 13.  

SSEAMENLabor Laws, see Articles and Wages 13, Labor, Strikes, generally.  

SSEAMENLiability of Master Towards, see Master 133.  

SSEAMENLicense, see Articles and Wages 126.  

SSEAMENMaritime Liens 121.  

SSEAMENMaster's Status, see Master 11.  

SSEAMENMutiny, see Labor 314.  

SSEAMENNaturalization, see Immigration 111.  

SSEAMENOffshore Oil Personnel, see Personal Injury 1792.  

SSEAMENPapers, Identification, see Articles and Wages 126.  

SSEAMENPilot's Status, see Pilots 111.  

SSEAMENProcedure, Liberal Towards, see Practice 12.  

SSEAMENRelease Executed By, see Articles and Wages 1733.  

SSEAMENRepairmen, see Repairmen 1121.  

SSEAMENSalvage, Right to, see Salvage 1183.  

SSEAMENSeaman's Suit in Forma Pauperis, see Practice 21.  

SSEAMENSeamen's Papers, see Articles and Wages 126.  

SSEAMENShipowner's Liability Convention, 1936-38, see Personal Injury 118.  

SSEAMENShip Repairmen, see Repairmen 1121.  

SSEAMENStowaway, see Immigration 14, Passengers 113.  

SSEAMENSurvival of Action, see Death 111.  

SSEAMENUnemployment Insurance, see Workmen's Comp. 22.  

SSEAMENWar, Effects of, see War 14.  

SSEAMENWorkers' Compensation, generally.  

SSEAMEN1115. Workaways.  

SSEAMEN1121. Fishermen.  

SSEAMEN14. Seamen's Acts.  

SSHIPBUILDINGSHIPBUILDING  

SSHIPBUILDINGSee Jurisdiction 154, Longshoremen's Act 124, Repairmen, generally, Seamen 1133, Workers' Compensation 132.  

SSHIPBUILDINGCost of Vessel, see Vessel 21.  

SSHIPBUILDINGInjury on Building Way, see Personal Injury 17112.  

SSTATUTESSTATUTES  

SSTATUTESCases referring to U.S. Statutes are also indexed under the appropriate subject headings in the body of the Index-Digest.  

SSTATUTESAnti-Trust Acts, see Regulation 115.  

SSTATUTESArbitration Act, Federal Arbitration 121.  

SSTATUTESBreach of Statute as Fault, see Collision 112.  

SSTATUTESDeath Statutes, see Death, generally.  

SSTATUTESDiseased Alien Seamen's Act, 1920, see Illness 1121.  

SSTATUTESDouble or Penalty Wages, see Articles and Wages 175.  

SSTATUTESEmployers' Liability Acts, see ">Longshoremen's Act, generally, Workers' Compensation, generally.  

SSTATUTESFederal Arbitration Act, see Arbitration 121.  

SSTATUTESFederal Employees' Compensation Act, see Workers' Compensation 1245.  

SSTATUTESFederal Water Pollution Statutes, see Navigable Waters 1621.  

SSTATUTESFire Statute, see B/L 1965.  

SSTATUTESHarter Act, see B/L 121.  

SSTATUTESInterstate Commerce Act, see Regulation 112.  

SSTATUTESJones Act, see Personal Injury, generally.  

SSTATUTESLimitations, see Laches and Limitations, generally.  

SSTATUTESLoad Line Act, see Vessel 192.  

SSTATUTES">Longshoremen's Act, generally.  

SSTATUTESMaritime Lien Acts, 1910 and 1920, see Maritime Liens 14.  

SSTATUTESMerchant Marine Act, 1920, Sec. 33, see Personal Injury, generally.  

SSTATUTESOccupational Safety & Health Act, see Stevedores 17.  

SSTATUTESOuter Continental Shelf Lands Act, see Longshoremen's Act 1133.  

SSTATUTESPleading a Statute, see Practice 1521.  

SSTATUTESPomerene Act, see B/L 12.  

SSTATUTESPublic Vessels Act, 1925, see Suits in Admiralty Act, generally.  

SSTATUTESRevised Statutes, sec. 4281, see B/L 1965.  

SSTATUTESRevised Statutes, sec. 4282, see B/L 122.  

SSTATUTESRevised Statutes, sec. 4283-88, see Limitation of Liability, generally.  

SSTATUTESRevised Statutes, sec. 4290, see Collision 235.  

SSTATUTESRevised Statutes, sec. 4527, see Articles and Wages 156, 178.  

SSTATUTESRevised Statutes, sec. 4529, see Articles and Wages 175.  

SSTATUTESSalvage Act, see Salvage 16.  

SSTATUTESShip Mortgage Act, 1920, see Mortgages, generally.  

SSTATUTESStatutory Fault in Collision, see Collision 112.  

SSTATUTESSubmerged Lands Act, 1953, see Navigable Waters 17.  

SSTATUTESSuits in Admiralty Act, 1920, generally, see also Personal Injury, generally, United States, generally.  

SSTATUTESTreaties, see Treaties.  

SSTATUTESWorkers' Compensation Acts, see Workers' Compensation 124.  

SSTEVEDORESSTEVEDORES  

SSTEVEDORESCharter 1539.  

SSTEVEDORESDeath 12.  

SSTEVEDORESIllness, generally.  

SSTEVEDORESIndemnity, see Indemnity and Contribution generally, Practice 1244.  

SSTEVEDORESInsurance against Liability, see Marine Insurance 1663.  

SSTEVEDORESJurisdiction 162.  

SSTEVEDORESLongshoremen's Act, Liability of Third Parties, see Longshoremen's Act 19.  

SSTEVEDORESMaritime Liens 157.  

SSTEVEDORESPersonal Injury 13134.  

SSTEVEDORESTaxation, generally.  

SSTEVEDORESWharves, generally.  

SSTEVEDORESWorkers' Compensation 134.  

SSTEVEDORESWorkers' Compensation Act, Liability of Third Parties, see Workers' Compensation 16.  

SSTORMS AND DISASTERSSTORMS AND DISASTERS  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACTSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACT  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACTConstitution 21.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACTFederal Employees' Compensation Act, see Workers' Compensation 1245.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACTFederal Tort Claims Act 1946, see U.S. 126.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACTJurisdiction 135.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACTPractice, generally.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACTTucker Act, see U.S. 12, Suits in Admiralty Act 213.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACTUnited States 12, 13.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACT11. In General.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACT111. Exclusiveness of Remedy.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACT112. Reciprocal Remedy.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACT12. Parties.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACT123. Foreign Citizen or Corporation.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACT124. Subrogation.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACT13. Jurisdiction and Venue.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACT14. Ships Subject to Act.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACT141. War Vessels.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACT142. Vessels in Public Service.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACT143. Other Vessels.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACT144. Vessel Sold by Government to Private Owners.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACT15. Contracts Subject to Act.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACT151. Charter.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACT152. Salvage.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACT154. General Average.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACT16. Torts Subject to Act.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACT161. Personal Injury.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACT162. Discretionary Function.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACT17. Security in Proceedings under Act.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACT18. Practice under Act.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACT19. Rights and Remedies under the Act.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACT191. Alternative Remedy in rem and in personam.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACT192. Remedy Exclusively in Rem.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACT193. Remedy Exclusively in Personam.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACT194. Impleading U.S.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACT21. Effect of Act on Other Statutes.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACT213. Substantive Rights and Immunities, Tucker Act.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACT2131. Wreck.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACT23. Limitation of Time to Sue.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACT232. Subrogation Against U.S.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACT233. U.S. Impleaded, U.S. As Intervenor.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACT234. Intervention by Third Party Against U.S.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACT235. Amendment of Complaint.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACT24. Failure to Object, Waiver.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACT25. Interest.  

SSUITS IN ADMIRALTY ACT AND PUBLIC VESSELS ACT26. Costs.  

SSUPPLYMENSUPPLYMEN  

SSUPPLYMENSee also Products Liability, generally, Repairmen, generally.  

SSUPPLYMENJurisdiction of Contracts, see Jurisdiction 156.  

SSUPPLYMENMaritime Lien of, see Maritime Liens 144.  

SSUPPLYMENProducts Liability Insurance, see Marine Insurance 116.  

SSUPPLYMENResponsibility as to Compensation Insurance, see Workers' Compensation.  

SSUPPLYMENYachts, Supplies to, see Yachts 15.  

SSURVEYORSSURVEYORS  

SSURVEYORSFees, see Collision 257.  

SSURVEYORSPersonal Injury of, see Personal Injury 13148.  

SSURVEYORSStatus of, see Seamen 1134.