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  

2008-2012  

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  

October 24, 2005, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.  

Miami Yacht Divers, Inc.  

48 Foot Sunseeker motor yacht  

Broke from her mooring, adrift in canal with no one on board  

300,000  

Slightly more risk than normal, swimming in hurricane conditions  

Minimal - strong swimming abilities  

Minimal, swimming fins, face mask, and snorkel  

Minimal  

22,500  

Salvor swam to yacht, grabbed line attached to yacht, handed line to person ashore, moored yacht and inspected her periodocally for about 2 hours  

December 27, 2008, Bellamy Cay at Beef Island in Trellis Bay, British Virgin Islands  

Shanty Maritime Services, Ltd., d/b/a Husky Salvage and Towing  

M/V Blue Guru, a 2008 built Sunreef 10 design Catamaran of 31 displacement tons.  

Aground, holed and pounding on rocks with potential to pollute waters  

2,892, 836  

Moderate  

Professional  

$150,000  

Extensive, see remarks  

290,000 plus 10,044 interest and 15,000 attorneys fees  

The salvor patched holes in the hull, pumped out water and freed the vessel from rocks on which she was pounding.  The salvor's work continued for about one week after the vessel was freed  

North Atlantic Ocean, 12,500 feet underwater  

R.M.S. Titanic, Inc.  

Artifacts from wreck of R.M.S. Titanic  

Sunk 12,500 feet below ocean surface  

110,859,200  

Low for some members of team, high for others  

High  

$54,000,000  

High  

100% of value of artifacts recovered or an in specie award of the artifacts to be determined later  

State of the art equipment and expertise was used  

October 15, 2001, Staten Island Ferry Terminal, Staten Island, New York  

Henry Marine Service, Inc. and a mate and deckhand of tug Dorothy J.  

Staten Island Ferry, Andrew J. Barberi  

Allided against a maintenance peir, killing 11 passengers, injuring others, and damaging the ferry boat  

14,385,000 but not relevanat to the comfort and aid furnished  

Normal risks of tugboat crew  

Professional, but not relevant  

$730,000  

See remarks  

75,000  

Although the tug did not render physical assistance, her presence provided useful comfort and aid to the ferry's passengers and crew.  The award is to be apportioned amongst the owner and crew, including  crew members who did not sue for salvage  

March 16, 2008, Gasparilla Pass near Boca Grande, Fla.  

Reliable Salvage and Towing, Inc.  

35 Foot Sea Ray Yacht  

Aground on a sandy shoal in fog and with a storm approaching  

140,000  

Low  

Professional  

Three vessels whose value is not stated  

Two vessels towed while one vessel "light washed" a channel deep enough to free the Sea Ray  

14,000 plus attorneys fees  

Attorney fees were awarded to plaintiff due to defendant's frivolous defense brought in bad faith  

1993, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, and 2004, North Atlantic Ocean  

R.M.S. Titanic, Inc.  

Artifacts from wreck of R.M.S. Titanic  

Sunk 12,500 feet below ocean surface  

Not stated  

Not stated  

Not stated  

Not stated  

Not stated  

In specie award of the artifacts  

See 2010 AMC 1817  

August 23, 2010, The Point Judith Harbor of Refuge, Long Island Sound  

H.R.M., Inc., d/b/a Safe Sea  

A 1999 built 43 foot Saga Marine sailing yacht  

Aground in a protected harbor with tide running out  

232,000  

Minimal  

Minimal  

Not stated  

Low level  

11,600, 5% of post casualty value of vessel salved  

The salvor must return $16,240 of the $27,840 that the sailing vessel's underwriter paid the salvor  

June 24, 2007, San Francisco Bay, Cal.  

A “Towing Company”  

A Catalina 36 foot sloop  

Sailing in circles without  an experienced sailor aboard after the experienced sailor was knocked overboard in in a collision  

$13,525 (after collision)  

Minimal  

Professional  

Not stated  

Minimal  

5,500  

Amount of salvage was negotiated and was reasonable  

Date not stated, at sea, near the Bahamas  

Esoteric, LLC, owner of the yacht M/V Esoteric  

85 foot Azimut motor yacht  

Capsized and mostly submerged in a sea lane  

$565,000  

Degree not described  

Not described  

Not stated  

Towing capsized yacht away from sea lane and into a safe harbor  

67,800  

Affirmed the salvage awarded by the district court, but reversed and vacated an award of attorneys fees to the salvor  

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.