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Posted: 8/30/2005 11:45:48 AM EDT
If a 40 foot boat was anchored in port
and a hurricane tears it loose from it mooring
and the boat ends up on my house 3 miles inland
can I keep it?
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 11:46:32 AM EDT
Uh sure.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 11:52:29 AM EDT
is it still floating?
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 11:54:10 AM EDT
The Salvage Law of the Sea would only apply at Sea would it not?

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 11:59:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BigDozer66:
The Salvage Law of the Sea would only apply at Sea would it not?

BigDozer66



That does seem to be the fly in your ointment ELEFTARIA...

- AG
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 11:59:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/30/2005 12:05:38 PM EDT by BoreSighted]
If you have expended measurable effort in the guarding and protection of the vessel from further harm (IE you found it adrift, caught it, secured it safe from drifting to further harm, took care to cradle it safely and properly as the water receded, etc. ) and by your actions kept it from further dmage or destruction, you have a maritime salvage claim against the value of the vessel, and the insurance company will negotiate compensation with you, as you will have minimized their loss.

In other words, if you see a chance to help somebody's boat, no it doesn't become your boat, but you're more than doing the right thing if you can save the boat, and if you save a few different boats there will be enough compensation in it for you to buy your own boat.

So get out there and save some boats. Happy boat owners also tend to reward those who save their beloved boats since insurance compnay depreciation on a loss really sucks.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 11:59:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Aggie_Gunner:

Originally Posted By BigDozer66:
The Salvage Law of the Sea would only apply at Sea would it not?

BigDozer66



That does seem to be the fly in your ointment ELEFTARIA...

- AG



Nope, find it drifting inland due to flooding, it still comes under salvage laws.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 11:59:58 AM EDT
i think the "NOLA Keep What You Find Dive Park" would be even more interesting.
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