Fiske, Capt. Richard P. Formerly, Ocean Engineering Section and Salvage and Diving Section, U.S. Navy.
- Ships, equipment, and personnel
- Salvage situations
- Salvage contracts
- Technology changes
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Voluntary response to a maritime peril by other than the ship's own crew. Salvage is usually time-critical. The property in danger can be any type or size of vessel or maritime cargo. Salvage is encouraged by compensating the salvor based on risk to the salvor and the salvor's equipment, conditions under which the salvage service was performed, the value of the vessel and cargo saved, and, more recently, minimizing environmental damage.
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