Maritime Law

What Is Deep Water Recovery?

Deep water recovery is the process of recovering a ship wreck or its belongings from the ocean floor. Also known as ship salvage, deep water recovery is an important activity which is carried out to retrieve valuables or protect marine environment.

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Maritime Law

Who are Abandoned Seafarers?

The term “Abandoned Seafarer” sounds a bit harsh but the fact remains that mariners are abandoned for various reasons around the world. In this article we find out who are known as abandoned seafarers and what is being done about their situation.

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Maritime Law

What is Death on the High Seas Act?

The Death on the High Seas Act was enacted by the United States government in the year 1920 to provide financial recompensing to the families of those shipmen who died while being in the active line of duty.

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Marine Safety

What are “Places of Refuge” for Ships?

The place of refuge is a place where a vessel in distress can be safely taken to after it has met with an accident, in order to prevent further damage or deterioration of the ship. Find out more about the places of refuge and what are the laws governing the same.

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