Maritime Salvage and Wrecks

Common Law Rules on Salvage

  • Property being salved must be in peril.
  • Salvor must be acting voluntarily.
  • Efforts of salvor must be successful (i.e. must result in some material benefit).

International Conventions

International Convention on Salvage (PacLII)

Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules of Law respecting Assistance and Salvage at Sea (Brussels 1910)

1967 Protocol

Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007

Pacific Islands States Legislation (PacLII)

Salvage and Wrecks

Case Law (PacLII)

Salvage Generally

Salvage with a contract

Pure Salvage

Payment for Salvage