A Handy-Book on the Law of Salvage

A Handy-Book on the Law of Salvage

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...that the award was no bar to the action, the plaintifis not having been parties to the first decision In the case of the Prinz Frederick, brought into the British High Court of Admiralty, the question was raised whether a foreign ship of war was liable to be sued for salvage. Lord Stowell said, " I have considered the evidence respecting the Dutch line of battle ship, belonging to his Majesty the King of the Netherlands, armee en flzite, and carrying a valuable cargo of spices, 8cc. from Batavia to the Texel, called the Prine Frederick, which was brought into Mount's Bay by the assistance of persons belonging to the British ship Howe, of the port of Penzance. rested the ship and cargo, by a warrant issued from the High Court of Admiralty in a cause of salvage, on account of essential services rendered to them in a situation of imminent danger. I think that the first application for a recompense, in the nature These persons have since ar of salvage ought, in the case of a ship of war belonging to a foreign state, to have been made to the representatives of that state resident in this country. In the present case no doubt can be entertained that just attention would have been paid to the application, and due care taken, after proper information obtained, to have answered the claim in some form or other as substantial justice might seem to require; for it is not reasonable to suppose that private individuals in this country should go unrewarded for services performed to the ships of foreign governments, when they would have been liberally rewarded for similar services performed for such ships belonging to their own. At the same time the valuation of those services is proper to be obtained, at least in the first instance, ...
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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236830962
  • 9781236830968