Maritime Law; Illustrated by the History of a Ship from and Including the Agreement to Build Her Until She Becomes a Total Loss

Maritime Law; Illustrated by the History of a Ship from and Including the Agreement to Build Her Until She Becomes a Total Loss

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...as the ship had not been stranded. To return to the rllalabar.--At the Mauritius, before the ship was got off the rocks, the master gave orders, after consultation with his ofiicers, that the ship should be lightened by throwing overboard some of the blocks of tin; and whilst this was in progress, he went ashore in one of the ship's boats to engage the services of a tug or tugs to assist the steamer off the rocks at high tide. Some tugs had already been to the Ilalabar and offered their services, but the master had declined these, as the wind had gone down and the sea was smooth, until he had seen Lloyd's agent and the consul. It was impossible to get the vessel into the harbour without the assistance of a tug. She would probably float off the rock at high tide; but as water was in the fore part of the ship, it was anticipated she might not readily answer her helm, and therefore it would be necessary to employ a tug to guide her into the harbour. But the master was determined, before hiring a tug, to enter into a written agreement with the owner of the tug for the services of the tug to tow the vessel into the harbour, and not to run any risk of a claim being afterwards made by the tug owner for salvage services. In the jllzhne/zr2/m,2 Lord Kingsdown said: " When a steam tug engages to tow a vessel for a certain remuneration from one point to another, she does not warrant that she will be able to do so, and will do so under all circumstances and at all hazards, but she does engage that she will use her best endeavours for that purpose, and will bring to the task competent skill, and such a crew, tackle, and equipments as are reasonably to be expected in a vessel of her class. She may be prevented from fulfilling her 1 L.R., 1, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236921070
  • 9781236921079