Duhaime's Law Dictionary


Salvor Definition:

A person who engages in salvage.

In Re Complaint of the City of New York, Justice Korman wrote:

"A salvor is defined to be a person who, without any particular relation to the ship in distress, proffers useful service and gives it as a volunteer adventurer without any pre-existing contract that connected him with the duty of employing himself for the preservation of the vessel.

"When considering whether the salvage service was voluntarily rendered, the salvor's motives are irrelevant, rather, the important factor is that the service was not rendered in pursuance of any duty owed to the owner or to the property."

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