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Inland water salvage law??
Apr 30th, 2007 at 10:13pm
 
Hi I happen to know about a yacht that was abandoned on the shore of an inland (freshwater) loch 2 years ago.  i wondered whether salvage laws are applicable as it has now been washed up over two winters.  Can anyone help clear this up or advise me of where to go to find out if I can just take it?
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Re: Inland water salvage law??
Reply #1 - May 1st, 2007 at 6:57pm
 
1. The law of salvage allows the salvor to claim a reward from the owner for saving a vessel or its cargo for the owner.  It does not allow the salvor top claim or acquire the vessel itself.
2. Salvage applies only on the sea, tidal waters or the sea shore.  It does not apply on inland waters.
3. All property belongs to someone.  If the yacht has truly been abandoned, it falls to the Crown as bona vacantia - see www.copfs.gov.uk/About/roles/qltr/Bona-Vacantia
4. If it is deteriorating and you want it removed as an eyesore, contact your local council.
5. If you were to help yourself to the yacht you would be guilty of theft.
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Reply #2 - May 1st, 2007 at 7:08pm
 
Thank you very much.
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