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Merchant Shipping (Salvage and Pollution) Act 1994

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Recourse for life salvage payment

5(1)This paragraph applies where—

(a)services are rendered wholly or in part in United Kingdom waters in saving life from a vessel of any nationality or elsewhere in saving life from any United Kingdom ship; and

(b)either—

(i)the vessel and other property are destroyed, or

(ii)the sum to which the salvor is entitled under article 16, paragraph 2 is less than a reasonable amount for the services rendered in saving life.

(2)Where this paragraph applies, the Secretary of State may, if he thinks fit, pay to the salvor such sum or, as the case may be, such additional sum as he thinks fit in respect of the services rendered in saving life.

(3)In this paragraph “United Kingdom ship” means a ship registered in the United Kingdom.

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