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salvor

[′sal·vər]
(naval architecture)
A person who rescues maritime vessels and cargo from loss or destruction.
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Holyhead Coastguard said last night they will have "no further dealings" with the recovery as the incident has been handed over to the insurers and salvors.
On one view, the State can 'piggy back' off the efforts of salvors without the need to put its scarce financial resources into the venture.
THE complex operation to salvage sunken Kilo class submarine INS Sindhurakshak will start soon as the navy is in the final stages of identifying the salvor to carry out the job.
The department said the approval of emergency dumping of coal came after extensive consultation with the SAMSA, the salvors and the local governments.
Salvors began dismantling the ship on February 26, but bad weather caused them to miss their March 23 target to complete their work.
This greatly mitigates damage as opposed to the multiple insurers that must be consulted and perhaps find their own salvors and conduct their own salvage sales.
In 1991, the government of Malaysia contracted with a marine salvage company, Malaysian Historical Salvors (Salvors), to find and salvage the cargo of a British ship that sank in the Strait of Malacca in 1817.
Due to the disparity in salvage awards and the risk of "no cure, no pay" posed to potential salvors, parties began contracting for salvage services as opposed to seeking claims for "pure" salvage.
The Government therefore intends to establish alternative arrangements for such a fire assessment and advice service using commercial salvors.
Perhaps even more than elsewhere, underwater archaeology has had a difficult inception in Latin America and the Caribbean, in part due to the ongoing struggle to combat the aggressive exploitation of "treasure ships" by commercial salvors.
Salvors spent an hour-and-a-half assessing the vessel's stability and watching for any evidence of further oil spills," he said was quoted as saying.