Anybody want a "free" ship?

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by jehardiman, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. jehardiman
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  3. Squidly-Diddly
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    I'll take it!

    I figure 110 rooms would make worthwhile to finagle a ship to shore water, power and SEWER hook up.

    Park in SF bay and lease to Yuppies for high rent.
     
  4. El_Guero

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    Sounds great! I bet right now, there are a lot of people wanting smaller cruise ships ....
     
  5. BPL
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    Does salvaging the ship include settling the claims on it?
     
  6. PAR
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    It depends on your definition of salvage. If you mean you buy the ship, even if just for scrap (salvage) value, you assume the responsibilities of it's ownership and the bills come with it, which typically come right off the top when the distribution checks are handed out. But if you "declare" salvage, you are in possession of the boat, but you don't own it, though you are untitled to "reasonable compensation" for any efforts on your part, during the salvage operations. I suspect there are several declared salvage claims against her currently. The tugs in the image above will likely have a salvage claim on the vessel, as it's very unlikely they are "rendering aid", which is quite a different set of rules and situation. Besides, I don't think (could be wrong) you can legally render aid, to an abandoned vessel.
     
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    Nah - the original owners who owed nearly a million dollars in costs snuck in and towed her to the wreckers after renaming and disguising her with a cheap coat of paint.

    They probably paid the first tug to sever the line as well.

    But then - was she insured ?????
     
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