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The International Convention On Salvage, IMO 1989

Chapter I - General provisions

Article 1 - Definitions

Article 2 - Application of the Convention

Article 3 - Platforms and drilling units

Article 4 - State-owned vessels

Article 5 - Salvage operations controlled by public authorities

Article 6 - Salvage contracts

Article 7 - Annulment and modification of contracts

Chapter II - Performance of salvage operations

Article 8 - Duties of the salvor and of the owner and master

Article 9 - Rights of coastal States

Article 10 - Duty to render assistance

Article 11 - Co-operation

Chapter III - Rights of salvors

Article 12 - Conditions for reward

Article 13 - Criteria for fixing the reward

Article 14 - Special compensation

Article 15 - Apportionment between salvors

Article 16 - Salvage of persons

Article 17 - Services rendered under existing contracts

Article 18 - The effect of salvor's misconduct

Article 19 - Prohibition of salvage operations

Chapter IV - Claims and actions

Article 20 - Maritime lien

Article 21 - Duty to provide security

Article 22 - Interim payment

Article 23 - Limitation of actions

Article 24 - Interest

Article 25 - State-owned cargoes

Article 26 - Humanitarian cargoes

Article 27 - Publication of arbitral awards

Chapter V - Final clauses

Article 28 - Signature, ratification, acceptance approval and accession

Article 29 - Entry into force

Article 30 - Reservations

Article 31 - Denunciation

Article 32 - Revision and amendment

Article 33 - Depositary

Article 34 - Languages


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The International Convention On Salvage, IMO 1989

Chapter I - General provisions

Article 1 - Definitions

For the purpose of this Convention:

(a) Salvage operation means any act or activity undertaken to assist a vessel or any other property in danger in navigable waters or in any other waters whatsoever.

(b) Vessel means any ship or craft, or any structure capable of navigation.

(c) Property means any property not permanently and intentionally attached to the shoreline and includes freight at risk.

(d) Damage to the environment means substantial physical damage to human health or to marine life or resources in coastal or inland waters or areas adjacent thereto, caused by pollution, contamination, fire, explosion or similar major incidents.

(e) Payment means any reward, remuneration or compensation due under this Convention.

(f) Organization means the International Maritime Organization.

(g) Secretary-General means the Secretary-General of the Organization.

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