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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 V - Final clauses

Article 30 - Reservations

1. Any State may, at the time of signature, ratification, acceptance, approval or accession, reserve the right not to apply the provisions of this Convention:

(a) when the salvage operation takes place in inland waters and all vessels involved are of inland navigation;

(b) when the salvage operations take place in inland waters and no vessel is involved;

(c) when all interested parties are nationals of that State;

(d) when the property involved is maritime cultural property of prehistoric, archaeological or historic interest and is situated on the sea-bed.

2. Reservations made at the time of signature are subject to confirmation upon ratification, acceptance or approval.

3. Any State which has made a reservation to this Convention may withdraw it at any time by means of a notification addressed to the Secretary-General. Such withdrawal shall take effect on the date the notification is received. If the notification states that the withdrawal of a reservation is to take effect on a date specified therein, and such date is later than the date the notification is received by the Secretary-General, the withdrawal shall take effect on such later date.

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