SALVAGE - A PRACTICAL GUIDE

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SALVAGE - A PRACTICAL GUIDE

Code No: 699

Video Running Time: 31 minutes

VIDEO BOOK

Fortunately most seafarers pass their time at sea without ever experiencing a situation where their vessel has to be salvaged. Nevertheless it is vital that ship owners and operators, Masters, and senior officers are aware of the options available when a serious incident puts the ship at risk.

This training package is intended to provide a practical guide on how to proceed if the ship gets into a situation where assistance may be needed - if an engine failure means there's a risk of grounding, for instance, or in case of fire. In all cases it is the Master who has final responsibility for deciding if assistance from a salvor is necessary. Where the ship is not in imminent danger, however, then time may permit consultation with the owner and an opportunity to seek the most favourable terms for the salvage operation. When danger is imminent then the decisions taken in the first hour or so are critical as things can go from bad to worse very quickly. In cases of this sort, the acceptance of an Open Form, commonly the Lloyd's Open Form, LOF, is usually the best option.

The video presents the information in drama format and relates the experiences of a Salvage Master, a Ship Operator, and a Master who have all been involved in salvage situations. As we see and hear the different perspectives of those involved, a clear picture emerges of the key points to remember in order to deal effectively with a stressful and complex problem.

The Trainer's Manual that accompanies the video provides guidance on how to use the package in training sessions, further information on the Open Form and special clauses and additional sources of information.

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