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The Owners, Masters And Crews Of The Tugs “Maridive Vii”, “Maridive Xiii”, “Maridive 85” And “Maridive 94” –v- The Owners And Demise Charterers Of The Oil Rig “Key Singapore”, Her Equipment, Stores And Bunkers

6th Oct 2004

[2005] Lloyds Rep 91; [2005] 1 All ER (Comm) 99

Timothy Brenton Q.C. – Salvage. Effect of fault on part of salvor. Article 18 of the Salvage Convention.

Salvage – Remuneration – Assessment of award – Tug and tow – Jack up rig – Tow imperilled by severe weather conditions – Tugs providing services to tow – Whether services constituted salvage – Whether situation of danger brought about by fault of tugs – Whether tugs precluded from claiming salvage remuneration – Tugs and tow jointly at fault in failing to heave to in due time – Apportionment of liability as between tugs and tow