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Re: Sailboat perishes off Hatteras, USCG rescues crew

Originally Posted by allio View Post
Here's a question that I'm sure I'll get abuse for.

If I am engaged in a potentially dangerous, commercial venture, should I, or my insurance be expected to foot the rescue bill if it all goes wrong?
Yes, that's why you have insurance as a commercial operator to begin with (assuming you're insured in the first place).

As an aside, If the carcass of the boat is now coughed up on an eastern seaboard shore, who foots the bill for the recovery/cleanup/disposal? The delivery captain who abandoned her, or the the owner?
I would assume that the insurer would pay for that, and that the insurance rates for that particular commercial venture takes such things into account.

Nevermind, I see you specifically said rescue bill, which is another matter. I'm not so sure on where I stand on that.

Last edited by One; 03-31-2013 at 06:16 PM.
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