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Old 03-31-2013
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Re: Sailboat perishes off Hatteras, USCG rescues crew

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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).


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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 07:16 PM.
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