What does stealing stuff off of a boat have to do with "salvage?"
Is the boat "sunk" or just "grounded?"
I agree completely. Salvage is a contract, not a free for all.
That woman really upset me with her blatant delight at another's misfortune, no matter the back story. Not exactly someone I'd feel very comfortable sharing an anchorage with. Maybe we cruisers should be wearing wreaths of garlic and carrying blessed crucifixes?