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Old 04-25-2010
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One primary requirement is that the salvor uses his equipment to help you. If you hand your lines to the other boat, it generally can not be considered salvage, as you are using YOUR equipment not theirs.

The other factor that has a strong bearing is whether the boat is actually in DANGER. If it boat is not in imminent danger of sinking, damage or loss, the argument that the boat was in a salvage situation is pretty greatly weakened.
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