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It’s a vessel. I’m sure the law applies. The salvor will be generously compensated, or something like that.

Best $100 Bill ever spent. System seems to work. Of course, if a fellow cruiser found it, I’d like to think it would have been returned for nothing.
Don't confuse deep sea salvage with a country's laws regarding a 'salvage' like this. I'm just glad that the 'salvor' wasn't greedy and all turned out OK in the end.
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Perhaps this is a good time to come up with a system to haul your dink out of the water every night when on a mooring or at anchor. Saves a lot of bottom cleaning and prevents theft and the possibility of the dink being flipped by high winds. Yes, even if tied up alongside with the motor on it, this is not an uncommon occurrence.
If they don't have davits many boats will bring their dink outboard up to deck level on a spinnaker or jib halyard.

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Re: Lost dinghy near Miami, FL

He has an ample swim platform for such
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Don't confuse deep sea salvage with a country's laws regarding a 'salvage' like this..
What difference are you referring to, in this case?


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What difference are you referring to, in this case?
In most countries it is a very involved process to be assigned as the designated salvor of a vessel. It is not just finders/keepers to claim salvage rights and charge a fee to the owner.

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In most countries it is a very involved process to be assigned as the designated salvor of a vessel. It is not just finders/keepers to claim salvage rights and charge a fee to the owner.
Not hard in the US. I’ve known it to happen on a simple dragging, let alone set adrift.


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