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16 year old lost at sea

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Postby chugach mtn boy » Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:43 pm

Dingus Milktoast wrote:Is there a history of handing open sea rescue victims a bill? I have no experience on the high seas.

When the US coast guard rescues some crabbers in the Bearing sea, do they hand them a bill?


CG only collects when it's a false distress call. Private rescuers are another matter--the maritime law of salvage applies and so the fishing boat that fished Abby out of the ocean may well recover nicely for its trouble if her boat was salvaged. I can't remember whether it was.
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