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.