Salvors reward and liability for environmental services in salvage operations
PhD student: Dr H. Yu
Promotor: Prof M.G. Faure
Duration: 1/9/2019 - 31/8/2023
PhD defence: Maastricht, 16/11/2023
Professional salvors who have the capacity to respond to global maritime casualties work mostly on a No-Cure, No-Pay' basis under the current salvage regime. In cases where the distressed vessels and properties on-board could easily cause damage to the environment, the salvors are not satisfied with the incentives provided, they find it difficult to collect the salvage reward for their environmental services and they may also be exposed to potential risks and liabilities. This research will analytically examine the legal regime of salvage and its environmental implications.