If a merchant ship renders salvage services, how will the reward be shared?

There is no fixed rule, but traditionally in the UK the shipowners (and any time charterer) have been awarded 3/4 of the total, and the master and crew 1/4. Of the master and crew’s share, the master receives a third and the crew two thirds, for distribution according to each crew member’s rate of pay.

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