in

What is meant by “wreck” in UK law?

“Jetsam”, “flotsam”, “lagan” or derelict found in or on the shores of the sea or any tidal water.

“Jetsam” means goods or cargo jettisoned from a vessel. “Flotsam” means floating wreckage (e. g. of a ship or cargo). “Lagan” means goods, cargo or wreckage at the bottom of sea, including goods attached to a buoy with a view to later recovery. A derelict is an abandoned vessel, ownerless at sea without hope or intention of recovery.

 

What do you think?

138 Points
Upvote Downvote

Written by Ship Inspection

Leave a Reply

Who must all wreck brought into the UK or found in UK waters be reported to?

How should a new master “sign himself on” on a UK ship where the former master had already left (e. g. to catch his flight home)?