A merchant ship’s master has offered salvage assistance on LOF 2011 terms. Should he invoke the SCOPIC Clause?

No. The SCOPIC Clause was designed for the owners of the salving vessel to invoke, not the master. The salving vessel owners can invoke it at any time after the master has agreed the basic LOF terms, once they are contracted.

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