How much assistance should the master of a disabled ship give the master of a vessel rendering assistance, since he and his crew and owners are going to be earning a salvage reward?

The master should give the assisting vessel’s master all possible assistance to enable him to do the job, but should bear in mind that the more that can be done without the salvor’s assistance, the less will be the salvage reward. For example, the salvor may want to put a party on board to connect up the towline, but the ship’s crew should be able to do that. The more the salvor does, the greater his reward is likely to be.

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