When should a master never spend time trying to get his owners’ agreement to terms, or in sending a contracted salvage vessel?

Where human lives, the ship, the cargo or the marine environment are in immediate peril and the master can engage a salvor more quickly himself.

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What are the differences between “towage” and “salvage”?

When a ship is disabled, but nearby vessels may be willing to assist, what is the point of the master contacting the owners?