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Maritime salvage.
« on: 03/13/2014 08:51 PM »
What are the salvage rights for abandoned things like sunken ships, airplanes, falcon 9 first stages?

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Re: Maritime salvage.
« Reply #1 on: 03/13/2014 09:22 PM »
What are the salvage rights for abandoned things like sunken ships, airplanes, falcon 9 first stages?

Pic related, apolo I think. 


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Re: Maritime salvage.
« Reply #2 on: 03/13/2014 10:25 PM »
This does not belong in this sub-forum, I would think.

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Re: Maritime salvage.
« Reply #3 on: 03/13/2014 10:58 PM »
What are the salvage rights for abandoned things like sunken ships, airplanes, falcon 9 first stages?

If it is government, the government maintains ownership unless it gives it up. Spain still owns galleons that sank 400 years ago.


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Re: Maritime salvage.
« Reply #4 on: 03/13/2014 11:11 PM »
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Re: Maritime salvage.
« Reply #5 on: 03/14/2014 12:03 AM »
There have been several cases where groups have recovered rare aircraft, restored them, and the government hs come buy and "taken" them back.

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Re: Maritime salvage.
« Reply #6 on: 03/14/2014 12:31 AM »
There have been several cases where groups have recovered rare aircraft, restored them, and the government hs come buy and "taken" them back.


Yeah, there's also been inconsistency about this. USAF has allowed recovery of its aircraft. U.S. Navy does not. And the U.S. government has enforced the ownership rights of other governments. A little searching will turn up the case of the Spanish galleon found near Florida. The U.S. government enforced Spain's right to all the gold.

Bottom line is that before you try to salvage it, you should call a maritime lawyer.

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Re: Maritime salvage.
« Reply #7 on: 03/14/2014 01:03 AM »
I'm sure SpaceX had a decent amount of telemetry data to know reasonably where they ended up, but how close could a member of the public come at guessing where it hit the water. 

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