the law of salvage

The Law of Salvage

The Law of Salvage

law of salvage

Many of us have heard about the law of salvage which is embedded into maritime law – but what does it mean and what considerations are there for sailors? The law of salvage allows that a person who recovers another person’s ship/cargo in peril or lost at sea is entitled to a reward commensurate with the value of the property saved.

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Grace Darling

grace darling

Grace Darling was the daughter of William Darling, a lighthouse keeper who was in the employ of Trinity House.  Grace grew up with her family on the Northumberland coast and lived first in Brownsman Lighthouse.  In 1826 the family moved to the newly build Longstone Lighthouse, and it was here she become one of Victorian Englands greatest heroines.

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Book Giveaway – Rain Later, Good

Book Giveaway: Rain Later, Good – Painting the Shipping Forecast by Peter Collyer

With Christmas and the New Year well and truly behind us, February can be a little dull.  So to perk things up a little Lovesail is giving away one signed copy of the stunning book Rain Later, Good – Painting the Shipping Forecast by Peter Collyer.

Rain Later, Good is the award-winning story of Peter Collyer’s extraordinary journey around the Shipping Forecast areas. The Shipping Forecast, broadcast by BBC Radio 4, is a national institution, relied upon by mariners but also strangely comforting and poetic to landlubbers. First published in 1998 to great reviews, Rain Later, Good was chosen by the RNLI to celebrate their 175th anniversary, and has sold over 25,000 copies.

Peter Collyer’s brilliant and detailed paintings help conjure up the most mythical locations, whilst his delightful idiosyncratic text provides a wealth of fascinating insights. He introduces us to the people who live and work in these shipping forecast areas, and he passes on snippets of tantalising information which give a powerful impression of the place and convey a real feeling of being there. The beautiful paintings from his travels really capture the spirit of these wild and isolated spots, and this new edition includes new paintings, sketches and up to date text. This is a much-loved book celebrating an iconic broadcast.

A very remarkable painter. His work is simply stunning with an observed intensity which makes him very special indeed.’ Chris Beetles in The Daily Telegraph

‘The most delightful and unexpected book I’ve encountered this year… a wonderful book.’ John Naughton, The Times


To be in with a chance of winning this lovely book just visit our Lovesail Facebook page and ‘like’ our Lovesail page (make sure you like the page, not a post).  The closing date for ‘likes’ is 28th February 2014.  We will pick one winner from the ‘like’ list after the closing date.  Terms and Conditions of the Giveaway can be seen here.

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Southampton Boat Show 2011

The Southampton Boat Show 2011 is one of the biggest water-based boat shows in Europe.  This year the 43rd show runs from Friday 16th September until Sunday 25th September 2011.

Here are some of the statistics for the Southampton Boat Show.  Average visitor numbers over 120,000 over 10 days,  47,000 square meters of exhibition space, 400+ boats on the 2km of pontoons, and over £1000 average spend per head (excluding the spend on Boats) – that’s a lot of rope!

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