Merchant Shipping (Salvage and Wreck) Act, 1993

Apportionment between salvors.

28.—(1) The apportionment, of a reward under section 26 , between salvors shall be made on the basis of the criteria contained in that section.

(2) The apportionment between the owner, master and other persons in the service of each salving vessel shall be determined, by the court or person making the apportionment, in accordance with the law of the state of registry of that vessel.

(3) If the salvage has not been carried out from a vessel, the apportionment shall be determined by the law governing the contract between the salvor and the servants of the salvor.

(4) Subject to subsections (1), (2) and (3), whenever the aggregate amount of salvage payable has been finally ascertained, then, if any delay or dispute arises as to the apportionment thereof, the apportionment shall be determined by the High Court in such manner as it thinks just, and may for that purpose, if it thinks fit—

(a) appoint any person to carry that apportionment into effect, and

(b) compel any person in whose hands or under whose control the amount may be to distribute the same, or to bring the same into court to be there dealt with as the court may direct,

and may for the purposes aforesaid make such orders as it thinks fit.