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MoSe
23-01-2007, 13:02:02
The news of scavengers looting the washed up cargo of the wrecked ship was reported on our TV.
They alleged that a british law allows to legally keep them, as long as you declare them, as "recupero di merci alla deriva" (lit. "rescue of afloat goods")

In this article
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/6287047.stm
the concept is mentioned, but I couldn't find any definite take about the issue.

So?

fittingly, the ship is named MSC Napoli, the Kingdom of smuggling, illegal trading, creative scams and make do ;)

Too bad it didn't run ashore a bit more west, nearer to Jamaica Inn
:D

Dyl Ulenspiegel
23-01-2007, 13:11:05
Hardly law, just a tradition. Has been law in the past though, usually Jus naufragii.

Oerdin
23-01-2007, 17:38:53
I suspect the only reason the state wants people to declare the goods is so they can tax them.

Lurker the Second
23-01-2007, 18:21:03
Bah, I was sure this thread was about Funko and Venom.

Venom
23-01-2007, 18:22:46
He's Flot I'm Jet.

Diss
23-01-2007, 22:55:12
I thought it was about the band.

Koshko
23-01-2007, 23:02:24
I did too.

zmama
24-01-2007, 01:08:59
Originally posted by Venom
He's Flot I'm Jet.

And how many JBUs is all that?

Venom
24-01-2007, 01:48:41
.5

devilmunchkin
24-01-2007, 03:12:40
what kinds of things are floating ashore other than oil?

MoSe
24-01-2007, 09:51:42
clicky linky!
:D

a BMW bike, diapers, anything.
It was a container ship.

Drekkus
24-01-2007, 10:00:20
Originally posted by Dyl Ulenspiegel
Hardly law, just a tradition. Has been law in the past though, usually Jus naufragii. Nou Vraag ik je!!!

Funko
24-01-2007, 10:17:59
Originally posted by Dyl Ulenspiegel
Hardly law, just a tradition. Has been law in the past though, usually Jus naufragii.

The law is that you have to declare anything you salvage, and if the owner doesn't claim it, you can keep it. But no-one is declaring their new BMW motorbikes I guess.

MoSe
24-01-2007, 10:20:07
Originally posted by Drekkus
Nou Vraag ik je!!!
I ask you now, what does that mean????

Drekkus
24-01-2007, 10:25:03
very good!

MoSe
24-01-2007, 10:40:14
why, thanks, but what does that mean???
:clueless:
;)

Dyl Ulenspiegel
24-01-2007, 12:01:18
Originally posted by Funko
The law is that you have to declare anything you salvage, and if the owner doesn't claim it, you can keep it. But no-one is declaring their new BMW motorbikes I guess.

Just as the law for any finds.

Colon
24-01-2007, 12:04:02
I am the law!

Venom
24-01-2007, 13:11:19
It is the oldest law in the land. Finders keepers, losers weepers.

Funko
24-01-2007, 13:45:16
Originally posted by Dyl Ulenspiegel
Just as the law for any finds.

Yes, but it was slightly different here for "salvage" from ships up until 1995.

MDA
24-01-2007, 16:28:50
venom and funko?

Drekkus
24-01-2007, 17:28:47
sitting in a tree?

MDA
25-01-2007, 04:57:55
h-i-s-s-i-n-g