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sal·vor

 (săl′vər)
n.
1. One who salvages or assists in salvaging a ship or its cargo.
2. A ship used in salvage.

salvor

(ˈsælvə) or

salver

n
(Nautical Terms) a person instrumental in salvaging a vessel or its cargo
[C17: from salvage + -or1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.salvor - someone who salvages
recoverer, saver, rescuer - someone who saves something from danger or violence
stooper - a person at a racetrack who searches for winning parimutuel tickets that have been carelessly discarded by others
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A maritime and coastguard agency spokeswoman said: "During inspection, salvors discovered two of the fuel tanks appear to have been breached.
He rescued the men from their stricken vessel and salvors were yesterday desperately trying to attach flotation bags to the boat in order to tow it back to shore.
WEATHER conditions were too unsafe yesterday for salvors to begin pumping 3,000 tonnes of water taken onboard by a car carrier which became stranded near to a busy shipping lane.
The SS Nippon's cargo became the subject of a civil case between the ship owners and salvors that went all the way up to the Supreme Court which discussed the details of the incident elicited from shipowners, cargo owners, salvors, and insurance companies.
It is not clear how value is assessed under this system and whether salvors have a free hand in deciding how to make up their points, but such a requirement raises obvious difficulties for salvors in relation to any potential sale or realisation of the finds.
As long as the captain stays aboard, salvors cannot claim the ship or cargo.
The salvors have been asked to remove the live ammunition be removed in watered condition so that it can be diffused subsequently.
The ship has split in two, making it almost impossible for the salvors to carry out other alternative dumping solutions, the DEA said.
As the main deck broke the water's surface, salvors began pumping the barge to lessen the load on the hydraulic jacks.
Earlier, Lieutenant Commander Armand Balilo was quoted in reports as saying the favourable weather had made it possible for salvors to complete the salvage operations on time.
Hugh Shaw, the Secretary of State's Representative for Maritime Salvage and Intervention, said: "I'm delighted that the salvors have successfully re-floated the ship without any damage to the environment.
Hugh Shaw, the Secretary of State's Representative for Maritime Salvage and Intervention, said yesterday: "I'm delighted that the salvors have successfully re-floated the ship without any damage to the environment.