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Keynvor Morlift Ltd and Others v The Vessel “Kuzma Minin” – QBD (Admlty Ct) (Jervis Kay QC, Admiralty Registrar) [2019] EWHC 3557 (Admlty) – 19 December 2019

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Keynvor Morlift Ltd and Others v The Vessel “Kuzma Minin” – QBD (Admlty Ct) (Jervis Kay QC, Admiralty Registrar) [2019] EWHC 3557 (Admlty) – 19 December 2019

Salvage – Remuneration – Casualty successfully refloated by claimants after grounding off Falmouth – Determination of salvage award

The claimants sought remuneration for salvage services performed to the defendant’s vessel Kuzma Minin (the vessel) on 18 December 2018. They applied for judgment in default of acknowledgment of service. The claimants submitted that they were entitled to an award of salvage remuneration at common law in accordance with the Salvage Convention 1989, as enacted by the Merchant Shipping Act 1995, alternatively they were entitled to remuneration by way of restitution assessed on a quantum meruit basis.

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