frobisher said:If you involve the Centauri authorities, it'll cost you. Unless it was something they'd lost and were looking for it, you'll probably not even get a finders' fee.
To my mind, the salvage laws will be, unless some one catches you doing it, it's yours If it's a Centauri ship, I'd tread carefully (though IPX or the Narn would probably make it worth your while...).
Ranger66 said:THe players have stumbled across a heavily damaged ship. THe crew is all dead. They asked what is the the Salvage laws and I have no idea. It is in Centauri space.
Anonymous said:Ranger66 said:THe players have stumbled across a heavily damaged ship. THe crew is all dead. They asked what is the the Salvage laws and I have no idea. It is in Centauri space.
Assuming no one come along during the salvage, possession is 9/10ths of the law. :wink:
Should some upstanding members of the greater Centauri military I arrive on the scene, I would guess that the right amount of credits placed in the right hands will suffice. That is assuming that the greater Centauri Empire isn't there to salvage the vessel itself. The amount of credits or whether the Centauri choose to look the other way could be contingent on whether one of the players is a Centauri, and what his social status is.
Ranger66 said:Centauri Merchant
Found close to the edge of Centauri space. Relativly speaking.
Ship pretty much blasted up but the hull etc was still intact.
The adventure is set just before the very 1st episode of Season 1
So as I guessed above, Warships would not be covered by salvage laws. However, yours is a merchant vessel and is therefore "fair game".Without prejudice to article 5, this Convention shall not apply to warships or other non-commercial vessels owned or operated by a State and entitled, at the time of salvage operations, to sovereign immunity under generally recognized principles of international law unless that State decides otherwise.
Just because you found it, it isn't automatically yours You have to enter a salvage contract with the owner (or captain) of the vessel. The reward for salvage is fixed at this time.The master shall have the authority to conclude contracts for salvage operations on behalf of the owner of the vessel. The master or the owner of the vessel shall have the authority to conclude such contracts on behalf of the owner of the property on board the vessel.
As soon as you arrive at any kind of docking facility, you have to leave the salvage there.The salved vessel and other property shall not, without the consent of the salvor, be removed from the port or place at which they first arrive after the completion of the salvage operations until satisfactory security has been put up for the salvor's claim against the relevant vessel or property.