|WikiProject Shipwrecks||(Rated B-class, Mid-importance)|
|WikiProject Technology||(Rated C-class)|
Not in favour of merging with treasure diving, ship salvage is not very related, there is just a passing kmention of diving in the article. 18:00, 12 June 2006 220.127.116.11
- It seems to me that treasure diving, marine salvage and marine salvage law should be three different articles. --Gbleem 13:53, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
- They're different subjects; I can see keeping the salvage law content here until the articles get too big, though. Georgewilliamherbert 00:34, 22 August 2006 (UTC)
- Support merge. The treasure hunting article emphasises that this is a legal activity - however, it is only legal because it falls under the principles of marine salvage. The treasure hunting article specifically states that it applies to maritime salvage. Viv Hamilton 09:18, 28 August 2006 (UTC)
- I'd like to see the treasure hunting article expanded. Legally, salvage is salvage, and that's covered nicely, but there is more to the treasure and historical aspect. Bring in some notable hunters and finds, for example.Lisamh 20:17, 23 September 2006 (UTC)
Disagree to merge MARINE SALVAGE with TREASURE HUNTING. Marine salvage is an industry/activity sector that provides commercial services for the world's maritime and insurance communities. Marine salvage companies are engaged in marine casualty response, pollution defense, wreck removal, cargo recovery, towage and related activities, which doesn't reflect the definition of treasure hunting per se.
I have removed the merge proposal tags. Consensus is against doing it. Georgewilliamherbert 20:10, 31 October 2006 (UTC)
Bad title sentence
"Marine salvage is the process of rescuing a ship, its cargo, or other property from peril." I wouldn't describe salvage this way. This describes what coast guard rescue does, not salvage. I'm changing it.
Should investigation be listed as a reason for salvage work? As an example, the efforts to recover Air France 447 right now - wouldn't this be a salvage operation for the purpose of determining why it crashed?
This was also part of the reason for the rediscovery of the Titanic. Most notably, they learned that the ship did split in two as it sunk.
to add to notable salvages
i'd suggest perhaps:
- space shuttle challenger remains.
- that apollo space capsule that sunk. or was it mercury?
- recovery of the sully sullenberger jet.