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Oelwerke Teutonia v. Erlanger, 248 U.S. 521 (1919)

Oelwerke Teutonia v. Erlanger

Nos. 162, 181

Submitted January 20, 1919

Decided February 3, 1919

248 U.S. 521


A finding that a vessel was abandoned, concurred in by the court of first instance and the Supreme Court of the Philippine Islands, in a salvage case, will be accepted by this Court when supported by evidence. P. 248 U. S. 524.

Unless there has been some violation of principle or clear mistake, appeals to this Court on the amounts allowed for salvage are not encouraged. Id.

The right of a speculative salvor is to share in the benefit resulting

Page 248 U. S. 522

from his work; he is not entitled to reimbursement for his actual expenses, but the necessary work as well as the degree of danger should be considered in fixing his allowance. P. 248 U. S. 525.

A decree of the Supreme Court of the Philippines allowing 40% of the net value of cargo as salvage, with interest, affirmed. 34 Phil.Rep. 178 affirmed.

The case is stated in the opinion.

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