We all want to retire and buy a piece of an island in the tropics and that what we did. (well we're not retired but...)
I am located in the Caribbean
and recently completed the installation
of a dock
on a piece of water
front raw property in a canal system, we purchased as a home base for the YOT. ( that's not TOY spelled backward..crikey it is!)
I know my dock
system is not designed or built to hold our vessel during a hurricane
and I have prearranged a safe hurricane
tie off else where, other than our dock.
It has been, from what I am told, not uncommon for other vessels to tie to any dock or mooring
they think might be safe. I have friends that had their dock removed by a vessel tied to it during a storm, and didn't know about it till their return to the island, and were stuck with the repair costs.
My question: Could I claim salvage
on an unauthorized vessel that attached itself to my dock?
Don't get me wrong, we are all is the same boat so to speak during a storm, and I want EVERYONE AND THEIR PROPERTY to be safe, and I will do everything I can do to help, but I still have to safe guard my investment.
Just throwing this out, as we are in a new situation and want to hear some thoughts.
Thank you in advance for your replies