In marine affairs
has the same meaning as it does ashore – of things saved (such as members of
the Salvation Army). But there is the specifically nautical usage (with legal
implications) where a service of salvage is performed and, if proved in court,
may merit an award of money. The amount of the award will relate to the value
of property salvaged, the extent of the danger to that property, and the risks
or difficulties overcome by the salvors