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Treasure Salvage Industry Impacts of Recent Decisions Upholding Wreck Sovereignty

By Davis George Moye, Journal of Transnational Law & Policy Member Florida is a major center for commercial treasure salvage.  Countless wrecks have littered its waters since colonial days, and it is home to some of the most successful salvors in the world, such as Mel Fisher’s Fisher Salvors, which has recovered hundreds of millions of … Continue reading

Floridians Could Face Difficulties Recovering Damages in the Event of a Cuban Oil Spill

By Davis George Moye, Journal of Transnational Law & Policy Member Many Floridians sighed in relief two weeks ago when Russian state-owned oil company Zarubezhneft announced it would table its oil exploration program near Gulf Stream waters off of Cuba’s north-central coast. Zarubezhneft’s decision terminated the last ongoing offshore oil exploration program in Cuban waters. … Continue reading

Treasure and Salvage in Florida and Abroad

By: C. Claire Armagnac, Journal of Transnational Law and Policy Associate Editor U.S. federal courts’ rulings on shipwreck salvage cases, such as Florida Dept. of State v. Treasure Salvors, Inc., 458 U.S. 760 (1982) and Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. v. Unidentified Shipwreck Vessel, 657 F. 3d 1159 (11th Cir. 2011) have set the stage for … Continue reading