chapter  6
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Maritime Fraud and Marine Insurance

However, there is House of Lords authority that scuttling by the owner is not a peril of the seas,9 and The Salem is authority that it also cannot be barratry. The Salem, which is discussed in greater detail in Chapter 3,10 is actually a decision on cargo insurance, but whereas it has no application to modern cargo clauses, it is relevant to the definitions of barratry and perils of the seas, and hence to modern hull insuurance.