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salvage

noun The saving of something.

verb To rescue, or save the remains of, something, often understood to mean the rescue of cargo lost at sea.
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It also pleaded with other divers and to salvagers to leave the wreckage intact.
He revisited the site this month to chronicle damage to the ship - caused both by natural forces and by visitors and salvagers.
Three heroes, Ari (Tia Carrere of "Wayne's World," "True Lies"), Zack (Christian Bocher, "Melrose Place," "Limboland") and Casey (game player) become spaceship salvagers after the war.
After 92 years on the ocean floor and countless intrusive visitors, including salvagers and even an underwater wedding, the Belfast-built Titanic has now dramatically deteriorated.
He said salvagers found the safe in the 1930s but managed to drop it back to the sea again.
But salvagers will have to wait weeks before they can exhume it.
As Millvina joined members of the Titanic Historical Society in Belfast yesterday on a tour of Harland & Wolff where the ship was built, she accused the salvagers of grave robbing.
This involves about 2,310 units of recalled products, including about 1,300 sold by Home Depot to consumers and 1,010 sent by Home Depot to salvagers or recyclers who could have sold them to consumers.
Salvagers from Hughes Sub-Surface Engineering and Waterwitch Engineering started to lift the Mersey Heritage Trust-owned ship on September 25, with help from Carmet Tug Company.
Over the past week, salvagers have slowly lifted the 114,500-tonne ship from underwater platforms by pumping air into 30 large metal boxes, or sponsons, attached to the hull.
THE faded insignia of the tragic Costa Concordia broke surface yesterday as salvagers continued work to raise the cruise liner.
David Mearns, owner of Blue Water Recoveries in West Sussex and one of the world's most experienced deep-sea shipwreck salvagers, described the efforts that would be undertaken to recover the plane.