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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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A salvaging operation was carried out with the assistance of Smit International.
(26) However, statutes have modified this rule to allow a pure life salvor to receive a fair share of a salvage award when other property salvors are successful in salvaging some physical property arising out of the same maritime incident.
If you want to try salvaging materials yourself, here are a few things to consider.
Greg Walden, the Oregon Republican who sponsored the House version, cite costly delays in salvaging timber from Oregon's 2002 Biscuit fire as a prime example of the need for this legislation.
The first stage in the deconstruction process involved salvaging all reusable and high-value items from the interior and exterior of the property.
Steve has built up a huge list of contacts over the years, including property developers, builders and business people, which means he'll often have a possible buyer in mind when salvaging items from a building earmarked for demolition.
Traditionally, the Navy has had the responsibility for salvaging U.S.