Scuttling, the "willful casting away of a vessel with the connivance of her owners," is generally regarded as the oldest of maritime frauds. This paper discusses how scuttling has continued from the 1920s to the present. A narrative summary is given of several infamous scuttling incidents as well as of recent scuttlings observed in the Far East. The modi operandi of arsonists and the "rust bucket" racketeers are discussed and some practical safeguards against scuttling are provided.

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10p.

Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Fraud
  • Old TRIS Terms: Scuttling
  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00660895
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM