Unfortunate situations arise in this area of the law. You must be careful what you ask for, because you may get it and then some. Salvage versus towage and the responsibility for damage are recurrent issues when vessels are subjected to a marine peril. When a dispute arises, it may ultimately involve regulatory agencies, owners and operators, insurers as well as the tow company or salvor. We will litigate, arbitrate or work through mediation on our clients' behalf.