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When did it happen? Somewhere along the line, the duties of the salvor became somewhat oversimplified. Newer adjusters would probably tell you that the primary role of a salvor is to preserve and recover any remaining value in partially damaged merchandise. While much of the salvors’ duties do apply to this definition, the actual services that they provide are of a far greater scope. Unfortunately, most adjusters and claim handlers hear the word “salvor” and immediately assume that their losses need to involve salvage in order for them to benefit from their services. The many duties that salvors have been performing for so many years have somehow gotten lost as newer adjusters move up the ranks.

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