Legal Definition and Related Resources of Stranding

Meaning of Stranding

The running of a ship on shore or on a beach .

Stranding Alternative Definition

In maritime law. The running of a ship or other vessel on shore. It is either accidental or voluntary. Accidental stranding takes place where the ship is driven on shore by the winds and waves. Voluntary stranding takes place where the ship is run on shore either to preserve her from a worse fate, or for some fraudulent purpose. Marsh. Ins. bk. 1, c. 12, § 1. In a Marine Insurance, “a touch and go” is not a stranding; in order to constitute a stranding, the ship must be stationary. 1 Starkie, 130; 4 M. & S. 503.

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