Flotsam an jetsam
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Thare is a technical difference atween the twa maist commonly-kent terms, Flotsam an Jetsam:
- Flotsam describes guids that are floatin on the watter athoot haein been thrown in deliberately, aften efter a shipwreck, while
- Jetsam haes been voluntarily cast intae the sea (jettisoned) bi the crew o a ship, uisually in order tae lichten it in an emergency.
- Ligan (or lagan), describes guids that hae been markit bi being tee'd tae a buoy so that its awner can fynd an retrieve it later.
- Derelict is property which haes been abandoned an desertit at sea bi those who wur in chairge athoot ony howp o recoverin it. This includes vessels an cargo.
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