What is NAUFRAGE?

In French maritime law. Shipwreck. “The violent agitation of the waves, the impetuous force of tbe winds, storm, or lightning, may swallow up the ves sel, or shatter It, in such a manner that nothing remains of it but the wreck; this is called ‘making shipwreck,’ (Jaire naufragc.) The vessel may also strike or run aground upon a bank, where it remains grounded, which is called ‘tchouement;’ it may be dashed against the coast or a rock, which is called ‘bris;’ an accident of any kind may sink it In the sea, where it is swallowed up, which is called ‘sombrer.'” 3 Pard. Droit Commer.

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