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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