In 1980, to remedy this situation, the Lloyd`s Open (LOF) Open Form (LOF) provided that a failed oil tanker should benefit from recovery services and guarantee a reward, provided that the Salvor exercised the necessary diligence to try to save the marine environment from pollution. This innovation proved very successful and the international community was so pleased and impressed that a few years later, the 1989 bailout agreement came into force and adopted this new idea of LOF. In particular, Articles 13 and 14 of the Convention define the modern basis for awarding the award.   an agreement between the owner or master of a sinking vessel and a rescue team detailing the conditions under which the vessel was to be saved in the 1970s, there was little real-time communication between ships, shipowners and insurance companies. The master of the vessel would have had little experience in the treatment of the victims and would not have been able to consult the others in time. In such circumstances, the master often signed an LOF contract with the Salvor, even in the event of a minor engine failure. With today`s technology, the coastal site can receive updated notifications from the ship as soon as possible, sometimes even in real time. The masters of the modern world no longer have to make unilateral decisions in difficult times. The right type of recovery contract can be chosen and concluded by shipowners and salvors, and the LOF should not be used for minor victims. A recovery operation is usually a postponed action. This means that the prosecution of the saved goods, such as the ship or its cargo, will be brought. In the event that the property is no longer in the jurisdiction or has been destroyed, an in-person action may be taken to recover the rescue bonus. These rescue operations are the responsibility of the Admiralty courts.
The use of Lloyd`s Open`s traditional ”No Cure-No Pay” rescue contract is slow but steady. According to Lloyds Statistics, 255 LOF contracts were awarded in 1980, compared to only 37 in 2014, the lowest level. In the 1990s, the average number of LOF orders was 138.7 and the average premium was 9.56% of salted real estate (the highest figure was 18.8% in 1999). In the 2000s, the annual average fell to 102.6, while the average premium rose to 12.99% (the highest figure was 20.4% in 2009). In 2018, this figure has even fallen to 53 (63 in 2017) and the average price has also fallen to 11.9%. In all situations of the recovery service, the service must be entirely voluntary. The Salvor cannot have provided the service under a contract or contract or other existing obligation.