Salvage standard forms are not the only option to be chosen in emergency cases. Depending on circumstances, other types of contractual arrangement can be sought. Ascertainable or fixed priced agreements (lump sum, hourly or daily rate, etc.), which are sometimes referred to as salvage contracts on negotiated terms, can be considered as they could sometimes have more value with regard to the price and the possibility to negotiate specific terms. What is more, alternatives to salvage (wreck removal or simple towage) can also be decided on and there is a suggestion that this tendency is growing nowadays.