Much of the rubble and building debris was sold on for salvage.
objects saved from a wrecked ship, fire, or other accident
payment made or owed to a person who has saved a ship or the goods it was carrying
The fisherman, who now has salvage rights, is refusing to hand the goods over until he receives a salvage payment.
the rescue of a ship or the goods it is carrying from loss at sea
The owner is responsible for arranging the salvage of the vessel.