The Law Relating to Shipmasters and Seamen; Their Appointment, Duties, Powers, Rights, Liabilities and Remedies Volume 1

The Law Relating to Shipmasters and Seamen; Their Appointment, Duties, Powers, Rights, Liabilities and Remedies Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...master must deliver. bankrupt, nor taken the benefit of the Insolvent Act, by the operation of the agreement and the delivery order given by A., the property in the goods revested in C., and that the refusal of B., the master, to redeliver the goods after the demand by C., and after the offer then made of the-payment of the reasonable charge and all lawful claims, was a wrongful conversion, for which an action would lie against the master;--the charterer having the entire use of the ship under the charter-party; the master having no lien for freight, as the sum stipulated to be paid for the hire of the ship was made payable two months after the ship had cleared; and there being nothing to prevent the charterer from taking out the cargo before the ship sailed, if circumstances rendered it expedient to do so, or from changing one cargo for another, or from sending the ship empty to Sydney, or from loading the ship with the goods of other persons, the charterer not having agreed to put a full cargo, or indeed, any cargo on board, and the payment for the hire of the ship being independent of the delivery of any cargo (g). It is the duty of the master to deliver the goods mentioned in the bill of lading at the port, to the person or his assigns, and upon the terms, mentioned in the bill of lading (h). The master has no right to land the goods at a wharf, if the consignee is ready and willing to accept delivery, according to the terms of the bill of lading, and requests the master to deliver to himself, and not to land the goods at a wharf; and the master will be liable to an action if, under such circumstances, he land the goods on the wharf (i). As a general rule, a master is not bound to unload, except on production of the bill of lading, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 454g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236820657
  • 9781236820655