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188.8.131.52 AUTHORITY ON BEHALF OF THE MASTER TO SIGN BILLS OF LADING
When charterers or agents are authorised to sign the bill of lading on behalf of the Master, the Master should ensure that all the details he/she would have inserted into the bill of lading with regard to quantity, condition and date are inserted into the mate’s receipt. The Master should ensure that the charterers and/or agents are instructed to sign the bill of lading only in accordance with the mate’s receipt. If charterers and/or agents refuse to do so, the Master must issue a letter of protest and inform the Company immediately. The correspondent may also be able to assist.