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2.11.1 CARGO GENERAL ADVICEAmongst the many risks for which the Company has taken out insurance, the risks involved in the carriage of cargo frequently produces the most costly claims, such as
The Master and his/her officers should be aware that cargoworthiness forms part of seaworthiness. A vessel which is not cargoworthy, is not seaworthy!
The fundamental obligations to exercise due diligence to make the vessel seaworthy and to properly load, stow, carry and deliver the cargo at its destination are laid down in the Hague Rules 1924 Article 3.1, please see section 2.1.1 Seaworthiness – Safety – Security. The Master should be guided by these principles at all times.