188.8.131.52 DAMAGED CARGO
For further details please refer to Gard News 180, When can a master refuse
to load damaged cargo?
If cargo damage is noted after the cargo has been loaded into the vessel’s
holds, the Master should try to
unload the cargo
obtain replacement cargo from the shippers.
If this cannot be achieved, the Master should collect as much evidence as possible
taking witness statements.
If the Master is in any doubt, the local P&I correspondent should
be called to assist
This principle applies to all cargoes which are loaded and
which appear unsound, damaged or incomplete!