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188.8.131.52 REEFER INSTRUCTIONS FROM SHIPPERSThe Master should obtain written instructions from the shipper prior to loading refrigerated cargo, in respect of any pre-cooling of the holds and the carrying temperature of the cargo. The Master should not, however, accept carriage instructions that the vessel will not be able to comply with. Should the Master have any doubt about the instructions, he/she should
This is very important as even the slightest variation in the carrying temperature may result in a substantial claim. If in any doubt, the local P&I correspondent should be called in to assist.