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188.8.131.52 ISSUING A PROTEST
The issue of a protest may serve the purpose of either
Issuing a protest may be required either
Issuing a protest may be appropriate and required either
It is required to hold another party responsible in writing to protect the Company’s, the Master’s, the crew’s, and the insurer’s legal position. Examples of instances where such notices should be issued would include when
Different forms, formalities and procedures may be required depending upon where the protest is issued. Issuing a simple protest is sufficient in some jurisdictions, whilst in others the protest may be required to be sworn before a court of law or a notary public. The Master is therefore advised to contact the local correspondents or the instructed lawyers for assistance and advice.
If an incident has occurred where the Master considers noting a protest, he/she should do so and, for the protest to be effective, he/she should do so as soon as practicable.