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Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1971

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1. Application of Hague Rules as amended.

  3. 1A. Conversion of special drawing rights into sterling.

  4. 2. Contracting States, etc.

  5. 3. Absolute warranty of seaworthiness not to be implied in contracts to which Rules apply.

  6. 4. Application of Act to British possessions, etc.

  7. 5. Extension of application of Rules to carriage from ports in British possessions, etc.

  8. 6. Supplemental.

    1. SCHEDULE

      The Hague Rules as amended by the Brussels Protocol 1968

      1. Article I

      2. Article II

      3. Article III

        1. 1.The carrier shall be bound before and at the beginning...

        2. 2.Subject to the provisions of Article IV, the carrier shall...

        3. 3.After receiving the goods into his charge the carrier or...

        4. 4.Such a bill of lading shall be primafa facie evidence...

        5. 5.The shipper shall be deemed to have guaranteed to the...

        6. 6.Unless notice of loss or damage and the general nature...

        7. 6bis.An action for indemnity against a third person may be...

        8. 7.After the goods are loaded the bill of lading to...

        9. 8.Any clause, covenant, or agreement in a contract of carriage...

      4. Article IV

        1. 1.Neither the carrier nor the ship shall be liable for...

        2. 2.Neither the carrier nor the ship shall be responsible for...

        3. 3.The shipper shall not be responsible for loss or damage...

        4. 4.Any deviation in saving or attempting to save life or...

        5. 5.(a) Unless the nature and value of such goods have...

        6. 6.Goods of an inflammable, explosive or dangerous nature to the...

      5. Article IV

        1. 1.The defences and limits of liability provided for in these...

        2. 2.If such an action is brought against a servant or...

        3. 3.The aggregate of the amounts recoverable from the carrier, and...

        4. 4.Nevertheless, a servant or agent of the carrier shall not...

      6. Article V

      7. Article VI

      8. Article VII

      9. Article VIII

      10. Article IX

      11. Article X

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