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Chapter 6 Additional Provisions Relating to Particular Stages of Carriage

Rotterdam Rules: A Practical Annotation

6 Additional Provisions Relating to Particular Stages of Carriage Article 24. Deviation When pursuant to applicable law a deviation constitutes a breach of the carrier’s obligations, such deviation of itself shall not deprive the carrier or a maritime performing party of any defence or limitation of this Convention, except to the extent provided in article 61. NOTES [24-01] Under the Rotterdam Rules, whether or not deviation constitutes a breach of the contract of carriage is left for the national applicable law to decide. 1 However, irrespective of the answer, the consequence will not be that of depriving the carrier of the protections afforded to it by the Convention.

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