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CHAPTER 5 Effects of a General Average Act

General Average

Page 93 CHAPTER 5 Effects of a General Average Act I A Defence 5.1 Action which, vis-à-vis the other parties interested in the adventure, would normally be actionable as a tort or breach of contract is excused to the extent that it is done for purposes of general average. 1 Necessity may also be a defence to a claim brought by third parties to the adventure for a loss suffered by them as a result of a general average act. 2

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