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Delay in voyage
10.1 The Marine Insurance Act 1906 provides that the adventure insured must be prosecuted with reasonable despatch and in the absence of a lawful excuse, the insurer is discharged from liability when the voyage is not so prosecuted. 1 It is also provided that if the cause excusing the delay ceases to operate, the ship must resume her course and prosecute the voyage with reasonable despatch. 2 The purpose of those provisions is ‘to minimise the period of risk while the ship and goods are at sea’. 3
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