518. Carrier's right to limit or assume liability.

518.     Carrier's right to limit or assume liability.

A carrier1 is at liberty to surrender in whole or in part all or any of his rights and immunities2 or to increase any of his responsibilities and obligations3 under the Hague-Visby Rules4, provided that such surrender or increase is embodied in the bill of lading issued to the shipper5. The Rules are not applicable to charterparties6; but, if bills of lading are issued in the case of a ship7 under a charterparty, they must comply with the terms of