203. Consequences of naming unsafe port.

A charterer who names an unsafe port must indemnify the shipowner against the consequences1. Provided that the port is not obviously unsafe, the shipowner is entitled to use it, and may thus affirm the charterparty and claim for resulting damage on the ordinary principles of the law of contract2. The charterer must, therefore, pay any demurrage3 or damages for detention4 which may become payable by reason of any delay caused, and, if the ship has had to be shifted to another port, any extra port charges incurred