535. Course adopted must be reasonably necessary.

In addition the course adopted by the shipowner in dealing with the cargo must have been reasonably necessary in the circumstances1. The mere fact that something must be done with the cargo does not take away the need to prove the reasonableness and propriety of what was in fact done2.

It is not sufficient to show that the course adopted was the best3 for all concerned4; that it was a reasonable course5; or that but for it the cargo might have suffered further damage