As between the charterer and the shipowner, the master has no implied1 authority to vary the terms of the contract contained in the charterparty, and he cannot, therefore, bind either of them by a variation in favour of the other2. The charterparty may, however, provide that the master is to sign bills of lading as presented by the charterer without prejudice to the charterparty3, and may further provide that the charterer is to indemnify the shipowner from all the consequences or liabilities which may arise from the master signing bills of lading4. In this case it is the charterer's
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