296. Duties as to discharge apart from term in contract.

Presumptively the shipowner must provide suitable tackle and personnel for discharge1. Where possible the ship's tackle is used2 and the work done by the ship's crew3. Delivery takes place from the ship's tackle4; and the shipowner has performed his obligation when he has put the goods in such a position that the consignee can take delivery of them5.

The consignee's part in the joint operation begins when the goods are placed within his reach; and he, in his turn, must provide the proper appliances and labour for the purpose of performing it