374. Duty to seek other employment for the ship.

Where the charterer fails to load and the shipowner accepts this as a repudiatory breach, the shipowner is under a duty to mitigate his loss by finding alternative employment for his vessel, and any damages will be calculated by reference to this1. But where the charterer says that he will refuse to load, the shipowner is entitled to ignore this and treat the charterparty as subsisting throughout the whole of the period allowed for loading2. In such a case the charterer cannot complain that the shipowner should have accepted the repudiation