536. Inability to communicate with the cargo owner.

The third condition required to justify the exercise of implied authority on behalf of the cargo owner is impossibility of communication with the latter in time to receive instructions1. It is the master's duty to communicate with the cargo owner unless it is impossible to do so owing to the urgency of the case, as, for example, where there is danger of an immediate loss unless prompt measures are taken to remedy the damage2.

In addition, where the ship is a general ship, the position is modified by the circumstances that the cargo belongs to different owners and that the