463. Liability of shipowner for damage to goods.

If the goods are delivered in a damaged condition, the shipowner is liable to the consignee or indorsee for all damage sustained by the goods while in his custody1, unless the damage is occasioned by some inherent defect in the goods themselves or by some other peril excepted by the bill of lading or at common law or, in the vastly more common case of contracts for the carriage of goods by sea to which the Hague-Visby Rules apply