522. Obligation of consignee to give written notice of loss or damage to carrier.

Unless notice of loss or damage and the general nature of such loss or damage is given in writing to the carrier1 or his agent at the port of discharge before or at the time of removal of the goods2 into the custody of the persons entitled to delivery of them under the contract of carriage3, or, if the loss or damage is not apparent, within three days, such removal is prima facie evidence of delivery by the carrier of the goods as described in the bill of lading