278. Prevention of voyage where cause not excepted from contract.

The master may tranship the goods for the purpose of earning the freight where the continuance of the voyage in the same ship is prevented by some cause which is not within his or the shipowner's control, and not excepted from the contract1. Where, however, he abandons the voyage, the shipowner will be responsible to the owner of the goods for his failure to carry the goods to their destination unless the completion of the voyage is prevented by a cause for which the shipowner is excused