It is the shipowner's duty to proceed on the original voyage until prevented from proceeding any further by some permanent obstruction1, which may be either physical2 or political3. Permanence is a relative term: there must, in every case, be some limit of time beyond which a continuing obstacle ceases to be temporary4. Impediments arising in the ordinary course of navigation5, or in the usual and ordinary course of management of a particular port6, and not lasting more than a reasonable time are not permanent; in such cases the ship must wait until the obstruction has ceased to exist
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