195. Shipment of dangerous goods.

In a time charterparty, a proviso is often added that this must not include dangerous or other injurious cargo1.

In the absence of any express provision as to the shipment of dangerous goods the position seems to be as follows. The shipowner may refuse to accept goods if their shipment has been prohibited by law or if any statutory requirements as to packing or otherwise have not been complied with2. Apart from such objections he may also, it seems, refuse to accept them if not tendered in a reasonably safe condition3. If the charterer loads such goods, he is liable