57. Statutory limitation of liability of carriers by sea.

In the case of British ships, the owner, charterer and certain other persons1 are exempted by statute from liability for loss of and damage to goods on board caused by fire, and for loss of and damage to certain kinds of valuables the true nature of which was not declared at the time of shipment2. In addition, in the case of both British and foreign ships, the same persons are entitled to limit their liability in respect of loss of life or personal injury caused to any person carried in the ship and for loss of or damage to