276. Transhipment to earn freight.

The fact that the ship is prevented by an excepted peril from continuing the voyage does not, in itself, entitle the shipowner to tranship the goods. If reasonably possible, he must repair the ship so as to render her fit to proceed1; having done so he may insist on reshipping the goods for the purpose of completing the voyage2. If, however, it is impossible to repair her because she is a wreck3, or if repair costs are disproportionately high4, the shipowner is discharged from his obligation to repair the ship and oncarry the goods5.

As, however, no freight is earned