537. Where communication with the cargo owner is fruitless.

If the cargo owner neglects to reply to any communication1, or refuses to give instructions2, the master's implied authority, if the circumstances otherwise justify its exercise, comes into existence, and he is entitled to take such steps as are reasonably necessary. The shipowner may not, however, disregard any instructions which he may receive, even if he acts in good faith and that the steps which he took are reasonable