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Are the latest York-Antwerp Rules always the ones specified in contracts?

No.

Since the 2004 Rules are less favourable to the shipowner in terms of what costs can be recovered in general average from the other parties to the “common maritime adventure”, they are not recommended by shipowners’ bodies such as BIMCO. Most charterparties and Bills of Lading therefore contain a General Average Clause specifying that general average will be adjusted according to the York-Antwerp Rules 1994, or in some cases an earlier version.

 

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Could general average be adjusted under any rules other than the York-Antwerp Rules?

Under what rules is general average usually adjusted?