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How should a master prepare a Letter of Protest?

He should type or hand-write it.

Owner and charterers in the oil, gas and chemical trades often supply a stock of printed forms for common matters of protest, but if a form is not available the master should draft a clearly worded letter, setting out his complaint with all relevant times, facts, etc., and ending in a formal manner, e.g., “the undersigned hereby declares that the Bill of Lading will be signed under protest….”or “…and I hereby lodge protest accordingly, and we, including my disponent owners, hold you and/or Charterers responsible for delays and consequences.”

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