He may give certain statutory directions (called "safety directions" in Schedule 3A) concerning the ship or its cargo.
He should follow the average adjuster's advice, which will normally be to obtain Average Bonds and Guarantees on all sound cargo being discharged after the general average act, and to accumulate evidence required for the adjustment. The adjuster will make an estimate of the total value of the loss or damage and advise the shipowner of the rate of contribution required from each party.
Before arrival, either directly to the local authority or through an agent approved by the local authority, by radio, fax, email or other communications, so as to reach the local authority not more than twelve hours, and whenever practicable not less than four hours, before the expected arrival of the ship.
(1) Ships reported by another Member State excluding unexpected factors; (2) ships involved in a collision, grounding or stranding on their way to port; (3) ships accused of an alleged violation of the provisions on discharge of harmful substances or effluents; (4) ships which have been maneuvered in an erratic or unsafe manner whereby routeing measures, adopted by the IMO, or safe navigational practices and procedures have not been followed; (5) ships which have been suspended or withdrawn from their Class for safety reasons after last PSC inspection; (6) ships which cannot be identified in the PMoU database.
Security for the salvor's SCOPIC remuneration, which must be paid within two working days (excluding Saturdays and Sundays and holidays usually observed at Lloyd's) after receiving written notice from the salvor invoking the SCOPIC Clause, by bank guarantee or P&I Club letter for security for US$3 million.