In what circumstances might a shipmaster receive a Letter of Protest?

(1) When the discharged cargo quantity does not match the bill of lading quantity;

(2) when the ship is alleged to be discharging too slowly; (3) when the specification, colour temperature, etc. of discharged cargo is “wrong”; (4) when making smoke in port; (5) when the ship is alleged to have caused damage to a quay, another ship or other property.


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What should a master do with a Letter of Protest given to him by a terminal supervisor?

How will the other party probably treat the master’s protest?