The master of a ship loading apparently defective goods feels he should make remarks on the mate’s receipt, but is not certain what remarks to make. What action should he take?

Since some remarks may not be effective in protecting the carrier’s position against later claims by third parties, the master should contact the owners’ P&I club correspondent before making any remarks of which he was uncertain.

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Why are the remarks made on a bill of lading important?

What action should the master take if goods being loaded, e. g. second hand cars, were in a damaged condition and the stevedore insisted that this was normal?