What is an acceptable letter of indemnity?

One phrased in terms acceptable to the owners’ P&I club and countersigned by a first class bank or cargo insurance underwriter. Some clubs print their standard LoI wording in the club rulebook, which should be on board.

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The master of a dry cargo ship is asked to discharge cargo onto trucks without presentation of a bill of lading by the receiver. What should he do?

Why might a shipper offer a letter of indemnity in the case in the previous question?