What should a master do if multiple consignments are loaded but only one total figure is given on the bill of lading?

Consult the shipper as to the apportionment of quantities on the bills of lading for each consignment. Where no instructions are obtainable, the total quantity loaded should generally be divided between the bills of lading in proportion to the original split of the nominated consignments.

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What should the master of a tanker which has just completing loading do if the ship’s cargo figure is less than the shipper’s?

What should the master of a tanker do if two or more consignments of oil, shipped by different shippers, are intentionally loaded into one tank, so that it becomes impossible to determine the respective shippers’ quantities on completion of loading.