Shipowner questions

Why do shipowners routinely require that the time charter issue bills of lading on the vessel's behalf that contain certain minimum protective clauses?

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...elates to the Carriage of Sea Act, US, the Hague Rules and the Hague-Visby Rules. Also the national laws of the country of origin are covered by the clause. The both to blame collision clause protects the interest of the ship-owner if there is collision because of the negligence of another ship. The new Jason clause protects the interest of ship-owner if there is an accident. It makes the owner of the goods responsible for some of the costs. The drug clause is in pursuance of the US Anti ...