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CHAPTER 13 Tug and tow and general average

Law of Tug and Tow and Offshore Contracts

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Tug and tow and general average

Part A. the Special Issues Arising

General average and the York-Antwerp Rules

13.1 It is beyond the scope of this book to give any account of the law and practice relating to general average. The leading general text on this subject is Lowndes and Rudolf, The Law of General Average and the York-Antwerp Rules (14th edn, 2013, now edited by Richard Cornah and John Reeder QC). A basic definition of general average can be taken as follows (see Cooke, Voyage Charters (4th edn, 2014), para. 20.1):

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