Rule 7 Abandonment


In the event of an entered ship becoming an actual or constructive total loss, the Association shall, subject to the Hull underwriters’ rights in the matter, be entitled to require the Member concerned to abandon the ship to the Association or to such other person whatsoever as the Association shall nominate and, if the Member concerned does not abandon the ship having received such a request from the Association, the Association shall not be responsible for any claim that could have been avoided had the Member abandoned the ship as aforesaid and the burden of proving that the claim could not have been avoided by such abandonment shall be upon the Member.