Jason clause. (Also New Jason Clause and Amended Jason clause).
This is a clause in a charterparty that allows the shipowner to claim general average contributions from the cargo interests if any accident, danger, damage or disaster occurs with or without negligence of the shipowner or his employees and the cargo carrier has to incur any general average sacrifice, loss or expense and perhaps also pay salvage charges. The clause applies only if an average adjustment is made in accordance with the law and practice of the U.S.A., because old cases in that country established that if the general average or salvage occurred because of the carrier negligence, the cargo interest could escape the obligation of having to make a G/A contribution.
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