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Inchmaree Clause


(Additional Perils Clause) First added to hull policies following an English case involving the vessel "Inchmaree." It expands coverage to include consequential damage directly caused by explosion, breakdown of electrical machinery, bursting of boilers, breakage of shafts, latent defect in machinery or hull, accidents in handling cargo, repairer's negligence, crew negligence, et al; as long as the damage does not result from want of due diligence by the vessel owner. The clause was later added to cargo policies.
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