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Award N°1153 – « Synacomex » c-p – Cargo damages – Charterer obligation to discharge the cargo – Time lost due to a reduced discharging rate deducted from laytime. Even in the presence of damaged cargo the charterer still have the fundamental obligation to discharge it. Time continue to count during the discharge of the cargo, be it sound or damaged, but the owner must indemnify the charterer for the inevitable slow down of the discharge operations resulting from the damaged part.