deviation clause

(insurance) A clause in many open cargo insurance policies that protects the assured in case of deviation or change of voyage, or in case of error in the description of the interest, vessel or voyage.
(US) In the case of intentional deviation, the carrier loses the benefit of the Exemptions from Liability clause of the U.S. Carriage of Goods by Sea Act, unless such deviation is for the purpose of attempting to save life or property at sea.

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