perils of the sea

perils of the sea
Natural and inevitable accidents occurring upon the sea. 48 Am J1st Ship § 454. Accidents peculiar to the sea which do not happen by the intervention of man and are not preventable or avoidable by human prudence. 48 Am J1st Ship § 454. Extraordinary occurrences of the elements at sea; lightning, tempests, rocks, and violent stress of weather, winds, and waves. 29A Am J Rev ed Ins § 1310. Sometimes inclusive of capture by pirates. 48 Am J1st Ship § 454. A clause of a motor carrier liability policy insuring against perils of the seas, lakes, rivers, or inland waters, while on ferries contemplates a loss arising during the course of transportation by water. Long Motor Lines v Home Fire & Marine Ins. Co. 220 SC 335, 67 SE2d 512.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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