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Convention (VI) relating to the Status of Enemy Merchant Ships at the Outbreak of Hostilities. The Hague, 18 October 1907.
Art. 4. Enemy cargo on board the vessels referred to in Articles 1
is likewise liable to be detained and restored after the termination of the war without payment of compensation, or to be requisitioned on payment of compensation, with or without the ship.
The same rule applies in the case of cargo on board the vessels referred to in Article 3