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Manual of the Laws of Naval War. Oxford, 9 August 1913.
Section VIII : On the formalities of seizure and on prize procedure - Art. 107.
Art. 107. Loss of prizes through the perils of the sea. If a prize is lost by the perils of the sea, the fact must be carefully ascertained. In that case no indemnity is due, either for the ship or for the cargo, provided that if the prize be subsequently annulled the captor is able to prove that the loss would have occurred even without capture.