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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. 103.
Art. 103. The seized ship and its cargo shall, as far as possible, be kept intact during the voyage to port.
If the cargo includes articles liable to deteriorate easily, the captor, so far as possible with the consent of the captain of the seized ship and in his presence, shall take the best measures toward the preservation of these articles.