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In Ogden v Graham (1861) 1 B&S 773, the charterers nominated port in Chili, which at the time of nomination was closed by the government of Chili and no vessel can call into it without running the risk to be confiscated. The charterers had no knowledge of this order of Chilean government when entered into the contract of carriage with the owners.
"Safe port warranty. Politically unsafe"