Except in the case of distress or unseaworthiness; see below, vol.
Harvey suffered great losses because of the unseaworthiness of the prize ship, and petitioned the King for recompense.
As soon as the gale off Hatteras came on, she began to show signs of unseaworthiness.
Deserting and abandoning her by reason of unseaworthiness or danger of remaining in her, also when grounded and cannot be saved.
They were passengers in the Government brig, a by-word for unseaworthiness and discomfort.