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Insurance. any damage or loss to a ship or its cargo voluntarily sustained, as freight jettisoned in a storm, by all parties to a voyage (distinguished from ).
Abbreviation: G.A.
(insurance) loss or damage to a ship or its cargo that is shared among the shipowners and all the cargo owners GA Compare particular average


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