Peter sells 100 tons of corn to Mark under a CIF Liverpool contract. The contract states English law is the applicable law.
The corns are put on board a ship but the master of the ship, Sally, is aware that Peter has a bad reputation as a seller and his goods are sometimes of unsatisfactory quality; therefore, Sally initially refuses to issue a clean bill of lading. But later, Sally is convinced by Peter and issues a clean bill of lading.
During the voyage, the corns are partly damaged by seawater.
When Peter tenders the bill of lading, the invoice and the certificate of insurance, Mark refuses to pay because he hears that Sally initially refuses to sign the clean bill of lading and the goods are now damaged.
Please advise Peter and Mark.