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and (2) notwithstanding the terms of Clause 11 hire to be paid for all time lost including any lost owing to loss of or injury to the Master, Officers, or Crew or to the action of the Crew in refusing to proceed to such zone or to be ex- posed to such risks. (C) In the event of the wages of the Master, Of- ficers and or Crew or the cost of provisions and/ or stores for deck and/or engine room and/or insurance premiums being increased by reason of or during the existence of any of the matters mentioned in section (A) the amount of any in- crease to be added to the hire and paid by the Charterers on production of the Owners' account therefor, such account being rendered monthly. (D) The Vessel to have liberty to comply with any orders or directions as to departure, arrival, routes, ports of call, stoppages, destination, de- livery or in any other wise whatsoever given by the Government of the nation under whose flag the Vessel sails or any other Government or any person (or body) acting or purporting to act with the authority of such Government or by any corn- mittee or person having under the terms of the war risks insurance on the Vessel the right to give any such orders or directions. (E) In the event of the nation under whose flag the Vessel sails becoming involved in war, ho- stilities, warlike operations, revolution, or civil commotion, both the Owners and the Charterers may cancel the Charter and, unless otherwise agreed, the Vessel to be re-delivered to the Ow- ners at the port of destination or, if prevented through the provisions of section (A) from reach- ing or entering it, then at a near open and safe port at the Owners' option, after discharge of any cargo on board. (F) If in compliance with the provisions of this clause anything is done or is not done, such not to be deemed a deviation. Section (C) is optional and should be considered deleted unless agreed according to Box 22. 22. Cancelling Should the Vessel not be delivered by the date indicated in Box 23, the Charterers to have the option of cancelling. If the Vessel cannot be delivered by the cancel- ling date, the Charterers, if required, to declare within 48 hours after receiving notice thereof whether they cancel or will take delivery of the Vessel. 23. Arbitration Any dispute arising under the Charter to be re- ferred to arbitration in London (or such other place as may be agreed according to Box 24) one Arbitrator to be nominated by the Owners and the other by the Charterers, and in case the Arbitrators shall not agree then to the decision of an Umpire to be appointed by them, the award of the Arbitrators or the Umpire to be final and binding upon both parties. 24. General Average General Average to be settled according to York/ Antwerp Rules, 1974. Hire not to contribute to General Average. 25. Commission The Owners to pay a commission at the rate stated in Box 25 to the party mentioned in Box 25 on any hire paid under the Charter, but in no case less than is necessary to cover the actual expenses of the Brokers and a reasonable fee for their work. If the full hire is not paid owing to breach of Charter by either of the parties the party liable therefor to indemnify the Brokers against their loss of commission. Should the parties agree to cancel the Charter, the Owners to indemnify the Brokers against any loss of commission but in such case the corn- mission not to exceed the brokerage on one year's hire. BP SHIPPING LTD.
Britannic House Moor Lane, London, E. C. 2.
Code word for this Charter Party "BEEPEETIME 2" Time Charter PARTY LONDON, It is this day agreed between_ ofOwners (hereinafter referred to as "Owners") of the good_ motor/steam tank vessel called "_" (hereinafter referred to as "the vessel") described in the Schedule referred to in Clause 5, and BP SHIPPING LIMITED of London (hereinafter referred to as "Charterers"). Period 1 Owners agree to let and Charterers agree to hire the vessel for a period of years (15 days more or less at Charterers' option), commencing from the time and date of delivery of the vessel.
11. The vessel shall be loaded and discharged at any port, berth, dock, anchorage, submarine line, alongside vessels or lighters or any other place whatsoever as ordered by Charterers. Charterers shall not be deemed to warrant the safety of any of the aforementioned places and shall be under no liability in respect thereof except for loss or damage caused by their failure to exercise due diligence before directing the vessel to any such places to ascertain that the vessel can always lie safely afloat. 12. Subject as herein provided Charterers shall pay for the use and hire of the vessel at the rate of _ per ton of 20 cwts. on vessel's total deadweight on summer freeboard, as assigned at the date of delivery hereunder per calendar month, commencing at and from the time and date of her delivery as aforesaid, at the same rate for any part of a month, and continuing until the time and date of her re-delivery to Owners.
13. Payment of the said hire shall be made in London monthly in advance less: (1) any advances for disbursements made on Owners' behalf;
(2) any amount or expenses in respect of actual or estimated off hire periods;
(3) any expenses incurred by Charterers which may reasonably be estimated by them to relate to such off hire periods and (4) any amounts due or estimated to become due to Charterers under the terms of Clause 5 hereof. Any adjustments shall be made at the due date for the next monthly payment or as soon as possible after the facts have been ascertained. In the event of such payment not being made on the due date, Owners shall notify Charterers whereupon Charterers shall make payment of the amount due within seven days of receipt of notification from Owners, failing which Owners shall have the right to withdraw the vessel from the service of Charterers, without prejudice to any claim Owners may otherwise have on Charterers under this charter. 14. Should the vessel be on a voyage towards the port of re-delivery at the time a payment of hire is due, payment of hire shall be made for such length of time as Owners and Charterers may agree upon as being the estimated time necessary to complete the voyage, less any disbursements made or expected to be made or expenses incurred or expected to be incurred by Charterers for Owners' account and less the cost of fuel estimated remaining at the termination of the voyage, and when the vessel is re-delivered any overpayment shall be refunded by Owners or under-payment paid by Charterers. Should the vessel be performing a voyage at the expiry of the period of this Charter, Charterers may have the use of the vessel at the same rate and conditions, for such extended time as may be necessary to complete loading and/or discharge of the cargo as required by Charterers, and if necessary until her return to a port of re-delivery as provided by this Charter. 15. Should the Master require from Charterers or their agents, advances for ordinary disbursements at any port, Charterers or their agents shall make such advances to him, in consideration of which Owners shall pay a commission of 2'/2 per cent and all such advances shall be deducted from hire. All U. S. Dollar advances may only be made at loading and discharge ports and must be restricted by Owners to the absolute minimum and not exceed $10, 000 (Ten Thousand Dollars) in respect of any one voyage comprising one loaded and one ballast passage. 16. Owners shall have a lien upon all cargoes and all freights for any amounts due under this Charter and Charterers shall have a lien on the vessel for all moneys paid in advance and not earned and for the cost of fuel in bunkers and for all claims for damages arising from any breach of this Charter by Owners. Loss of Vessel 17. Should the vessel be lost, hire shall cease at noon oh the day of her loss, and, should the vessel be missing, hire shall cease at noon on the day on which she was last heard of, and any hire paid in advance and not earned shall be returned to Charterers. Laying-up 18. Charterers shall have the option of laying up the vessel instead of working her in which case the hire provided for under this Charter shall be reduced by the amount by which Owners are capable of reducing their expenditure under this Charter. Owners to Provide 19. Except as otherwise stated in this Charter or as may be agreed from time to time Owners shall provide and/or pay for all requirements, costs or expenses of whatsoever nature relating to the vessel her Master, Officers or crew which, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, shall include (1) dry-docking, repairs, docking for Owners' purposes, and all expenses associated therewith;
(2) provisions, wages, shipping and discharging fees and all other expenses of the Master, officers and crew;
(3) deck, cabin and engine room stores;
(4) galley fuel and fuel used for supplying facilities to the crew for heating the accommodation and for the operation of air conditioning plant;
(5) domestic water;
(6) marine and war risk insurance on the vessel;
(7) fumigation and deratisation exemption certificates;
(8) a Certificate of British Tonnage;
(9) all customs or import duties arising in connection with any of the foregoing. Any amounts allowable in General Average for wages and provisions and stores shall be credited to Charterers insofar as such amounts are in respect of a period when the vessel is on hire. Charterers to 20. Charterers shall (except when incurred for Owners' purposes or during loss of time on Owners' account Provide whether or not the vessel is off hire) provide and/or pay for: (1) all fuel except (a) fuel for Owners' account under Clause 19, and (b) fuel used in connection with a General Average sacrifice or expenditure or with the preparation for and the dry-docking, repair, or docking of the vessel for Owners' purposes;
(2) water for the boilers;
(3) port charges, agency fees, commissions, expenses of loading and discharging cargoes and canal dues;
(4) towage, pilotage and stevedoring, save that Owners shall remain responsible for proper stowage which must be controlled by the Master who shall keep strict account of all cargo loaded and discharged, and save that Owners hereby accept responsibility for and indemnify Charterers their servants and agents against all claims, damages, liabilities and obligations whatsoever which may arise out of any towage, pilotage and stevedoring as aforesaid, whether such claim, damage, liability or obligation arises under conditions imposed by the party rendering the service or otherwise. Owners' liability under this clause shall not exceed the amount to which Owners would have been entitled to limit their liability if the arrangements for towage, pilotage and stevedoring had been made by Owners themselves. All requirements of the vessel whatsoever during or in connection with periods of off hire and during loss of time on Owners' account whether or not the vessel is off hire, shall be provided and/or paid for by Owners notwithstanding that such requirements would otherwise be provided and/or paid for by Charterers under this clause. Bunkers and Water 21. Charterers shall accept and pay for all bunker fuel and boiler water on board at the time of delivery, and at Delivery and Re delivery Owners shall, on the expiry of this Charter accept and pay for all bunker fuel and boiler water then remaining on board all at the current published price a* the respective ports. The vessel is to be delivered and re-delivered with not less than tons and not exceeding_ tons of bunker fuel in the vessel's bunkers unless otherwise agreed, Owners shall give Charterers the use of and benefit any fuel contracts they may have in force, at home and/or abroad, if so required by Charterers, provided suppliers agree. Heating Coils 22. Charterers shall have the right to require heating coils to be fitted capable at all times of heating to and maintaining the cargo at a temperature of 140°F. at a sea temperature of 40°F. If Charterers require heating coils to be fitted before the vessel is delivered to Owners by the Builders, then Charterers undertake to give Owners notice to this effect at least six months before the expected date of delivery by the Builders. If, however, Charterers require heating coils to be fitted during the period of this Charter, then such fitting is to be in Owners' time and at Owners' expense and is to coincide with the next periodical dry-docking of the vessel unless otherwise agreed, Charterers giving Owners at least two months prior notice of such requirement. The vessel's deadweight tonnage is to be reduced by an amount equivalent to the weight of the heating coils installed. Off Hire 23. The vessel shall be off hire: A. in the event of loss of time continuing for more than 24 hours through: (1) deficiency of personnel unless arising from any cause referred to in paragraph Â hereof;
(2) deficiency of stores;
(3) breakdown (whether partial or otherwise) of machinery or boilers;
(4) accident or damage to the vessel including collision and stranding;
(5) any other cause preventing the efficient working of the vessel. B. in the event of loss of time whether or not continuing for 24 hours through: (1) breach of orders or neglect of duty by. or the consequences of illness or injury to, or strikes by, or refusal to sail on the part of the Master, officers or crew;
(2) deviation for the purpose of obtaining medical advice or treatment for, or landing any person (other than a passenger carried under Clause 32 hereof) in consequence of illness or injury;
(3) putting into and whilst at any port or anchorage other than that to which the vessel is bound under the instructions of Charterers for any reason other than stress of weather;
(4) detention of or interference with the vessel by authorities at home or abroad in consequence of legal action against, or breach of regulations by Owners, Master, officers or crew (unless brought about by the negligent act or omission of Charterers) whereby the vessel is rendered unavailable for Charterers' service;
(5) tank cleaning and/or gas freeing for dry docking - and/or repairs;
(6) time in dry dock;
(7) waiting repair facilities or turn for repair berth anchorage or dry dock;
(8) proceeding for dry docking and/or repairs to any port other than the port off which Charterers could have placed the vessel at Owners' disposal in accordance with Clause 24 if Owners had not elected to send the vessel to a special port. C. at Charterers' option if the State of the flag of the vessel or the State in which the effective Management of the vessel is exercised becomes engaged in hostilities and Charterers find it impossible to employ the vessel.
In this event Owners shall have the right to employ the vessel on their own account during such period. All periods of off hire shall run from the commencement of the loss of time deviation or putting back and shall continue until the vessel is again in a fully efficient state to resume her service from a position not less favourable to Charterers than that at which the loss of time, deviation or putting back commenced. Any period of off hire shall count as part of the period provided for in Clause 1 of this Charter. 24. Owners undertake that 12 months after the vessel was last dry-docked and at the expiry thereafter of each 12 months of service under this Charter they will put the vessel in dry-dock and clean and paint her bottom at their expense in either case as soon thereafter as Charterers place the vessel at Owners' disposal, clear of cargo, off a port having suitable accommodation for the purpose. Subject to Clauses 20 and 23 Owners may send the vessel to a special port in which event Charterers will credit Owners with any benefit they may gain in purchasing fuel at the special port aforesaid. 25. The whole reach, burthen and decks of the vessel, and its passenger accommodation (which shall be deemed to include Owners' suite), if any, shall be at Charterers' disposal, reserving only proper and sufficient space for the vessel's Master, officers, crew, tackle, apparel, furniture, provisions, stores and lubricating oil, provided that the weight of stores and lubricating oil on board shall not, unless specially agreed, exceed the tonnage shown in Clause 3 (d) of the Schedule attached hereto at any one time during the period of service under this Charter. Charterers may, consistently with the safety of the vessel, remove any stanchions and ladders, which shall be replaced by them before re-delivery at their own expense to the satisfaction of Owners' surveyor. 26. The Master shall prosecute his voyages with the utmost despatch and shall render all reasonable assistance with the vessel's officers and crew and equipment, overtime pay of the Master, officers and crew being at Charterers' expense when incurred as a result of complying with the orders of Charterers or their agents, and shall be in accordance with the minimum official hours and rates of overtime applicable to the vessel's Articles. The Master shall ensure that the vessel shall load and discharge cargo as rapidly as possible by night as well as by day when required by Charterers or their agents to do so. 27. The Master shall keep a full and correct log of the voyage or voyages, which shall be open to inspection by Charterers or their agents as required, and shall furnish Charterers or their agents when required to do so with a true copy of the vessel's log books and with properly completed loading and discharging port sheets and voyage reports for each voyage and other returns as Charterers may require. Charterers shall be entitled to take copies at Owners' expense of any of such documents as are not provided by the Master. 28. If Charterers shall complain of the conduct of the Master or any of the officers or crew, Owners shall immediately investigate the complaint jointly with Charterers and if the complaint proves to be well founded, Owners shall, without delay, make a change in the appointments. 29. Owners shall be liable for any loss of time in quarantine arising from the Master or any of the officers or crew having communication with the shore at any infected area without the written consent or instructions of Charterers or their agents. 30. The Master (although appointed by Owners) shall be under the orders and direction of Charterers as regards employment of the vessel, agency or other arrangements. Bills of Lading are to be signed as Charterers or their agents may direct, without prejudice to this Charter, the Master attending as necessary at the offices of Charterers or their agents to do so. Charterers hereby indemnify Owners against all liabilities that may arise: (1) from any irregularities in papers supplied by Charterers or their agents, and (2) from the signing of Bills of Lading in accordance with the directions of Charterers or their agents to the extent that the terms of such Bills of Lading impose more onerous liabilities than those assumed by Owners under the terms of this Charter. Sub-let 31. Charterers may sub-let the vessel without prejudice to the respective rights and obligations of either party under this Charter. Passengers 32. Charterers may send passengers in the vessel's available accommodation upon any voyage made under this Charter, Owners providing provisions and all requisites, as supplied to officers, except liquors, Charterers paying at the rate of_ per day for each passenger while on board the vessel. Exceptions/ 33. Save that Clauses 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 19 and 20 and any provisions for the cessation of hire as provided by this Liberty Charter shall be unaffected hereby: (1) the vessel, her Master and Owners shall not, unless otherwise in this Charter expressly provided, be responsible for any loss or damage arising or resulting from any act, neglect or default of the Master, pilots, mariners or other servants of Owners in the navigation or management of the vessel;
fire, unless caused by the actual fault or privity of Owners;
collision or stranding;
dangers and accidents of the sea;
explosion, bursting of boilers, breakage of shafts or any latent defect in hull, equipment or machinery;
(2) neither the vessel, her Master or Owners, nor Charterers shall, unless otherwise in this Charter expressly provided, be responsible for any loss or damage or delay or failure in performance hereunder arising or resulting from act of God, act of war, hostilities, seizure under legal process, quarantine restrictions, strikes, lockouts, riots, civil commotions and arrest or restraint of princes, rulers or people;
(3) the vessel shall have liberty to sail with or without pilots, to tow or go to the assistance of vessels in distress, and to deviate for the purpose of saving life or property, or for any other reasonable purpose. Salvage 34. All salvage and all proceeds from derelicts shall be divided equally between Owners and Charterers after deducting Master's, Officers' and crew's share and reimbursing the hire of the vessel for time lost and cost of fuel consumed and all other expenses incurred to the party bearing them. Subject as aforesaid, and subject to the provisions of Clause 23 hereof, all loss of time and all expenses (excluding any damage to or loss of the vessel or her cargo) incurred in saving or attempting to save life and in unsuccessful attempts at salvage shall be borne equally by Owners and Charterers, provided that Charterers shall not be liable to contribute towards any salvage payable by Owners arising in any way out of services rendered under this Clause. Change of 35. Owners' rights and obligations under this Charter are not transferable by sale without Charterers' Ownership consent. In the event of the vessel being sold without their consent Charterers may, at their absolute discretion, terminate the Charter, whereupon Owners shall reimburse Charterers with any hire paid in advance and not earned and the cost of fuel in bunkers. Requisition 36. Subject to Clause 37 should the vessel be requisitioned by the_ Government during the period of this Charter, the vessel shall be deemed to be off hire during the period of such requisition, and any hire paid by the _ Government in respect of such requisition period shall be for Owners' account. The period during which the vessel is on requisition to the Government shall count as part of the period provided for in Clause 1 of this Charter. Outbreak of War 37. In the event of the outbreak of war or hostilities between any two or more of the following countries Owners and Charters shall each have the right at any time of cancelling this Charter.
Additional War 38. Any extra expenses which may be incurred by Owners if the vessel has to trade in areas where there is Expenses war (de facto or de jure} shall be borne by Charterers, provided that before such expenses are incurred Charterers are given an opportunity to signify their approval. War Insurance 39. War and/or mine risk insurance, if any, shall be for Owners' account, but notwithstanding the provisions of Clause 19 hereof, war risk insurance on hull and machinery on a mutually agreed value in excess of the rate ruling at the date hereof shall be for Charterers' account. War Risks 40. (1) The Master shall not be required or bound to sign Bills of Lading for any blockaded port or for any port which the Master or Owners in his or their discretion consider dangerous or impossible to enter or reach. (2) If (A) any port of loading or of discharge named in this Charter or to which the vessel may properly be ordered pursuant to the terms of the Bills of Lading be blockaded, or (B) owing to any war, hostilities, warlike operations, civil war, civil commotions, revolutions, or the operation of international law (a) entry to any such port of loading or of discharge or the loading or discharge of cargo at any such port be considered by the Master or Owners in his or their discretion dangerous or prohibited or (b) it be considered by the Master or Owners in his or their discretion dangerous or impossible for the vessel to reach any such port of loading or of discharge. then Charterers shall have the right to order the cargo or such part of it as may be affected to be loaded or discharged at any other port of loading or of discharge within the range of loading or discharging ports respectively established under the provisions of the Charter (provided such other port is not blockaded or that entry thereto or loading or discharge of cargo thereat is not in the Master's or Owners' discretion dangerous or prohibited). If in respect of a port of discharge no orders be received from Charterers within 48 hours after they or their agents have received from Owners a request for the nomination of a substitute port.
(to be used for trades for which no approved form in in force»
CODE NAME: "GENCON" Part I 2. Place and date 3. Owners Place of business (Cl. 1) 4. Charterers/Place of business (Cl. 1) 5. Vessel's name (Cl. 1) 6. GRT/NRT (Cl. 1) 7. Deadweight cargo carrying capacity in tons (abt.) (Cl. 1) 8. Present position (Cl. 1) 9. Expected ready to load (abt.) (Cl. 1) 10. Loading port or place (Cl. 1) 11. Discharging port or place (Cl. 1) 13. Freight rate (also state if payable on delivered or intaken 14. Freight payment (state currency and method of payment;
also quantity) (Cl. 1) beneficiary and bank account) (Cl. 4) 15. Loading and discharging costs (state alternative (a) or (b) of 16. Laytime (if separate laytime for load. and disch. is agreed, Cl. 5;
also indicate if vessel is gearless) fill in a) and b). If total laytime for load. and disch., fill in c) only) (Cl. 6) 17. Shippers (state name and address) (Cl. 6) a) Laytime for loading b) Laytime for discharging c) Total laytime for loading and discharging 18. Demurrage rate (loading and discharging) (Cl. 7) 19. Cancelling date (Cl. 10) 20. Brokerage commission and to whom payable (Cl. 14) 21. Additional clauses covering special provisions, if agreed.
It is mutually agreed that this Contract shall be performed subject to the conditions contained in this Charter which shall include Part I as well as Part II. In the event of a conflict of conditions, the provisions of Part I shall prevail over those of Part II to the extent of such conflict.
Signature (Owners) Signature (Charterers) PART II "Gencon" Charter (As Revised 1922 and 1976) Including "F. I. 0" Alternative, etc.
1. It is agreed between the party mentioned in Box 3 as Owners of the steamer or motor-vessel named in Box 5, of the gross/nett Register tons indicated in Box 6 and carrying about the number of tons of deadweight cargo stated in Box 7, now in position as stated in Box and expected ready to load under this Charter about the date indicated in Box 9, and the party mentioned as Charterers in Box 4 that: The said vessel shall proceed to the loading port or place stated in Box 10 or so near thereto as she may safely get and lie always afloat, and there load a full and complete cargo (if shipment of deck cargo agreed same to be at Charterers' risk) as stated in Box (Charterers to provide all mats and/or wood for dunnage and any separations required, the Owners allowing the use of any dunnage wood on board if required) which the Charterers bind them- selves to ship, and being so loaded the vessel shall proceed to the dis- charging port or place stated in Box II as ordered on signing Bills of Lading or so near thereto as she may safely get and lie always afloat and there deliver the cargo on being paid freight on delivered or intaken quantity as indicated in Box 13 at the rate stated in Box 13. 2. Owners' Responsibility Clause Owners are to be responsible forloss of or damageto the goods or for delay in delivery of the goods only in case the loss, da- mage or delay has been caused by the improper or negligent stowage of the goods (unless stowage performed by shippers/Charterers or their stevedores or servants) or by personal want of due diligence on the part of the Owners or their Manager to make the vessel in all respects seaworthy and to secure that she is properly manned, equipped and supplied or by the personal act or default of the Owners or their Manager. And the Owners are responsible for no loss or damage or delay arising from any other cause whatsoever, even from the neglect or default of the Captain or crew or some other person employed by the Owners on board or ashore for whose acts they would, but for this clause, be responsible, or from unseaworthiness of the vessel on loading or commencement of the voyage or at any time what- soever.
Damage caused by contact with or leakage, smell or evapora- tion from other goods or by the inflammable or explosive nature or insufficient package of other goods not to be considered as caused by improper or negligent stowage, even if in fact so caused. 3. Deviation Clause The vessel has liberty to call at any port or ports in any order, for any purpose, to sail without pilots, to tow and or assist vessels in all situations, and also to deviate for the purpose of saving life and/ or property. 4. Payment of Freight The freight to be paid in the manner prescribed in Box 14 in cash without discount on delivery of the cargo at mean rate of exchange ruling on day or days of payment. The receivers of the cargo being bound to pay freight on account during delivery, if required by Captain or Owners. Cash for vessel's ordinary disbursements at port of loading to be advanced by Charterers if required at highest current rate of exchange, subject to two per cent. to cover insurance and other expenses. 5. Loading Discharging Costs * (a) Gross Terms The cargo to be brought alongside in such a manner as to enable vessel to take the goods with her own tackle. Charterers to procure and pay the necessary men on shore or on board the lighters to do the work there, vessel only heaving the cargo on board. If the loading takes place by elevator, cargo to be put free in vessel's holds, Owners only paying trimming expenses. Any pieces and or packages of cargo over two tons weight, shall be loaded, stowed and discharged by Charterers at their risk and expense.
The cargo to be received by Merchants at their risk and expense alongside the vessel not beyond the reach of her tackle. * (Ü) F.i. o. and free stowed trimmed The cargo shall be brought into the holds, loaded, stowed and or trimmed and taken from the holds and discharged by the Charterers or their Agents, free of any risk, liability and expense whatsoever to the Owners. The Owners shall provide winches, motive power and winch- men from the Crew if requested and permitted: if not, the Charterers shall provide and pay for winchmen from shore and or cranes, if any. (This provision shall not apply if vessel is gearless and stated as such in Box 15). * indicate alternative (a) or (b). as agreed, in Box 15. 6. Laytime * (a) Separate laytime for loading and discharging The cargo shall be loaded within the number of running hours as indicated in Box 16, weather permitting, Sundays and holidays excepted, unless used, in which event time actually used shall count. The cargo shall be discharged within the number of running hours as indicated in Box 16, weather permitting, Sundays and holi- days excepted, unless used, in which event time actually used shall count. * (b) Total laytime for loading and discharging The cargo shall be loaded and discharged within the number of total running hours as indicated in Box 16, weather permitting. Sundays and holidays excepted, unless used, in which event time actually used shall count. (ñ) Commencement of laytime (loading and discharging) Laytime for loading and discharging shall commence at 1 p. m. if notice of readiness is given before noon, and at 6 a. m. next working day if notice given during office hours after noon. Notice at loading port to be given to the Shippers named in Box 17. Time actually used before commencement of laytime shall count. Time lost in waiting for berth to count as load ing or dischar ging time, as the case may be. * indicate alternative (a) or (b) as agreed, in Box 16. 7. Demurrage Ten running days on demurrage at the rate stated in Box 18 per day or pro rata for any part of a day, payable day by day, to be allowed Merchants altogether at ports of loading and dischar- ging.
8. Lien Clause Owners shall have a lien on the cargo for freight, dead-freight. demurrage and damages for detention. Charterers shall re- main responsible for dead-freight and demurrage (including damages for detention), incurred at port of loading. Charterers shall also remain responsible for freight and demurrage (including damages for detention) incurred at port of discharge, but only to such extent as the Owners have been unable to obtain payment thereof by exercising the lien on the cargo. 9. Bills of Lading The Captain to sign Bills of Lading at such rate of freight as presented without prejudice to this Charter party, but should the freight by Bills of Lading amount to less than the total charte- red freight the difference to be paid to the Captain in cash on sig- ning Bills of Lading. 10. Cancelling Clause Should the vessel not be ready to load (whether in berth or not) on or before the date indicated in Box 19, Charterers have the option of cancelling this contract, such option to be declared, if demanded, at least 48 hours before vessel's expected arrival at port of loading.
Should the vessel be delayed on account of average or other- vise.
Charterers to be informed as soon as possible, and if the vessel is delayed for more than 10 days after day she is stated to be expected ready to load, Charterers have the option of cancel- ling this contract, unless a cancelling date has been agreed upon. 11. General Average General average to be settled according to York-Antwerp Rules, 1974, Proprietors of cargo to pay the cargo's share in the general expenses even it same have been necessitated through neglect or default of the Owners servants (see clause 2). 12. Indemnity Indemnity for non-performance of this Charter party, proved damages, not exceeding estimated amount of freight. 13. Agency In every case the Owners shall appoint his own Broker or Agent both at the port of loading and the port of discharge. 14. Brokerage A brokerage commission at the rate stated in Box 20 on the freight earned is due to the party mentioned in Box 20. In case of non-execution at least '/3 of the brokerage on the estimated amount of freight and dead-freight to be paid by the Owners to the Brokers as indemnity for the latter's expenses and work. In case of more voyages the amount of indemnity to be mutually agreed. 15. GENERAL STRIKE CLAUSE Neither Charterers nor Owners shall be responsible for the consequences of any strikes or lock-outs preventing or delaying the fulfilment of any obligations under this contract. If there is a strike or lock-out affecting the loading of the cargo, or any part of it, when vessel is ready to proceed from her last port or at any time during the voyage to the port or ports of loading or after her arrival there, Captain or Owners may ask Charterers to declare, that they agree to reckon the laydays as if there were no strike or lock-out. Unless Charterers have given such declara- tion in writing (by telegram, if necessary) within 24 hours. Owners shall have the option of cancelling this contract. If part cargo has already been loaded, Owners must proceed with same, (freight payable on loaded quantity only) having liberty to complete with other cargo on the way for their own account. If there is a strike or lock-out affecting the discharge of the cargo on or after vessel's arrival at or off port of discharge and same has not been settled within 48 hours. Receivers shall have the option of keeping vessel waiting until such strike or lock-out is at an end against paying half demurrage after expiration of the time provided for discharging, or of ordering the vessel to a safe port where she can safely discharge without risk of being detained by strike or lock out.
Such orders to be given within 48 hours after Captain or Ow- ners have given notice to Charterers of the strike or lock-out affec- ting the discharge. On delivery of the cargo at such port, all condi- tions of this Charter party and of the Bill of Lading shall apply and vessel shall receive the same freight as if she had discharged at the original port of destination, except that if the distance of the substituted port exceeds 100 nautical miles, the freight on the cargo delivered at the substituted port to be increased in proportion. 16. War Risks ("Voywar 1950") (1) In these clauses "War Risks" shall include any blockade or any action which is announced as a blockade by any Government or by any belligerent or by any organized body, sabotage, piracy, and any actual or threatened war, hostilities, warlike operations, civil war, civil commotion, or revolution. (2) If at any time before the Vessel commences loading, it appears that performance of the contract will subject the Vessel or her Ma- ster and crew or her cargo to war risks at any stage of the adventure, the Owners shall be entitled by letter or telegram despatched to the Charte- rers, to cancel this Charter. (3) The Master shall not be required to load cargo or to con- tinue loading or to proceed on or to sign Bills (s) of Lading for any adventure on which or any port at which it appears that the Vessel, her Master and crew or her cargo will be subjected to war risks. In the event of the exercise by the Master of his right under this Clause after part or full cargo has been loaded, the Master shall be at liberty either to discharge such cargo at the loading port or to proceed there- with.
In the latter case the Vessel shall have liberty to carry other cargo for Owners' benefit and accordingly to proceed to and load or discharge such other cargo at any other port or ports whatsoever. backwards or forwards, although in a contrary direction to or out of or beyond the ordinary route. In the event of the Master electing to proceed with part cargo under this Clause freight shall in any case be payable on the quantity delivered. (4) If at the time the Master elects to proceed with part or full cargo under Clause 3, or after the Vessel has left the loading port, or the PART II "Genson" Charter (As Revised 1922 and 1976) Including "F. I. 0" Alternative, etc.
last of the loading ports, if more than one, it appears that further performance of the contract will subject the Vessel, her Master and crew or her cargo, to war risks, the cargo shall be discharged, or if the discharge has been commenced shall be completed at any safe port in vicinity of the port of discharge as may be ordered by the Charterers. If no such orders shall be received from the Char- terers within 48 hours after the Owners have despatched a request by telegram to the Charterers for the nomination of a substitute discharging port, the Owners shall be at liberty to discharge the cargo at any safe port which they may in their discretion, decide on and such discharge shall be deemed to be due fulfilment of the contract of affreightment. In the event of cargo being discharged at any such other port, the Owners shall be entitled to freight as if the discharge had been effected at the port or ports named in the Bill (s) of Lading or to which the Vessel may have been ordered pursuant thereto. (5) (a) The Vessel shall have liberty to comply with any direc- tions or recommendations as to loading, departure, arrival, routes, ports of call, stoppages, destination, zones, waters, discharge, deli- very or in any other wise whatsoever (including any direction or recom- mendation not to go to the port of destination or to delay proceeding thereto or to proceed to some other port) given by any Govern- ment or by any belligerent or by any organized body engaged in civil war, hostilities or warlike operations or by any person or body ac- ting or purporting to act as or with the authority of any Government or belligerent or of any such organized body or by any committee or person having under the terms of the war risks insurance on the Vessel, the right to give any such directions or recommenda- tions. If, by reason of or in compliance with any such direction or recom- mendation, anything is done or is not done, such shall not be deemed a deviation. (b) If, by reason of or in compliance with any such directions or re- commendations. The Vessel does not proceed to the port or ports named in the Bill (s) of Lading or to which she may have been ordered pursuant thereto. The Vessel may proceed to any port as directed or recommended or to any safe port which the Owners in their discretion may decide on and there discharge the cargo. Such discharge shall be deemed to be due fulfilment of the contract of affreightment and the Owners shall be entitled to freight as if discharge had been effected at the port or ports named in the Bills (s) of Lading or to which the Vessel may have been ordered pur- suant thereto. (6) All extra expenses (including insurance costs) involved in discharging cargo at the loading port or in reaching or discharging the cargo at any port as provided in Clauses 4 and 5 and (b) hereof shall be paid by the Charterers and or cargo owners, and the Owners shall have a lien on the cargo for all moneys due under these Clauses. 17. GENERAL ICE CLAUSE Port of loading (a) In the event of the loading port being inaccessible by reason of ice when vessel is ready to proceed from her last port or at any time during the voyage or on vessel's arrival or in case frost sets in after vessel's arrival, the Captain for fear of being frozen in is at liberty to leave without cargo, and this Charter shall be null and void. (b) If during loading the Captain, for fear of vessel being frozen in, deems it advisable to leave, he has liberty to do so with what cargo he has on board and to proceed to any other port or ports with option of completing cargo for Owners' benefit for any port or ports including port of discharge. Any part cargo thus loaded under this Charter to be forwarded to destination at vessel's expense but against payment of freight, provided that no extra expenses be thereby caused to the Receivers, freight being paid on quantity delivered (in proportion if lumpsum), all other conditions as per Charter. (c) In case of more than one loading port, and if one or more of the ports are closed by ice, the Captain or Owners to be at liberty either to load the part cargo at the open port and fill up elsew- here for their own account as under section (b) or to declare the Charter null and void unless Charterers agree to load full cargo at the open port. (d) This ice Clause not to apply in the Spring. Port of discharge (a) Should ice (except in the Spring) prevent vessel from reaching port of discharge Receivers shall have the option of keeping vessel waiting until the re-opening of navigation and paying demur- rage, or of ordering the vessel to a safe and immediately accessible port where she can safely discharge without risk of detention by ice. Such orders to be given within 48 hours after Captain or Owners have given notice to Charterers of the impossibility of reaching port of destination. (b) If during discharging the Captain for fear of vessel being frozen in deems it advisable to leave, he has liberty to do so with what cargo he has on board and to proceed to the nearest accessible port where she can safely discharge. (c) On delivery of the cargo at such port, all conditions of the Bill of Lading shall apply and vessel shall receive the same freight as if she had discharged at the original port of destination, except that if the distance of the substituted port exceeds 100 nautical miles, the freight on the cargo deliveredat thesubstituted port to be increased in proportion. BP SHIPPING LTD.
Britannic House Moor Lane LONDON EC2Y 9BR Code word for this Charter Party "BEEPEEVOY 2 '83" Voyage Charter Party LONDON, 19 It is this day agreed between of_Owners (hereinafter referred to as "Owners" of the good motor/steam tank vessel called (hereinafter referred to as "the vessel") now and expected ready to load about and BP SHIPPING LIMITED of London (hereinafter referred to as "Charterers"). Classification of 1. Owners undertake that: — Vessel (a) the vessel is classed Description of (b) the vessel has a summer deadweight of long tons on a salt Vessel water draught of, with a capacity of _ long tons of oil, 5% more or less;
(c) the vessel's last two cargoes before the commencement of this Charter shall have consisted of _ _ respectively: (d) the vessel is fully fitted with heating coils in all cargo tanks capable of heating the cargo to and maintaining it at all times at a temperature of 57°C (135°F) at a sea temperature of 5°C (41°F). (e) the vessel is equipped with derricks capable of lifting to and supporting at the vessel's port and starboard manifolds heavy submarine hoses of up to 10 long tons in weight. Condition of Vessel 2. Owners shall before, at the commencement of and throughout the voyage exercise due diligence to make and maintain the vessel, her tanks, pumps, valves and pipelines tight, staunch, strong, in good order and condition, in every way fit for the ' voyage and fit to carry the cargo provided for in Clauses 3 and 34 hereof, with the vessel's machinery, boilers and hull in a fully efficient state, and with a full and efficient complement of Master, officers and crew for a vessel of her tonnage. Loading and 3. Subject to the provisions of Clause 27 hereof, the vessel shall, with all convenient despatch, proceed to Discharge Port (s) Range Cargo or so near thereunto as she may safely get, and there load subject to Clause 8 hereof a full and complete cargo of in bulk, not exceeding what she can reasonably stow and carry over and above her tackle, provisions and furniture and in any case not in excess of the quantity permitted by the International Load Line Convention, 1966, or any modification or amendment thereof as may be applicable to the voyage to be performed under this Charter, and being so loaded shall therewith proceed (as ordered on signing Bills of Lading or as provided in Clauses 23 and 27 hereof) to or so near thereunto as she may safely get, and deliver the same in consideration of the payment of freight as provided in Clauses 6 and 7 hereof. Loading/ 4. The vessel shall be loaded and discharged at any port, berth, dock, anchorage, submarine Discharge line, alongside vessels or Place lighters, or any other place whatsoever as ordered by Charterers. Any lighterage shall be at the expense of Charterers. Charterers shall exercise due diligence before directing the vessel to any such places to ascertain that the vessel can always lie safely afloat, but Charterers do not warrant the safety of any of the aforementioned places and shall be under no liability in respect thereof except for loss or damage caused by the failure to exercise due diligence as aforesaid. Shifting 5. Charterers have the right to load at more than one berth at each loading port and to discharge at more than one berth at each discharge port, on payment of expenses properly incurred as follows: — (1) Unmooring at, and pilotage and towage off, the first loading or discharge berth. (2) Mooring and unmooring at, and pilotage and towage on to and off the intermediate loading or discharge berths. (3) Mooring at, and pilotage and towage on to the last loading or discharge berth. Charterers shall also pay any dues and/or other charges incurred in excess of those which would have been incurred if all the cargo involved at the particular port had been loaded or discharged at the first berth only. Time consumed on account of shifting shall count as used laytime or, if the vessel is on demurrage, for demurrage, except as otherwise provided in Clause hereof. Port and For the purpose of freight payment the places grouped in Port and Terminal Combinations in the Terminal Worldwide Tanker Combinations Nominal Freight Scale (hereinafter referred to as "Worldscale") as amended at the date of this Charter are to be considered as berths within a single port, Charterers paying shifting expenses in accordance with the foregoing. Rate of Freight 6 The rate of freight shall be at the level of _ % of the rate for the voyage as provided in Worldscale, as amended at the date of this Charter, per ton of 2240 Ibs. of cargo without deduction for normal or expected losses.
If the vessel is ordered to load or discharge at a port for which a fixed differential is provided, or if the vessel proceeds on a voyage which involves payment of a fixed differential, such additional amount as is indicated in Worldscale, as amended at the date of this Charter, shall not be subject to any percentage variation applied to the Worldscale rate. If the vessel is ordered to lighten pursuant to Clause 21 hereof, the freight rate shall, notwithstanding the lightening, be the same Worldscale rate for the voyage as would be payable if no such lightening had taken place. Payment of Freight 7. Freight shall be payable immediately after completion of discharge. Payment shall be made in US dollars in New York to without discount, less any disbursements or advances made to the Master or agents at ports of loading and/or discharge, and any additional cargo insurance premium for Owners' account under Clause 36 hereof, provided that no freight shall be payable on any quantity which submerges, at any stage of the voyage, the marks appropriate under the international Load Line Convention, 1966, or any modification or amendment thereof as may be applicable to the voyage to be performed under this Charter. Cargo Maximum 8. In no event shall Charterers be required to furnish cargo in excess of the quantity stated in Clause 1 (b) hereof as the vessel's capacity for cargo. Loading to Even 9. If for any reason the vessel is unable to trim to even keel for arrival at discharge port, Charterers shall be so notified Keel by wireless and the expected arrival draught forward and aft salt water shall be stated. Such notification shall be given as soon as practicable after receipt of loading orders and no later than sailing from loading port. Slack Tanks 10. Should Charterers be unable to supply a full and complete cargo, the vessel shall not be required to proceed to sea until such of her tanks are filled as will place her in a seaworthy condition, and freight shall be paid as if the vessel had been loaded with a full and complete cargo, subject to Clause 8 hereof. Inert Gas 11. Owners undertake that the vessel is equipped with a fully functional Inert Gas System and that the officers and crew System are experienced in the operation of such System. Owners further undertake that the vessel shall arrive at the loading port with her cargo tanks inerted and that such tanks shall remain inerted throughout the voyage and the subsequent discharge of the cargo. Any time lost, whether or not the vessel is on demurrage, owing to deficient or improper operation of the Inert Gas System shall be for Owners' account. Crude Oil Washing 12. Owners undertake that the vessel is equipped with a fully functional Crude Oil Washing System and that the officers. and crew are experienced in the operation of such System. If so requested by Charterers in their voyage instructions the Master shall arrange for the crude oil washing of cargo tanks at the discharge port to be effected contemporaneously with cargo discharging operations. Any additional time consumed by reason of the effecting of crude oil wishing on Charterers' instructions shall count as used laytime or, if the vessel is on demurrage, tor demurrage, save and except for any time lost owing to deficient or improper operation of the Grude Oil Washing System. Dues and other 13. Dues and other charges upon the vessel, even when assessed on the quantity of cargo loaded or discharged, shall be Charges paid by Owners, and dues and other charges upon the cargo shall be paid by Charterers, in accordance with the provisions of Worldscale, as amended at the date of this Charter. Should a charge be imposed upon Charterers by the owner of a berth by reason of prolonged occupation of such berth by the vessel for reasons beyond the control of Charterers or their agents such charge shall be for Owners' account.
14. The cargo shall be pumped into the vessel at the expense of and at the risk and peril of Loading and Charterers as far as the vessel's Discharge of permanent hose connections only, and pumped out of the vessel at the expense of and at the risk and peril of the vessel Cargo as far as the vessel's permanent hose connections only. Owners shall, if requested, make available the hands, equipment, and facilities required on board for the connecting and disconnecting of hoses for loading and discharging. The Master may demand shore supervision of and approval for the connecting and disconnecting of hoses. 15. The vessel shall discharge its cargo that the period time between the commencement of discharging and the Pumping completion thereof shall not, after the deduction of stoppages (if any), demanded solely by the shore terminal, exceed 24 hours. In the event that the time taken by the vessel for discharging exceeds 24 hours any demurrage claim submitted by Owners shall include the following information: — Vessel Facilities No of pumps x cu metres rate per hour each pump at metres head at ship rail/manifold at r. p. m. Cargo Specific gravity of each grade of cargo _ Shore Facilities Maximum permitted back pressure _ Bars/Kilos No and size of hoses provided No and size of lines provided Any demurrage claim submitted by Owners based, whether wholly or partially, on excess discharge time as aforesaid shall not be deemed to have been correctly submitted until the aforementioned information has been provided in full and the liability of Charterers as to the payment of demurrage shall not arise until such a claim has been correctly submitted in accordance with the provisions of this Clause. Laydays/ 16. Laydays shall not commence before _ unless with Charterers' sanction Cancelling and should the vessel not be ready to load by Charterers shall have the option of cancelling this Charter. If it appears that the vessel will be delayed beyond the cancelling date, Owners may notify Charterers of the date on which they expect the vessel to be ready to load asking Charterers whether they will exercise their option to cancel, and the option must then be declared by Charterers within 48 hours. Sundays and holidays excepted, of the receipt of the said notification from Owners. In the event of Owners giving such notification and Charterers not exercising their option to cancel within the stated period, the third day after the readiness date stated in Owners' notification, or such other day as may be mutually agreed, shall be a new cancelling date for the purpose of this Clause. Cancellation or failure to cancel shall be entirely without prejudice to any claim for damages Charterers may have for the vessel not being ready to load by the original cancel ling date stated in this Clause. Amount of 17. _ running hours, weather permitting, Sundays and holidays included, unless Laytime loading or discharging on the Sunday or holiday in question is prohibited by law or regulation at the port of loading or discharge, shall be allowed Charterers for loading and discharging, Charterers having the right of loading and discharging during the night, paying all extra expenses incurred ashore. Commencement and 18. Subject only to Clause 19 hereof Termination of Laytime (I) laytime shall at each loading and each discharge port commence at the expiry of 6 hours after Notice of Readiness to load or discharge, which may be given either by letter, telegram, telex, radio or telephone (and if given by radio or telephone shall subsequently be confirmed in writing), has been received from the Master or his agent by Charterers or their agents, berth or no berth, or when the vessel commences to load or discharge at the berth or other loading or discharging place, whichever first occurs;
(II) laytime shall run until the cargo hoses have been finally disconnected upon termination of loading or discharging, such disconnection to be effected promptly;
Termination of (III) demurrage, if incurred, shall continue until the cargo hoses have been finally disconnected upon Demurrage termination of loading or discharging, such disconnection to be effected promptly. Suspension of 19. Time shall not count against laytime or, if the vessel is on demurrage, for demurrage, when Laytime spent or lost (I) on an inward passage, including awaiting tide, pilot, or tugs and moving from anchorage, even if lightening has taken place at the anchorage, until the vessel is securely moored at the berth or other loading or discharging place specified by Charterers;
(II) due to breakdown, inefficiency or other cause attributable to the vessel and/or Owners, including inability of the vessel to pump out the cargo at the rate indicated by the description of the pumps set out in Clause 15 hereof after taking account of any variations in specific gravity or back pressure;
(III) as the result of a labour dispute, or strike, involving Master, officers or crew of the vessel or tugs or pilot;
(IV) in handling ballast unless this is carried out concurrent with loading/discharging such that no loss of time is involved, or is carried out to comply with a shore restriction.
Agency 30. The vessel shall be addressed to Charterers' agents at loading and discharge ports for Custom House business. Shallow Draught 31. If a port is nominated which normally cannot accommodate the vessel with a full cargo, Charterers undertake to Port (s) discharge sufficient cargo at a previous port or ports, or into vessels or lighters to enable the vessel to enter and lie at such nominated port without undue waiting. Heating of Cargo 32. Owners undertake that, if required, the cargo shall be heated up to and maintained at a temperature in accordance with the instructions issued by Charterers, but in no event will the vessel be obliged to heat the cargo in excess of 57°C (135°F).
Owners warrant that the vessel is capable of heating cargo to such temperature and of maintaining same throughout the entire discharge. If the vessel fails to maintain the temperature required Owners shall be responsible for any resulting delay and any time lost thereby shall not count as laytime or, if the vessel is in demurrage, for demurrage. Should it become necessary to withdraw the vessel from the berth because of Owners' failure to maintain the temperature required all time and expenses incurred shall be for Owners' account. Å. Ò. À. 33. The Master shall send wireless messages to Charterers, addressed "Brittankol London" and to the agents at the loading port (s) advising the vessel's date and approximate hour of arrival. Such messages shall be sent upon sailing from the vessel's prior discharge port and seven days and 72, 48 and 24 hours prior to the vessel's estimated arrival at the loading port (s). Should the vessel be at sea when ordered by Owners to proceed to the loading port (s) the Master shall, if the vessel is less than seven days or 72/48/24 hours, as applicable, from the loading port (s), immediately notify Charterers and the agents of the vessel' s Å. T. A. in the manner aforesaid and thereafter notify Charterers and the agents of the vessel's Å. T. A. at such of the times as aforesaid as are applicable or immediately provide Charterers with such other Å. T. A. 's as Charterers may request. The Master shall notify Charterers and the agents of the vessel's Å. T. A. at the discharge port (s) in the manner aforesaid also providing information as to the vessel's expected arrival draught on even keel salt water either upon the vessel's leaving the previous port or 72 hours prior to her estimated arrival at the discharge port (s), whichever is the later. Thereafter the Master shall notify Charterers and the agents of the vessel's Å. T. A. together with the information as aforesaid 48/24 hours, as applicable, from the discharge port (s) or immediately provide Charterers with such other Å Ò. À 's as Charterers may request.