(a) If following discharge of the cargo the Vessel is required to pre-wash its cargo tanks prior to leaving the discharge port in order to comply with MARPOL 73/78 Annex II or any other national or local laws or regulations, the Charterers shall pay compensation in an amount equivalent to the rate of demurrage stipulated in the Charter Party for all time after completion of discharge until the completion of washing and disposal of the tank washings and/or cargo residues. The disposal of tank washings and/or cargo residues shall be the responsibility of and be arranged and paid for by the Charterers.
(b) In the event that the Vessel is ordered to vacate the discharging berth to perform the pre-washing of its cargo tanks as provided under Sub-clause (a), any shifting expenses shall be for the Charterers’ account.
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