Bulk Carrier Safety Clause 1996

BIMCO Bulk Carrier Safety Clause 1996

(a) The Charterers shall instruct the Terminal Operators or their representatives to co-operate with the Master in completing the IMO SHIP/SHORE SAFETY CHECKLIST and shall arrange all cargo operations strictly in accordance with the guidelines set out therein.

(b) In addition to the above and notwithstanding any provision in this Charter Party in respect of loading/discharging rates, the Charterers shall instruct the Terminal Operators to load/discharge the Vessel in accordance with the loading/discharging plan, which shall be approved by the Master with due regard to the Vessel's draught, trim, stability, stress or any other factor which may affect the safety of the Vessel.

(c) At any time during cargo operations the Master may, if he deems it necessary for reasons of safety of the Vessel, instruct the Terminal Operators or their representatives to slow down or stop the loading or discharging.

(d) Compliance with the provisions of this Clause shall not affect the counting of laytime.

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