BIMCO U.S. Security Clause for Voyage Chartering 2002
If the Vessel calls in the United States, including any U.S. territory, the following provisions shall apply with respect to any applicable security regulations or measures:
The Vessel or its agents shall report and send all notices as required to obtain entry and exit clearances from the relevant U.S. authorities. Any delay caused by the failure to so report shall be for the Owners’ account, unless such failure to report is caused by or attributable to the Charterers or their representatives or agents including but not limited to the shipper and/or receiver of the cargo.
Unless caused by the Owners’ negligence, any delay suffered or time lost in obtaining the entry and exit clearances from the relevant U.S. authorities shall count as laytime or time on demurrage.
Any expenses or additional fees relating to the cargo, even if levied against the Vessel, that arise out of security measures imposed at the loading and/or discharging port and/or any other port to which the Charterers order the Vessel, shall be for the Charterers’ account.
Notice of Readiness
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Charter Party the Vessel shall be entitled to tender Notice of Readiness whether cleared for entry or not by any relevant U.S. authority.