Developed for incorporation into time charter parties, this Clause follows the Hill Harmony judgment in respect of permitting the master the liberty to deviate from the customary route or charterers’ ordered route for reasons of safety. In sub-clause (b) the master is required to comply with reporting requirements of any weather routeing service engaged by the charterers, but is not obliged to follow weather routeing advice.
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From time to time, BIMCO is approached by members enquiring about responsibility for the cleaning of a ship’s underwater parts when it has been idle at a port for a long time pursuant to the orders of the time charterers.
New regulation from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), which will require existing ships to reduce carbon emissions, is due to enter into force in just under one year. As compliance will benefit to a large extent from co-operation between shipowners and charterers, BIMCO has developed a new clause to address the changes.
BIMCO has published a new charter party clause to help tackle potential abuse by sanctions busters of the Automatic Identification System (AIS) which is mandatory for all ships to use under regulations for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS).
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