Although SUPPLYTIME 2017 is a pure offshore support vessel charter party, BIMCO knows that it is frequently used for many tasks other than those it was originally designed for. Users commonly draft their own special provisions for additional services and this sometimes leads to omissions or conflicting provisions. To assist SUPPLYTIME users, BIMCO has developed a series of optional operational annexes which cover some of the special tasks the contract is used for. The annexes can be found below.
The annexes are not a “one size fits all” and may have to be amended or supplemented to fit the users’ particular projects. All of the annexes are available free of charge to SmartCon subscribers.
Helicopter and Helideck Operations Annex
This annex sets out specific requirements in relation to operating a helideck, including legal, regulatory and certification requirements of the helideck for the area in which the ship is operated as well as safety-related requirements for personnel on board the ship.
Extended Offshore Support Annex
When the charterers’ instructions require the ship to remain at sea this annex provides for crew changes, bunkering, victualling, and mandatory surveys and inspections which would normally take place during port visits.
Crew Qualifications Annex
There is no reference in SUPPLYTIME to the qualifications of the crew - information often required by charterers. This annex permits the owners to provide a list of the nationality of crew and number of each rank as well as specific qualifications of certain crew members depending on the requirements arising from the employment of the ship.
Walk to Work Annex
This annex is designed to be used whenever the charterers’ instructions require the vessel to operate a motion compensating gangway system. It deals with legal and safety requirements and allows for an option of either charterers or owners to provide and/or operate the gangway.
Use with SUPPLYTIME 89 and SUPPLYTIME 2005
All of these special tasks annexes can be used with earlier versions of SUPPLYTIME from 1989 onwards. However, users should note that clause references contained in the annexes will have to be amended to refer to the correct clauses.
BIMCO would like to thank the following people for their time and input on this project:
- Mr Ian Perrott, ISOA, Independent Offshore Consultant (Chairperson)
- Mr Steve Marshall, Sealion Shipping Ltd
- Ms Annette Lilja, Maersk Supply Service
- Mr Hendrick Drossman, SeaRenergy
- Mr Alf Magnar Liknes, Uptime
- Ms Boukje Heil, Ampelmann
BIMCO plans to continue developing more special tasks annexes. Future annexes will cover:
- Use of dynamic positioning (DP) systems
- Charterers’ personnel on board
- ROV support – remotely operated underwater vehicles
- Crane operations – surface and subsea
- Cable laying
- Use of diving systems
- Hybrid propulsion systems