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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This annex is designed to be used for complex and non-standard lifts; engineered offshore lifts. To cater for all types of engineered lifts, the Crane Operations Annex covers both surface and subsea lifts. The Annex is limited to the use of “traditional” steel ropes and excludes the use of newer synthetic fibre ropes (pending the development of industry standards for synthetics). As a framework for crane operations, the Annex refers to a series of relevant IMCA guidelines while allowing the parties to insert additional procedures – be it industry guidance or company specific requirements.
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 and the preamble will have to be amended to include the additional annexes.
BIMCO would like to thank the following people for their time and input on this project:
BIMCO plans to continue developing more special tasks annexes. Future annexes will cover:
Sample copy of Crew Qualifications AnnexDownload now
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Sample copy of Walk to Work AnnexDownload now
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