What is a bareboat charter? Barecon , , , . pursue the claim against the time charterers or other third party such as a shipper of. BIMCO has recently published its new BARECON following a review of its predecessor . accordance with the terms of this Charter Party”. The phrase “in. Barecon. Charterparty. Contract. for. Newbuildings. and. Hire. Purchase. Agreements. Introduction This chapter continues and concludes the analysis of the.

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Different versions of the formula apply depending on whether the modification will remain ;arty the end of the expected lifespan of the vessel, or only for a shorter period. The Charterers shall ensure that all spare parts listed in the inventory and used during the Charter Period are replaced at their expense prior to redelivery of the Vessel. The reference shall be to three arbitrators.

Moreover, if the charterer has inspected the vessel prior to delivery, the charterer will also be obliged to redeliver the vessel to the owner in the same condition, fair wear and tear excepted.

In such case the Purchase Option shall be declared no later than 9 months prior to the expiry of the relevant 12 months extension period. As this imposes a severe restriction on the charterers’ rights, BIMCO has decided to extend the obligations on the owners in relation to the condition of the vessel on delivery.

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Cancelling See also Clause If the Owners so agree, the Charterers shall, if the Owners so require, restore the Charfer to its former condition before the termination of this Charterunless before the termination of this Charter, the Charterer exercises its option under Clause 47, in which case reinstatement of the Vessel is at the sole discretion of the Charterers. BIMCO assumes no responsibility for any loss, damage or expense as a result of discrepancies between the original BIMCO approved document and this computer generated document.

The mediation shall be conducted in such place and in accordance with such procedure and on such terms as the parties may agree or, in the event of disagreement, as may be set by the mediator.

BIMCO has also included a liquidated damages provision. London, English Law, Clause 30 A applies. Brokerage commission and to whom payable Cl.

Trading Restrictions The Vessel shall be employed in lawful trades for the carriage of suitable lawful merchandise within the trading limits indicated in Box In the earlier version of the charter party it was left up to the parties to agree the remedy period for late payment, the BARECON provides for fixed three banking days.

This is partly to address the potential “mis-directed” arrows claims where a claim is made to the owners which should rightfully have been made against the charterers, who are in full operational control of the vessel. If the insurance pays out on the owners’ loss, such payment “shall be treated as satisfaction but not exclusion or discharge of the Charterers’ liability towards the Owners”.


Lien The Owners to have a lien upon all cargoes directly owned by Chartererssub-hires and sub-freights belonging or due to the Charterers or any sub-charterers and any Bill of Lading freight for all claims under this Charter, and the Charterers to have a lien on the Vessel for all moneys paid in advance and not earned. The purpose of the clause is to give the representatives an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the vessel, and the length of such attendance on board should be agreed on a case-by-case basis.

If any latent defect should occur, same to pagty repaired by the Charterers at their cost and time. This is a significant tightening of the owners’ obligations on delivery. The Charterers hereby undertake and agree to indemnify, protect, defend, assume liability for, save and keep harmless the Owners from and against any and all liabilities whatsoever kind and chartrr, imposed on, incurred or suffered by, or asserted against the Owners in any way relating to or arising of the insurances of the Vessel or to incidents covered by such insurances.

In exchange for payment of the last. For shorter term charterers however, the owner may prefer to place the insurance. Familiarisation and surveys Clause 6 in BARECON is new and provides the charterer and the owner the right to place representatives on board the vessel prior to delivery and redelivery.

All other terms, conditions and provisions of this Charter shall continue to apply. Delivery of the Vessel to the Charterers shall be conclusive proof that, charterr the purpose of the obligations and liabilities of the Owners hereunder or in connection herewith, the Vessel is pzrty the time seaworthy, in accordance with the provisions of this Charter and as described in the On-Hire Survey Report, in good working order and repair and without defect or inherent vice whether or not discoverable by the Charterers.

If the Charterers are required by any authority in any barrecon to make any withholding or deduction from any such payment, or the Owners are required to pay any taxes or dues in any jurisdiction other than Norway, the Charterers shall make such withholding or deduction or pay such tax or due so that the Owners at all times receive and retain until taxed in Norway a net sum equal to the amount which it would have received had no such deduction or withholding been made or such due or tax be required to be made.

If the Purchase Option is declared, the Vessel shall chaarter delivered to the Charterers strictly as is where lies otherwise in accordance with NSF Any hire paid in advance chzrter be adjusted accordingly. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, the Charterers agree to indemnify the Owners against all consequences or liabilities arising from the Master, officers or agents signing Bills of Lading or other documents.


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BARECON provides the barecin with various options to purchase the vessel during the charter term at a pre-agreed purchase price. Clause 6 in BARECON is new and provides the charterer and the prty the right to place representatives on board the vessel prior to delivery and redelivery.

The costs and fees for such inspection and survey shall be paid by the Owners. Insurance policies shall cover the Owners and the Charterers according to their respective interests.

The Sellers guarantee that the Vessel, at the time of delivery, is free from all encumbrances and maritime liens or any debts whatsoever other than those arising from anything done or not done by the Buyers or any existing mortgage agreed not to be paid off bareecon the time of delivery.

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If the full hire is not paid owing to breach of the Charter by either of the parties the party liable therefor shall indemnify the Brokers against their loss of commission.

Transfer of the Vessel. To reduce the risk of such issues arising, the parties may wish to prescribe expressly the length of the period in which the charterers’ and owners’ representatives are allowed onboard prior to delivery and redelivery respectively, and the wording of the letters of indemnity that will need to be signed could be appended to the charter form, so that their terms are clear from the outset.

This provides the parties with different options as to how any liquidated damages payable by the yard under the building contract are to be apportioned between the parties.

Repossession In the event of the termination of this Charter in accordance with the applicable provisions of Clause 28the Owners shall have the right to repossess the Vessel from the Charterers at her current or next port of call, or at a port or place convenient to them without hindrance or interference by the Charterers, courts or local authorities.

The costs and fees for such inspection or survey shall be paid by the Charterers; and. The BARECON represents a slightly leaner charter party than its predecessors and the amendments have made the provisions both clearer and easier to read.