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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barefon Without prejudice to the generality of the provisions of Clause 8, any inspection of the Vessel carried out pursuant thereto, may include an under-water inspection of the Vessel provided that the same shall be carried out during such time as she is in port such inspection not to interfere with or interrupt the trading of the Vessel.

The owners and the bareboat charterers were co-insureds under a policy, and it was held by the Supreme Court charfer the bareboat charterers had no liability to the owners in circumstances where the insurance covered the claim.

The Charterers undertake and agree with the Owners that throughout the Charter Period they will:. The Owners shall remain ultimately responsible for the due fulfilment of the Owners obligations under this Charter Party as if they were the Owners themselves. 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 nature, 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.

The Charterers shall not pay for bunkers, lubricating oil, water and unbroached provisions, paints, oil, ropes and other consumable stores in the Vessel on delivery which are the property of the Sellers. In accordance with class requirements. Should the Vessel be within bbarecon such place as aforesaid, which only becomes dangerous, or is likely to be or to become dangerous, after her entry into it, the Owners shall have the right to require the Vessel to leave such area.

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Notices a Any notice to be given by either party to the other party shall be in writing and may be sent by fax, telex, registered or recorded mail or by personal service. Charter period Rather than catering only for a single fixed charter period, BARECON envisages the parties agreeing an extra period on top, exercisable at the charterers’ option. Dyvi Cable Ship AS. Such approval not to be unreasonably withheld.

Box Vika N- Oslo Norway. 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. Maintenance and Repairs – During the Charter Period the Vessel shall be in the full possession and at the absolute disposal for all purposes of the Charterers and under their complete control in every respect.


Any equipment including radio equipment on hire on the Vessel at time of delivery shall be kept and maintained by the Charterers and the Charterers shall assume the obligations and liabilities of the Owners under any lease contracts in connection therewith and shall reimburse the Owners for all expenses incurred in connection therewith, also for any new equipment required in order to comply with radio regulations.

If the other party does not agree to mediate, that fact may be brought to the attention barecin the Tribunal and may be taken into account by the Tribunal when allocating the costs of the arbitration as between the parties. When drafting BARECONthe BIMCO sub-committee recognised that the charterers could be exposed in the event of the vessel sustaining damage shortly before delivery, suggesting that the charterers “should seek to negotiate an amenable settlement with the owners in respect of damage that has occurred between inspection and delivery”.

If the Owners so agree, the Charterers shall, if the Owners so require, restore the Vessel to its former condition before the termination of this Charter barecin, unless 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. The costs and fees for barecoj inspection or survey shall be paid by the Owners unless the Vessel is found to require repairs or maintenance in order to achieve the condition so provided.

Grace period state number of clear banking days Cl. Before the Sellers Credit becomes forfeit the Owners must give the Charterers notice of default and a 5 five day grace period to rectify it.

For shorter term charterers however, the owner may prefer pxrty place the insurance.

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Maintenance BARECON had prescribed that, in the event of any structural changes or pwrty equipment becoming necessary for the continued operation of the vessel by reason of new Baarecon requirements or by compulsory legislation, the cost of compliance would if above a certain level be shared between the parties in such a way as to achieve “a reasonable distribution” of the cost between them, bearing in mind the length of the period remaining under the charter period.

The latent defects must, however, manifest themselves within a fixed period after delivery if they are to form the basis of a claim against the owners.

Such option to be declared latest 9 nine months in advance. 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.

A vital feature of any bareboat charter is the charterer’s obligations relating to the maintenance and operations of the vessel. 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.


The Owners shall have the barrcon at any time after giving reasonable notice to the Charterers, and without interfering with the operation chatter the Vesselto barevon or survey the Vessel or instruct a duly authorised surveyor to carry out such survey on their behalf: Pending physical repossession of the Vessel in accordance with this Clause 29the Charterers shall hold the Vessel as gratuitous bailee only to the Owners.

BIMCO has also included a liquidated damages provision. The Charterers shall from time to time during the Charter Period replace barecin items of equipment as shall be so damaged or worn as to be unfit for use. The owners now have chwrter absolute obligation to deliver the vessel in a seaworthy condition and, in every respect, ready for the charter service, whereas, under the old form, the owners needed only to “exercise due diligence” in this regard.

The Charterers are to procure that all repairs to or replacement of any damaged, worn or lost parts or equipment be effected in padty manner both as regards workmanship and quality of materials as not to diminish the value of the.

Another new measure in BARECON is the inclusion of a clause permitting the charterers at delivery and the owners at redelivery to arrange for an underwater inspection, to be performed by a diver approved by Class and in the presence of a Class surveyor. If the Charterers and the Owners disagree on the market value, same shall be assessed as the average of two valuations carried out by independent shipbrokers appointed by the Owners and the Charterers, the costs of such valuations to be borne equally by the Charterers and the Owners.

In such circumstances the Owners shall indemnify the Charterers against any loss, damage or expense incurred by the Charterers including hire paid under this Charter as a barecob consequence of such arrest or detention. The costs and fees for such inspection or survey shall be paid by the Charterers; and.

In the event that the Vessel becomes a Total Loss, the Charterers shall chatter under no obligation to pay hire after the date of such Total Loss provided that:. Nothing herein shall prevent the parties agreeing in writing to vary these provisions to provide for the appointment of a sole arbitrator.

Cancelling See also Clause The charterers and their representatives are required to sign “the Owners’ usual letter of indemnity prior to embarkation”. BIMCO has underlined that the objective has not been to make the bareboat charterer liable for the purpose of making a claim against them. The Owners shall pay for remaining bunkers and lubricating oils being the property of the Charterers at the time of redelivery unless Charterers have declared their Purchase Call Option in accordance with Clause 47, in which case the remaining bulkers and lubricating oils at the time of such declaration shall remain the property of the Charterers and no payment from Charterers is applicable.