BARECON 89 Standard Bareboat Charter revised (Printed in BIMCO Bulletin No. 2, ) BIMCO introduced the first standard bareboat charter. BARECON 89 (BARECON ). An amalgamation of BARECON A and BARECON B with alternative provisions applying to new building ships only. BARECON 89, Bareboat charter, Smartcon . NORGRAIN 89, Voyage charter, Grain, Dry cargo SUPPLYTIME 89, Offshore, Marine services, Time charter.

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All contracts Recently viewed contracts jump to. You are already registered to this subscription. In this Charter, the following terms shall have the meanings hereby assigned to them:. The owners and the bareboat charterers were co-insureds under a policy, and it was held by the Supreme Court that the bareboat charterers had no liability to the owners in circumstances where the insurance covered the claim.

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.

The Master, officers and crew of the Vessel shall be the servants of the Charterers for all purposes whatsoever, even if for any reason appointed by the Owners. The Charterers shall have the option to extend this charter on a year to year basis, at an annual charter fee to be mutually agreed by Charterers and Owners. A number of other provisions are unchanged or subject only to minor amendments. Maintenance and Operation a The Vessel shall during the charter period be in the full possession and at the absolute disposal for all lawful purposes of the Charterers and barrecon their complete control in every respect.

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No conduct of the Owners abrecon their representatives shall constitute any waiver of Owners rights under this clause. No specific formula for the cost-sharing was ever included in the form, leading to uncertainty and potential disagreement.

Comment The revisions made by BARECON to the earlier iteration of the form are helpful in clarifying the basis on which the parties are contracting and in reducing the potential for dispute.

To further protect the charterers’ interests, BARECON provides that, if the charterers have inspected the vessel prior to delivery, it shall be delivered in the same condition as at the time of the inspection, fair wear and tear excepted.

Bareckn the Owners so agree, the Charterers shall, if the Owners so require, restore the Vessel to its former condition before the termination of the Charter. The bareco for such inspection or survey shall in the event of the Vessel being found to be in the condition provided in Clause 9 of this Charter be payable by the Owners and shall barecn paid by the Charterers only in the event of the Vessel being found to require repairs or maintenance in order to achieve the condition so provided.

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The Owners and the Charterers shall appoint surveyors for the purpose of barecob and agreeing in writing the condition of the Vessel at the time of re-delivery. Although the time of delivery bzrecon the latest point abrecon which the charterers can raise claims relating to the condition of the vessel, an exception is made for “latent defects” — defined in BARECON unlike earlier versions of the form as defects “which could not be discovered on such an examination as a reasonably careful skilled person would make”.


This meant that there was no claim that could be passed down from the bareboat charterers to the time charterers, and therefore no avenue for recovery by the insurers of the losses they had sustained, an outcome that was greeted with some surprise by the industry.

Only two Panamax bulkers demolished in Reflections The Owners or the Charterers as the case may be shall immediately furnish the other party with particulars of any additional insurance effected, including copies of any cover notes or policies and the written consent of the insurers of any such required insurance in any case where the consent of such insurers is necessary. If the Vessel is chartered for only part of the Financial Year, then the Charterer shall pay a proportion of the annual Hire Fees equal to the proportion of the year the Vessel is chartered.

Hire Fees shall not be payable by the Charterers until the Vessel arrives at Manila. Enter your email address to log in as a user on your corporate account. There are moves by many states towards a greater liberalization of shipping practice. Such marine, war and P.

War a The Vessel unless the consent of the Owners be first obtained not to be ordered nor continue to or remain in any place or on any voyage nor be used on any service which will bring or put her within a zone which is dangerous as the result of any actual or threatened act of war, war, hostilities, warlike operations, acts of piracy or of hostility or malicious damage against this or any other vessel or its cargo by any person, body or State whatsoever, revolution, civil war, civil commotion or the operation of international law, nor be exposed in any way to any risks or penalties whatsoever consequent upon the imposition of Sanctions, nor carry any goods that may in any way expose her to any risks of seizure, capture, penalties or any other interference of any kind whatsoever by the belligerent or fighting powers or parties or by any Government or Ruler.

The Owners hereby agree to indemnify the Charterers against any other loss or damage, costs, claims or other expenses suffered or incurred by the Charterers in connection therewith. This features highly on the agenda of the IMO and is a matter of some urgency: 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.

The Charterers shall not assign this Charter nor sub-demise the Vessel except with the prior consent in writing of the Owners and subject to such terms and conditions as the Owners shall approve.

Charterers would be well-advised to ensure that an inspection is carried out before delivery to take advantage of this protection. Latent defects Although the time of delivery is the latest point at which the charterers can raise claims relating to the condition of the vessel, an exception is made for “latent defects” — defined in BARECON unlike earlier versions of the form as defects “which could not be discovered on such an examination as a reasonably careful skilled person would make”.

Although owners and charterers sometimes did this ad hoc, by adding bespoke wording, the inclusion of a clear mechanism for extending the charter period in BARECON is to be welcomed. The Bulletin is a digital quarterly magazine containing all the best comment, analysis and information digests from BIMCO.

Should the Vessel be at any time arrested, seized, detained or subjected to distress by reason of any act or omission of the Charterers in relation to any mortgage, charge, encumbrance or lien upon the Vessel created or allowed by the Charterers by reason of any process, claim or lien of whatsoever nature arising out of the use or operation of any other vessel for the time being owned by, chartered to or operated by the Charterers, the Charterers shall as against the Owners be responsible for securing the release of the Vessel and the discharge of all liabilities in connection with such process, claim or lien and the Charterers hereby agree to indemnify the Owners against any loss or damage, costs, claims or other expenses suffered or incurred by the Owners in connection therewith.


BARECON had prescribed that, in the event of any structural changes or new equipment becoming necessary for the continued operation of the vessel by reason of new Class 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.

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”.

Specifications and Building Contract. Contact IT support on: The Charterers are to procure that all repairs to or replacement of any damaged, worn or lost parts or equipment be effected in such manner both as regards workmanship and quality of materials as not to diminish the value of garecon Vessel. General Average, if any, shall be adjusted according to the York-Antwerp Rules or any subsequent modification thereof current at the time of the casualty.

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These amendments are helpful in striking a balance between the owners’ and barrecon rights on, and after, delivery in relation to the condition of the vessel. Optionalonly to apply it expressly agreed and stated in Box The Hire under this Charter shall be payable to the Owners from the same time as the Requisition Hire is payable to the Charterers.

Unfortunately, we were unable to register your subscription to this notification abrecon this time. BDI weakness in Q4, as the trade war limits demand growth and demolitions stall. Remember me on this computer. If the Owners are unable to negotiate terms acceptable to both Owners and Charterers, then either of them may, by notice in writing to the other, terminate this Charter with immediate varecon.

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If required, the Charterers shall keep the Owners and the Mortgagees advised of the intended employment of the Vessel. Charterers and Owners together shall make an inventory of all bunkers, lubricating oil, water, unbroached provisions, paints, oils, ropes and other barecin stores on delivery and again on redelivery of the Vessel. Guarantee Bbarecon If not otherwise agreed, the Owners authorize the Charterers to arrange for the guarantee works to be performed in accordance with the building contract terms, and hire to continue during the period of guarantee works.