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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Redelivery The Charterers shall at the expiration of the Charter period redeliver the Vessel at a safe and ice-free port or place as indicated in Box The Charterers undertake to notify the Owners and the Mortgagee, if any, of any occurrences in consequence of which the Vessel is likely to become a Total Loss as defined in this Clause.

The Owners shall refrain from barecom their rights of rejection until this process has been completed. Charting a New Course, available at http: Hire Fees shall not be payable by the Charterers until the Vessel arrives at Manila. 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.

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899 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. If 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.

Such marine, war and P. Should the Vessel be arrested 98 reason of claims or liens arising out of her operation hereunder by the Charterers, the Charterers shall at their own expense take all reasonable steps to secure that within a reasonable time the Vessel is released and at their own expense put up bail to secure release of the Vessel.

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Should the Vessel be ordered on a voyage by which the Charter period may be exceeded the Charterers to have the use of the Vessel to enable them to complete the voyage, provided it could be reasonably calculated that barecoh voyage would allow redelivery about the time fixed for the termination of the Charter. This new regime acknowledges that it is increasingly common for owners and charterers to agree to underwater inspections as part of the surveys on delivery and redelivery.

Nothing herein contained shall prejudice the rights of the Mortgagee to exercise its rights of Mortgage against the Vessel.

Trading Limits The Vessel shall be employed in lawful trades within the trading limits indicated in Box The Charterers further agree to fasten to the Vessel in a conspicuous place and to keep so fastened during the Charter period a notice reading as follows: Maintenance BARECON had prescribed that, in barcon 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, barecin 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.


You will now receive updates about contracts and clauses. Different versions of the formula apply depending on whether the modification will remain to the end of the expected barefon of the vessel, or only for a shorter period.

The inspection would determine bsrecon condition of the rudder, propeller, batecon and other underwater parts of the vessel. The Charterers have to advise the Owners about the performance to the extent the Owners may request. All contracts Recently viewed contracts jump to. The Vessel shall be redelivered to the Owners in the same or as good structure, state, barrcon and class as that in which she was delivered, fair wear and tear not affecting class excepted.

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.

Should the Vessel be at any time barefon, 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.

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 commentary traces and explains the effect of these changes. 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 bardcon could not be discovered on such an examination as a reasonably careful skilled person would make”.

The fees for bareon inspection or barfcon 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 be 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.

The Charterers shall, subject to the approval of the Owners and the Underwriters, effect all insured repairs and shall undertake settlement of all costs in connection with such repairs as well as insured charges, expenses and liabilities reimbursement to be secured by the Charterers from the Underwriters to the extent of coverage under the insurances herein provided for. The Charterers to take immediate steps to have the necessary repairs done within a reasonable time failing which the Owners shall have the right of withdrawing the Vessel from the service of the Charterers without noting any protest and without prejudice to any claim the Owners may otherwise have against the Charterers under the Charter.


The Charterers shall not bareocn 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.

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”.

By their counter-signature on the Deed s of Covenant, the Charterers undertake to have acquainted themselves with all terms, conditions and provisions of the said Deed s of Barscon. By reversing the order of the first two sentences of Barecon 89, cl. Contact us online Contact us by phone.


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”. Contact IT support on: Name of Vessel Survey on Redelivery The Owners and the Charterers shall appoint surveyors for the purpose of determining and agreeing in writing the condition of the Vessel at the time of re-delivery.

Register for updates on contracts and clauses Register Now! Another key issue in shipping practice is increased concern with maritime security. The Charterers have the right to fit additional equipment at their expense and risk but the Charterers shall remove such equipment at the end of the period if requested by the Owners. 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, barecom, 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 Garecon, 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 and the bareboat charterers were co-insureds under a policy, harecon 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.

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Charterers shall make good any deficiencies at their expense.