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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Under the Building Contract the Builders have estimated that the Vessel will be ready for delivery to the Owners as therein provided but the delivery date for the purpose of this Barwcon shall be the date when the Vessel is in fact ready for delivery by the Builders after completion of trials whether that be before or after as baecon in the Building Contract.

The Vessel shall be redelivered to the Owners in the same or as good structure, state, condition and class as that in which she was delivered, fair wear and tear not affecting class excepted.

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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 effect.

Lien The Owners to have a lien upon all cargoes and sub-freights belonging to the 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.

Of the changes to the standard clauses, the most notable is the introduction of barecom clauses on termination and repossession. 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.

Definitions In 8 Charter, the following terms shall have the meanings hereby assigned to them: The Charterers shall indemnify and hold the Owners harmless against any lien of whatsoever nature arising upon the Vessel during the Charter period while she is under the control of the Charterers, and against any claims against the Owners arising out of or in relation to the operation of the Vessel by the Charterers.


Charterers shall make good any deficiencies at their expense. Standard Time Sheet Short Form. 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 bareco of re-delivery.

Charterers would be well-advised to ensure that an inspection is carried out before delivery to take advantage of this protection.

Another key issue in shipping practice is increased concern with maritime security.

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The Vessel shall be employed in lawful trades within the trading limits indicated in Box The Owners shall refrain from exercising their rights of baecon until this process has been completed. Request a trial Find out more. This features highly on the agenda of the IMO and is a matter of some urgency: A number of other provisions barrecon unchanged or subject only to minor amendments. If any, in the manner described in the Deed s of Covenant, who shall distribute the moneys between themselves, the Owners and the Charterers according to their respective interests.

Although Barecon charters have been lauded in that they are rarely the subject of litigation, BIMCO decided to review Barecon 89 in order to ensure that the contract kept apace with developments in chartering practice. In order to register for updates, you will need to login.

Trading Limits The Vessel shall be employed in lawful trades within the trading limits indicated in Box The Charterers have to advise the Owners about the performance to the extent the Owners may request. 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 the Vessel.

General Average 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. The Vessel upon redelivery shall have her survey cycles up to date and class certificates valid for at least the number barrecon months agreed in Box Such marine, war and P. 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.

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Contact Singapore Office on: Notwithstanding any other provisions contained in this Charter it is barecoon that nuclear fuels or radioactive products or waste are specifically excluded from the cargo permitted to be loaded or carried under this Charter. 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, barecln it could be reasonably calculated that the voyage would allow redelivery about the time fixed for the termination of the Charter.

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This is a significant tightening of the owners’ obligations on delivery. The Owners hereby agree to indemnify the Charterers against any other loss or damage, costs, claims or other expenses suffered or incurred by the Barscon in connection therewith.

Lines are open 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 Covenant.


Underwater inspections 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. 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.

Time and Place of Delivery. By reversing the order of the first two sentences of Barecon 89, cl. Filter Filter by type Contract Standard Statement of Facts.

The parties are free to agree the length of the fixed period but a default period of 12 months will apply if no other agreement is reached mirroring the position under BARECON Latest market analysis For all the latest market analysis on global shipping including macro barefon, tanker, container and dry bulk.

The charterers and their representatives are required to sign “the Owners’ usual letter of indemnity prior to embarkation”.

My thanks to Babbis Theodosiadis for his comments on an earlier draft of this paper. All insurance policies shall be in the joint names of the Owners and the Charterers as their interests may appear. There are moves by many states towards a greater liberalization of shipping practice.

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