“76. 8. That the Captain shall prosecute his voyages with the utmost despatch, and shall render all customary assistance with ship’s crew and
77. boats… ”
Under a time charter, the owners promise to provide the charterers with the services of the chartered ship. To that end, under Clause 8 of the New York Produce form, the owners promise that (1) the master will follow the charterers’ orders as to how the ship is to be employed (an undertaking considered in the next chapter); (2) the voyages that the ship undertakes will be performed with “the utmost despatch”; and (3) the master will ensure that his crew provide “all customary assistance” with the ship’s trading.
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