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8 State of the Ship on Delivery

Time Charters

8 State of the Ship on Delivery State of the Ship on Delivery “21.  … Vessel on her delivery to be 22. ready to receive cargo with clean-swept holds and tight, staunch, strong and in every way fitted for the service, having water ballast, winches and 23. donkey boiler with sufficient steam power, or if not equipped with donkey boiler, then other power sufficient to run all the winches at one and the same 24. time (and with full complement of officers, seamen, engineers and firemen for a vessel of her tonnage),  … ” General 8.1 A time charter almost always includes terms requiring the ship to be in a particular condition at the time of delivery. In the New York Produce form, Lines 21 to 24 of the preamble contain a series of requirements as to the condition and quality of the ship’s cargo spaces, hull, machinery and crew. In the Baltime form, Clause 1 stipulates more shortly that the ship is to be delivered “in every way fitted for ordinary cargo service”. The NYPE 93 form adopts the words of the Baltime form: see Lines 34 and 35.

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