Circular 6/96: Pollution Charterparty Clauses


  • Date: 01/09/1996

 

TO THE MEMBERS

Dear Sirs,

POLLUTION CHARTERPARTY CLAUSES

In March 1990 the Group circulated a recommended clause for inclusion in charterparties of tankers. In order to reflect the 1 992 Protocol to CLC, and the OPA requirements concerning certification which now apply in the United States, the original clause has been amended, and a new clause for non-tankers is recommended. The two clauses are attached.

Yours faithfully

The American Steamship Owners' Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association, Inc.
Assuranceforeningen Card (Gjensidig)
Assuranceforeningen Skuld (Gjensidig)
The Britannia Steam Ship Insurance Association Limited
The Japan Ship Owners' Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association
Liverpool and London Steamship Protection and Indemnity Association Limited
The London Steam-Ship Owners' Mutual Insurance Association Limited
The Newcastle Protection and Indemnity Association
The North of England Protecting and Indemnity Association Limited
The Shipowners' Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association (Luxembourg)
Skuld Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association (Bermuda) Limited
The Standard Steamship Owners' Protection and Indemnity Association Limited
The Standard Steamship Owners' Protection and Indemnity Association (Bermuda) Limited
The Standard Steamship Owners' Protection and Indemnity Association (Europe) Limited
The Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association Limited
The Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association (Bermuda) Limited
The Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association (Europe) Limited
Sveriges Angfartygs Assurans Forening
The United Kingdom Mutual Steam Ship Assurance Association (Bermuda) Limited
The West of England Ship Owners' Mutual Insurance Association (Luxembourg)

 

 

 FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN RESPECT OF POLLUTION(APPLICABLE TO ALL SELF-PROPELLED TANK VESSELS AND TO NON SELF-PROPELLED TANK VESSELS CARRYING MORE THAN 2,000 TONS OF PERSISTENT OIL IN BULK AS CARGO)

1. Owners warrant that throughout the currency of this charter they will provide the vessel with the following certificates:

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a. Certificates issued pursuant to the Civil Liability Convention 1 969 ("CLC"), and pursuant to the 1992 protocols to the CLC, as and when in force.

b. Certificates issued pursuant to Section 1016 (a) of the Oil Pollution Act 1990, and Section 108 (a) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act 1980, as amended in accordance with Part 138 of Coast Guard Regulations 33 CFR, so long as these can be obtained by the owners from or by (identify the applicable scheme or schemes).

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2. Notwithstanding anything whether printed or typed herein to the contrary,

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a. save as required for compliance with paragraph (1) hereof, owners shall not be required to establish or maintain financial security or responsibility in respect of oil or other pollution damage to enable the vessel lawfully to enter, remain in or leave any port, place, territorial or contiguous waters of any country, state or territory in performance of this charter.

b. Charterers shall indemnify owners and hold them harmless in respect of any loss, damage, liability or expense (including but not limited to the costs of any delay incurred by the vessel as a result of any failure by the charterers promptly to give alternative voyage orders) whatsoever and howsoever arising which owners may sustain by reason of any requirement to establish or maintain financial security or responsibility in order to enter, remain in or leave any port, place or waters, other than to the extent provided in paragraph (1) hereof.

c. Owners shall not be liable for any loss, damage, liability or expense whatsoever and howsoever arising which charterers and/or the holders of any bill of lading issued pursuant to this charter may sustain by reason of any requirement to establish or maintain financial security or responsibility in order to enter, remain in or leave any port, place or waters, other than to the extent provided in paragraph (1) hereof.

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3. Charterers warrant that the terms of this clause will be incorporated effectively into any bill of lading issued pursuant to this charter.

 

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN RESPECT OF POLLUTION(ALL SHIPS OTHER THAN SELF-PROPELLED TANK VESSELS AND NON SELF-PROPELLED TANK VESSELS CARRYING MORE THAN 2,000 TONS OF PERSISTENT OIL IN BULK AS CARGO)

1. Owners warrant that throughout the currency of this charter they will provide the vessel with the following certificates:

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a. Certificates issued pursuant to Section 311 (p) of the U.S. Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended Title 33 U.S. Code, Section 132 1(p)) up to (insert the date upon which such certificate(s) is/are due to expire).

b. Certificates issued pursuant to Section 1016 (a) of the Oil Pollution Act 1990, and Section 108 (a) of the Comprehensive Envi ron mental Response, Compensation and Liability Act 1980, as amended, in accordance with Part 138 of Coast Guard Regulations 33 CFR, from (indicate the earliest date upon which the owners may be required to deliver the vessel into the charter or, if later, the date inserted in sub-paragraph (a) above), so long as these can be obtained by the owners from or by (identify the applicable scheme or schemes).

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2. Notwithstanding anything whether printed or typed herein to the contrary,

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a. save as required for compliance with paragraph (1) hereof, owners shall not be required to establish or maintain financial security or responsibility in respect of oil or other pollution damage to enable the vessel lawfully to enter, remain in or leave any port, place, territorial or contiguous waters of any country, state or territory in performance of this charter.

b. Charterers shall indemnify owners and hold them harmless in respect of any loss, damage, liability or expense (including but not limited to the costs of any delay incurred by the vessel as a result of any failure by the charterers promptly to give alternative voyage orders) whatsoever and howsoever arising which owners may sustain by reason of any requirement to establish or maintain financial security or responsibility in order to enter, remain in or leave any port, place or waters, other than to the extent provided in paragraph (1) hereof.

c. Owners shall not be liable for any loss, damage, liability or expense whatsoever and howsoever arising which charterers and/or the holders of any bill of lading issued pursuant to this charter may sustain by reason of any requirement to establish or maintain financial security or responsibility in order to enter, remain in or leave any port, place or waters, other than to the extent provided in paragraph (1) hereof.

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3. Charterers warrant that the terms of this clause will be incorporated effectively into any bill of lading issued pursuant to this charter.

 

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