Subject to Government permission

Subject to Government permission. This is another example, similar to “subject to shippers’ approval”, for a party other than the two negotiating parties, the owner and the charterer, influencing whether the parties can enter into the charter.

This restriction could find its way into negotiations for a vessel when the possible charterer is in a developing country, under the control of the appropriate government authority. Such charterers can use such qualifications to get out of a charter because the shipowner has little opportunity of influencing matters in the country unless he is prepared to spend a considerable sum of money in establishing contacts with the right people.


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Subject to drydocking

Subject to insurance