What restrictions are usually placed on time charterers as to where they can send the ship or what they can carry?

It is usually agreed that charterers employ the vessel only in lawful trades, carrying lawful merchandise, using only safe ports or berths and sometimes safe anchorages where the vessel can safely lie always afloat.Β 

Ice-bound and other unsafe ports are usually excluded unless owners agree otherwise. No lightening at sea is normally allowed without the permission of underwriters, since this is usually outside terms of the Hull and Machinery policy.


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