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Charterers’ liability for damage to hull clause 2022

1 - Cover

The member’s liability as charterer of a ship (other than as bareboat or demise charterer) for:


loss or damage to the ship.


damages for detention or loss of use or hire or demurrage paid or due to the owner for a period during which the use of the ship is lost or the performance impaired as a result of physical damage to the ship.


salvage, salvage charges and/or general average contributions in respect of charterers’ freight at risk and/or charterers’ bunkers and/ or the ship, following loss of or damage to the ship.


Cover is extended to indemnify the member as charterer (other than as bareboat or demise charterer) in respect of:

  1. extraordinary costs and expenses reasonably and necessarily incurred by the member in order to remove from the ship offspecification bunkers and/or lubricating oil, even in circumstances where there has been no physical damage to the ship, including costs and expenses reasonably and necessarily incurred in:
    • (a) replacing such off-specification bunkers so removed with new and sound bunkers (but excluding the cost of the new and sound bunkers);
    • (b) the lawful disposal of such off-specification bunkers or lubricating oil;
    • (c) cleaning any part of the ship as a result of such offspecification bunkers or lubricating oil.
  2. loss or damage to his bunkers on the chartered ship as a consequence of a casualty including fire, grounding, stranding, collision or total loss of the chartered ship.

3 - Exclusions

There shall be no recovery for liabilities:

  1. for which the member is covered if the ship is entered for standard risks in the club or another insurer affording equally wide cover;
  2. relating to any of the risks which are otherwise excluded by the rules or in the member’s certificate of entry, unless otherwise agreed by the managers.

4 - Deductible and limit of cover

The applicable deductible and limit of cover shall be that set out in the member’s certificate of entry.

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