London Arbitration 14/05

GENCON -- BERTH -- DEMURRAGE -- LAYTIME -- ARBITRATION -- VESSEL DEFICIENCIES – VALIDITY OF NOR -- Owner Award When the Charterer’s pilot boarded the Vessel to begin berthing six days after NOR declaration, the pilot noted operational deficiencies and refused to berth the Vessel until repaired. The Owner subsequently filed for demurrage beginning at NOR tender while the Charterer argued that NOR cannot be considered a valid beginning of laytime because of Vessel unreadiness at berthing.
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