Friday 26th July 2013
A specialised time charter party designed for the offshore wind farm sector and based on the SUPPLYTIME form has been published and is available for use now. WINDTIME is designed for the small high speed craft used to transport technicians to and from offshore wind farm sites. Up until now the wind farm sector has largely relied on heavily amended SUPPLYTIME contracts to charter these transport vessels. WINDTIME builds on the base contract model found in SUPPLYTIME supplemented by clauses and amendments specific to the operation of personnel transport vessels.
WINDTIME is the result of two years' work by a specialist sub-committee that provided wind farm specific commercial, legal and insurance expertise.
WINDTIME is available in a secured Word format for users of BIMCO's online charter party editing system, IDEA•2. Comprehensive explanatory notes accompany the contract and are available to download, free of charge from BIMCO's website along with a PDF sample copy of the contract.
Forthcoming Master, Less 500GT Specialist Workboat Modules planned at both JPMA Hoylake and Stream Marine, Glasgow
In a case of last of the Old Year and first of the New - we can report that Perth Harbour and Topbond Plc joined the NWA towards the end of 2016 and Riverside Thames Ltd, the tug and barge subsidiary of Cory Environmental have now joined us this week.
The NWA has developed this towage good practice guide at the request of the MCA to underpin and expand on the principles for safe towage as outlined in the towage section of the revised Workboat Code which is due for publication shortly.