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.
On June 15th, the NWA will be hosting a forum entitled “Towage: Reducing the Risks – Raising the Standards” in the Upper Deck Conference Room, from 10:30 – 13:30. Members are strongly encouraged to join – but all are welcome.
Following public consultation, the MCA has now published an updated version of the High Speed – Offshore Service Craft Code for vessels under 500 tonnes.
Workshop assembles workboat operators and leading maritime safety experts to scrutinise shortfalls in safety management procedure