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TOWCON 2008

20 September 2016

TOWCON is an international ocean towage agreement on a lump sum basis. The form is aimed at the commercial towage sector and is not intended for use in port towing. The latest edition of this contract is TOWCON 2008. Copyright in TOWCON 2008 is held by BIMCO.

Damaged towing gear – who pays?

23 January 2020

Tow wires on board tugs are expensive. If they break during an ocean towage operation, who should be responsible for repairing or replacing them? These and other issues were discussed in the latest meeting of the revision of BIMCO’s towage agreements TOWCON and TOWHIRE 2008.

Nicholas Kazaz

01 March 2019

Nicholas Kazaz is an Associate at HFW, where he focuses on international commercial dispute resolution, specialising in offshore oil & gas, energy, and marine. Nicholas handles disputes arising from installation contracts, charter parties, bills of lading, shipbuilding, rig disputes, towage, collisions, salvage, general average, groundings, total loss, and limitation. Among others, he acts for and advises shipowners, charterers, energy companies, contractors, shipyards, ship managers, and P&I Clubs. Nicholas has particular experience of drafting and negotiating a range of contracts in the shipping and offshore sectors, including BIMCO SUPPLYTIME, TOWCON and BARGEHIRE and other standard contracts, as well as bespoke OSV vessel charter parties. Since joining HFW, Nicholas has undertaken secondments in Australia (to HFW's Perth Office with a focus on the Offshore / Oil & Gas / Commodities sectors), to the in-house legal team of a major international tanker owner, to two International Group P&I Clubs / Insurers, and a leading insurance broker. Nicholas is qualified in England and Wales.

Sanctions top busy agenda for BIMCO’s Documentary Committee

04 December 2019

BIMCO’s Documentary Committee (DC) will have a busy agenda when they meet on 5 December. The DC will consider for approval new sanctions clauses for time and voyage charter parties. They will also review progress on a new edition of GENCON and be asked to provide feedback on other projects ranging from a sale and leaseback term sheet to an accommodation support vessel charter party.

WINDTIME

20 September 2016

WINDTIME is a standard time charter party for the transfer of wind farm personnel and equipment to and from offshore wind farm installations. The latest edition of this contract is WINDTIME, issued in 2013. Copyright in WINDTIME is held by BIMCO.

GUARDCON

20 September 2016

GUARDCON is an agreement for the hire of the services of private maritime security guards on ships – either armed or unarmed. The latest edition of this contract is GUARDCON, issued in 2012. Copyright in GUARDCON is held by BIMCO.

BARGEHIRE 2008

19 September 2016

BARGEHIRE is a bareboat charter party specifically designed for unmanned, non-self-propelled seagoing barges. It is a lease agreement whereby the charterer obtains possession and full control of the barge along with the legal and financial responsibility for it. The charterer generally pays for operating expenses such as maintenance and repairs but, unlike bareboat chartered ships, barges are often chartered with owner’s insurances made available to the charterer. Copyright in BARGEHIRE 2008 is held by BIMCO.

SmartCon information and available contracts

07 February 2020

SmartCon is the next generation of contract editing tools developed using the latest technology from Microsoft. We’ve built the editing features inside Word versions of our contracts to provide a seamless integration with the workflows of shipping professionals.