CLAUSE: 4.7 - Laytime
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(a) Time for discharging to count from 1300 hours the same Working Day if NOR is given before noon or 0900 hours on the next Working Day if NOR is given after noon during Office Hours, whether the vessel is in berth or not, unless sooner commenced then actual time used in discharging to count. Time from 1200 hours Saturday until 0900 hours on Monday and/or between 1800 hours on the last Working Day preceding a holiday until 0900 hours the next Working Day shall not count as Laytime unless used, if used actual time to count.
(b) Once the vessel is on Demurrage, she shall remain on Demurrage until completion of discharging. However, if there is any delay due to vessels inability to discharge during the Demurrage period, then to the extent such delay is attributable to the fault of the vessel, such time lost shall not count as Demurrage time.
(c) Shifting time from anchorage to the berth shall not count as Laytime, unless vessel is already on Demurrage. Similarly time lost in moving on or off a berth or from one berth to another shall not count as Laytime unless movement from one berth to another berth is requested by Buyer. Time used for initial, intermediate (if any) and final draft survey shall not count as Laytime.
(d) Vessel shall open and close hatches and remove and replace beams at the vessels risk and expense, provided same is permitted by port authorities, in which case the time used for such purpose shall not count as Laytime.
(e) If a Parcel is carried on the same vessel together with other cargo to be unloaded at the Discharge Port belonging to other shipper(s) (such other cargo and the Parcel, each referred to in this Section 4.7(e) only as a shipment). If the discharge of the first shipment is completed during Office Hours Laytime for the discharge of the second shipment shall commence two hours after completion of discharge of the first shipment unless discharging of the second shipment is sooner commenced. If the discharge of the first shipment is completed after Office Hours, Laytime for the second shipment shall commence at 0800 hours on the next Working Day, unless sooner commenced, in which case actual time used shall count as Laytime used. Any waiting time for berth at the Discharge Port shall be prorated between each shipper based on the quantity of each shipment the vessel is carrying for that specific Discharge Port.
(f) Any time lost in discharging of a Parcel on account of repairing the carrying vessels gears/equipment or due to the fault of the vessel owner, vessel master or their agents shall not count as Laytime or time on Demurrage.