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CHAPTER 8 Detention

Laytime and Demurrage

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8.1 A claim for detention will arise where a vessel is delayed by default of the Charterer, or those for whom he is responsible, either on the approach voyage or carrying voyage, or at the port of loading or discharge, including delays after the completion of cargo operations. However, the delay for which the Charterer will be responsible will not extend to delays which would have arisen in any event, irrespective of any fault of the Charterer.1 Unliquidated damages are recoverable for such delay, except where it occurs after the vessel has reached its specified destination and loading and/or discharging have not been completed, when any remaining laytime may be offset against the delay, or if the vessel is on demurrage, when demurrage will be payable.2

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