Time Charter Employment

Meaning of Time Charter ‘Employment’. All the standard form clauses refer to ‘the employment of the vessel’. In this context ’employment’ means the economic utilization of the vessel as distinct from matters of navigation which remain the responsibility of the Master throughout the duration of the charterparty. Examples of orders for employment of the vessel are: (a) an order for the vessel to proceed to a particular port; (b) an order for the vessel to remain at a particular port; (c) orders as to the general route by which the vessel is to carry out a particular voyage and the Master is obliged to obey such orders subject to issues of seamanship, navigation and safety for which he remains liable.