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Section 6: Loss of hire

  • Clause 15-16. Relationship to Chapter 16

    The provisions contained in this Section shall apply in addition to the provisions in Chapter 16.

    Instead of Cl. 16-1, sub-clause 2 (b), the following shall apply:
    The insurer is liable for loss due to the ship being wholly or partly deprived of income because it is prevented from leaving a port or a similar limited area.

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    Clause 15-16. Relationship to Chapter 16

    The provision is, strictly speaking, unnecessary, but it does provide an appropriate bridge between the general loss-of-hire rules in Chapter 16 and the rules in Section 6. The provision shows that the general rules on loss-of-hire apply to both the "actual" loss-of-hire cover and to the extensio...

  • Clause 15-17. Loss in connection with a call at a visitation port, a temporary stay, etc.

    The insurer is also liable for loss of time if the ship is brought to a port by a foreign State power for the purpose of:

    • visitation and search of cargo, etc.
    • capture and temporary detention.


    If the assured is entitled to compensation for total loss under Cl. 15-11 or Cl. 15-12, he is not entitled to compensation under this Section beyond the first month of the loss of time. If compensation has already been paid, it shall be deducted from the total loss compensation.

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    Clause 15-17. Loss in connection with a call at a visitation port, a temporary stay, etc.

    Sub-clause 1 sets out the situations in which the assured is entitled to cover under the provision. Calls at a port for visitation (sub-clause 1 (a)) are usually only relevant in wartime or war-like conditions, cf. Cl. 2-9, sub-clause 1 (a), but are also possible in other circumstances, for...

  • Clause 15-18. Loss caused by orders issued by the insurer

    The insurer is also liable for loss of time resulting from orders issued by the insurer, cf. Cl. 15-4. However, this does not apply to orders given by the insurer in connection with the outbreak of war.

    If the assured is entitled to compensation for total loss under Cl. 15-13, Cl. 15-17, sub-clause 2, shall apply correspondingly.

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    Clause 15-18. Loss caused by orders issued by the insurer

    The provision must be read in conjunction with Cl. 15-13, which confers on the assured entitlement to total loss compensation in the event of orders which have considerable impact on the operation of the ship. Sub-clause 1 sets out when the assured is entitled to loss-of-hire cover under this...

  • Clause 15-19. Choice of repair yard

    Cl. 16-9 does not apply.

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    Clause 15-19. Choice of repair yard

    This provision is based on the so-called alternative approach in the 1972 conditions, see the Commentary on Cl. 15-14 above. Since in war risk insurance it is usually the same insurer who covers the hull insurance portion and the loss of time portion, it has been possible to simplify the provisio...