Castle Ship Technical Management
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FAQ’s on chartering with on our fleet.
Using this system we guide to book direct with the owners and through our chartering sales team at Castle Ship Technical Management. We will assist you to perfect every detail of your charter to meet your project requirements and deadlines. Our on-line booking enquiry and quotation system speeds up the process and gives you transparent pricing immediately on request 24/7. Just click and enquire below…
If you are uncertain about your charter requirements or our capabilities, our team will be delighted to advise you. Similarly, if you wish to check the availability of any given vessel, please check our availability. Our specialist team is readily on hand to provide every guidance as well as a wealth of discerning expertise.
The Charter Agreement
After the availability of your chosen vessel has been verified on line, just click and enquire on line. You will receive a commercial proposal by email and if accepted, a standard BIMCO Supplytime 2017 Charter Agreement. If your chosen requirement necessitates delivery or redelivery from a point other than the vessel home port, positioning charges (delivery/ redelivery fees) will be charged and if applicable, will be confirmed in advance when you book and affirmed in the BIMCO Charter Party Agreement, together with any other costs that may apply. Its fast, easy and simple.
The operating expenses of a charter as explained under Charter Terms, such as fuel, food, drinks, port and pilot fees, and ad hoc incidentals, are all charged at cost or paid directly by you, the charterers. Up-to-date summary of accounts can be requested at any time during your charter, a full set of accounts will normally be submitted by our office at the end of the charter.
All outstanding charter fees from the charter must be settled in cash or by bank transfer before your final disembarkation and demobilisation.
Smoking & Alcohol On-Board
We operate a strict drugs and alcohol policy which forbids the use of either on board or ashore with the intention of boarding. Smoking is only allowed in a specified smoking area or in dedicated outside areas only. Please consult our guidance on board for verification. For safety reasons, smoking in cabins and staterooms is prohibited on all vessels.
The recreation equipment listed for the vessel is believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed as they are liable to change at short notice. The use of the equipment is included in the rate you pay but is always used entirely at charterers risk. Should changes become necessary, we will make every effort possible to comparably replace the equipment.
The Castle Ship Team have extensive experience and an unrivalled reputation in chartering vessels of 50-100 metres in the offshore wind, and subsea markets. Few business has the same degree of specialist knowledge or professional commitment. While every effort has been made to present the varied and constantly evolving facets of chartering as simply as possible in this publication, the charter team will be pleased to offer any further clarification if required.
After the availability of your chosen vessel has been verified. You will receive a proposal and then a standard CSTML amended BIMCO Charter Agreement by email. The delivery / mobilisation fees are payable in advance, and demobilisation / redelivery fees payable prior to disembarkation. The charter fees are normally payable in advance each 7 – 14 days depending on the charter contract period.
Several weeks before you board the vessel, we will ask you to complete a detailed questionnaire describing the preferences and special needs of all the clients on board, such as dietary or medial requirements, details of any allergies, and your sporting or entertainment requests. This will enable The Captain and the crew of your chosen vessel to ensure that everything possible is done to make your charter a safe and comfortable experience.
This is provided in all main lounge areas and on some vessels, in all client cabins. Please note that service cannot always be guaranteed due to differing signal strengths across the world and satellite receivers vary in capability from one vessel to another. If satellite television is important during your charter, please check with us to avoid any disappointment.
There is standard wireless access provided throughout the vessels although in certain areas the service can be limited and cannot be guaranteed. If you anticipate regular high level data use of the internet or require large bandwidths during your charter, please let us know before you board as upgrades may be subject to availability and there is likely to be a charge made to your account according to your requirements. The standard rate that is quoted in the proposal we will send you will cover standard VSAT internet broadband use up to 4MB download and 1MB upload. Additional bandwidth is available at additional cost.
Catering & Accommodation
Catering on board is provided within the accommodation and meals pricing in the proposal. This includes three hot meals per day plus a fourth meal overnight for night duties which will consist of cold meats, salads and the ability to heat food prepared fresh earlier in the day. For any other arrangements, please contact us in advance.
The laundry service will provide fresh bed linen at least once per week and fresh towels. We do not provide a personal laundry service unless by prior arrangement (additional cost) but we do provide access to laundry machines for clients for their personal use.
Castle Ship Technical Management Ltd strongly recommends charterers take out Cancellation and Curtailment Insurance to protect their investment if unforeseen circumstances prevent or curtail or cancel their charter. Additionally, all members of the charter party should be covered by charterers Personal Accident and Medical Insurance, and their personal effects should be insured against theft, loss or damage. Once the charter party agreement has been signed, the charter fees cannot be returned under any circumstances.
EU/UK FURTHER INFORMATION
Charter rates are provided by our charter sales department based on vessel, period/duration, area, and scope of work.
The Charter is based on BIMCO supplytime Terms, which confirm that the vessel will be provided to the charterer in full operational commission and with all necessary equipment, properly insured for marine risks and managed by a crew, whose wages, food and clothing are for the owner’s account.
All other operating expenses and consumables are payable by the charterer and comprise (but are not restricted to) the following items: fuel and lube oils for the vessel and her tenders; local taxes; pilotage; port, harbour and port dues; customs clearance, duties and local taxes; agency fees for any agent works to support the vessel when in port or offshore on charterers business, water and electricity; personal laundry; all provisions, wines, beers, spirits, soft drinks and consumables for the charterer’s party; telecommunication and internet costs. Please note that, occasionally, a vessel proposal may offer a variation on the terms described above which will be included in the offer and charter contract.
VALUE ADDED TAX
Please note that Value Added Tax is not charged on the gross Charter Fee and delivery costs for charters taking place inside or outside European Union Waters. Local taxes may also apply in other countries and our team will provide any information on prevailing rates according to your chosen charter destination and itinerary, where known. Check with our experts for further information. Charterers are liable for all taxes and duties in any country applicable to the charter.
Head Office: C3 Knoll Business Centre
325-327 Old Shoreham Road
Hove BN3 7GS. UK.
Marine Base: Berth 28, 244B Southdown Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR31 OJJ. UK.
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