chapter  4
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Clause 18—Salvage; Clause 19—Sublet 37. 101

WithSalvage 37

That obligation has as its corollary that the charterers must not redeliver the ship any earlier than the end of the charter period, nor any later. The charterers’ duty to redeliver the ship at the end

4.5 Second, the charterers must ensure that their voyage orders are legitimate, meaning consistent with their obligation to redeliver the ship at the end of the charter period. That requires that the charterers only give orders that the ship can reasonably be expected to complete within the charter period. Voyage orders which the ship cannot reasonably be expected to perform without overrunning the charter period are illegitimate. This duty is discussed at paragraphs 4.64 et seq.