1 THE INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED SHIPBROKERS APRIL 2006 EXAMINATIONS THURSDAY 20 APRIL - AFTERNOON PORT AGENCY Time allowed Three hours Answer any FIVE questiorni All questions carry equal marks Comnile a detailed time sheet and calculate dernurrage and dispatch due froni the in formation iii in the Statement of Facts. mv. Ros th Arrived 0701)1 Irs \\ ednesda\ 3rd .lune NOR. lendered 1 00 fIrs Wednesda\ 3rd June Loading Commenced 0701) 1-Irs Fhursda 4 June loading Completed 1100 FIrs luesda th June Vessel Sal led I 400 II rs iuesda\ 9th June Cargo loaded I metric tonnes grain in hulk La\ time to commence at I 300 I iour ii notice is gi en be[re noon At 0700 I irs next orking da\ ifgi en aller noon.]
2 Notice to he gR en in ordinar\ x orking hours (0900 I 700 I irs Monda to Frida\ ) . Cargo to he loaded at the rate of metric tonnes per eather orking da of 24 consecuti e hours. lime 1mm I 700 I irs Friday or the da\ preceding a hol ida to 080(1 firs Monda\. or next vorking da\ not to count unless used. hut only actual time to count, unless vessel airead\ on dernurrage. Demurrage rate $ per da\ pro rata;dispatch rate at half demurrage rate on ia\ time saved. Other salient notes: No eekend orking took place. 1hursda 4th June rain stopped ork in the port Irorn 9OO 11()0 firs. On I rida\ 5th June rain stopped ork in the port from 0800-1200 Firs. the vessel s sailing as dela\ed due the next available high \ater.)
3 () 2. A vessel under your agency ran aground hilst attempting k) berth at your port. It is subsequently discovered that one of our agenc stafY members inadvertently provided incorrect tidal information fir the berthing in question to the master and the vessel s owners. Suhsequentl\ the owners have held ou responsible. Advise your actions and write a krrnal letter of response to the o\ ners. 3. With the aid of sketches describe the Ihilowing vessel types. (a) Multi -Purpose General C argo Vessel (b) Cape Site l3ulk Carrier 4. An o ner. with hom you are not comrnercialR acquainted, has appointed our company as agent for a VLCC. You have requested adance funds several das prior to the port call: however the owners have not responded.
4 The port disbursement is estimated to he tJS[J 100,000. On the day the vessel is due to sail the owners ha e contacted ou advising that they wish to pay on thirty da\ s of receipt of linal disbursement, and the\ shall then appoint your company for any future calls of their vessel. Prepare a reply to the ovners. 5. A steel trader has contacted sour compan\ requesting a commercial proposal, which requires your agency compan\ to handle Ships Agenc calls. discharge. customs clearance and distribution of the cargo in \our port. Create a forrial response to the prospective ne customer. 6. Define and explain FOL R of the tbllo ing terms:- (a) [3 (b) ). (c) Sons Palan (d) lIP (e) 7.]]
5 You are charterer s appointed agent. A vessel under your agency has loaded a cargo of steel drums. During loading operations the master and mate ha\e noted that several of the drums are rust stained. On presentation of the hills of lading the master has refused to sign. Please advise your actions. 8. Your manager is constructing a tender bid for a tanker owner requesting port agency services in your port. He has requested that you prepare a profile ofour companies 11 capabilities with a specific alignment to the tanker trade.