193. Rights in charterer to terminate.

Like the owner, the charterer has the right to put an end to the charter in the event of a repudiation by the charter, or of a breach going to the root of the contract1. For example where the owner, in an effort to pressurise the charterer to withdraw a disputed deduction from hire, declined to sign bills of lading as directed, this was held to be a repudiatory breach and to justify the charterer in putting an end to the charter