290. Where arrival at berth necessary.

In naming the destination, a charter may refer to a specific area, such as a quay or quay berth, or a particular part of a port or dock. If it does, the ship must actually be there in order to be an 'arrived ship'1. If, therefore, without any default on the part of the charterer2, the ship cannot reach her berth at once, for example because it is occupied3 or the tides will not allow it4, the risk of delay falls on the shipowner5; if by the custom of the port it is usual to lighten ships after their