294. Written notice of readiness.

If it requires notice of readiness, the charterparty will provide for when time begins to run; for example at 1300 hours for notice given before 1200 and 0600 the next day if given later1. Equally it may be provided that time is to count 'from 24 hours after the receipt of notice of readiness, and the vessel having also been entered at the customs house'2. For these purposes, 'entered' means entered on final entry; the filling of a ship's inward entry application is not sufficient3.

For a notice of readiness to be effective, the vessel must, at the time the