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Award September 16, 2003

Fettig & Donalty, Inc announce Georgia FFP (GE-FFP-03-052B) freight tender
results:


"ALASKA RAINBOW"
GR FLAG BULK CARRIER
19,000 MT BULK WHEAT
USG TO POTI &/OR BATUMI GEORGIA
LAYDAYS SEPT 16-20, 03
USD 42.99 PER MT
5,000 MT VSL LD / 2,500 MT FREE OUT
USD 9,000 / HD BENDS

"OMIROS"
CY FLAG BULK CARRIER
31,000 MT BULK WHEAT
USG TO POTI &/OR BATUMI, GEORGIA
LAYDAYS SEPT 16-20, 03
USD 44.50 PER MT
7,500 MT VSL LD / 2,500 MT FREE OUT
USD 17,000 / HD BENDS

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL FETTIG & DONALTY AT 202 628 5700

Retender September 15, 2003

03-052B


GOVERNMENT OF GEORGIA FFP FREIGHT RE-TENDER FOR BULK WHEAT TO GEORGIA


Freight RE-Tender: FOOD FOR PROGRESS PROGRAM BULK WHEAT TO GEORGIA
FETTIG & DONALTY ISSUE FREIGHT TENDER UNDER THE
FOOD FOR PROGRESS PROGRAM FOR TRANSPORT OF WHEAT IN BULK TO GEORGIA
============================================================
IFB NUMBER - GE-FFP-03-052B

FETTIG & DONALTY, INC., WASHINGTON, D.C., AS AGENTS FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF
GEORGIA ANNOUNCE A FREIGHT re-TENDER, UNDER THE FOOD FOR PROGRESS PROGRAM,
FOR U.S. FLAG AND NON U.S. FLAG VESSELS (OCEAN GOING TOWED BARGES ARE
EXCLUDED) AS FOLLOWS:

1. COMMODITY/QUANTITY: 31,000 MT WHEAT IN BULK.

OFFERORS SHOULD CONSIDER OFFERING VESSELS TO CARRY A RANGE OF TONNAGES IN
THE EVENT THAT THE QUANTITY PURCHASED IS MORE OR LESS THAN THE QUANTITY
STATED IN THIS TENDER.
-CONTRACTED QUANTITY TO BE ON A MIN/MAX BASIS.
ANY ADDITIONAL COMPLETION CARGOES MUST BE DULY SEPARATED AND MUST BE
COMPATIBLE AND NON-INJURIOUS TO GEORGIA’S FFP CARGO AND MUST BE DETAILED IN
OFFER OR APPROVED BY CHARTERERS/USDA IF CONTRACTED AFTER FIXTURE OF GEORGIA’
S FFP CARGO. VESSEL'S ITINERARY AND GEOGRAPHIC PROXIMITY OF COMPLETION
CARGO(ES) WILL BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION BY CHARTERERS/USDA IN APPROVAL OF
SUCH PART CARGO(ES) IN ORDER NOT TO UNDULY IMPEDE DELIVERY OF CARGO TO
GEORGIA.

2. LAYDAYS: SEPTEMBER 16-20, 2003

DUE TO URGENT NEED FOR CARGO IN GEORGIA, ALL OFFERS MUST STATE VESSEL’S
CURRENT POSITION AND ITINERARY WITH ETA BASIS U.S. GULF.

SUCCESFUL BIDDERS ARE TO PROVIDE A PERFORMANCE BOND, IN THE FORM OF A LETTER
OF CREDIT OR CERTIFIED CHECK, IN FAVOR OF CHARTERERS, WITHIN FIVE DAYS OF
FIXTURE AND IN THE AMOUNT OF TEN PERCENT OF THE GROSS FREIGHT. SAID LETTER
OF CREDIT TO BE VALID FOR THIRTY DAYS BEYOND THE CANCELING DATE OF THE
RELEVANT CHARTER PARTY. HOWEVER, THE GOVERNMENT OF GEORGIA WILL RELEASE
SAID BOND UPON VESSEL’S PRESENTATION FOR LOADING WITHIN THE CONTRACTED
LAYDAYS AND AFTER COMPLETION OF LOADING OF THE CARGO PER THE CHARTER PARTY.
THE LETTER OF CREDIT SHALL BE COLLECTIBLE AT SIGHT ACCOMPANIED BY A
STATEMENT FROM THE BENEFICIARY THAT THE SHIPOWNER DID NOT PERFORM IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE CHARTER PARTY. UNDER NO
CIRCUMSTANCES IS THE PERFORMANCE BOND TO BE CONSIDERED AS THE MAXIMUM
LIABILITY OR LIQUIDATION OF THE DAMAGES OCCURRING DUE TO THE NONPERFORMANCE
OF THE SHIPOWNER.

OFFERS OF NAMED VESSELS ONLY WILL BE CONSIDERED. OWNERS WILL NOT HAVE THE
RIGHT TO SUBSTITUTE WITHOUT CHARTERERS AND USDA APPROVAL.
VESSELS OFFERED WITH LAYDAYS / CANCELING BEYOND THOSE SPECIFIED ABOVE WILL
NOT BE CONSIDERED.

3. NON U.S. FLAG VESSELS SHOULD NOT BE OLDER THAN 20 YEARS AND MUST BE
CLASSED HIGHEST LLOYDS REGISTER OR EQUIVALENT. DATE OF ORIGINAL
CONSTRUCTION, NOT REBUILT DATE, TO GOVERN. ANY EXTRA INSURANCE ON ACCOUNT OF
VESSEL'S AGE, CLASS, TYPE, FLAG, OWNERSHIP OR CONFIGURATION WILL BE FOR
OWNERS ACCOUNT, BUT NOT EXCEEDING NEW YORK MARKET RATES FOR U. S. FLAG
VESSELS AND LONDON MARKET RATES FOR NON U.S. FLAG VESSELS.
VESSEL TO PROVIDE A MINIMUM (5) DAYS PRE-ADVICE OF VESSELS' READINESS TO
LOAD. PRE-ADVICE MUST BE RECEIVED BY FETTIG & DONALTY BY LATEST 11:00 HRS.
WASHINGTON, D.C., TIME ON A REGULAR BUSINESS DAY TO BE CONSIDERED RECEIVED
ON THE SAME DAY. PRE-ADVICE RECEIVED AFTER 11 A.M. WASHINGTON D.C. TIME ON A
REGULAR BUSINESS DAY OR ON A WEEKEND/HOLIDAY WILL BE CONSIDERED RECEIVED ON
THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY.

4.LOADING: 1/2 SB EACH, 1/2 SAFE PORT U. S. PORTS.
THE FOLLOWING AREAS ARE TO BE CONSIDERED, RESPECTIVELY, AS ONE PORT:
MISSISSIPPI RIVER, NOT NORTH OF BUT INCLUDING BATON ROUGE
COLUMBIA RIVER DISTRICT, INCLUDING PORTLAND
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, INCLUDING STOCKTON/SACRAMENTO


5. FUMIGATION: VESSELS MUST BE ABLE TO BE FUMIGATED WITH AN ALUMINUM
PHOSPHIDE PREPARATION IN TRANSIT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE USDA, FGIS
FUMIGATION HANDBOOK AND VESSELS THAT CANNOT BE SO FUMIGATED WILL NOT BE
CONSIDERED. AT FINAL LOADING PORT, COMMODITY SUPPLIER(S) WILL ARRANGE AND
PAY FOR IN-TRANSIT FUMIGATION PERFORMED BY A CERTIFIED APPLICATOR IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE USDA, FGIS FUMIGATION HANDBOOK.
-FUMIGATION MUST BE WITNESSED BY FGIS, USDA, AND THE ALUMINUM
PHOSPHIDE PREPARATION MUST BE CONTAINED IN PACKAGING AS DESCRIBED IN THE
FGIS FUMIGATION HANDBOOK. DUST RETAINERS MUST BE USED. FOR TWEEN DECKERS
AND BULK CARRIERS (INCLUDING PUSH MODE ITB'S) THE RECIRCULATION METHOD OF
FUMIGATION WILL BE USED. FOR TANKERS, SURFACE APPLICATION WILL BE USED.
TWEEN-DECK VESSELS WILL BE CONSIDERED PROVIDED THEY ARE ACCEPTABLE FOR
IN-TRANSIT FUMIGATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH FGIS FUMIGATION HANDBOOK. OFFERS OF
SUCH TWEEN-DECK VESSELS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A COPY OF A LETTER FROM FGIS,
USDA, STATING THAT THE VESSEL CAN BE FUMIGATED UNDER THE FGIS IN-TRANSIT
FUMIGATION PROCEDURES.
IN ADDITION, TWEEN-DECK VESSELS ARE ACCEPTABLE ONLY WHEN A CERTIFIED
APPLICATOR STATES THAT THE VESSEL HAS BEEN INSPECTED AND FOUND TO BE
SUITABLE FOR FUMIGATION AND SUCH WRITTEN STATEMENT FROM CERTIFIED APPLICATOR
SHOULD BE SUBMITTED WITH OFFER.
- AT THE DISCHARGE PORT AND UPON INSPECTION BY GOVERNMENT INSPECTORS, IF
CARGO AND/OR VESSEL IS FOUND TO BE INFESTED AND PROVIDED CLEAN BILL(S) OF
LADING WERE ISSUED, OWNERS WILL ARRANGE FOR THE CARGO TO BE FUMIGATED WITHIN
24 HOURS OF DISCOVERY OF SUCH INFESTATION. FUMIGATION COSTS, IF ANY, ARE
FOR OWNERS’ (VESSEL’S) ACCOUNT, TIME COUNTING ON U.S. FLAG VESSELS AND NOT
COUNTING ON NON-U.S. FLAG VESSELS.

6. DISCHARGING: 1/2 SB EACH POTI AND/OR BATUMI, GEORGIA AT CHOPT
DISPORT INDIC WOG: POTI

PORT RESTRICTIONS/LIMITATIONS AT DISCHARGE PORT(S) ARE AS FOLLOWS:

POTI:
MAXIMUM ARRIVAL DRAFT 9.0 METERS
MAXIMUM LOA 250 M

BATUMI:
MAXIMUM ARRIVAL DRAFT 10.5 METERS
MAXIMUM LOA 250 M

7. OWNERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR VESSEL ARRIVING AT DISCHARGE PORT MEETING PORT
’S DRAFT/LOA RESTRICTIONS AS ABOVE. LIGHTENING IS ONLY PERMITTED IF VESSEL
CANNOT MEET PORT DRAFT/LOA RETRICTIONS AND, IF LIGHTENING DUE TO DRAFT, ONLY
PARTIAL LIGHTENING TO REACH PORT DRAFT WILL BE PERMITTED. ANY LIGHTENING
REQUIRED AS A RESULT OF VESSEL’S FAILURE TO ARRIVE AT DISCHARGE PORT IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE STATED PORT DRAFT/LOA RESTRICTION IS FOR OWNER’S TIME,
RISK AND EXPENSE. LIGHTENING, IF REQUIRED, IS TO BE ACCOMPLISHED IN THE
TERRITORIAL WATERS OF GEORGIA. ANY DAUGHTER VESSEL MUST BE A BULK CARRIER,
CERTIFIED FIT FOR RECEIPT AND CARRIAGE OF THE BULK WHEAT BY A FIRST CLASS
INDEPENDENT SURVEYOR, AND MEETING PORT’S DRAFT/LOA RESTRICTIONS. IN CASE OF
PARTIAL LIGHTENING, AFTER COMPLETION OF LIGHTENING OPERATION AND ARRIVAL AT
PORT OF DISCHARGE IN GEORGIA, MOTHER VESSEL MAY TENDER ITS NOTICE OF
READINESS TO DISCHARGE TO CHARTERERS/RECEIVERS OR THEIR AGENTS DURING
REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS, AT OR BEFORE 4 PM ON WEEKDAYS, MONDAY THROUGH
FRIDAY, OR AT OR BEFORE 12 NOON ON SATURDAYS, AND LAYTIME SHALL COMMENCE AT
0800 HOURS ON THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY. PRIOR TIME USED NOT TO COUNT AS
LAYTIME USED. IN THE CASE OF FULL LIGHTENING, AFTER COMPLETION OF LIGHTENING
OPERATION AND ARRIVAL AT THE PORT OF DISCHARGE IN GEORGIA, EACH DAUGHTER
VESSEL MUST TENDER ITS NOTICE OF READINESS TO DISCHARGE TO
CHARTERERS/RECEIVERS OR THEIR AGENTS DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS AT OR
BEFORE 4 PM ON WEEKDAYS, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, OR AT OR BEFORE 12 NOON ON
SATURDAY, AND LAYTIME SHALL COMMENCE AT 0800 HOURS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY.
PRIOR TIME USED IS NOT TO COUNT AS LAYTIME USED. IF MORE THAN ONE DAUGHTER
VESSEL DAUGHTER VESSEL IS USED, LAYTIME NOT TO COUNT ON A DAUGHTER VESSEL
WAITING FOR DISCHARGE BERTH WHILE ANOTHER DAUGHTER VESSEL IS OCCUPYING THE
DISCHARGE BERTH. LAYTIME SHALL (RE)COMMENCE ON THE DAUGHTER VESSEL
AWAITING DISCHARGE BERTH ONCE THE DAUGHTER VESSEL AT THE DISCHARGE BERTH HAS
DEPARTED.

8. FREIGHT RATE: TO BE QUOTED PER METRIC TON VESSEL LOAD/FREE DISCHARGE
BASIS ONE LOADPORT TO ONE DISCHARGE PORT. ADDITIONAL FREIGHT PER MT ON
ENTIRE CARGO FOR EACH ADDITIONAL LOAD AND/OR DISCHARGE PORT, IF USED, TO BE
STATED SEPARATELY. OFFERS REQUIRING ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR ADDITIONAL
LOAD/DISCHARGE BERTH(S) WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED RESPONSIVE TO THIS TENDER.
IF OWNER INTENDS TO LIGHTEN, THE OFFER SHOULD SPECIFY THE COST OF
LIGHTENING, WHETHER PARTIAL OR FULL LIGHTENING. IF INTENDED LIGHTENING IS
NOT PERFORMED AT DISCHARGE PORT AND VESSEL DISCHARGES DIRECTLY AT BERTH,
USDA WILL DEDUCT COST OF LIGHTENING FROM OCEAN FREIGHT.

FREIGHT PAYMENT:
9. 100% PAYABLE IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHARTER PARTY TERMS AFTER VESSEL'S
ARRIVAL AT THE DISCHARGE PORT. PLEASE REFER TO CLAUSE 27 OF THE CHARTER
PARTY REGARDING FREIGHT PAYMENT. THE ORIGINAL OFFICIAL STOWAGE EXAMINATION
CERTIFICATE AND 1 (ONE) SIGNED COPY (PHOTOCOPY NOT ACCEPTABLE) ARE TO BE
FURNISHED TO THE CHARTERER’S AGENT WITHIN 2 (TWO) DAYS OF INSPECTION.

10. TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
-LOAD TERMS: CARGO TO BE LOADED ACCORDING TO BERTH TERMS WITH CUSTOMARY
DESPATCH AT THE AVERAGE RATE AS DELINEATED BELOW ON VESSEL'S CONTRACTED
QUANTITY. THE RATES ARE BASIS TONS OF 2204.6 POUNDS PER WEATHER WORKING DAY
OF 24 CONSECUTIVE HOURS, SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS EXCEPTED, EVEN IF USED.
SATURDAYS AS PER BFC SATURDAY CLAUSE. ANY STOWING AND/OR TRIMMING TO BE FOR
OWNER’S ACCOUNT.

BULK CARRIERS:
VESSEL CONTRACTED QUANTITY LOADING GUARANTEE
-------------------------- -------------------------
0 - 9,999.99 MT 4,000 MT PER DAY
10,000 - 19,999.99 MT 5,000 MT PER DAY
20,000 - 29,999.99 MT 6,000 MT PER DAY
30,000 - 39,999.99 MT 7,500 MT PER DAY
40,000 - 49,999.99 MT 10,000 MT PER DAY
50,000 MT AND ABOVE 12,000 MT PER DAY

TANKERS:
VESSEL CONTRACTED QUANTITY LOADING GUARANTEE
--------------------------- -------------------------
0 - 9,999.99 MT 4,000 MT PER DAY
10,000 - 19,999.99 MT 5,000 MT PER DAY
20,000 - 29,999.99 MT 6,000 MT PER DAY
30,000 MT AND ABOVE 7,500 MT PER DAY

TWEENDECKERS: THE LOAD RATE GUARANTEE SHALL BE 3,000 MT PER DAY

LASH/SEABEE BARGES: LOAD GUARANTEE NOT TO APPLY.

LAYTIME ACCOUNTS ARE TO BE SETTLED DIRECTLY BETWEEN OWNERS AND COMMODITY
SUPPLIER(S) AT LOAD PORT(S). LAYTIME CALCULATION, OVERTIME AND TRIMMING TO
BE IN ACCORDANCE TO ADDENDUM NO.1 OF THE NORTH AMERICAN EXPORT GRAIN
ASSOCIATION, INC. F.O.B. CONTRACT NO. 2 (REVISED AS OF AUGUST 1, 1988)
CLAUSES NO. 1-10 INCLUSIVE, (HEREINAFTER N.A.E.G.A.) REGARDLESS OF TYPE OF
VESSEL. FURTHER THE FOLLOWING MODIFICATIONS TO N.A.E.G.A. WILL APPLY:
ANYWHERE THE WORD "BUYER" APPEARS, THE WORDS "VESSEL OWNER" SHOULD BE
SUBSTITUTED IN ITS PLACE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL CCC OR CHARTERERS BE
RESPONSIBLE FOR RESOLVING DISPUTES INVOLVING THE CALCULATION OF LAYTIME OR
THE PAYMENT OF DEMURRAGE OR DESPATCH BETWEEN THE VESSEL OWNERS AND THE
COMMODITY SUPPLIER(S). ANY/ALL DISPUTES BETWEEN VESSEL OWNERS AND THE
COMMODITY SUPPLIER(S) ARISING OUT OF THIS CONTRACT RELATING TO THE
SETTLEMENT OF LAYTIME ISSUES SHALL BE ARBITRATED IN NEW YORK SUBJECT TO THE
RULES OF THE SOCIETY OF MARINE ARBITRATORS, INC.

11. DISCHARGE TERMS: CARGO IS TO BE DISCHARGED, FREE OF RISK AND
EXPENSE TO THE VESSEL, AT THE AVERAGE RATE OF 2,500 MT OF 2,204.6 POUNDS FOR
BULK CARRIERS AND AT THE AVERAGE RATE OF 2,000 MT OF 2,204.6 POUNDS FOR
TANKERS AND AT THE AVERAGE RATE OF 1,500 MT OF 2,204.6 POUNDS FOR
TWEENDECKERS, PER WEATHER WORKING DAY OF 24 CONSECUTIVE HOURS WITH
SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS, CHARTER PARTY HOLIDAYS AND HOLIDAYS EXCEPTED, EVEN IF
USED (WWDSHEX EIU).

LASH/SEABEE BARGES: THE DISCHARGE GUARANTEE SHALL NOT APPLY.

- CHARTERER/RECEIVERS TO APPOINT AND PAY STEVEDORES AT PORTS OF DISCHARGE.
- OWNERS TO SPECIFY DEM/DES RATES AT LOAD AND DISCHARGE PORT IN OFFER.
DESPATCH RATES MUST BE ONE-HALF OF DEMURRAGE RATES QUOTED.
- NOTICE OF READINESS IN WRITING SHALL BE DELIVERED AT THE OFFICE OF THE
RECEIVER/HIS AGENTS DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS AT OR BEFORE 4 PM MONDAY
THROUGH FRIDAY OR AT OR BEFORE 12 NOON ON SATURDAYS.
- LAYTIME TO COMMENCE AT 0800 HOURS THE NEXT WORKING DAY AFTER NOR IS
TENDERED. PRIOR TIME USED BEFORE COMMENCEMENT OF THE LAYTIME NOT TO COUNT.

VESSEL GEAR REQUIREMENTS:
VESSELS MUST BE CAPABLE OF SELF-DISCHARGE WITH VESSEL'S ONBOARD GEAR OR
SHORESIDE GEAR SUPPLIED BY OWNER (CRANES AND/OR SWINGING DERRICKS WITH
MINIMUM 8 MT S.W.L. CAPACITY SUITABLE FOR CLAMSHELL DISCHARGE AND INCLUDING
PROVISION OF CLAMSHELL) AND/OR WITH VACUVATORS INCLUDING ALL NECESSARY
VACUVATOR PIPES AND SUPPORTS FOR PIPES AND/OR WITH MARINE LEGS INCLUDING ALL
NECESSARY SUPPORT EQUIPMENT. OWNERS TO PROVIDE AT THEIR EXPENSE ALL
NECESSARY MOTIVE POWER/FUEL TO OPERATE ALL DISCHARGE GEAR AND/OR VACUVATORS
AS WELL AS TECHNICIANS IN THE CASE OF VACUVATORS AND MARINE LEGS TO OVERSEE
THEIR OPERATION. DISCHARGE GEAR PROVIDED BY OWNER/VESSEL MUST BE CAPABLE OF
MAINTAINING THE GUARANTEED AVERAGE DISCHARGE RATE AS SPECIFIED ABOVE IN
DISCHARGING TERMS CLAUSE. ANY TIME LOST AS A RESULT OF BREAKDOWN OF VESSEL'S
GEAR AND/OR VACUVATORS AND/OR MARINE LEGS TO BE EXCLUDED FROM LAYTIME USED.
VESSELS ARE TO BE FULLY EQUIPPED WITH DISCHARGE GEAR / EQUIPMENT PRIOR TO
CHARTERER'S / RECEIVER'S ACCEPTANCE OF THE NOTICE OF READINESS TO DISCHARGE.
OPENING AND CLOSING OF HATCHES TO BE CARRIED OUT BY VESSEL'S CREW FREE OF
CHARGE TO CHARTERERS. MECHANICAL OR HYDRAULIC HATCH COVERS FOR VESSELS OR
RAIN TENTS FOR ALL HATCHES ARE REQUIRED.

12. OWNER'S TO APPOINT AND PAY FOR THE CHARTERERS’ NOMINATED AGENT AT
DISCHARGE PORT PROVIDED THE FEE IS COMPETITIVE AND CUSTOMARY FOR THE PORT.

13. VESSELS OVER 20 YEARS OF AGE AND ITB'S TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL
CERTIFICATES FROM NCB CERTIFYING THAT VESSEL HATCH COVERS AND ANY OTHER
OPENING LEADING TO CARGO COMPARTMENTS HAVE BEEN SEALED TO PREVENT ANY
OUTSIDE WATER FROM ENTERING THE CARGO COMPARTMENTS.
OFFERS OF THE U.S. FLAG VESSELS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED IF THE VESSEL
OPERATOR HAS NOT PROVIDED THE MARITIME ADMINISTRATION WITH THE VESSEL'S
COSTS PRIOR TO SUBMISSION OF THE OFFER.
U. S. FLAG VESSELS OFFERED SUBJECT TO MARAD APPROVAL WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
IF MARAD APPROVAL OF VESSEL IS REQUIRED, SAME MUST BE OBTAINED PRIOR TO
SUBMISSION OF OFFER.
U.S. FLAG APPROVED FREIGHT RATES WILL BE REDUCED TO A LEVEL NO HIGHER THAN
THE U.S. MARITIME ADMINISTRATION FAIR AND REASONABLE RATE IN THE EVENT THAT
THE ORIGINAL APPROVED VESSEL (INCLUDING ITB'S) IS SUBSTITUTED BY A LOWER
COST VESSEL TO THE U.S. GOVERNMENT.
FOR U.S. FLAG VESSELS LOADING LESS THAN A FULL CARGO, THE LESS THAN FULL
CARGO RATE WILL BE SUBJECT TO A REDUCTION TO MEET ANY REVISED MARAD FREIGHT
RATE GUIDELINE DUE TO VESSEL LOADING OTHER ADDITIONAL CARGO.
NON VESSEL OPERATING COMMON CARRIERS (NVOCC) MAY NOT BE EMPLOYED TO CARRY U.
S. OR FOREIGN FLAG SHIPMENTS.
U.S. FLAG NON-LINER VESSELS OVER 15 YEARS OLD MUST OFFER AN ALTERNATE
FREIGHT RATE TO BE APPLICABLE IN THE EVENT THE VESSEL IS EITHER SCRAPPED OR
VESSEL OWNERSHIP IS TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER OWNER AFTER DISCHARGE AT
DESTINATION, BUT PRIOR TO ITS RETURN TO THE UNITED STATES.
-OFFERORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PROVIDE USUAL INFORMATION SUCH AS:
NAME OF OWNERS/OPERATORS, FLAG, YEAR BUILT, TYPE, LOA, BEAM, FULLY LOADED
DRAFT, GEAR, SPEED AND NO. OF HOLDS/HATCHES.

14. OWNER GUARANTEES THAT THIS VESSEL COMPLIES FULLY WITH THE
INTERNATIONAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT (ISM) CODE, IF REQUIRED, AND IS IN
POSSESSION OF A VALID DOCUMENT OF COMPLIANCE AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT
CERTIFICATE AND WILL REMAIN SO FOR THE ENTIRETY OF HER EMPLOYMENT UNDER THIS
CHARTER PARTY. OWNERS ARE TO PROVIDE CHARTERERS WITH SATISFACTORY EVIDENCE
OF COMPLIANCE IF REQUIRED TO DO SO AND TO REMAIN FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY
AND ALL CONSEQUENCES RESULTING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM ANY MATTER
ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THIS VESSEL AND THE ISM CODE.

15. SECTION 408 OF THE U.S. COAST GUARD AUTHORIZATION ACT OF 1998, PUBLIC
LAW 105-383 (46 U.S.C. SECTION 3202 (E)) ESTABLISHES, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1,
1999, WITH RESPECT TO NON-U.S. FLAG VESSELS AND OPERATORS/OWNERS, THAT
SUBSTANDARD VESSELS AND VESSELS OPERATED BY OPERATORS OF SUBSTANDARD VESSELS
ARE PROHIBITED FROM THE CARRIAGE OF GOVERNMENT IMPELLED (PREFERENCE)
CARGO(ES) FOR UP TO ONE YEAR AFTER SUCH SUBSTANDARD DETERMINATION HAS BEEN
PUBLISHED ELECTRONICALLY. AS THIS MAY BE PREFERENCE CARGO, OWNERS HEREBY
WARRANT THAT VESSEL(S) ARE NOT DISQUALIFIED TO CARRY THIS CARGO.

ONLY FIRM OFFERS WILL BE CONSIDERED.
COMMISSION - 2.5 PCT ON FREIGHT/DEADFREIGHT TO CHARTERERS AGENT, IF OFFERED
DIRECT. IF BROKER INVOLVED, 2/3 OF 2.5% TO CHARTERERS AGENT AND 1/3 OF 2.5%
TO BROKER.
THE CHARTERER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT OFFERS.
ONLY OFFERS IN WRITING WILL BE ACCEPTED. PHONE OFFERS WILL NOT BE
CONSIDERED. OFFERS MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO TENDER CLOSING TIME. LATE
OFFERS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. OFFERS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY LETTER OR TELEFAX
TO:
FETTIG & DONALTY, INC.
1225 EYE STREET, NW; SUITE 1200
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20005
TELEFAX 202 639 8276
ALL OFFERS AND SUBSEQUENT AWARDS ARE SUBJECT TO THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF
THE FOOD FOR PROGRESS PROGRAM. ALL AWARDS WILL BE SUBJECT TO USDA APPROVAL.
OFFERS ARE TO BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 1530 HRS SEPTEMBER 15, 2003 FOR
REPLY 1200 HRS SEPTEMBER 16, 2003. TELEFAX OFFERS WHICH START PRINTING BY
1100 HRS SEPT 10, 2003 AND CONTINUE TO PRINT PAST THAT TIME, WILL BE
CONSIDERED AS BEING RECEIVED ON-TIME.
-ALL OFFERS WILL BE OPENED AND READ IN PUBLIC AT THE OFFICES OF
FETTIG & DONALTY, INC. AT THAT TIME.
ONLY OFFERS THAT ARE RESPONSIVE TO THE TERMS OF THE TENDER WILL BE
CONSIDERED AND NO NEGOTIATION WILL BE PERMITTED.
-OTHERWISE TERMS AND CONDITIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH GOVERNMENT OF GEORGIA
PROFORMA CHARTER PARTY FOR BULK GRAIN (COPIES OF WHICH ARE AVAILABLE ON
REQUEST).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CALL FETTIG & DONALTY AT 202 628 5700
FETTIG & DONALTY, INC., AS AGENTS FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF GEORGIA.

ISSUED SEPTEMBER 15, 2003


Tender September 8, 2003

03-052B Georgia

FETTIG & DONALTY ON BEHALF OF THE EMBASSY OF GEORGIA ISSUE FREIGHT TENDER
FOR BULK WHEAT TO GEORGIA


Freight Tender: FOOD FOR PROGRESS PROGRAM BULK WHEAT TO GEORGIA
FETTIG & DONALTY ISSUE FREIGHT TENDER UNDER THE
FOOD FOR PROGRESS PROGRAM FOR TRANSPORT OF WHEAT IN BULK TO GEORGIA
============================================================
IFB NUMBER - GE-FFP-03-052B

FETTIG & DONALTY, INC., WASHINGTON, D.C., AS AGENTS FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF
GEORGIA ANNOUNCE A FREIGHT TENDER, UNDER THE FOOD FOR PROGRESS PROGRAM, FOR
U.S. FLAG AND NON U.S. FLAG VESSELS (OCEAN GOING TOWED BARGES ARE EXCLUDED)
AS FOLLOWS:

1. COMMODITY/QUANTITY: APPROX. 50,000 MT WHEAT IN BULK.

OFFERORS SHOULD CONSIDER OFFERING VESSELS TO CARRY A RANGE OF TONNAGES IN
THE EVENT THAT THE QUANTITY PURCHASED IS MORE OR LESS THAN THE QUANTITY
STATED IN THIS TENDER.
-CONTRACTED QUANTITY TO BE ON A MIN/MAX BASIS.
ANY ADDITIONAL COMPLETION CARGOES MUST BE DULY SEPARATED AND MUST BE
COMPATIBLE AND NON-INJURIOUS TO GEORGIA’S FFP CARGO AND MUST BE DETAILED IN
OFFER OR APPROVED BY CHARTERERS/USDA IF CONTRACTED AFTER FIXTURE OF GEORGIA’
S FFP CARGO. VESSEL'S ITINERARY AND GEOGRAPHIC PROXIMITY OF COMPLETION
CARGO(ES) WILL BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION BY CHARTERERS/USDA IN APPROVAL OF
SUCH PART CARGO(ES) IN ORDER NOT TO UNDULY IMPEDE DELIVERY OF CARGO TO
GEORGIA.

2. LAYDAYS: SEPTEMBER 16-20, 2003

DUE TO URGENT NEED FOR CARGO IN GEORGIA, ALL OFFERS MUST STATE VESSEL’S
CURRENT POSITION AND ITINERARY WITH ETA BASIS U.S. GULF.

SUCCESFUL BIDDERS ARE TO PROVIDE A PERFORMANCE BOND, IN THE FORM OF A LETTER
OF CREDIT OR CERTIFIED CHECK, IN FAVOR OF CHARTERERS, WITHIN FIVE DAYS OF
FIXTURE AND IN THE AMOUNT OF TEN PERCENT OF THE GROSS FREIGHT. SAID LETTER
OF CREDIT TO BE VALID FOR THIRTY DAYS BEYOND THE CANCELING DATE OF THE
RELEVANT CHARTER PARTY. HOWEVER, THE GOVERNMENT OF GEORGIA WILL RELEASE
SAID BOND UPON VESSEL’S PRESENTATION FOR LOADING WITHIN THE CONTRACTED
LAYDAYS AND AFTER COMPLETION OF LOADING OF THE CARGO PER THE CHARTER PARTY.
THE LETTER OF CREDIT SHALL BE COLLECTIBLE AT SIGHT ACCOMPANIED BY A
STATEMENT FROM THE BENEFICIARY THAT THE SHIPOWNER DID NOT PERFORM IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE CHARTER PARTY. UNDER NO
CIRCUMSTANCES IS THE PERFORMANCE BOND TO BE CONSIDERED AS THE MAXIMUM
LIABILITY OR LIQUIDATION OF THE DAMAGES OCCURRING DUE TO THE NONPERFORMANCE
OF THE SHIPOWNER.

OFFERS OF NAMED VESSELS ONLY WILL BE CONSIDERED. OWNERS WILL NOT HAVE THE
RIGHT TO SUBSTITUTE WITHOUT CHARTERERS AND USDA APPROVAL.
VESSELS OFFERED WITH LAYDAYS / CANCELING BEYOND THOSE SPECIFIED ABOVE WILL
NOT BE CONSIDERED.

3. NON U.S. FLAG VESSELS SHOULD NOT BE OLDER THAN 20 YEARS AND MUST BE
CLASSED HIGHEST LLOYDS REGISTER OR EQUIVALENT. DATE OF ORIGINAL
CONSTRUCTION, NOT REBUILT DATE, TO GOVERN. ANY EXTRA INSURANCE ON ACCOUNT OF
VESSEL'S AGE, CLASS, TYPE, FLAG, OWNERSHIP OR CONFIGURATION WILL BE FOR
OWNERS ACCOUNT, BUT NOT EXCEEDING NEW YORK MARKET RATES FOR U. S. FLAG
VESSELS AND LONDON MARKET RATES FOR NON U.S. FLAG VESSELS.
VESSEL TO PROVIDE A MINIMUM (5) DAYS PRE-ADVICE OF VESSELS' READINESS TO
LOAD. PRE-ADVICE MUST BE RECEIVED BY FETTIG & DONALTY BY LATEST 11:00 HRS.
WASHINGTON, D.C., TIME ON A REGULAR BUSINESS DAY TO BE CONSIDERED RECEIVED
ON THE SAME DAY. PRE-ADVICE RECEIVED AFTER 11 A.M. WASHINGTON D.C. TIME ON A
REGULAR BUSINESS DAY OR ON A WEEKEND/HOLIDAY WILL BE CONSIDERED RECEIVED ON
THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY.

4.LOADING: 1/2 SB EACH, 1/2 SAFE PORT U. S. PORTS.
THE FOLLOWING AREAS ARE TO BE CONSIDERED, RESPECTIVELY, AS ONE PORT:
MISSISSIPPI RIVER, NOT NORTH OF BUT INCLUDING BATON ROUGE
COLUMBIA RIVER DISTRICT, INCLUDING PORTLAND
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, INCLUDING STOCKTON/SACRAMENTO


5. FUMIGATION: VESSELS MUST BE ABLE TO BE FUMIGATED WITH AN ALUMINUM
PHOSPHIDE PREPARATION IN TRANSIT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE USDA, FGIS
FUMIGATION HANDBOOK AND VESSELS THAT CANNOT BE SO FUMIGATED WILL NOT BE
CONSIDERED. AT FINAL LOADING PORT, COMMODITY SUPPLIER(S) WILL ARRANGE AND
PAY FOR IN-TRANSIT FUMIGATION PERFORMED BY A CERTIFIED APPLICATOR IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE USDA, FGIS FUMIGATION HANDBOOK.
-FUMIGATION MUST BE WITNESSED BY FGIS, USDA, AND THE ALUMINUM
PHOSPHIDE PREPARATION MUST BE CONTAINED IN PACKAGING AS DESCRIBED IN THE
FGIS FUMIGATION HANDBOOK. DUST RETAINERS MUST BE USED. FOR TWEEN DECKERS
AND BULK CARRIERS (INCLUDING PUSH MODE ITB'S) THE RECIRCULATION METHOD OF
FUMIGATION WILL BE USED. FOR TANKERS, SURFACE APPLICATION WILL BE USED.
TWEEN-DECK VESSELS WILL BE CONSIDERED PROVIDED THEY ARE ACCEPTABLE FOR
IN-TRANSIT FUMIGATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH FGIS FUMIGATION HANDBOOK. OFFERS OF
SUCH TWEEN-DECK VESSELS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A COPY OF A LETTER FROM FGIS,
USDA, STATING THAT THE VESSEL CAN BE FUMIGATED UNDER THE FGIS IN-TRANSIT
FUMIGATION PROCEDURES.
IN ADDITION, TWEEN-DECK VESSELS ARE ACCEPTABLE ONLY WHEN A CERTIFIED
APPLICATOR STATES THAT THE VESSEL HAS BEEN INSPECTED AND FOUND TO BE
SUITABLE FOR FUMIGATION AND SUCH WRITTEN STATEMENT FROM CERTIFIED APPLICATOR
SHOULD BE SUBMITTED WITH OFFER.
- AT THE DISCHARGE PORT AND UPON INSPECTION BY GOVERNMENT INSPECTORS, IF
CARGO AND/OR VESSEL IS FOUND TO BE INFESTED AND PROVIDED CLEAN BILL(S) OF
LADING WERE ISSUED, OWNERS WILL ARRANGE FOR THE CARGO TO BE FUMIGATED WITHIN
24 HOURS OF DISCOVERY OF SUCH INFESTATION. FUMIGATION COSTS, IF ANY, ARE
FOR OWNERS’ (VESSEL’S) ACCOUNT, TIME COUNTING ON U.S. FLAG VESSELS AND NOT
COUNTING ON NON-U.S. FLAG VESSELS.

6. DISCHARGING: 1/2 SB EACH POTI AND/OR BATUMI, GEORGIA AT CHOPT
DISPORT INDIC WOG: POTI

PORT RESTRICTIONS/LIMITATIONS AT DISCHARGE PORT(S) ARE AS FOLLOWS:

POTI:
MAXIMUM ARRIVAL DRAFT 9.0 METERS
MAXIMUM LOA 250 M

BATUMI:
MAXIMUM ARRIVAL DRAFT 10.5 METERS
MAXIMUM LOA 250 M

7. OWNERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR VESSEL ARRIVING AT DISCHARGE PORT MEETING PORT
’S DRAFT/LOA RESTRICTIONS AS ABOVE. ANY LIGHTENING REQUIRED AS A RESULT OF
VESSEL’S FAILURE TO ARRIVE AT DISCHARGE PORT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STATED
PORT DRAFT/LOA RESTRICTION IS FOR OWNER’S TIME, RISK AND EXPENSE.
LIGHTENING, IF REQUIRED, IS TO BE ACCOMPLISHED IN THE TERRITORIAL WATERS OF
GEORGIA. ANY DAUGHTER VESSEL MUST BE A BULK CARRIER, CERTIFIED FIT FOR
RECEIPT AND CARRIAGE OF THE BULK WHEAT BY A FIRST CLASS INDEPENDENT
SURVEYOR, AND MEETING PORT’S DRAFT/LOA RESTRICTIONS. IN CASE OF PARTIAL
LIGHTENING, AFTER COMPLETION OF LIGHTENING OPERATION AND ARRIVAL AT PORT OF
DISCHARGE IN GEORGIA, MOTHER VESSEL MAY TENDER ITS NOTICE OF READINESS TO
DISCHARGE TO CHARTERERS/RECEIVERS OR THEIR AGENTS DURING REGULAR BUSINESS
HOURS, AT OR BEFORE 4 PM ON WEEKDAYS, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, OR AT OR BEFORE
12 NOON ON SATURDAYS, AND LAYTIME SHALL COMMENCE AT 0800 HOURS ON THE NEXT
BUSINESS DAY. PRIOR TIME USED NOT TO COUNT AS LAYTIME USED. IN THE CASE OF
FULL LIGHTENING, AFTER COMPLETION OF LIGHTENING OPERATION AND ARRIVAL AT THE
PORT OF DISCHARGE IN GEORGIA, EACH DAUGHTER VESSEL MUST TENDER ITS NOTICE OF
READINESS TO DISCHARGE TO CHARTERERS/RECEIVERS OR THEIR AGENTS DURING
REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS AT OR BEFORE 4 PM ON WEEKDAYS, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY,
OR AT OR BEFORE 12 NOON ON SATURDAY, AND LAYTIME SHALL COMMENCE AT 0800
HOURS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY. PRIOR TIME USED IS NOT TO COUNT AS LAYTIME
USED. IF MORE THAN ONE DAUGHTER VESSEL DAUGHTER VESSEL IS USED, LAYTIME NOT
TO COUNT ON A DAUGHTER VESSEL WAITING FOR DISCHARGE BERTH WHILE ANOTHER
DAUGHTER VESSEL IS OCCUPYING THE DISCHARGE BERTH. LAYTIME SHALL
(RE)COMMENCE ON THE DAUGHTER VESSEL AWAITING DISCHARGE BERTH ONCE THE
DAUGHTER VESSEL AT THE DISCHARGE BERTH HAS DEPARTED.

8. FREIGHT RATE: TO BE QUOTED PER METRIC TON VESSEL LOAD/FREE DISCHARGE
BASIS ONE LOADPORT TO ONE DISCHARGE PORT. ADDITIONAL FREIGHT PER MT ON
ENTIRE CARGO FOR EACH ADDITIONAL LOAD AND/OR DISCHARGE PORT, IF USED, TO BE
STATED SEPARATELY. OFFERS REQUIRING ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR ADDITIONAL
LOAD/DISCHARGE BERTH(S) WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED RESPONSIVE TO THIS TENDER.
IF OWNER INTENDS TO LIGHTEN, THE OFFER SHOULD SPECIFY THE COST OF
LIGHTENING, WHETHER PARTIAL OR FULL LIGHTENING. IF INTENDED LIGHTENING IS
NOT PERFORMED AT DISCHARGE PORT AND VESSEL DISCHARGES DIRECTLY AT BERTH,
USDA WILL DEDUCT COST OF LIGHTENING FROM OCEAN FREIGHT.

FREIGHT PAYMENT:
9. 100% PAYABLE IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHARTER PARTY TERMS AFTER VESSEL'S
ARRIVAL AT THE DISCHARGE PORT. PLEASE REFER TO CLAUSE 27 OF THE CHARTER
PARTY REGARDING FREIGHT PAYMENT. THE ORIGINAL OFFICIAL STOWAGE EXAMINATION
CERTIFICATE AND 1 (ONE) SIGNED COPY (PHOTOCOPY NOT ACCEPTABLE) ARE TO BE
FURNISHED TO THE CHARTERER’S AGENT WITHIN 2 (TWO) DAYS OF INSPECTION.

10. TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
-LOAD TERMS: CARGO TO BE LOADED ACCORDING TO BERTH TERMS WITH CUSTOMARY
DESPATCH AT THE AVERAGE RATE AS DELINEATED BELOW ON VESSEL'S CONTRACTED
QUANTITY. THE RATES ARE BASIS TONS OF 2204.6 POUNDS PER WEATHER WORKING DAY
OF 24 CONSECUTIVE HOURS, SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS EXCEPTED, EVEN IF USED.
SATURDAYS AS PER BFC SATURDAY CLAUSE. ANY STOWING AND/OR TRIMMING TO BE FOR
OWNER’S ACCOUNT.

BULK CARRIERS:
VESSEL CONTRACTED QUANTITY LOADING GUARANTEE
-------------------------- -------------------------
0 - 9,999.99 MT 4,000 MT PER DAY
10,000 - 19,999.99 MT 5,000 MT PER DAY
20,000 - 29,999.99 MT 6,000 MT PER DAY
30,000 - 39,999.99 MT 7,500 MT PER DAY
40,000 - 49,999.99 MT 10,000 MT PER DAY
50,000 MT AND ABOVE 12,000 MT PER DAY

TANKERS:
VESSEL CONTRACTED QUANTITY LOADING GUARANTEE
--------------------------- -------------------------
0 - 9,999.99 MT 4,000 MT PER DAY
10,000 - 19,999.99 MT 5,000 MT PER DAY
20,000 - 29,999.99 MT 6,000 MT PER DAY
30,000 MT AND ABOVE 7,500 MT PER DAY

TWEENDECKERS: THE LOAD RATE GUARANTEE SHALL BE 3,000 MT PER DAY

LASH/SEABEE BARGES: LOAD GUARANTEE NOT TO APPLY.

LAYTIME ACCOUNTS ARE TO BE SETTLED DIRECTLY BETWEEN OWNERS AND COMMODITY
SUPPLIER(S) AT LOAD PORT(S). LAYTIME CALCULATION, OVERTIME AND TRIMMING TO
BE IN ACCORDANCE TO ADDENDUM NO.1 OF THE NORTH AMERICAN EXPORT GRAIN
ASSOCIATION, INC. F.O.B. CONTRACT NO. 2 (REVISED AS OF AUGUST 1, 1988)
CLAUSES NO. 1-10 INCLUSIVE, (HEREINAFTER N.A.E.G.A.) REGARDLESS OF TYPE OF
VESSEL. FURTHER THE FOLLOWING MODIFICATIONS TO N.A.E.G.A. WILL APPLY:
ANYWHERE THE WORD "BUYER" APPEARS, THE WORDS "VESSEL OWNER" SHOULD BE
SUBSTITUTED IN ITS PLACE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL CCC OR CHARTERERS BE
RESPONSIBLE FOR RESOLVING DISPUTES INVOLVING THE CALCULATION OF LAYTIME OR
THE PAYMENT OF DEMURRAGE OR DESPATCH BETWEEN THE VESSEL OWNERS AND THE
COMMODITY SUPPLIER(S). ANY/ALL DISPUTES BETWEEN VESSEL OWNERS AND THE
COMMODITY SUPPLIER(S) ARISING OUT OF THIS CONTRACT RELATING TO THE
SETTLEMENT OF LAYTIME ISSUES SHALL BE ARBITRATED IN NEW YORK SUBJECT TO THE
RULES OF THE SOCIETY OF MARINE ARBITRATORS, INC.

11. DISCHARGE TERMS: CARGO IS TO BE DISCHARGED, FREE OF RISK AND
EXPENSE TO THE VESSEL, AT THE AVERAGE RATE OF 2,500 MT OF 2,204.6 POUNDS FOR
BULK CARRIERS AND AT THE AVERAGE RATE OF 2,000 MT OF 2,204.6 POUNDS FOR
TANKERS AND AT THE AVERAGE RATE OF 1,500 MT OF 2,204.6 POUNDS FOR
TWEENDECKERS, PER WEATHER WORKING DAY OF 24 CONSECUTIVE HOURS WITH
SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS, CHARTER PARTY HOLIDAYS AND HOLIDAYS EXCEPTED, EVEN IF
USED (WWDSHEX EIU).

LASH/SEABEE BARGES: THE DISCHARGE GUARANTEE SHALL NOT APPLY.

- CHARTERER/RECEIVERS TO APPOINT AND PAY STEVEDORES AT PORTS OF DISCHARGE.
- OWNERS TO SPECIFY DEM/DES RATES AT LOAD AND DISCHARGE PORT IN OFFER.
DESPATCH RATES MUST BE ONE-HALF OF DEMURRAGE RATES QUOTED.
- NOTICE OF READINESS IN WRITING SHALL BE DELIVERED AT THE OFFICE OF THE
RECEIVER/HIS AGENTS DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS AT OR BEFORE 4 PM MONDAY
THROUGH FRIDAY OR AT OR BEFORE 12 NOON ON SATURDAYS.
- LAYTIME TO COMMENCE AT 0800 HOURS THE NEXT WORKING DAY AFTER NOR IS
TENDERED. PRIOR TIME USED BEFORE COMMENCEMENT OF THE LAYTIME NOT TO COUNT.

VESSEL GEAR REQUIREMENTS:
VESSELS MUST BE CAPABLE OF SELF-DISCHARGE WITH VESSEL'S ONBOARD GEAR OR
SHORESIDE GEAR SUPPLIED BY OWNER (CRANES AND/OR SWINGING DERRICKS WITH
MINIMUM 8 MT S.W.L. CAPACITY SUITABLE FOR CLAMSHELL DISCHARGE AND INCLUDING
PROVISION OF CLAMSHELL) AND/OR WITH VACUVATORS INCLUDING ALL NECESSARY
VACUVATOR PIPES AND SUPPORTS FOR PIPES AND/OR WITH MARINE LEGS INCLUDING ALL
NECESSARY SUPPORT EQUIPMENT. OWNERS TO PROVIDE AT THEIR EXPENSE ALL
NECESSARY MOTIVE POWER/FUEL TO OPERATE ALL DISCHARGE GEAR AND/OR VACUVATORS
AS WELL AS TECHNICIANS IN THE CASE OF VACUVATORS AND MARINE LEGS TO OVERSEE
THEIR OPERATION. DISCHARGE GEAR PROVIDED BY OWNER/VESSEL MUST BE CAPABLE OF
MAINTAINING THE GUARANTEED AVERAGE DISCHARGE RATE AS SPECIFIED ABOVE IN
DISCHARGING TERMS CLAUSE. ANY TIME LOST AS A RESULT OF BREAKDOWN OF VESSEL'S
GEAR AND/OR VACUVATORS AND/OR MARINE LEGS TO BE EXCLUDED FROM LAYTIME USED.
VESSELS ARE TO BE FULLY EQUIPPED WITH DISCHARGE GEAR / EQUIPMENT PRIOR TO
CHARTERER'S / RECEIVER'S ACCEPTANCE OF THE NOTICE OF READINESS TO DISCHARGE.
OPENING AND CLOSING OF HATCHES TO BE CARRIED OUT BY VESSEL'S CREW FREE OF
CHARGE TO CHARTERERS. MECHANICAL OR HYDRAULIC HATCH COVERS FOR VESSELS OR
RAIN TENTS FOR ALL HATCHES ARE REQUIRED.

12. OWNER'S TO APPOINT AND PAY FOR THE CHARTERERS’ NOMINATED AGENT AT
DISCHARGE PORT PROVIDED THE FEE IS COMPETITIVE AND CUSTOMARY FOR THE PORT.

13. VESSELS OVER 20 YEARS OF AGE AND ITB'S TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL
CERTIFICATES FROM NCB CERTIFYING THAT VESSEL HATCH COVERS AND ANY OTHER
OPENING LEADING TO CARGO COMPARTMENTS HAVE BEEN SEALED TO PREVENT ANY
OUTSIDE WATER FROM ENTERING THE CARGO COMPARTMENTS.
OFFERS OF THE U.S. FLAG VESSELS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED IF THE VESSEL
OPERATOR HAS NOT PROVIDED THE MARITIME ADMINISTRATION WITH THE VESSEL'S
COSTS PRIOR TO SUBMISSION OF THE OFFER.
U. S. FLAG VESSELS OFFERED SUBJECT TO MARAD APPROVAL WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
IF MARAD APPROVAL OF VESSEL IS REQUIRED, SAME MUST BE OBTAINED PRIOR TO
SUBMISSION OF OFFER.
U.S. FLAG APPROVED FREIGHT RATES WILL BE REDUCED TO A LEVEL NO HIGHER THAN
THE U.S. MARITIME ADMINISTRATION FAIR AND REASONABLE RATE IN THE EVENT THAT
THE ORIGINAL APPROVED VESSEL (INCLUDING ITB'S) IS SUBSTITUTED BY A LOWER
COST VESSEL TO THE U.S. GOVERNMENT.
FOR U.S. FLAG VESSELS LOADING LESS THAN A FULL CARGO, THE LESS THAN FULL
CARGO RATE WILL BE SUBJECT TO A REDUCTION TO MEET ANY REVISED MARAD FREIGHT
RATE GUIDELINE DUE TO VESSEL LOADING OTHER ADDITIONAL CARGO.
NON VESSEL OPERATING COMMON CARRIERS (NVOCC) MAY NOT BE EMPLOYED TO CARRY U.
S. OR FOREIGN FLAG SHIPMENTS.
U.S. FLAG NON-LINER VESSELS OVER 15 YEARS OLD MUST OFFER AN ALTERNATE
FREIGHT RATE TO BE APPLICABLE IN THE EVENT THE VESSEL IS EITHER SCRAPPED OR
VESSEL OWNERSHIP IS TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER OWNER AFTER DISCHARGE AT
DESTINATION, BUT PRIOR TO ITS RETURN TO THE UNITED STATES.
-OFFERORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PROVIDE USUAL INFORMATION SUCH AS:
NAME OF OWNERS/OPERATORS, FLAG, YEAR BUILT, TYPE, LOA, BEAM, FULLY LOADED
DRAFT, GEAR, SPEED AND NO. OF HOLDS/HATCHES.

14. OWNER GUARANTEES THAT THIS VESSEL COMPLIES FULLY WITH THE
INTERNATIONAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT (ISM) CODE, IF REQUIRED, AND IS IN
POSSESSION OF A VALID DOCUMENT OF COMPLIANCE AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT
CERTIFICATE AND WILL REMAIN SO FOR THE ENTIRETY OF HER EMPLOYMENT UNDER THIS
CHARTER PARTY. OWNERS ARE TO PROVIDE CHARTERERS WITH SATISFACTORY EVIDENCE
OF COMPLIANCE IF REQUIRED TO DO SO AND TO REMAIN FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY
AND ALL CONSEQUENCES RESULTING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM ANY MATTER
ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THIS VESSEL AND THE ISM CODE.

15. SECTION 408 OF THE U.S. COAST GUARD AUTHORIZATION ACT OF 1998, PUBLIC
LAW 105-383 (46 U.S.C. SECTION 3202 (E)) ESTABLISHES, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1,
1999, WITH RESPECT TO NON-U.S. FLAG VESSELS AND OPERATORS/OWNERS, THAT
SUBSTANDARD VESSELS AND VESSELS OPERATED BY OPERATORS OF SUBSTANDARD VESSELS
ARE PROHIBITED FROM THE CARRIAGE OF GOVERNMENT IMPELLED (PREFERENCE)
CARGO(ES) FOR UP TO ONE YEAR AFTER SUCH SUBSTANDARD DETERMINATION HAS BEEN
PUBLISHED ELECTRONICALLY. AS THIS MAY BE PREFERENCE CARGO, OWNERS HEREBY
WARRANT THAT VESSEL(S) ARE NOT DISQUALIFIED TO CARRY THIS CARGO.

SUBJECT OPEN OFFERS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED UNLESS SUBJECT OPEN RESTRICTION
IS LIFTED BY 1000 HRS SEPTEMBER 11, 2003..
COMMISSION - 2.5 PCT ON FREIGHT/DEADFREIGHT TO CHARTERERS AGENT, IF OFFERED
DIRECT. IF BROKER INVOLVED, 2/3 OF 2.5% TO CHARTERERS AGENT AND 1/3 OF 2.5%
TO BROKER.
THE CHARTERER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT OFFERS.
ONLY OFFERS IN WRITING WILL BE ACCEPTED. PHONE OFFERS WILL NOT BE
CONSIDERED. OFFERS MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO TENDER CLOSING TIME. LATE
OFFERS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. OFFERS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY LETTER OR TELEFAX
TO:
FETTIG & DONALTY, INC.
1225 EYE STREET, NW; SUITE 1200
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20005
TELEFAX 202 639 8276
ALL OFFERS AND SUBSEQUENT AWARDS ARE SUBJECT TO THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF
THE FOOD FOR PROGRESS PROGRAM. ALL AWARDS WILL BE SUBJECT TO USDA APPROVAL.
OFFERS ARE TO BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 1100 HRS SEPTEMBER 10, 2003 FOR
REPLY COB SEPTEMBER 12, 2003. TELEFAX OFFERS WHICH START PRINTING BY 1100
HRS SEPT 10, 2003 AND CONTINUE TO PRINT PAST THAT TIME, WILL BE CONSIDERED
AS BEING RECEIVED ON-TIME.
-ALL OFFERS WILL BE OPENED AND READ IN PUBLIC AT THE OFFICES OF
FETTIG & DONALTY, INC. AT THAT TIME.
ONLY OFFERS THAT ARE RESPONSIVE TO THE TERMS OF THE TENDER WILL BE
CONSIDERED AND NO NEGOTIATION WILL BE PERMITTED.
-OTHERWISE TERMS AND CONDITIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH GOVERNMENT OF GEORGIA
PROFORMA CHARTER PARTY FOR BULK GRAIN (COPIES OF WHICH ARE AVAILABLE ON
REQUEST).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CALL FETTIG & DONALTY AT 202 628 5700
FETTIG & DONALTY, INC., AS AGENTS FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF GEORGIA.

ISSUED SEPTEMBER 8, 2003

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