Sub-Charter [Shipping] Law and Legal Definition

According to 46 CFR 68.55 [Shipping; Chapter I -- Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security; Subchapter G -- Documentation and Measurement of Vessels; Part 68 -- Documentation of Vessels: Exceptions to Coastwise Qualification; Subpart C -- Vessels with a Coastwise Endorsement Issued on or After August 9, 2004, that are Demised Chartered to Coastwise Qualified Citizens], sub-charter means “all types of charters or other contracts for the use of a vessel that are subordinate to a charter. The term includes, but is not limited to, a demise charter, a time charter, a voyage charter, a space charter, and a contract of affreightment.”