This is a description of the specific place the charterer can send the ship for loading and/or discharging. It is commonly abbreviation to "S.B." for example, a fixture may be for the ship to load at "1/2 s.b. 1 safe port?". A safe berth is a berth which the ship can reach, remain at and depart from without being exposed to danger which cannot be avoid by good navigation and seamanship. Some abnormal, unforeseeable occurrence may remove any liability for the charterer if the vessel is harmed. Otherwise charterer is responsible to order the ship a safe berth.