Laid-up Ships Are Ships, Which Are Temporarily Out Of Service

What is lay-up management, and how does it work?

It is the best economic choice for ship owners to lay-up their assets in times of thrilling adverse market conditions for specific parts of the maritime industry.

There are two methods for laying up vessels: cold and hot lay-ups, respectively. While both lay-up alternatives protect the vessel’s operational capabilities and safety, the cold lay-up preserves the equipment and instrumentation for a longer amount of time, generally more than 6 months, necessitating a longer reactivation time, typically 7 to 14 days. The hot lay-up maintains machinery and instruments by repeatedly turning them on and off, and it necessitates a shorter period of idleness with the vessel anchored in a safe location and kept fully functioning.

“Hot laying up” and “cold laying up” are two different types of lying up.

“Hot laying up” and “Cold laying up” are the two methods for putting up ships.

A ship is idle during “hot lying up,” but can be called back into action at any time. The term “cold laying up” refers to a ship that has been pulled out of service owing to a lack of work and is moored or anchored in a safe location while looking for fresh work.

Requirements for manning laid-up ships in a safe manner

In any situation, the shipowner is liable for the safe staffing of his moored vessel. As a result, a distinct secure manning certificate for a laid-up ship is rarely issued by the ship safety division (with the exception described below).

During the laying up of a ship, the shipowner must ensure that the ship is manned in such a way that: safe watchkeeping is guaranteed; the ship can respond efficiently in the event of an emergency; and the ship is manned in such a way that:

The ism- and isps-codes are followed, and the watertight integrity according to fire protection and buoyancy is maintained.

Exemption: For relocating a stranded ship, a restricted safe manning certificate is required.

If a ship happens to be to be relocated to another location, the ship safety portion can issue a secure manning certificate on the request of the shipowner. In this circumstance, the ship’s safety division may accept a smaller crew than is required for normal operations. This certificate is only applicable for the shifting of the ship and is good for up to 48 hours.

Choosing Hot Layup Malaysia as a partner for your lay-up operations

We will complete your new lay-up service to a high standard as a responsible partner you can trust. We have managed a substantial number of lay-up projects over the last 35 years, thanks to our established experience in ship management services.

Providing assistance to all aspects of the shipping business

Experts are able to support hot lay up Malaysia operations for Leisure, Offshore, and Cargo boats with the help of our business divisions.

From arrival to reactivation, everything went smoothly.

You will have a smooth customer journey with one partner, from the first scope of needs through identifying the best place for putting up your vessel.

Local expertise within a global network that is adaptable

To ensure safe and efficient handling during cold or hot lay-ups, we rely largely on local knowledge. In order to meet the needs of our clients, we bring in knowledge from our global network into the project team when appropriate.