Ship Lay Up Management – Hot and Cold Lay Up Solutions by OSM Maritime


OSM provides hot and cold ship lay-up solutions by trained professionals and will take care of your vessel during lay-up to ensure optimal vessel performance when reactivated. There are two basic criteria that the lay-up is designed to meet:

1. Maintain the security, safety, and protection of the ship, crew, and the environment.

2. Preserve and maintain the structure and machinery by providing protection against corrosion and static seizure. The extent to which a vessel’s owner will lay up.

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Ship Lay Up Service Highlights

  • The procedure aims to the ship’s preservation and maintenance
  • It provides security, and protection to the environment
  • We handle the preparation procedures from, the ship’s arrival to the lay-up facility, to deactivation and later, to the reactivation
  • It is a customized solution to meet each Owner’s requirements, including identifying suitable locations for cold or hot lay-up
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Ship Cold Lay-up

There are four main things you need to know about Cold lay-up management:

  • Cold lay-up is common for a duration of more than 12 months
  • The machinery is taken out of service and the vessel is kept “electrically dead”
  • The operational cost during cold lay-up is considered low
  • Good planning and competency will enable valid vessel certificates for up to 12 months
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Ship Hot Lay-up

The main things you need to know for your ship’s hot lay-up are the following:

  • Hot lay up has a typical duration of up to 12 months
  • To ensure fast recommissioning, during hot lay up, the machinery is kept in operational status and the trading certificates are kept valid
  • Measures are taken to optimize operational costs, such as reducing manning to a safe minimum level
  • Hot lay-up is deal for quick market recoveries, as the vessel is kept in a fully functional state
  • It requires a low re-activation cost