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


OSM provides hot and cold lay-up solutions by trained professionals and will take care of your asset 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 vessel, 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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Service Highlights

  • Preservation and maintenance
  • Security, safety, protection, and environment
  • Preparation procedures from arrival to lay-up facility, deactivation to reactivation
  • Customized solution to meet each Owners requirements including identifying suitable locations
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Cold Lay-up

  • Common for a duration of more than 12 months
  • Machinery is taken out of service and the vessel is kept “electrically dead”
  • Low operational cost during lay-up
  • Good planning and competency will enable valid vessel certificates up to 12 months
Ship/Vessel Hot Lay-up Management by OSM Maritime Global Services

Hot Lay-up

  • Typical duration of up to 12 months
  • To ensure fast recommissioning, machinery is kept in operation and trading certificates are kept valid
  • Measures to be taken to optimize operational costs, such as reducing manning to a safe minimum
  • Ideal for quick market recoveries, as the vessel is kept in a fully functional state
  • Low re-activation cost