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Guidelines on lay-up of ship

Alandia recommends classification societies guidelines on lay-up of vessels to be used when a vessel is laid up. Depending on lay-up condition (hot or cold), planned lay-up time and location, different degree of measures is to be considered.

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Alandia recommends classification societies guidelines on lay-up of vessels to be used when a vessel is laid up. Depending on lay-up condition (hot or cold), planned lay-up time and location, different degree of measures is to be considered.

For detailed measures and requirements, please take contact with Alandia.

To maintain the H&M insurance cover the assured should present a lay-up plan. The layup plan should include, as a minimum, the following items:

1. Lay-up site

  • Location for lay-up to be presented with considerations on local weather conditions.
  • Local authorities’ approval of the lay-up site to be obtained.
  • Local fire brigade to be informed.

2. Mooring arrangements

  • Mooring plan for the lay-up period and location to be presented.
  • Description of maintenance routines for anchoring and mooring equipment and arrangements.
  • Positions of other nearby vessels and distance(s) to shore.

3. Classification Society

  • Lay-up notification to be sent to the classification society.
  • Surveys must be conducted in accordance with Class rules.
  • Report classification status changes to Alandia. Suspension of class will lead to termination of the insurance cover.

4. Minimum safe manning

  • Flag state and port authorities’ requirements to be followed.
  • Depending on type and length of lay-up period, safety, watch keeping, preservation and maintenance duties to be considered.

5. Power supply

  • Arrangement of power supply and its redundancy to be presented.
  • Possibilities for tug assistance and availability of propulsion machinery for emergency situations.

6. Safety precautions

  • Emergency contingency plan must be available and presented.
  • Fire sources should be removed or minimized as far as practical.
  • The fire alarm and automation systems shall be kept in normal operation mode during lay-up.
  • If the fixed fire-fighting systems are disabled for any reason, substitute systems must be operational and approved by the class.
  • All cargo tanks, pump rooms, cofferdams and cargo lines must, as a general rule be kept gas-free during lay-up.
  • Hot work conducted only if procedures for Hot-Work Permit are followed.
  • Fire doors and water-tight doors and manholes must be kept closed.
  • Preparations for freezing when outside temperatures expected to be below zero.

7. Security precautions

  • Means to prevent unauthorized access to the vessel.

8. Maintenance

  • Description of preservation and maintenance during lay-up according to class rules and maker’s instructions.

9. Reactivation

  • Class’ requirements for re-activation to be followed.
  • The makers instructions and recommendations for reactivation to be followed.

10. Lay-up returns

  • Information and instructions regarding the application for lay-up returns, please contact Alandia

 

THESE GUIDELINES ARE GENERAL AND SHOULD NOT REPLACE ANY REQUIREMENTS GIVEN BY CLASSIFICATION SOCIETIES OR AUTHORITIES.

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