The DNV guidelines contain both requirements and recommendations for shipowners.
The DNV guidelines on lay-up of ships are now ready. The guidelines contain both requirements and recommendations for shipowners that are preparing for short or long lay-ups. Based on the market uncertainties and the fact that global trade is slowing down at the same time as more new vessels are being delivered from the yards, the shipping industry is facing overcapacity. Vessels have been laid-up and market forecasts expect more of this to take place.
No one can predict how long each vessel will be out of business, and the DNV guidelines on lay-up are tailor-made for anything from a hot lay-up of less than a month to a cold lay-up of more than five years.
The guidelines provide a systematic and cost-effective approach for preparing a ship for lay-up and maintaining it in a safe and cost-effective condition during its lay-up.
DNV"s lay-up services are individually or in combination best suited for the actual situation:
General advisory services based on lay-up scenarios
Development of lay-up specifications and procedures
Supervision of the lay-up process
Lay-up Declarations as requested by the various parties involved, such as insurance and port authorities
Periodic inspections according to Lay-up Declarations
Supervision during re-commissioning