Ship Lay-up Guide

This new publication is a comprehensive guide to best practice when placing a ship into lay-up and is an essential aid for ship owners/managers considering ship lay-up.

Fully illustrated, with numerous real-world examples, this guide explains why a ship is placed into lay-up and the types of lay-up, as well as providing the reader with information on appraisal, planning, procedures at the lay-up site and reactivation. The publication also contains a chapter detailing lay-up locations across the world.


The Ship Lay-up Guide is supplemented by a 100 page Record of Lay-Up, a practical workbook covering all stages of lay-up, including:


  • planning and preparation 

  • passage to the lay-up location

  • arrival checklists

  • during lay-up (including periodic maintenance and lay-up records)

  • reactivation. 



Published February 2019


ISBN 9781856098052