When a vessel has been laid-up the circumstances of the lay-up can be many and varied, depending on numerous factors including the type of vessel, its age and condition, as well as the degree of lay-up, duration and location. When a vessel is reactivated from lay-up it is essential that careful attention is paid to all the various factors surrounding the lay-up of the individual vessel, so that it can be safely returned to service, thus ensuring a low likelihood of incidents and claims involving the vessel.
In order to assist Members in considering all of the factors which need to be addressed when reactivating a laid-up vessel, the Club has published a Laid-up Vessel Reactivation Guide. The publication contains general notes concerning the areas of a vessel which need to be addressed when undergoing reactivation, as well as a checklist detailing the technical and operational areas which should be inspected and actioned as may be necessary, as part of the process of bringing the vessel to a state of operational readiness. Given the wide range of circumstances under which a vessel can be laid-up, the guide is of a very general nature in order to be as widely applicable as possible.
The Laid-up Vessel Reactivation Guide is currently available as a PDF which can be downloaded below.