The procedures necessary to prepare a vessel for long term lay-up are described in this video.  These methods and procedures are based on those used by BP Oil Shipping Company, which are described in an accompanying manual and which is included with the video.  These procedures describe all actions to be carried out in the lay-up of a steam powered tanker, and should be viewed by all shipboard personnel aboard a vessel scheduled for lay-up so they may prepare and maintain their departments in the proper vessel lay-up condition.  Also included are the periodic inspections that are required following lay-up of the vessel.

Vessel Lay-up Procedures



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