Lay-up

Lay-up guidelines issued by Club, as shipping is experiencing tough times

Due to the difficult times in shipping, we are experiencing more vessels being taken out of operation for lay-up. This document provides owners with guidelines and recommendations regarding vessel layup. The owner should contact their classification society, underwriter and flag state before the vessel is laid up.

Lay-up types
There are two types of lay-ups:

Cold lay-up, which applies to vessels that have been taken out of commercial operation and are subject to the recommendations presented in this document, and/or any recommendations issued by the Classification Society, Flag State and/or Port Authority. Hot lay-up or Idling, which applies to vessels that, when applicable, are subject to the recommendations presented in this document and/or any recommendations issued by the Classification Society, Flag State and/or Port Authority, but are still in operation and may be idling for a period awaiting the next cargo. Returns for hot lay-up or Idling are granted for Hull & Machinery insurance only.

Premium Returns
Lay-up return will be granted for Hull & Machinery and Protection & Indemnity only.

Hull & Machinery
The Association will acknowledge lay-up for Hull & Machinery Insurance as follows:

Cold lay-up with a reactivation time exceeding one week.

Members are entitled to lay-up returns if the period exceeds 30 days, i.e. for any such period the return will be calculated from Day 1. Days of arrival, departure and shifting will be deducted. The Member must comply with any recommendations issued by the Classification Society, Flag State and/or Port Authority. If a claim arises due to the recommendations referred to above not being followed, the Association will not be liable for that claim. Returns are not granted for periods when the vessel is undergoing repairs or if compensation for a total loss has been paid.

Hot lay-up or Idling with a reactivation time between 24 hours and one week.

Members are entitled to lay-up returns for any period in excess of 30 days, i.e. the return will be calculated from Day 31. Days of arrival, departure and shifting will be deducted. If and when applicable, Members must comply with any recommendations issued by the Classification Society, Flag State and/ or Port Authority. If a claim arises due to the recommendations referred to above not being followed, the Association will not be liable for that claim. Returns are not granted for periods when the vessel is undergoing repairs or if compensation for a total loss has been paid.

Lay-up rate schedule
The association has the discretion at all times to individually assess any lay-up, and apply a relevant rate.

 

Applications for subsequent returns
Applications for lay-up returns must be made in writing no later than 30 days after the expiry of the insurance period, or at the absolute latest by 31 January of the year after the lay-up commenced.

Returns are credited to the Member when the policy year expires.

Applications for upfront returns
Returns may be granted upfront in respect of cold lay-up or hot lay-up. Regarding the former, upfront returns will be granted after the expiry of the excess period provided for within the relevant Hull & Machinery conditions. In respect of the latter, an upfront return will only be granted for the idling period exceeding 30 days.

Lay-up rate schedule
The association has the discretion at all times to individually assess any lay-up, and apply a relevant rate.

Protection & Indemnity
The Association will acknowledge lay-ups for Protection & Indemnity Insurance as follows:

Cold lay-up with a reactivation time exceeding one week

Members may be allowed up to 50% premium returns for vessels laid up in a safe port for more than thirty (30) consecutive days, subject to reduction of crew and no cargo onboard.

No premium return is granted for vessels less than 500 GT, or for tugs, barges or passenger ships/ferries in coastal trade.

Returns are not granted for periods when the vessel is undergoing repairs. If and when applicable, Members must comply with any recommendations issued by the Classification Society, Flag State and/ or Port Authority. If a claim arises due to the recommendations referred to above not being followed, the Association will not be liable for that claim.

 

Applications for subsequent returns
A claim for lay-up returns should be made to the Association as soon as possible, however, at the latest 12 months after expiry of the P&I policy year. Sufficient information has to be supplied in order for the Association to calculate the return.
Source: The Swedish Club

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