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Layup Management

O5 Marine manages 5 high technology vessels being laid-up and we have capitalized 3 years of experience in layup management and vessel reactivation.

Crew Management

O5 Marine is approved by the authorities as manning agency. We provide Officers for specialized activities (Oil&Gas, Cable laying, Tankers, Layup).


Inventory of Hazardous Materials

EU ship regulation requires that ships flying EU flag and any other calling at EU port have onboard an Inventory of Hazardous Material. O5 Marine have approved auditor to conduct IHM surveys.


O5 Marine manages the layup of high technology ships. We provide expertise to optimize the shipowner’s interests: evaluation of the best balance between means/resources during layup versus cost/time of reactivation. Our teams of seafarers are specialized in layup management. We conduct our duties with the highest QHSE standards. O5 Marine has pre-agreements with ports in Western Europe and can propose layup sites at competitive rates or manage vessels in any place.


O5 Marine assists shipowners in defining the best layup strategy. We benefit from return of experience with long layup duration to select the right strategy.
O5 Marine provides its experience to define and implement the preservation measures, the maintenance plans, the layup certification, the manning levels and the security setup. O5 Marine also deals with the authorities to adjust the security and safety levels on shipowner behalf.


Beyond the minimum class and authorities requirements, the layup setup depends on the selected strategy. It can range from minimum security/safety monitoring to conducting patrols and maintenance operations with a team onboard. O5 Marine manages any type of layup.


This is the the time to get return of your layup investments. It consists in demobilizing the layup equipement and measures, preparing the asset for reclassification and starting/commissioning all systems and machineries. Reactivation also includes the transfer of the management from the layup manager to the ship manager. O5 Marine has experience in restarting vessels and supports the shipowners in this critical phase.


O5 Marine is specialized in finding the right skills for high technology vessels. We are approved by the maritime authorities to hire and second – to any flag –  french Officers under french social regime. This allow to get access to highly qualified and versatile workforce who benefit from an excellent social coverage without any administrative burden for clients. The overall cost of these personnel stay competitive in international markets. We propose also international specialized Officers and management of Filipino Ratings and Officers with our partner in Manilla.

Shipowner, shipmanagers and shipoperator

From few seafarer for a specific need and period of time to a full crew, we are fully flexible to adapt our management to your needs and t integrate within your crewing processes. Beyond the administrative management, we have expertise in ship planning, organization of crew changes, motivation of seafarers and management of crisis.


We are keen to attract and keep the best seafarers. We offer strong social protections for seaman and their family. We want to establish long term relationship in order to know individually each of our colleagues at sea.


As per to the EU Ship Recycling Regulation, EU-flagged ships are required to have on board an Inventory of Hazardous Materials or IHM. This also applies to ships calling at EU ports and anchorages. O5 Marine has class approved IHM auditors to conduct audits, take samples and draw reports.


Fleet in Service

  • Preparation of the Visual / Sampling Check Plan (VSCP)
  • Preparation of the IHM (Part I)
  • Continuous mandatory update of the IHM throughout vessel’s lifecycle
  • Preparation of the statutory renewal survey of IHM (Part I) evry 5 years


Ship to recycle

  • IHM (Part I, II & III) ready for a sale: reduced risks of unexpected costs for the recycler
  • Inspection of recycling facilities.


4, rue des fossés Saint Marcel


Tel: +33 9 8676 1353

Email: contact@o5marine.com