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Layup Management

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

Technical Management

O5 Marine is the technical manager for 36 ships and workboats worldwide. We proactively ensure maintenance is properly conducted to ensure full availability of the fleet for operations.

Crew Management

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


O5 Marine is managing technical projects. We can assist because of our flexibility, reactiveness and understanding of clients needs.


Inventory of Hazardous Materials

The new EU regulation about ship recycling requires that the ships flying a EU flag and ships calling at a EU port have an Inventory of Hazardous Material up to date.


O5 Marine manages the layup of advanced 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 the 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 time to get return of your layup investments. It consists in demobilizing the layup equipment 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 ensures technical management of 36 Oil & Gas ships and workboat worldwide. This fleet range from 10 to 25 meters. Our role is to optimize the availability of the fleet and minimize downtime periods by elaborating accurate maintenance strategy. We are also in charge of doing the statutory maintenance and the upgrades that are needed to adapt to new commercial operations of our client.

We are managing the administrative requirements with the flag, the class and the local authorities to stay in full compliance with applicable regulations.

Technical maintenance

O5 Marine is mandated to conduct technical maintenance. We have dedicated superintendents to follow-up the fleet, liaise with the crew to plan and organize the maintenance and liase with operations to define upgrades, write specifications and to supervise onsite modifications done by yars and cews.

Administrative management

In relation with the flag and the class and the local authorities, O5 Marine will ensure the ship are up to date with their class and flag certificates. We will liaise with local authorities and ports to organize importations and approvals on the ship whenever necessary.


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 allows us to get access to highly qualified and versatile workforce who benefit from an excellent social coverage without any administrative burden for the clients. The overall cost of these personnel is competitive in the maritime international market. We also propose Filipino Ratings / Officers with our partner in Manilla and western Officers.

Shipowners, Shipmanagers and Shipoperators

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


We are keen to attract and retain the best seafarers. We offer strong social protections for the seamen and their family. We want to establish long term relationships 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, draw reports and obtain the mandatory certificates.

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