Lay-up Services Malaysia


Marine Layup Services offers a complete range of lay-up services in Malaysia. We have partnered with key companies within Malaysia to increase the quality of service we can offer. We support our lay-up partners with oil & gas industry standard procedures giving the customer a consistent quality of service. We have 40+ years of experience undertaking maritime activities globally. Clients who want to stay longer can request additional corrosion protection, so we introduced vapour corrosion inhibitors (VCI) and shrink wrap services.

Lay-up Locations in Malaysia


We have provided lay-up services in Malaysia for oil & gas industry clients and maritime vessels for long-term lay-up. The range of services we offer includes short-term layover and long-term lay-up at anchorage. MLS  has provided cost-effective anchorages near Singapore, equipment rental, sludge removal, onboard lay-up guards and qualified contractors for fabrication and repair work. Ultra-deep draft wharves are limited in number, but one is available. MLS can source other yards with an 11m draft. Malaysia tends to offer short to medium wharf rental. MLS has access to anchorage lay-up locations in Malaysia which will significantly reduce lay-up or layover costs. Port dues are generally lower than in Indonesia. If additional repair work is required, this increases the chances of securing a berth. There are also some options in Indonesia, so check out that page.


In Malaysia, we provide the following;

1.         Consultancy Services

The collaborative writing of custom procedures specific to the asset. Including;

  • Developing an emergency response plan
  • Watchman routines & daily & monthly reports
  • Maintenance routines required specific to the timeframe of the vessel’s stay
  • Deactivation planning, including down manning projections
  • Reactivation plan development
  • Lay-up reports for class submission

2.         Vessel & Rig Lay-up Services

Once there is an agreement on the scope of work, MLS supports our customers by providing the following services;

  • Dedicated lay-up project manager
  • Creation of a lay-up report including activities, checklist & supporting photography
  • Management of yard staff and or contractors to complete the lay-up activities in the agreed scope of work
  • Provision of MLS dehumidifiers complete with collapsible PVC ducting & joiners for the specified areas
  • Sealing of spaces for preservation
  • Setup of guards shelter complete with separate bilge & fire alarm panels
  • Provision of watchmen
  • Provision of engineers to complete weekly & monthly lay-up maintenance routines
  • Optional 4G wireless remote alarm monitoring provided by 3rd party 24/7 control panel operators
  • Final cleaning & preservation activities inside the accommodation and engine room areas

3.         Contractor support services management

The vessel may require additional support services for lay-up activities and integration into the planning. These can include;

  • Mooring analysis site and vessel specific
  • Diving activities
  • Lay-up equipment consumables
  • Dehumidifier rental and trunking installation
  • Yard support for lay-up activities
  • Sludge removal
    • Gas-free certification
    • Generator rental
  • We support operations in Singapore, Indonesia & Malaysia