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Vessel Lay-up & Related Services

Maritime Service

Vessel Lay-up & Related
Services in Sri Lanka


We assist you in assessing the layup of your vessel to help you make the right decisions best matching your needs and vessel type. Ceyline Maritime layup services can provide all layup equipment and rental equipment. We have qualified and experienced staff on hand to help with your layover.

As one of the leading layup service providers in the maritime industry, and with over 35 years of experience, we are your reliable partner for Lay-up support services in Sri Lanka. Our safe and cost-efficient vessel layup services will reduce insurance costs during layup. Also, it helps to reduce re-commissioning time and cost.

We adhere to the best practices in vessel preservation and maintenance during layup. Doing it right is essential for restoring your vessel’s optimal performance when reactivated. Known in the industry for our track record and substantial experience covering both traditional and advanced vessels, we set the standards high for layup management in the marine industry in Sri Lanka.

  • Decision-making support and due diligence
  • Specification review and development
  • Site evaluation, including local wind conditions
  • Mooring analysis for a safe layup
  • Lay-up declaration for stakeholders
  • Preserve vessel structure and machinery from corrosion and static seizure
  • Ensure security, safety, and preservation of vessel, its equipment, and environment
  • Integrated and seamless processes from arrival to layup facility, deactivation to reactivation
Vassel Layup Related Services in Sri Lanka

There are various reasons for laying up a vessel, mainly to reduce cost. When the market situation is challenging, laying-up vessels for a shorter or longer period may become an alternative. Yet, at the same time, it is vital that your vessel is kept safe and maintained while being ready for operation whenever needed. We are following the industry best Lay-up Guidelines for the safe and cost-efficient layup of vessels. We support vessel owners in various issues regarding laying-up of a vessel, such as hot or cold layup, location, mooring arrangements, class, insurance, manning, maintenance, and inspection.
Ceyline Maritime offers a systematic approach to preparing ships for a layup and maintaining the ships safely and cost-effectively during layup. The entire process for a layup is divided into three main activities: deactivation, layup, and reactivation.


  • Installment of proper deactivation equipment and systems
  • Relevant spaces sealed off and dehumidifying machines installed
  • Watertight blanking of underwater openings
  • Demonstration of various emergency equipment
  • Our team is available to assist in the deactivation of machinery


  • Periodic inspections (regular testing, inspection, turning, and routine operation)
  • Continuous preservation
  • Recording all actions in log / monthly report
  • Service and necessary repairs
  • Continuous monitoring by our staff on board
  • 24×7 staffed base office


  • Ship staff to join in phases and reactivate vessel
  • Demobilization of equipment
  • Generator demobilization
  • Unblanking of watertight blanks
  • For cold layup, reactivation is 7-14 days
  • Our team can also assist with the reactivation

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We Cover All Commercial Ports in Sri Lanka

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Colombo (Head Office)

No 01, Alfred House Avenue,
Colombo 00300.


07th Floor, Hambantota Maritime Center, Mirijjawila, Hambantota.


No 348, Ceyline Maritime Services PVT Ltd, Galle Road, Megalle.


No.01, Thulasipura,

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Maritime Services FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the ports under Sri Lanka Ports Authority?

Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) is the state-owned operator of major commercial ports in Sri Lanka. Founded in 1979, SLPA currently operates ports in Colombo, Galle, Hambantota, Kankesanthurai, Oluvil, Point Pedro, and Trincomalee.

Is Sri Lanka now Open for foreign national crew changes?

Yes. Sri Lanka is now open for a foreign national crew change with the assistance and preview of the Sri Lankan government and PPP. (Private Public Partnership) Vessels arriving in Sri Lanka after cargo discharged/load or bunkering at any seaport in India are allowed for a crew change.

However, if any vessel entering after embarking Seafarers in India, then crew disembarkation in Sri Lanka will not be permitted.

All seafarers can arrive or depart only via charter flights, and foreign crew embarkation & disembarkation via commercial flights are still NOT permitted in Sri Lanka.

All seafarers must carry out PCR tests at the respective Isolation Centers (ICs) on arrival and be permitted to leave to join ship or flight only after receiving a negative PCR report.

No Shore Passes will be issued.

Are there any restrictions on the crew who embarked from COVID -19 high-risk countries or specific nationalities?

Unfortunately, commercial flights are yet to commence from Sri Lanka. Special Charter flights are operating from Manila / Doha to and from Sri Lanka, allowing the seafarer movement.

Are commercial flights available to / from Sri Lanka?

Unfortunately commercial flights are yet to be operated from , to Sri Lanka. Special Charter flights are operating from, to Manila / Doha to, from Sri Lanka allowing the seafarer movement.

Can Provisions supply be arranged in Sri Lanka at any port?

Yes. All ports and OPL in Colombo, Trincomalee, Hambantota, and Galle Port

What are the Ports where CMS Operates?

All major ports in Sri Lanka. Colombo, Galle, Trincomalee and Hambantota.