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DP Events and Incidents

Contribute to our DP reporting

IMCA Members are strongly encouraged to pass on information on DP station keeping events and incidents so that lessons learnt can be used to raise the standards of safe and efficient operations throughout the industry.

For more than thirty years IMCA’s DP station keeping event reporting system has helped to keep the DP fleet operational, safe and acceptable to clients and regulators by encouraging improvements in design, procedures and training.

Both Members and non-Members are asked to submit reports on the following:

  • DP Incident
  • DP Undesired Event
  • DP Observation

The submission process involves completing a form and providing detailed information regarding the incident and casual factors and supplementary items such as sketches and actions taken.

Information gathered through this process may periodically be used in our DP Bulletins.

All information provided is anonymised.

IMCA Contact

Richard Purser
Technical Adviser – Marine

Categories of events are defined below:
DP Incident

A major system failure, environmental or human factor which has resulted in loss of DP capability.

DP Undesired Event

A system failure, environmental or human factor which has caused a loss of redundancy and/or compromised DP capability.

DP Observation

An event that has not resulted in a loss of redundancy or compromised DP operational capability but is still deemed worthy of sharing.