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DP station keeping event bulletins enhance the traditional reporting and analysis of dynamic positioning station keeping events and incidents. They ensure that the industry is provided with prompt feedback, including anonymous factual event trees of events reported to IMCA.

Individual DP events are available individually online, tagged and searchable, while the traditional PDF collections are also available for download.

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All members are encouraged to contribute relevant DP information by using our reporting template which is available under Submit a Report where you will also see details on how to submit your information.

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News in Brief

DP Conference 2022 IMCA will be hosting an International DP Conference on the 31st May – 1st June 2022 to be held in Amsterdam Netherlands, program of Topics to be […]

| Included in IMCA DP Event Bulletin 04/21

DP Emergency Drill Scenario

DP emergency drill scenarios are included to assist DP vessel management and DPOs / Engineers and ETOs to conduct DP drills onboard.  The intent is that the template can be […]

| Included in IMCA DP Event Bulletin 04/21

Configuration – PRS’s Hidden Common Failure

A vessel was conducting ROV operations in the North Sea in open water, and was believed to be configiured as per the ASOG with open bus 2-way split, four thrsters […]

| Included in IMCA DP Event Bulletin 04/21


Swift action saved stress – Know your vessel

Comments from the report: This is a positive report which highlights how familiarity of Key DP Personnel with the vessels Critical DP systems can lead to a successful outcome following […]

| Included in IMCA DP Event Bulletin 04/21

Action Error – Was an ASOG in Place?

Considerations of the IMCA Marine DP Committee from the above event: This was a simple case of Key DP personnel not being included in the ASOG process, the ASOG should […]

| Included in IMCA DP Event Bulletin 04/21

News In Brief

| Included in IMCA DP Event Bulletin 03/21





DP Emergency Drill Scenario

DP emergency drill scenarios are included to assist DP vessel management and DPOs/Engineers and ETOs to conduct DP drills onboard.  The intent is that the template can be used on […]

| Included in IMCA DP Event Bulletin 02/21

DP2 Service Operations Vessel (SOV) DP Incident

Case narrative A DP2 walk to work vessel was operating inside an offshore windfarm manoeuvring into position to permit transfer of people and cargo to a wind turbine  by means […]

| Included in IMCA DP Event Bulletin 02/21

Human Factor Caused a DP Undesired Event

Comments from the report: The report detailed that there was a “bug” in DP-A station. To resolve the issue DP-A and B as well as MTC stations were stopped at […]

| Included in IMCA DP Event Bulletin 02/21

Computer Error Caused a DP Incident

Comments from the report: The vessel engaged the support of the DP system manufacturer for investigation on completion of the operation. The OEM detailed that the DP controller had been […]

| Included in IMCA DP Event Bulletin 02/21


DP2 Cargo Vessel DP Incident

Case narrative A DP2 platform supply vessel (PSV) was approaching the field and preparing for cargo operations on location.  The current at the time of the event was 1.2 knots […]

| Included in IMCA DP Event Bulletin 01/21

Human Factor caused a DP Undesired Event

Comments from the report: The vessel was operating in shallow water and a strong current. There were several heading changes prior to the event. It was noted that heading changes, […]

| Included in IMCA DP Event Bulletin 01/21

Human Factor caused a DP Incident

Comments from the report: Human factor played a role here, checklists were completed but the minimum number of position reference systems (PRS) for a DP class 2 operation were not […]

| Included in IMCA DP Event Bulletin 01/21


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