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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 announced.

Nautical Institute (NI) and IMCA CPD App

The NI and IMCA Continuous Professional Development (CPD) app seeks to address the ‘Human’ element during DP Station Keeping incidents by drawing attention to the support tools as set out in IMCA M 220 Operational Activity Planning.

The CPD app is available to all and is relevant to all vessel Key DP Personnel, which includes the vessels technical staff.

Module 2 is now available which looks at PRS use, DP Documentation, Capability Plots, FMEA & FMEA Proving Trials and DP Station Keeping Events. The App is available from the NI Alexis Platform:

Station Keeping Events STATS:

The information below is a snapshot of the DP Station Keeping events to date for 2021, IMCA has a new DP reporting form that you might want to consider for your vessels, it is available on the IMCA website and the reports can be forwarded to [email protected]

Did you know? If you are employed by an IMCA member company then you can individually register on the website using your company domain email address and have direct access to the members area including all guidance and publications, so if you have a Bridge, ECR or Rank email onboard your vessels then the vessel staff can have that direct access.

The following case studies and observations have been compiled from information received by IMCA. All vessel, client, and operational data has been removed from the narrative to ensure anonymity.

Case studies are not intended as guidance on the safe conduct of operations, but rather to assist vessel managers, DP operators and DP technical crew in appropriately determining how to safely conduct their own operations. Any queries should be directed to IMCA at [email protected]. Members and non-members alike are welcome to contact IMCA if they have experienced DP events which can be shared anonymously with the DP industry.

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IMCA makes every effort to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data contained in the documents it publishes, but IMCA shall not be liable for any guidance and/or recommendation and/or statement herein contained. The information contained in this document does not fulfil or replace any individual’s or Member's legal, regulatory or other duties or obligations in respect of their operations. Individuals and Members remain solely responsible for the safe, lawful and proper conduct of their operations.