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DP Conference 2022

IMCA will be hosting an International DP Conference on the 31 May – 1 June 2022.  The conference is to be held at the Steinberger Airport Hotel in Amsterdam Netherland with a program of topics to be announced.  You can now register for the event here.  Sea going staff will qualify for member rates upon proof of service.

Station Keeping Events STATS:

The information below is a snapshot of the DP Station Keeping events to date for 2022. 

Dynamic Positioning Station Keeping Review – Incidents and Events Reported for 2021 can be downloaded here.

If you are employed by an IMCA member company, you can register on the website using your company domain email address.  Once registered, you will be given direct access to the members area including all guidance and publications.  This also applies to Bridge, ECR or Rank email addresses onboard vessels.

IMCA has a new DP reporting form available here.  You may want to consider using this form for your vessels.  Please forward reports to [email protected].

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.