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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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Case study – DPO certification deception

Case narrative A new senior DPO had been appointed to a DP equipment class 2 vessel via a crewing agent. It was found after joining that his experience and certification […]

| Included in IMCA DP Event Bulletin 03/18






DP controller problems – DP undesired event

Considerations of the IMCA Marine DP Committee from the above event: Redundancy was lost; therefore, a yellow alert should be initiated. Good practice is to acknowledge and investigate the cause […]

| Included in IMCA DP Event Bulletin 02/18






Unintentional selection of manual mode – DP incident

Comments from the report: Initiating event: Inadvertent selection of manual mode whilst in full DP mode Main cause: Human factor – The vessel mode of operation was changed from automatic […]

| Included in IMCA DP Event Bulletin 01/18




Check of the UPS led to loss of power – DP incident

Comments: At approximately 1555 the ETO came to the bridge and asked the Senior DPO permission to enter the electronics room to check the UPS batteries. The SDPO gave permission, […]

| Included in IMCA DP Event Bulletin 04/17



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