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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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High voltage breaker trip – DP observation

Comments: Investigation started at the breaker for DG No. 5 in the port switchgear room. The breaker showed tripped and there was a fault present on the auto voltage regulator (AVR). DG No. 5 […]

| Included in IMCA DP Event Bulletin 03/17


Rip tide presents problems – DP observation

Comments It was a single rip tide and when it had passed the vessel was set up back in automatic position mode. There was clear evidence that a degraded performance […]

| Included in IMCA DP Event Bulletin 02/17



Fire in the engine room – DP undesired event

Comments Investigation found that the turbo charger on engine No 5 was damaged. DP position was maintained throughout. Considerations from the above event: Sharing information on events such as this […]

| Included in IMCA DP Event Bulletin 02/17












Separate problem with two thrusters caused loss of DP

Comments: The bow thruster gave an alarm that pitch was at maximum showing 114% on DP display. Investigation concluded that the full starboard maximum limit command/set point of the bow […]

| Included in IMCA DP Event Bulletin 03/16

Bow thruster tripped due to lack of power

Comments: The seat for the stop solenoid on the port main engine was damaged causing a slight air leak past it, this acting on the stop cylinder piston caused a […]

| Included in IMCA DP Event Bulletin 03/16

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