Guidelines for the design and operation of dynamically positioned vessels

September 1991 – Initial publication (103 DPVOA)

February 1999 – Updates to legislation and references (IMCA M 103)

December 2007 Rev. 1 – To reflect DP changes and Developments

April 2016 Rev. 2 – Full rewrite

June 2016 – Minor amendment to section 3.4.3

February 2017 Rev. 3 –  To ensure all references to heading sensors use the same terminology of ‘independent heading reference sensors’.  Appendix 18 added.

January 2019 Rev. 4 – To review that the guidance meets current industry practice following the recent publication of IMO MSC.1/Circ.1580

October 2020 Rev. 4.1 – Minor amendments

Contents
  • Executive Summary
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • Design Guidance
  • Operational Guidance
  • Appendix 1 – Diving Support Vessels
  • Appendix 2 – Pipelay Vessels
  • Appendix 3 – ROV Support Vessels
  • Appendix 4 – Crane Vessels
  • Appendix 5 – Float-over Vessels
  • Appendix 6 – Accommodation Vessels
  • Appendix 7 – Drilling Vessels
  • Appendix 8 – FPSO Vessels
  • Appendix 9 – Shuttle Tankers
  • Appendix 10 – Trenching Vessels
  • Appendix 11 – Cable Lay/Repair Vessels
  • Appendix 12 – Jack-up Vessels
  • Appendix 13 – Offshore Supply Vessels (OSV)
  • Appendix 14 – Anchor Handling Vessels (AHV)
  • Appendix 15 – Well Stimulation Vessels
  • Appendix 16 – Rock Placement Vessels
  • Appendix 17 – Dredging Vessels
  • Appendix 18 – Service Operations Vessels (SOV)
  • Appendix 19 – DP Station Keeping Event Reporting
  • Appendix 20 – Referenced Guidance Documents
Reference(s): IMCA M 103
Published:October 2020
Version:Rev. 4.1
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