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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
June 2021 Rev. 5 – Revision of Appendix 18 (SOV). Plus, changes throughout the document to ensure position keeping reflects control of both position and/or heading
August 2022 Rev. 5.1 – Appendix 1 – Paragraph 2.4 wording
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