Guidance for developing and conducting DP annual trials programmes


  • Executive Summary
  • Glossary
  • Existing Industry and Statutory Requirements for Annual DP Trials
  • Developments of the DP Annual Trials Programme
  • Conduct of Annual DP Trials
  • Format of the Annual DP Trials Report
  • References
  • Appendix 1 -Example Annual DP Trials Report 
  • Appendix 2 - Example Trials Summary Letter
  • Appendix 3 - IMCA DP Practitioner Accreditation Scheme

Rev. 1 – March 2017 – Updated to incorporate IMCA M 190A, IMCA M 191 and IMCA M 212.

Rev. 2 – September 2019 -To review that the guidance meets current industry practice following the recent publication of IMO MSC.1/Circ.1580.  Ensure the requirements for incremental testing are covered by IMCA Guidance.