Guidelines for the design and operation of dynamically positioned vessels

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

September 199 – 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