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If you’ve ever toured a modern drilling or deepwater service vessel, when you get to the wheelhouse, you are usually shown the latest and the greatest Dynamic Positioning (DP) equipment – computers, monitors, GPS, backup power supply, and so on. The impression is that the systems are so redundant that station-keeping failures would be exceedingly rare. Operators know from experience that is not the case. However, each incident is unique, and making sense of them, over time, requires a special data gathering and analysis effort.
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is the international trade association representing offshore, marine and underwater engineering companies. The organization recently released a report that provides a wealth of data about DP. That report, summarized here, was prepared for IMCA, under the direction of its Marine Division Management Committee, by Global Maritime.
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