||Capt. D. Bray FNI
||The Nautical Institute
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This handbook issued bu The Nautical Institute is intended for ship masters and mates and also to anyone who wishes to get some knowledge on the dynamic positioning principles. The book covers such an important matters as dynamic positioning principles and systems, redundancy and differenct classes of DP equipment, operations of the vessels with DPS installed on board, watchkeeping and operational planning, position reference systems, power plant, propulsion units and thrusters, human factors to bear in mind, DPS operator training. There is guidance provided for masters on how to properly assess the cmpetency of DPS operator candidates. In addition, the handbook is supplemented with a Glossary of terms and abbreviations related to dynamic positioning.