26.12.2016

IMCA - INTERNATIONAL GUIDELINES FOR THE SAFE OPERATION OF DYNAMICALLY POSITIONED OFFSHORE SUPPLY VESSELS

IMCA - International Guidelines for the Safe Operation of Dynamically Positioned Offshore Supply Vessels

Author(s)                 IMCA
Publisher IMCA
Date 2006
Pages 52
Format pdf
Size 1 Mb

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   The present official international guidelines were worked out by a professional cross-industry workgroup, with its secretariat being provided by IMCA, with the intention to provide necessary professional guidance relevant to the dynamic positioning on the offshore support vessels, that would be suitable for the international application. The volume starts with the introduction where the basis of the present guidelines are outlines - this chapter also explains the scope and purpose of the document, provides the abbreviations, terms and definitions used throughout the text. The next chapter is dedicated to the existing international and regional rules and guidance, including certification and verification of the DP systems, professional training and certification of the personnel involved etc. The third chapter provides required guidance on procedures, covering the loss of position, VPX, i.e. vessel positioning matrix, operational procedures and alert level responses, incident reporting and operational risk assessment. Then, several appendices are coming to provide reader with some supplementary materials like the list of relevant publications issued by IMCA, FMEA and annual trial programs. capability and footprint plots, sample documents and checklists etc.  

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