Steady Now

Dynamic positioning (DP) systems are used in a variety of missions by the offshore oil and gas industry. Missions are expanding and becoming more complex, making station-keeping reliability more critical. After the Deepwater Horizon incident, the Coast Guard re-examined its regulations in light of technological advancements and found that there were several areas where technology, including DP, had surged ahead of its regulations. DP systems use computers and position-referencing systems to automate control for vital power and propulsion systems and to maintain vessel position. A loss of position during critical activities is a major concern for safety. The Coast Guard has published recommended safety guidance for DP and is working to develop a comprehensive and effective oversight system.


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  • Accession Number: 01525890
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 2014 3:05PM