Classic DP Incidents

Classic DP Incidents are those that have happened multiple times in the past to multiple vessels. The reports are simplified with limited detail so they will be easy to understand. As with the LFIs it is intended that DP vessel personnel, or the vessel owners engineering group, review the “Classics” and determine whether their DP vessel(s) are vulnerable to the same fault. If a DP vessel is at risk they should take action to correct the equipment, process or training by planning/budgeting, and to apply any feasible immediate mitigation that is available.

You may download Classic DP Incident Reports at no charge

  • Classic DP Incidents 1 - Multiple Gyro Failure PDF
    While DP operations were in progress, all gyro compass data failed at the same time and the data froze. There were no alarms from any gyros or from the DP control system. The vessel heading was lost.

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