DP Control Station

Definition(s)


DP Control Station

Dynamic Positioning control station (DP control station) means a workstation designated for DP operations, where necessary information sources, such as indicators, displays, alarm panels, control panels and internal communication systems are installed (this includes: DP control and independent joystick control operator stations, required position reference systems’ Human Machine Interface (HMI), manual thruster levers, mode change systems, thruster emergency stops, internal communications).

Source: IMO MSC.1/Circ.1580, GUIDELINES FOR VESSELS AND UNITS WITH DYNAMIC POSITIONING (DP) SYSTEMS, 16 June 2017, International Maritime Organization. Regulatory Guidance