DP Control System

Definition(s)


DP Control System

Dynamic Positioning control system.

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

 

DP Control System

Dynamic Positioning control system (DP control system) means all control components and systems, hardware and software necessary to dynamically position the vessel. The DP control system consists of the following:

  1. computer system/joystick system;
  2. sensor system(s);
  3. control stations and display system (operator panels);
  4. position reference system(s);
  5. associated cabling and cable routeing; and
  6. networks

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