MSC 81 - Revision of guidelines for DP system operator training

In 1969 the 66th session of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 66) approved MSC/Circ.738 on Guidelines for Dynamic Positioning system (DP) operator training, which contained the IMCA guidelines, and invited the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) to keep IMO informed of future amendments to the IMCA guidelines. 

At MSC 81, IMCA introduced a revised version of its The Training and Experience of Key DP Personnel and invited the IMO to consider amending the IMO Guidelines (MSC/Circ.738). Consequently, MSC 81 requested the IMO Secretariat to issue an update to MSC/Circ.738 for consideration at its next session in December 2006. 

We have circulated the IMCA paper to the INTERTANKO Offshore Tanker Committee (IOTC) for any comments it deems necessary. Based on IOTC’s advice, input and recommendation, INTERTANKO may submit comments to IMO on this issue. Members’ comments would also be much appreciated. 

Contact: Dragos Rauta