Outer Continental Shelf National Center of Expertise (OCSNCOE)

Dynamic Positioning Voluntary Reporting

In accordance with 77 FR 26562 and the subsequent Coast Guard Policy Letter to facilitate industry wide improvements to DP reliability by using lessons learned, it is recommended that owners and operators of dynamically positioned MODUs (not leaseholders who contract MODUs) operating on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) voluntarily report reactive changes of DP status from "green" to "red". These status changes are described in paragraph 4.11 of the Marine Technology Society's (MTS) DP Operations Guidance, prepared through the Dynamic Positioning Committee of the MTS to aid in the safe and effective management of DP Operations using the procedures listed in 46 CFR 4.05.

eMail voluntary reports to: voluntaryDPIncidentReport@uscg.mil