Outer Continental Shelf National Center of Expertise (OCSNCOE)

Dynamic Positioning (DP) Systems

Information related to DP systems in general and regulatory guidance and reporting for units or vessels subject to U.S. Coast Guard oversight can be found on the following pages:

DP Systems Overview
This page is dedicated to describing the components of a DP System and how they interact to allow a unit or vessel to maintain position (i.e., "101-type" information)

DP Regulatory Guidance
This page contains information and links to U.S. Coast Guard policy, Marine Technology Society recommended guidance and IMO guidance related to DP systems.

Voluntary Reporting of DP Incidents
This page provides the intent and address for submitting voluntary DP incident reports.