Thursday, December 3, 2009

November DP Roundup

Lets take a look at the dynamic positioning related news that made headlines last month! StatoilHydro ASA is changing its name to Statoil ASA  and simultaneously adopting its new visual...

December 3, 2009
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Caesar Pipelay Vessel Joins Helix ESG Fleet

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. new deepwater pipelay vessel, Caesar, departed the shipyard in China on November 28, and is transiting to the Gulf of Mexico where she will join the company's subsea construction fleet.

December 2, 2009
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Thursday, November 19, 2009

ASL Shipyard Builds Big and Complex

The application of diesel electric technology gives a remarkable flexibility to vessels in the larger offshore market. In November Singapore’s ASL Shipyard completed work on the 90 by 22-meter diving...

November 19, 2009
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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Septembers DP Digest

Lets take a look at the Dynamic Positioning related articles that made the headlines last month!

October 8, 2009
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Thursday, September 24, 2009

A Day in the Life of a DP Operator

Working on a DP vessel shares many similarities with working on a regular vessel. There are unique aspects about it as well. The following article is by no means comprehensive, as we cannot hope to cover all the variations here, but the intent is to paint a broad picture of the scope of work & what is expected.

September 24, 2009
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Thursday, September 10, 2009

IDPOA’s Training Scheme Initiative

The International DP Operators Association (IDPOA) has been hard at work on a new program to aid self funded DPO’s gain the sea time needed for an unlimited DP license....

September 10, 2009
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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A Brief History of Dynamic Positioning

Dynamic Positioning (DP) has come a long way in the 58 years since its inception, developing alongside the oil industry.  Today its applications are as varied as the vessels it...

August 25, 2009
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Friday, July 3, 2009

Dynamic Positioning Operators – The IDPOA Officially Launches

This week gCaptain was excited to learn of a new organization that looks to provide leadership to the international community of mariners that specialize in dynamic positioning systems. The IDPOA‘s...

July 3, 2009
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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Poll – Best Non-Required Training Class

What non-required training class are you most likely to take. ( surveys) Course Details: Major Emergency Managment High Angle Rope Rescue Sail Training Dynamic Positioning Training EMT Medical Trianing Advanced...

July 1, 2008
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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

eLORAN 101 – The Return Of LORAN C?

Could it be time to dig out your old ten point dividers and loran-c charts? Probably not but the same technology behind these devices is making a comeback. HKLaw tells...

February 5, 2008
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