Welcome

The International Dynamic Positioning Operators Association (IDPOA) is a not-for-profit, professional organization for Dynamic Positioning Operators (DPO’s) and related companies worldwide.

We work to enhance and improve the professional interests of DPO’s by providing a focal point for news, industry debate, career support services, training and recruitment. We are able to finally bring together the thoughts of DPO’s to finally provide a long overdue representative voice to the maritime industry.

Qualified DPO’s are invited to join as fellows of IDPOA (fDPO), while individuals with an interest and link to dynamic positioning may also join as members (mDPO).

Take a look around the site and see what fits you best. In addition there are membership categories for shipping companies, training centres and equipment manufacturers.

Latest News (Preview All News)

FPSO BEARING FAILS

Posted on: 06-05-2016 05:58:52

The main bearings aiding the rotation of the Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel, the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah, are damaged, prompting the managers of the facility to tie the vessel to two tug boats to hold it in control, the Petroleum Commission (PC) has said. The PC, in a statement issued in Accra and made availa....

NEW MULTIPURPOSE SOLUTION

Posted on: 04-05-2016 05:52:16

May 2016 will see a multipurpose offshore support vessel, Solution, formally named at Urk in The Netherlands by its owner DUC Marine Group. The new vessel was purpose-built for DUC Marine Group, which has been active in diving, construction and maintenance services for the offshore and inshore industries for 30 years. Th....

SONARDYNE TAKES BRAZIL

Posted on: 02-05-2016 05:50:26

Sonardyne has been appointed a service and maintenance provider of Guidance Marine’s dynamic positioning (DP) sensors in Brazil. Sonardyne Brazil will provide technical support for Artemis microwave position reference sensors that are used in long range marine DP applications. Artemis is often used in conjunction with....

DEATHS IN CHOPPER CRASH - CALLS TO END EC225

Posted on: 01-05-2016 04:02:21

While offshore workers calls for an end to the industry using EC225 choppers, helicopter operators serving the North Sea offshore oil and gas industry are scrambling to make backup plans....

PRESIDENT WISHES DP VESSELS WELL

Posted on: 29-04-2016 05:47:10

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has attended a ceremony to launch "Ufuq", "Zafar" and "Turan" passenger ships built by Caspian Shipping Company. President of the State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan Rovnag Abdullayev and Chairman of Caspian Shipping Company Rauf Valiy....

FEEL THE POWER

Posted on: 27-04-2016 05:46:09

NajlaMcCall slide Delivered last year by Gulf Craft, one of SEACOR Marine's newest Fast Supply Vessels, 13,500 hp Alya McCall, relies on five high-performance Twin Disc MGX-61500SC QuickShift transmissions to provide the crucial links between the ship's five powerful Cummins engines and Hamilton Waterjets. Gulf Craft recently delivered the Najla McCa....

IMCA UPDATES DP GUIDANCE

Posted on: 25-04-2016 05:44:26

Two highly respected International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) documents, often written into contracts by clients, have been fully revised and published. ‘Guidelines for the Design and Operation of Dynamically Positioned Vessels’ (IMCA M103 Rev 2), and ‘Guidance on Failure Modes & Eff....

ON A BIG ROLL

Posted on: 22-04-2016 05:46:23

BigRoll Shipping's first MC Class vessel, BigRoll Barentsz, has been handed over to the company by Cosco Dalian Shipyard. The module carrier will immediate....