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From the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in the UK: Safety Bulletin - Some Ergonomic Issues at DP Vessel Controls.

March 14, 2017

Both the loss of position control and the inadequate initial crew response were due to poor ergonomic design of the control system.  Firstly, the button for transfer from DP to manual control was not protected against accidental operation.  Secondly, there was no other indication at the DP desk that DP was no longer engaged, and that the vessel was then under manual control.  For more details on this Safety bulletin please see the following link: (English)

www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/dp-vessel-controls.htm?ebul=gas&cr=4/23-Jan-17

 

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