"DP OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK - a practical guide" (second edition)
by Captain D. J. Bray, FNI
published by The Nautical Institute
ISBN: 978 1 906915 15 5
The first edition of this book was already reviewed on this site; this re-issued handbook contains more diagrams, photo's, and focuses on operational functions, bridge management, communications and the correct ways to set up, test and monitor DP-equipment.
The purpose of the author was to provide re-enforcement of good operational discipline and to cover human element issues to be addressed by all DP-operators working in the capital offshore industry.
The book provides a summary of good practice with emphasis on proper planning of DP-operations.
This book complements the Nautical Institute's D.P. Operator's scheme and is a handy reference for officers transferring to new vessel types and a refresher for operational practices.
Compared with the first edition, captain Bray kicks into higher gear with his knowledge-sharing, making this book a standard reference for DP-operations.
Marc Van de Velde