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    New second edition of Dynamic Positioning title published

    Publications // September 1, 2003
    'Dynamic Positioning' by David Bray, the ninth volume in the Oilfield Seamanship series from OPL (Oilfield Publications Limited), is now available as a completely revised and updated second edition.

    The new edition reflects the many changes that have taken place within the industry during the past five years, notably the diversification of DP techniques into a wider range of offshore vessels, their functions and applications.

    Technology too has moved ahead apace during this period, and the new book reflects this with the inclusion of the latest variants of position reference systems for dual frequency DGPS, relative GPS including the "CyScan" laser and the latest "Hi PAP" technology from Simrad. Other changes for this new edition mean that most of the material has now been updated, including all sketches which have been re-drawn, and more screen views to illustrate the functions and facilities of modern DP systems.

    Since it was first published, 'Dynamic Positioning' has become the industry's essential reference on the subject for offshore personnel who need to have to hand the facts about the design, installation, operation and maintenance of DP systems for all types of vessels.

    The overall contents of the new second edition remains the same and includes chapters covering DP systems, position reference systems, thrusters and manoeuvring systems, power systems, DP operations and vessel types, system redundancy and watch keeping.

    The new 300 plus page 2nd edition of 'Dynamic Positioning' is available now, price 125 ($213, 206) from Oilfield Publications Limited. More details can be obtained from or at

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