DP operators are trained to be reactionary — to know what to do, how to do it, and when to do it — but understanding why certain actions are performed and the potential consequences is lacking. Further, the policies and procedures enacted at the management and regulatory levels fail to address many potential risks, further endangering personnel, the environment, assets, and operations. It is therefore an industry responsibility to monitor and develop the competencies of not only DP operational personnel, but also of shore side management at all levels, and to ensure the applicability of policies and procedures that affect DP operations.

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