A vessel’s position is maintained even if an active component or system should malfunction. Dynamic positioning involves a computer system that automatically maintains the vessel’s position and heading by appropriately controlling its own propellers and thrusters.
The computer system receives information on the vessel's position and the magnitude and direction of environmental forces affecting it from a variety of position reference sensors, wind sensors, motion sensors and gyro compasses.
Main advantages of dynamic positioning:
MV Lone is equipped with a Kongsberg K-Pos DP-21 dual redundant DP system featuring: