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This Recommended Practice (RP) is based on the DP Operation guidance of the Marine Technology Society(MTS) DP Technical Committee. As such it is composed by the input of a variety of industry stakeholders of which DNV was only one. In addition, the recommendations are general and cover wide range of operationalsituations and conditions. It is therefore underlined that DNV retains the freedom to give recommendationsdifferent from those listed in this document for other projects covering specific operations needs, situations andconditions.In addition it is noted that the MTS document and hence the content of this RP, is open for additional input andcomments in order to include the latest developments and experiences on DP operations. These inputs andcomments shall be reflected in subsequent revisions of these documents.