Update 06 Jan 2013

By Mas Edy

 

Abandon Dive:
Equivalent to red alert when divers return to the bell immediately and bell is brought back to the surface.

Artemis:
Radio system used to measure vessels position. System operates using a microwave frequency and measures the range and bearing of the vessel from a fixed station that is generally installed on a platform.

Back-up DP:
A physically separate DP control system that will be available in the event of a total failure of the main DP control system.

Beacon:
Free running device on seabed that generates acoustic pulses that are received by the HPR system and used to establish the vessels position.

Blackout:
Loss of all main electrical power.