DP Emergency Ship
Handling Course

Course Content

Duration: 5 Days / 28 hours
DP Induction / Basic

The course is theory-based with guided practical exercises that introduce the trainee to various DP operational modes. The topics to be covered in the course includes:  General principles of dynamic positioning; The elements of a DP system; Computers and control elements; Position Heading and Wind/environment reference systems; Power generation, distribution and management; DP watch keeping and watch handover procedures, documentation and communications.

On successful completion of the Induction Course and online assessment, the trainee Dynamic Positioning Operator (DPO) will be issued with a Nautical Institute (NI) Dynamic Positioning Operator’s logbook in which attended courses, DP sea time, task completion and Statement of Suitability as a DPO are recorded.

Course Overview

This course provides participants with basic knowledge of Dynamic Positioning (DP), the principles and practical use of DP systems. This course involves both theory and practice on a DP simulator. On successful completion of both the Induction Course and Induction online exam, the trainee DPO will be issued with an NI DP logbook in which the course, DP sea time and the Statement of Suitability are recorded.

The Course Duration

It is a 5-day course. Around 80% of the time is spent on teaching DP theory and 20% on practical exercises.

The Course Aims

At the end of the course the participant should:

- Have acquired knowledge of the principles of DP. - Have acquired a basic understanding of how to set up a DP system. - Have an understanding of the practical operation of associated equipment, including position reference systems. - Have an understanding of a typical power and distributions arrangement onboard a DP vessel. - Be able to recognise the various alarm, warning and information messages. - Be able to relate the DP installation to the ship system, including (but not limited to) power supply, maneuvering facility, available position reference systems and nature of work. - Be able to relate DP operations to the existing environmental conditions of wind, sea state, current/tidal stream and vessel movement. - Be able to understand the arrangements made for DP Operations in specialist vessels. - Be able to understand the hazards associated with working close to an Installation, deep and shallow water operations.

Course Assessment

In order to be awarded a certificate of completion for the Induction Course, the participant must pass 70% of the 40-question assessment.

Language

The course will be conducted in English.

Course Content

Duration: 5 Days / 28 hours
DP Simulator / Advanced

The course principally involves simulated DP operations including errors, faults and failures, giving the participants the opportunity to apply the lessons learnt in both the Induction Course and subsequent DP sea-time days. The topics to be covered in the course includes Practical operation of the DP system; DP operations; DP alarms, warnings and emergency procedures.

On successful completion of the Simulator Course, the DP Set-up Practical Assessment and the online assessment, the student will receive a course completion certificate and may work onboard DP ship to accumulate the sea time required for completing the training program.

Course Overview

This course principally involves simulated DP operations, including planning, errors, faults and failures allowing the participants to apply the lessons learned in both the Induction Course and subsequent DP Sea time days. It also gives a thorough knowledge of the practical aspects of DP operations, planning and conducting any DP operations. The Course Duration It is a 5-day course. Around 30% of the time is spent on teaching DP theory and 70% on practical exercises (including the time spent on briefing and debriefing).

The Course Aims

On completion of the DP Simulator Course, the participant should be able to:

- Carry out operational planning, risk assessment and hazard identification tasks - Set up the DP system for a particular task - Operate the communications - Analyse the trends - Discuss systems failures - Decide on courses of action because of systems failures - React to alarms and printer readout - Initiate DP Alert status alarms - React to all events occurring - Operate the desk under normal and pressured conditions - Practice effective teamwork - Apply the lessons learned to date - ASOGs

Course Assessment

The DP Simulator Course has a three-part assessment process:

1 – DP Set Up Practical Assessment, undertaken as the course progresses. This must be completed and competence to perform tasks is a requirement to pass the course. 2 – A one-hour online Exam at completion of course with a pass mark of 70%. 3 – The following Formative Assessment: (i) briefing, consisting of Scenario Objects (SMART). (ii) debriefing, consisting of two parts, feedback from participants and feedback from the instructor, specifically after simulator exercises.

Language

The course will be conducted in English.

Course Content

Duration: 5 Days / 28 hours
Revalidation Without Sea-time

The course is intended for those who have already been issued a DPO Certificate from the NI but are unable to revalidate their DPO Certificate if they have not gained enough DP sea time. The overall course aim is to update the DPOs with the latest rules and regulations, position references and sensors, known DP incidents and lessons learned.

The assessment for the Revalidation Course includes a theoretical (online) and a practical assessment. Each component must be completed successfully. There is no specific order in which they must be completed. After the course is completed, an entry will be made in the appropriate logbook.

Course Overview

This course allows a certified DPO to revalidate without the sea time requirement when taken the course for the first time, or when taken after a subsequent revalidation with 150 DP sea time days.

The Course Duration

It is a 5-day course. The course will be split equally between theory and practical exercises. The theory part may be used to support the practical exercises (including the time spent on briefing and debriefing).

The Course Aims

The overall course aim is to update the DPO with the latest rules and regulations, position references and sensors. DP incidents and lessons learned will also be discussed during the course.

At the end of the course, the DPO should:

- Have acquired knowledge of the latest rules and regulations - Have acquired knowledge of the latest developments on sensors and PRS - Have acquired knowledge of the latest relevant DP incidents and why they occurred - Be able to recognise the various alarm, warning and information messages - Carry out operational planning, risk assessment and hazard identification tasks - Set up the DP system for a particular task/operation - Decide on courses of action because of systems failure

Course Assessment

The assessment for the Revalidation Course includes a one-hour theoretical (NI online) exam, with a pass mark of 70% and a practical assessment. The practical assessment will include the following items: - Complete a DP Checklist - Set up the vessel on DP - Move the vessel from setup position to a worksite - Deal with system/sensor/thruster failure and/or environmental change

Language

The course will be conducted in English.

Course Content

Duration: 5 Days / 37.5 hours
(STR) Sea Time Reduction

The course is predominantly practical/operational in nature. It is simulator-based training with guided practical exercises that introduce the trainee to various DP operational modes. The supervised activity should be an opportunity for the trainee to spend extended and intense periods of time on DP station keeping. The period of supervised DP sea time days after the Simulator Course may be reduced by a maximum of 30 days by the satisfactory completion of an intensive DP Sea-time Reduction (Simulator) Course.

This course can be done straight after the Advance/Simulator Course, but trainee DPOs are required to do a minimum of 30 DP sea time days on board a classed DP vessel and have the Statement of Suitability signed by Master after the course.

Course Overview

The course is an optional element of the DPO training programme and can be done straight after the Simulator Course, but the participant is required to do a minimum of 30 DP sea time days onboard a classed DP vessel and have the Statement of Suitability signed by the Master after the course. A company confirmation letter is also required for verification of that DP sea time. The Sea Time Reduction training cannot be used for upgrading a certificate from Limited to Unlimited.

The Course Duration

This 5-day course is predominantly practical/operational.

The Course Aims

The Sea Time Reduction Course is an opportunity for the participant to spend extended and intense periods on a DP station-keeping watch.

The participant will be challenged to enhance, consolidate and demonstrate his/her:

- Knowledge of the DP system and additional equipment and instruments - Situational awareness - Communications and team skills - Ability to analyse trends and pre-empt problems before they arise - Ability to evaluate and respond to alarms, faults and emergencies with calm and confidence - Ability to complete such administrative and safety-related procedures as completing relevant checklists, filling in logs and performing thorough watch handovers

The range of practical/operational exercises will include, but limited to the following:

- Saturation and air dive support - Sub-sea construction and heavy lift - ROV operations - OSV operations - Cable and pipe laying operations - Drilling operations - Offshore loading operations - Carry out operational planning, risk assessment and hazard identification tasks - Set up the DP system for a particular task/operation - Decide on courses of action because of systems failure Course Assessment The DP Instructor/Assessor will ensure each participant obtains the maximum amount of ‘hands-on’ experience of operating the system and that only suitable participant is deemed to have successfully completed the course.

Language

The course will be conducted in English.

Course Content

Duration: 4 Days / 28 hours
DP Emergency Shiphandling Course

The course has been designed for participants / DPOs who engage in manual ship handling activities in vessels operating in Dynamic Positioning mode. The course will enhance the safety of navigation in confined water and in close quarter to offshore structure to increase the participants / DPO situation awareness, risk assessment and management under different emergency and environmental conditions.  It covers the learning objectives, practical assessment, the assessment skills tables and information about continuous assessment.

The course is comprised of two parts. (1) Class room – Instruction / theoretical part AND (2) Simulator – Demonstrate competence in several ship-handling emergency scenarios.

Course Content

Duration: 4 Days / 28 hours
DP Knowledge for Technical Staff Course

The course has been developed to help meet the continuing professional development needs for technical staff engaged in operations aboard vessels with Dynamic Positioning (DP) equipment. Training on vessel-specific equipment is necessary if the equipment is sufficiently unique that training on similar equipment does not provide an adequate level of skill, knowledge and ability. A good understanding of the DPO’s responsibilities by Technical DP personnel and on-board familiarization with the DPO’s task in controlling specific DP operations will aid quick and appropriate response to problems associated with any equipment that affects it.

The course consists of two parts. Part A - Provides training to help meet the continuing professional development (CPD) needs for technical staff engaged in operations onboard vessels with dynamic positioning equipment. Part B - Provides training on vessel/OEM specific equipment.

Course Content

Duration: 5 Days / 34 hours
DP Refresher and Competency Assessment Course

The course is intended for those who have already been issued a DPO Certificate from the NI and required to refresh their knowledge about DP or need to complete DP simulator training because they are on DP vessels 24/7.

The course aim is to update the DPOs with the latest rules and regulations, position references and sensors, known DP incidents and lessons learned while refreshing their knowledge about DP operations, DP Bridge team work, Emergency DP Resource Management and to update with the latest industry guidelines. DP Refresher and Competency Refresher Course content is matching exactly the NI DP Revalidation Course.

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