DP Emergency Ship
DP Training Center
Duration: 5 Days / 28 hoursDP 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.
Duration: 5 Days / 28 hoursDP 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.
Duration: 5 Days / 28 hoursRevalidation 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.
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.
Duration: 4 Days / 28 hoursDP 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.
Duration: 4 Days / 28 hoursDP 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.
Duration: 5 Days / 34 hoursDP 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.
All of our DP Courses are available on demand when sufficient numbers of students are registered.
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