Dynamic Positioning Induction

  • Offshore Dynamic Positioning Systems


1. Definition of DP and the six degrees of freedom
2. DP control and elements of a DP system.
3. Types of DP vessels and DP operations.
4. Introduction to Position Measurement Systems, Heading, Motion & Environmental Sensors.
5. Setup and operation of commonly used position references.
6. Input validation and error testing of position sensors.
7. Setting-up and monitoring the DP system.
8. Vessel capability, DP consequence analysis and DP capability analysis
9. Power systems and Blackout Prevention
10. Recognizing system alarms and warnings
11. Recognizing the limiting conditions presented by wind, seas and current
12. DP Operating procedures including maintaining a logbook record and use of checklists.
13. Types of thrusters and manoeuvring systems their configuration, capabilities and limitations
14. Assessment of Vessel Capabilities
15. DP class notations.
16. Practical DP Simulator Exercises

Entry Requirements
Deck Officer (STCW Regulation II/1 - II/2 - II/3)
Engineer (STCW Regulation III/1 – III /2 – III/3) Certificate of Competence.

Course Approval
Nautical Institute approval, and NI log Book will be awarded.


Offshore Dynamic Positioning Simulators


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