Dynamic Positioning Advanced

Course Code: ODP 902

Duration: 32 Hr 4 D

Course Objectives:

By the end of the course the student should have acquired a thorough knowledge of the practical
aspects of DP operations. He/she should be capable of planning and conducting any DP operation, including risk assessment, contingency planning and assessment of vessel capability. He/she should be able to undertake the operation with due regard to all circumstances of seamanship and operational requirements. He/she should also be able to react correctly to any circumstances which could lead to catastrophic failure or which constitute catastrophic failure itself.

Course Outline:

1. Construction and use of work site diagrams, charts and vessel templates for use in DP
2. Planning & execution of DP operations, contingency plans for expected deviations & emergencies.
3. Risk and safety analysis, and defining DP equipment classes.
4. New development in DP systems including position reference systems and control systems.
5. Analysis of DP incidents.
6. Realistic Simulator Exercises involving various types of DP Operations.
7. Competence in a variety of scenarios using a DPS simulator including the handling of emergency
situations resulting from system failures in addition to normal operations.

Entry Requirements:
• Attendance and completion of Dynamic Positioning Induction Course
• Documented practical experience in the use of DP systems on DP vessels for a minimum period of 30 days as a trainee DPO (Old Scheme) or minimum period of 60 days as a trainee DPO (New Scheme start in 1/1/2015).
• The practical experience referred to should be in accordance with chapter C in the NI DP operator logbook – Seagoing Familiarization Watchkeeping.

Course Approval
Nautical Institute approved certificate of attendance.

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