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DP Induction

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Target group:

Deck Officers, DP operator trainees and other users of DP systems who would like to start the Nautical Institute’s DP Operator Certification Scheme.



After the course, the successful participants are able to:

• Define the principles of DP
• Recognise the component parts of a DP system
• Understand the relationship between vessel movement  position reference systems, sensors, computers propulsion units and feedback
• Understand the concept of redundancy
• Understand the DP modes of control
• Describe the operation of sensors and common position reference systems
• Describe propulsion units, types and configurations
• Understand power supply, redundancy and management
• Practice communication and watch handover procedures


• Definition of DP, elements of the DP system, DP systems redundancy, and Class Requirements
• Functions of the DP system, and DP principles
• Different types of DP vessels and DP operations, sensors and use of sensor inputs
• Introduction to position reference systems and the DP system’s use of position measurements
• Vessel capability, DP consequence analysis and DP capability analysis
• Thrusters and manoeuvring systems
• Power systems and Blackout Prevention
• Operational procedures for DP operation, and procedures for operating the DP system
• Study of DP incidents
• Principal use of the DP system


The training will be a combination of theoretical lessons and practical exercises. During the course each participant will have his own operator station with generic DP software.


The DP Induction course is the first phase of the Nautical Institute (NI) DP Operator Certification Scheme. The course participants will be issued with the NI Dynamic Positioning Operator’s Log Book upon successful completion of the DP Induction Course.

This course is according to the system specific competence requirements in IMO STCW Regulations I/14 1.5, Part A-I/14 2.1.1, part B V/f 6 and IMCA M117.


A certificate accreditated by the Nautical Institute will be issued on succcessful completion of the course.

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