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DPO Start

Course information

Target group:

Masters, Chief Officers and Junior Officers to be employed on DP vessels as navigators / DPO.



By the end of the course the students should have achieved:

• Thorough knowledge  of the practical aspects of DP Operations
• Capability  to plan and conduct any DP Operation, including risk assessment, contingency planning and assessment of vessel capability
• Ability to undertake any operation with due regard to all circumstances of seamanship and operational requirements
• Ability to react correctly to any circumstances which constitute  or could lead to a catastrophic failure


• Study of DP incidents
• Construction  and use of work site diagrams, charts and vessel templates for use in DP operations
• Preparation  of plans for a projected DP operation, contingency plans for expected deviations and emergencies
• Participation  in simulated situations in a variety of DP operations while handling routine and emergency situations
• Risk  and safety analysis, and defining DP equipment classes
• The  DP system’s utilisation of position measurements,and tests on position reference systems.  


The training will be a combination of theoretical lessons and practical exercises. The  participants will work with practical scenarios based on real operations, training on planning and executing specified operations under varying simulated conditions, including emergency handling on DNVGL Class A or B approved simulators.


• IMCA M 117
• IMO MSC Circ.738
• DNV GL RP 0007
• DNV GL ST 0023


Certification of attendance will be issued upon successful completion of the course.


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