Dynamic Positioning Basic Training Course

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20 hours

Product code: #6380

$200.00 Excl. Sales Tax

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In the wake of the 2010 Manila amendments to the STCW Convention and Code, Ocean Technologies Group (powered by Videotel) in conjunction with The Dynamic Positioning Centre, present this Dynamic Positioning (DP) Basic Training course.

This introductory level course is recommended to those requiring a basic knowledge of the principles and practices of DP and offshore operations, regardless of position or rank. The course is based on the underpinning knowledge elements of The Nautical Institute's Dynamic Positioning Induction course.

On completion of this course you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Ocean Technologies Group powered by Marlins, Seagull and Videotel.

Please note:  The assessment part of this course must be completed onboard ship or onshore in the offices of a registered shipping company or maritime institution. The Master/senior officer onboard or a senior official onshore must sign and stamp your application form to verify they have directly supervised your eLearning assessment(s). For Flag approved courses, please refer to the 'approvals' section below for further information.


What you'll learn

DP system architecture

Operational Procedures

Basic Principles of DP

Risk Considerations

On completion of the course candidates should have a sufficient understanding of the principles and practice of dynamic positioning and be able to make informed judgements about DP issues and situations they may encounter in their day to day work.


DP Modes of Operation

Course Contents

The course includes the following components.

  • Module #471.01 Dynamic positioning, Introduction to Dynamic Positioning
  • Module #471.02 Dynamic positioning, Systems
  • Module #471.03 Dynamic positioning, Thrusters and Propellers
  • Module #471.04 Dynamic positioning, Power Systems
  • Module #471.05 Dynamic positioning, UTM Projection
  • Module #471.06 Dynamic positioning, Sensors
  • Module #471.07 Dynamic positioning, Position Reference Systems (PRS)
  • Module #471.08 Dynamic positioning, Using PRS Data
  • Module #471.09 Dynamic positioning, Modes
  • Module #471.10 Dynamic positioning, Operating Procedures
  • Module #471.11 Dynamic positioning, Capabilities
  • Module #471.12 Dynamic positioning, Operations
  • Module #471.13 Dynamic positioning, Risk Considerations
  • Module #471.14 Dynamic positioning, Assessment


A basic knowledge of shipboard operations is recommended


• The Nautical Institute’s Dynamic Positioning Training Standard

• The STCW Code, section B-V/f.


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