Marine Operations

Dynamic Positioning Induction/Basic

Duration:  4 days
Per Delegate:  £1,410.00

Practical Content


Theoretical Content


Delegates will be required to provide evidence in one of the following areas:

  • Certification by STCW (Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping) in Deck, Engine and Electrical
  • Recognised and equivalent marine vocational qualifications
  • Officer trainees (cadets or ratings) on a defined training programme 

Key Learning Outcomes

Gain a familiarity with dynamic positioning software and its application under differing operational and environmental constraints.

Course Content

  • Definitions and principles of Dynamic Positioning
  • Types and configuration of thruster units
  • Position reference systems
  • Computer operation
  • Concept of redundancy
  • Power management systems
  • Simulated exercises
  • Limitations of position reference systems
  • DP case studies involving problems
  • Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) co-ordinates
  • DP checklists
  • Operational capability graphs
  • Diving practices
  • Problems associated with diving/ DP operations
  • Communications


Delegates will undertake an online Nautical Institute multiple-choice examination to demonstrate they have achieved the key learning outcomes listed above.

PPE Requirements

PPE not required.

Further Information

Delegates will undertake realistic and live DP operational tasks in typical marine situations using the Kongsberg K-Sim DP NI Class B High Fidelity Simulator, which features 120 degree panoramic view and Class C desktop interactive simulation delivered to Nautical Institute standards.

On successful completion of this course delegates may then proceed to the next phase of the Nautical Institute’s Dynamic Positioning training scheme.

Target Audience
Target Audience

Personnel intending to become Dynamic Positioning Operators (DPOs) and prospective DPOs who are in the process of training for an STCW certificate can undertake the DP scheme, but cannot apply for the DP certificate until they hold an appropriate STCW certificate.

This induction course is the first of two courses required under the Nautical Institute’s Dynamic Positioning training scheme.


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