Marine Operations

Dynamic Positioning Introduction

Duration:  2 days
Per Delegate:  £655.00

Practical Content


Theoretical Content


There are no prerequisites for this course. 

Key Learning Outcomes

Gain a basic knowledge of the principles of Dynamic Positioning (DP) and the advantages and limitations of DP vessels.

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 exercises to demonstrate they have achieved the key learning outcomes listed above.

PPE Requirements

PPE not required.

Further Information

Course 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.

Target Audience
Target Audience

Personnel who require a general knowledge of dynamic positioning such as diving supervisors/superintendents, shoreside management teams, client representatives etc.


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