Marine Operations

Dynamic Positioning Simulator/Advanced

Duration:  4 days
Per Delegate:  £1,475.00

Practical Content


Theoretical Content


Entry to this course as part of the Nautical Institute scheme requires delegates to have completed a minimum of 60 days documented sea service on a DP capable vessel and to have attended a recognised Dynamic Positioning Induction course.

Key Learning Outcomes

Delegates will develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required when dealing with common faults, errors and failures during Dynamic Positioning operations

Course Content

  • 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 utilization of position measurements, and tests on position reference systems


Delegates will undertake an online Nautical Institute multiple-choice examination and a practical assessment 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.

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 who have completed both the Dynamic Positioning Induction course and the Nautical Institute required watch keeping sea time.

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


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