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DP Sea time reduction course

The purpose of this course is to give the prospective Dynamic Position Operator reduction in sea time for the following types of vessels:

Platform Supply Vessels (PSV): DP class 1 and 2
Offshore Support Vessels (OSV); DP calss 1, 2 and 3
Fall pipe rock dumping vessels: DP class 1, 2 and

Admission requirements (old scheme)

  • DP Induction Course
  • 30 days familiarization (incl.signature)
  • DP Simulator Course
  • 30 days DP onboard watch keeping experience (incl.signature)

Admission requirements (new scheme, in case you followed the DP Induction course after 1st January 2015)

  • DP Induction Course
  • 60 days familiarization (incl.signature)
  • DP Simulator Course

For more information please view the website of The Nautical Institute 

Course content
The course will be an intensive simulator training of 37,5 hours which will give sea time reduction.  

We are using the following types of DP equipment: Kongsberg k-pos DP2 connected to full mission bridge simulator, Kongsberg SDP3 advanced DP trainer, Kongsberg k-pos stand alone DP systems, L3 stand alone DP system, Navis stand alone DP system, Imtech stand alone DP systems, Praxis stand alone DP system.

Course duration
5 days (Monday morning until Friday morning)

Course fee
2475,- (Exempt from VAT) Excluding travel and subsistence expenses.


Maximum number of participants

The simulator and the training program have been designed in accordance with the provisions of the international guidelines approved by the IMO as published by the International Marine Contractors Association. The course is Nautical Institute compliant and approved. Upon successful completion of the course a certificate will be issued.

Course schedule

Week Date Year
06 02-06 February 2015
08 16-20 February 2015
09 23-27 February 2015
10 02-06 March 2015
13 23-27 March 2015
16 13-17 April 2015
19 04-08 May 2015
21 18-22 May 2015
23 01-05 June 2015
26 22-26 June 2015
28 06-10 Juli 2015