After the course, the successful participants are able to:

  • Define the principles of DP
  • Recognise the component parts of a DP system
  • Understand the relationship between vessel movement, position reference systems, sensors, computers, propulsion units and feedback
  • Understand the concept of redundancy
  • Understand the DP modes of Control
  • Describe the operation of sensors and common position reference systems
  • Describe the operation of computers
  • Describe propulsion units, types and configurations
  • Understand power supply, redundancy and management
  • Practice communication and watch handover procedures.

No special previous competence required.

For those who do not fit into the STCW regulation, such as Ballast Control Operator, Barge Supervisor or Offshore Managers,Shore based personnel, Technical inspectors, fleet managers and other office or client personnel who have a need for general knowledge about dynamic positioning.  and/or other non-Certificate of Competence qualified operators.

Training centres accredited by the NI will be authorised to accept them into the Induction Course under the following conditions:

  • The Induction Course has to be delivered with a new title such as ‘DP awareness’ and not Induction Course as it states in the NI DP scheme; the NI asks centres not to use any name for the new course that might create confusion or similarity with the DP scheme. Example: DP Familiarisation.
  • The certificate for this course (DP Awareness) cannot have the logo of the NI on it.
  • These students cannot obtain the NI DP logbook after the course.
  • These students cannot do the NI online assessment after the DP Awareness Course as the assessment is only applicable for those who are part of the NI DP scheme.
  • Definition of DP, elements of the DP system, DP systems redundancy, and Class Requirements
  • Functions of the DP system, and DP principles
  • Different types of DP vessels and DP operations, sensors and use of sensor inputs
  • Introduction to position reference systems and the DP system’s use of position measurements
  • Vessel capability, DP consequence analysis and DP capability analysis
  • Thrusters and manoeuvring systems
  • Power systems and Blackout Prevention
  • Operational procedures for DP operation, and procedures for operating the DP system
  • Study of DP incidents
  • Principal use of the DP system
  • Valid Personal Document
  • N.I.P. Code or Tax Identification Number
  • Professional Certificate in Offshore industry
  • IMCA Logbook (if applicable)

The training will be a combination of theoretical lessons and practical exercises. During the course each participant will have his own DP operator station with generic DP software.

The participants knowledge will be checked by IMAT Centre internal assessment system.

Practical Assessment: Not applicable

The Course is total 4 days (28 hours theoretical and practical lesson) included a final assessment the last day

Day 1: from 8.30 to 13.00 – 14.00 to 16.45  (coffee break 15’/Lunch 13:00 to 14:00 included)

Day 2: from 8.30 to 13.00 – 14.00 to 16.45  (coffee break 15’/Lunch 13:00 to 14:00 included)

Day 3: from 8.30 to 13.00 – 14.00 to 16.45  (coffee break 15’/Lunch 13:00 to 14:00 included)

Day 4: from 8.30 to 13.00 – 14.00 to 16.45  Final Centre Assessment (coffee break/Lunch included)

Certification of attendance will be issued.

The certificate for this course (DP Awareness) cannot have the logo of the NI on it

Duration

Days

The training course should provide the trainee with:

  • an understanding of how the DP control system, vessel sensors and position references operate;
  • an understanding of redundancy and the importance of the DP system’s component parts;
  • an understanding of how the DP system is tested and verified against the FMEA;
  • knowledge of the types of DP station keeping events that have occurred;
  • an understanding of redundancy as applied to the DP system;
  • knowledge of the rules, regulations and guidelines relevant to DP and where these can be obtained.

A generic DP familiarisation course is primarily for personnel requiring an understanding and awareness of DP operations but who otherwise would not be expected to operate the DP control system.

No special previous competence required.

 

In accordance with the latest IMCA Guidelines IMCA 117:A generic DP familiarisation course is primarily for personnel requiring an understanding and awareness of DP operations but who otherwise would not be expected to operate the DP control system.

This guideline reflects the recognised industry standard for the training, competence and experience required of all key DP personnel on dynamically positioned (DP) vessels. IMCA 117 Rev.2 September 2016 Appendix 3

The training course should detail the following:

    • a definition of DP, the six degrees of freedom and the DP control function;
    • elements of a DP system; power generation, power distribution, power management, thrusters, DP control system, sensors, communications and the operators;
    • details of elements of the DP control system including processors, control consoles, and position, heading,vessel and environmental sensors;
    • the use of position reference sensors;
    • the concept of power and thrust limiting by the DP control system, the PMS and the thrusters;
    • types of thrusters and manoeuvring systems;
    • the requirement and provision of redundancy in vessel’s systems and defining DP equipment classes;
    • applying risk analysis and safe working limits to various operations;
    • assessment of vessel capabilities with respect to environmental conditions, shallow and deep water etc. Use of the consequence analysis, when planning and during operations;
    • FMEA, proving trials, annual trials and mobilisation trials;
    • case histories, based on DP incidents that have occurred including; drift off, drive off, other losses of position caused by human factors, process, procedural, equipment failure or poor design;
    • new developments in DP systems including position reference sensors and control systems.
  • Valid Personal Document
  • N.I.P. Code or Tax Identification Number
  • Professional Certificate in Offshore industry
  • IMCA Logbook (if applicable)

The training will be a combination of theoretical lessons and practical exercises. During the course each participant will have his own DP operator station with generic DP software.

The Course is total 2.5 days (15 hours theoretical and practical lesson) included a final assessment the last day

Day 1: from 8.30 to 12.45 – 14.15 to 16.45  (coffee break 30’/Lunch 13:00 to 14:00 included)

Day 2: from 8.30 to 12.45 – 14.15 to 16.45  (coffee break 30’/Lunch 13:00 to 14:00 included)

Day 3: from 9.00 to 12.00 – (coffee break 30’/Lunch 13:00 to 14:00 included)

Certification of attendance will be issued.

 
Duration

Days

The courses are weekly organized except the second, third week of August and the Christmas holiday season. In addition, courses are organized on request through private or corporate bookings.

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