Dynamic Positioning Awareness

Gather all information regarding Dynamic Positioning systems

Sector Maritime shipping
Sectors Maritime shipping
Type of training Basic course
Duration 2 days
Price € 1.250,00 excl. VAT

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  • Dynamic Positioning (DP) is a computer system to keep the ship in position and on heading by means of the proper propellers and thrusters. Position reference systems in combination with wind, motion and heading sensors, provide information to the computer. This is necessary to keep the position and heading caused by external forces, such as wind and current, as small as possible.

    During the practical hands-on course you will obtain basic knowledge of Dynamic Positioning systems. The course is a combination of theory and simulation exercises on individual simulators.

    This course is not a part of the DP Operator training scheme of the Nautical Institute.

  • This course takes place in part on individual Dynamic Positioning simulators. The theoretical component takes place in a classroom.

    The following topics will be covered:

    • general principles of the DP system
    • definition of DP, elements of the DP system and entire DP systems
    • functions of the DP system
    • classification & redundancy
    • types of DP ships
    • types of DP operations
    • manoeuvre system including thrusters
    • introduction to Position Reference Systems and its usage
    • characteristics and possibilities of the ship
    • consequence & DP capability analysis
    • power management systems and prevention of black out
    • procedures for monitoring the DP system
    • operational procedures during DP operations
  • At the end of this course:

    • you possess basic theoretical knowledge on Dynamic Positioning
    • you have ‘tasted’ navigating with DP systems
    • you possess the required knowledge and information about DP to take decisions
  • You are looking for knowledge and information on Dynamic Positioning systems.

  • Entry requirements


    Type of training Basic course
    Duration 2 days
    Language Dutch, English, Nederlands
    Exams No
    Certificate Ja (STC Next certificate)
    Course code SDPT


    After the course you will receive a certificate of participation.

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3 reasons to choose this course

  • In 2 days all knowledge and information of Dynamic Positioning systems
  • Own experience of sailing with DP systems on the DP simulators
  • Teachers with practical experience

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