The Nautical Institute - NI training scheme for obtaining a Dynamic Positioning Operator (DPO) certificate is a time consuming process, which involves onshore courses and DP watch keeping experience on DP vessels.
With K-Sim®, DP it is possible to implement a steeper learning curve through intensive and realistic training on complex DP scenarios. The Nautical Institute has recently released a set of simulator requirements, whereas the highest class, NI-A, is a full mission DP simulator intended for running sea-time reduction training.
The equivalent class from Det Norske Veritas is DNV Class A(DP). Certain intensive DP courses conducted on a compliant class NI-A simulator will have the possibility to significantly reduce the necessary period of supervised DP watch keeping.
Sea-time reduction courses
Three types of courses currently allows sea-time reduction according to Nautical Institutes requirements:
- Intensive DP simulator training
- Shuttle tanker offshore loading courses
- DP competence, assurance and practice training (DPCAP)
Currently if completed, a one week Sea Time Reduction course it is counted as 30 days DP sea time and will reduce 30 days of Phase D in the NI Training Scheme. For more details, please consult the Nautical Institute.