Dynamic Positioning (NI DP) Sea Time Reduction

The period of supervised DP watchkeeping during the second block of DP sea time may be reduced on the satisfactory completion of an intensive DP simulator training course.

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Cost: USD 3000
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Course Country: Ukraine

The Nautical Institute

This course is certified by
The Nautical Institute.
Duration: 5 days
Participants: 3 prs
Validity: No expiry
Language: Eng / Ukr

Ukraine contacts

Address: 23, Chornomorskogo Kozatstva
Odesa, Ukraine, 65003


This course is developed to allow the trainee DPO's to reduce the required sea service time of 1 month or 6 weeks, depending on the training scheme (prior January 2015 or after January 2015) by doing one week of intensive simulator training.

Course Content

Course predominantly practical. Any theoretical subjects could be reviewed from any phases of DPO training - upon request from course participants.
The range of exercises includes following operations:

  • Saturation and air dive support;
  • Sub-sea construction and heavy lift;
  • ROV operations;
  • OSV operations;
  • Cable and pipe laying operations;
  • Drilling operations;
  • Offshore loading operations;
  • Shuttle tanker.

All Exercises conducted on redundant Full Mission Bridge using various type of OSV models. Kongsberg K-Pos 21 (SW 7 and 8) used for the training.


The Sea Time Reduction course should be an opportunity for the trainee to spend extended and intense periods of time on DP station keeping and should challenge the trainee to enhance, consolidate and demonstrate:

  • Their knowledge of the DP system and additional equipment and instruments;
  • Their situational awareness;
  • Their communication and teamwork skills;
  • Their ability to analyze trends and pre-empt problems before they arise;
  • Their ability to evaluate and respond to alarms, faults and emergencies with calm, reason and confidence;
  • Their ability to complete such administrative and safety-related procedures as completing checklists, filling in logs and performing thorough watch handovers.

The objective of the course is to give the trainee DPO's as much practical experience in the shortest possible time by running them through intensive simulator training while being exposed to environmental and technical worst case conditions to increase the individual DP operators skills and knowledge in DP operations.

Admission Requirements

Successfully completion of Phase C of DPO training scheme.

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Frequently asked questions - Dynamic Positioning (NI DP) Sea Time Reduction

After completing the course, will I receive a certification from NI?

Yes, after completing the course, participants will receive a certification from NI.

What is the main focus of this course?

The main focus of the course is to provide trainee DPOs with intensive simulator training, exposing them to environmental and technical worst-case conditions. This aims to enhance their skills and knowledge in DP operations, allowing them to reduce the required sea service time.

What are the prerequisites for enrolling in this course?

The admission requirement for this course is the successful completion of Phase C of the DPO training scheme.

Considering Lerus is a global company, how does this benefit participants in terms of networking opportunities?

Being a global company, Lerus offers participants a unique opportunity to network with professionals from various parts of the world. This not only broadens their professional connections but also provides insights into global best practices and standards in the maritime industry.

How does Lerus ensure high-quality standards in its courses?

Lerus is committed to delivering top-notch training, as evident from their state-of-the-art facilities and comprehensive course content. Their global presence and reputation further attest to their commitment to maintaining high-quality standards in all their offerings.
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