DPO on board training

This training designed to be delivered onboard of real offshore vessel to those looking to inhance their practical skills in DP systems utilisation.

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Cost: USD 5000
Time: 6 working hours per day
Course Country: Singapore

The Nautical Institute

This course is certified by
The Nautical Institute.
Duration: 31-61 days
Participants: 24 prs
Validity: No expiry
Language: English

Singapore contacts

Address: Blk 50 Ubi Crescent #01-10, Ubi Techpark, Singapore 408565


On shore ship simulation training has been a common and useful resource over the years in the offshore industry; it compliments but will never substitute for a live experience at sea.
Ideally, training at sea on a real vessel, enabling a student to experience live sea conditions would be the panacea. This is why Lerus Training have developed a programme using a sea going training vessel which enables students to engage in realistic onboard training, including, maneuvering the ship and learning how to react in critical conditions.

Offshore vessels are continuously growing in size and complexity, and recruiting deck officers with the necessary skills and experience is proving more and more difficult. This training program has been developed in accordance with The Nautical Institute training scheme for a Dynamic Positioning Operator (DPO).
The aim of this training programme is to concentrate all the available time developing the DPO's DP skills and basic familiarisation skills to become more proficient in order to avoid any human related incidents

Target Audience

Prospective Dynamic Positioning Operators with basic skills obtained on simulators and theoretical knowledge of DP operations.

Course Content
  • Location and identification the essential elements of the DP system.
  • Function description of the elements of the DP system.
  • The DP documentation carried on the vessel.
  • The practical use and limitations of the vessel specific reference systems. The causes and effects of interference, failures, shadow sectors, environmental and external influences.
  • The practical use of the vessel motion reference systems. The causes and effects of interference and failures.
  • The Bridge organization and procedures required for DP operations.
  • The procedure for changing the vessel from manual to DP control.
  • The procedure for moving the vessel from the stand off position to the working position.
  • Monitoring of the vessel in the working position.
  • The procedure for safe departure from the working location.
  • Working knowledge of the DP monitoring and alarm system.

Each prospective DPO should demonstrate proficiency in the main tasks mentioned in the DP Operator logbook according to the Nautical Institute training scheme after a Seagoing DP familiarisation period.


Verbal examination and a written report on DP familiarization period.

Admission Requirements
  • Trainee should have a valid STCW CoC
  • Trainee should complete a DPO Induction Course
  • Trainee have to pass the online assessment and receive The Nautical Institute DP Operator Logbook
  • Trainee should have a medical certificate
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