Dynamic Positioning (NI DP) Courses

Our Dynamic Positioning (DP) Courses will give the students a thorough knowledge of the practical aspects of DP operations. They will be capable of planning and conducting any DP operation, including risk assessment, contingency planning and assessment of vessel capability.


  1. Deck Officers (DP Basic, DP Advanced, DP Sea Time reduction, DP FMEA familiarization, DP Position Reference Systems);
  2. ETOs, Engineer Officers (Maintenance of the DP Systems, DP Awareness course);
  3. Shore staff - Superintendents (DP Basic, Maintenance of the DP Systems, DP FMEA familiarization).

Please visit our training articles to find out more information about:

  1. Who is Dynamic Positioning Operator (DPO)?
  2. How to get The Nautical Institute DPO certificate?

Dynamic Positioning (DP) is an automated computer system which keeps an offshore vessel in its specified position or heading in deeper waters where anchoring or mooring is not feasible.DP Systems are vital for safety operations such as deep water drilling (Drillships, Mobile Offshore Drilling Units), anchor handling (Anchor handling tug supply vessel operation for anchoring of non-DP MODU), supply for oil rigs and platforms (entry to the 500m safety zone of offshore installation), subsea construction, ROV Support etc. This is a safe, fast and reliable tool to perform daily offshore operations.

Vessels frequently need to conduct operations of a safety-critical nature, close to platforms or other fixed structure. During such operations, it is essential that the vessel is able to perform maximum efficiency, and this includes the competence of Watch keeping Officers, and DP Operators, who must be properly trained.

Frequently asked questions - Dynamic Positioning (NI DP) Courses

After completing the course with Lerus, will participants receive a certification?

Yes, upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive an official certification from Lerus, attesting to their proficiency and understanding of the subject matter.

What is the primary objective of the "Dynamic Positioning FMEA Familiarization Course" offered by Lerus?

The course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) in the context of dynamic positioning. It delves deep into the methodologies, principles, and applications of FMEA, ensuring that attendees can effectively use this analytical tool to assess potential failures and their impacts on DP operations.

Who should consider enrolling in this course?

The "Dynamic Positioning FMEA Familiarization Course" is ideal for DP professionals, marine engineers, technical managers, and anyone involved in the design, operation, and assessment of DP systems. It's especially beneficial for those looking to enhance their understanding of risk assessment and mitigation strategies in DP operations.
If you're looking to enhance your maritime skills from the comfort of your home, consider enrolling in our DP basic course online; this comprehensive DP basic course online is designed to provide foundational knowledge and hands-on experience, making it one of the most sought-after DP basic course online options in the industry.
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