Dynamic Positioning FMEA familiarization course

A Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is required by class for any Dynamically Positioned (DP) vessel for Class 2 or Class 3.The objective of the DP FMEA familiarization course is to improve your skills to use and understand content of the FMEA report, identify any single failure that may lead to a total loss of position, loss of generation or loss of thrust. Proper understanding of those recommendations will help you to improve the performance or the safety of the vessel. This training will be useful for superintendents, captains, all persons who work with FMEA report on DP vessel.

Bureau Veritas

This course is certified
by Bureau Veritas.
Duration: 3 days
Participants: 12 prs
Validity: 5 years


The training is based on the programme as outlined by the recommendations contained in The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) guidelines.
Training is a mix of theoretical sessions and practical exercises on Kongsberg DP stand alone simulators.

  • DP System Audit
  • DP Capability Analysis
  • Thruster Reliability
  • DP Control System
  • DP PRS
  • Power Management & Distribution
  • Thrusters & Propulsion
  • Human Factors.
  • Analysis considering hidden failures

The objective of an DP FMEA familiarization, as applied to a DP vessel, is to learn how to provide a comprehensive, systematic and documented analysis to establish the important failure modes with regard to station keeping. The analysis must seek to determine any failure modes that can affect the station keeping as a whole and cause a position loss.


Assessment by multiple choice tests. Must be passed with 70% correct answers.

Admission Requirements

Management Team

Frequently asked questions - Dynamic Positioning FMEA familiarization course

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.

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