Dynamic Positioning Induction

Certificate Awarded

Certificate of Participation*


Minimum Requirements will be set at STCW Regulation II/1 - II/2 - II/3 Deck, Regulation III/1 - III/2 - III/3 Engine and III/6 for ETOs.
STCW Definition
II/1 Deck  Officers in charge of a navigational watch on ships 500 GRT or more.
II/2 Deck  Master and chef mate on ships 3,000 GRT or more.
II/3 Deck  Officers in charge of a navigational watch and masters of ships of less than 500 GRT.
III/1 Engine  Officers in charge of an engineering watch in a manned engine room or designated duty engineers in a periodically unmanned engine room.
III/2 Engine  Chief engineer officers and 2nd engineer officers on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 3,000 kW propulsion power or more.
III/3 Engine  Chief engineer officers and 2nd engineer officers on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of between 750 kW and 3,000 kW propulsion power.
III/6 ETO  Electro - Technical Officer.Alternate appropriate Marine Vocational Qualifications will be considered on a case by case basis by the Nautical Institute.

Cadets enrolled in a regulated training program may apply for Dynamic Positioning Induction Training but must supply a signed letter from their respective school stating they are currently enrolled and in good academic standing.

Course Description

This course is designed to provide the student with knowledge and a practical understanding of Dynamic Positioning (DP). The concepts taught will form the basis for further studies in dynamic positioning.

Course Outline

1.0 Dynamic Positioning

2.0 Dynamic Positioning Principles

3.0 Dynamic Positioning Applications

4.0 Sensors

5.0 Coordinate Systems

6.0 Position Reference Systems (PRS)

7.0 Propulsion Systems

8.0 Power Systems

9.0 Dynamic Positioning Modes

10.0 Dynamic Positioning Operations

11.0 Documentation, Guidance and Regulation

12.0 Practical Operation of a Dynamic Positioning System


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Minimum class sizes are required to deliver courses, should these minimums not be achieved classes could be postponed or rescheduled.

Course Section List

Start DateEnd DateDaysHoursLocationCostRegister
05 Feb 201809 Feb 2018531.5Marine Institute Ridge Road$2740.00
05 Mar 201809 Mar 2018531.5Marine Institute Ridge Road$2740.00
09 Apr 201813 Apr 2018531.5Marine Institute Ridge Road$2740.00
07 May 201811 May 2018531.5Marine Institute Ridge Road$2740.00
28 May 201801 Jun 2018531.5Marine Institute Ridge Road$2740.00