HOUSTON – Kongsberg Maritime’s Houston training center is the first maritime training facility in North America to offer the Nautical Institute accredited Sea Time Reduction Course for Dynamic Positioning Operators (DPO).
The course reduces the time spent at sea required to achieve the Nautical Institute’s DPO certification by up to six weeks, through realistic simulation exercises on a Kongsberg Maritime full-mission K-Sim DP simulator.
The scenarios will run on a K-Pos DP System Class 3 in a full mission simulator environment connected to an advanced simulator control (NI Class A).
The course covers DP incidents and the construction and use of worksite diagrams, electronic charts, and vessel templates in DP operations.
Additionally, trainees will learn to prepare plans for DP operations, including contingency plans, as well as carrying out risk and safety analysis and defining the DP equipment classes.
The course also focuses on the DP system’s use of position reference measurements and the various position reference systems available.