Tallinn University of Technology

Aim of the course:

The overall aim of the Dynamic Positioning Induction Course is to provide participants with a basic understanding of Dynamic Positioning as well as the advantages and limitations of the Dynamic Positioning control systems

Target group:

Navigators, users of Dynamic Positioning systems or persons who would like to become familiar with Dynamic Positioning system

Prerequisites:

The minimum qualification is set at STCW Regulation:
- Deck:
II/1 (Officers in charge of navigational watch on ships of 500 GT or more);
II/2 (Master or chief mate on ships of 500 GT or more);
II/3 (Officers in charge of a navigational watch and masters on ships of less than 500 GT);
- Engine:
III/1 (Officers in charge of an engineering watch in a manned engine-room or designated duty engineers in a periodically unmanned engine-room);
III/2 (Chief engineer officers and second engineer officers on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 3,000 kW propulsion power or more);
III/3 (Chief engineer officers and second engineer officers on ships powered by main propulsion machinery between 750 kW and 3,000 kW propulsion power);
- ETO:
III/6 (Electro-Technical Officer).

Alternative appropriate Marine Vocational Qualifications (MVQs) will be considered on a case by case basis. The NI defines an MVQ as a non-STCW Certificate of Competency issued by a white list Maritime Administration for use in the administration's local waters only. Naval Officers with appropriate watch keeping qualifications and those whose qualification can be found on the approved list may be accepted into the training scheme without pre-approval or reference to NI. The approved list can be found on the website: www.nialexisplatform.org. It is recommended that training centres and prospective DPOs check the qualifications with the NI in case of any doubt.

Topics:

1. Introduction to Dynamic Positioning (8 h: Theoretical = 8 h; Practical = 0 h):
1.1. Basic DP Definitions
1.2. DP History
1.3. NI Certification Scheme for DP Operators
1.4. Principle of DP Station Keeping
1.5. UTM Co-ordinate System
1.6. DP Model
1.7. Environmental Sensors
1.8. Familiarization with DP Tutor
1.9. Familiarization with DP Bridge Simulator
2. DP Reference Systems (8 h: Theoretical = 6 h; Practical = 2 h):
2.1. Types of ships used in offshore operations
2.2. Elements of a DP System
2.3. DP Position Reference Systems
2.4. Simulated Exercise 1: Offshore Supply
3. DP thrusters and propulsion (8 h: Theoretical = 6 h; Practical = 1 h):
3.1. DP Heading Reference Systems
3.2. DP Environmental References
3.3. DP Modes
3.4. DP Block Diagram
3.5. Thruster Types
3.6. Simulated Exercise 2: Familiarization with ROV Operations
4. DP operations (7 h: Theoretical = 5 h; Practical = 2 h):
4.1. DP Operations
4.2. DP Power management
4.3. FMEA and DP Trials
4.4. Consequences analysis
4.5. Capability Plot
4.6. Simulated Exercise 2. Familiarization with Cable Laying Operations

Study results:

At the end of course, trainee should be able to:
O-1.1: Operate with basic DP terms and definitions
O-1.2: Mention important historical references of the DP technology and applications;
O-1.3: Describe the Nautical Institute certification scheme for DP operators and enumerate IMCA/IMO regulations on DP training and certification;
O-1.4: Explain the DP system's "keeping station" principle
O-1.5: Describe the UTM projection and explain its application in the offshore industry;
O-1.6: Explain how the DP mathematical model works;
O-1.7: Enumerate environmental sensors and describe their principles;
O-1.8: Familiarize with the DP Tutor's control panels and menus;
O-1.9: Familiarize with the DP Bridge Simulator's structure, control panels and menus.
O-2.1: Recognize all types of ships used in offshore industry
O-2.2: Enumerate and describe the elements of a DP system
O-2.3: Define and describe DP reference systems
O-2.4: Be familiar with Offshore Supply Operations
O-3.1: Describe heading references;
O-3.2: Explain the structure and functionalities of the DP environmental references;
O-3.3: Enumerate the DP Modes;
O-3.4: Describe the DP Block Diagram;
O-3.5: Enumerate and recognize the types of thrusters, explain their principles;
O-3.6: Familiarize with ROV operation
O-4.1: Enumerate and describe DP Operations;
O-4.1: Explain the Redundancy concept;
O-4.3: Describe Offshore planning and Checklists;
O-4.4: Describe the DP Power Management System;
O-4.5: Explain FMEA and DP Trials;
O-4.6: Explain Consequence Analysis;
O-4.7: Describe the Capability Plot
O-4.8: Be familiar with operations to be executed by a DPO during a Cable Laying operation.

Language:

English

Volume:

contact study: 31 academic hours

Graduation document:

TalTech tunnistus

Lector:

Jānis Sticenko

Contact:

Täiendusõpe, +372 613 5588, marinetraining@taltech.ee

Price:

1200 €/participant

Registration deadline:

19.05.2024 23:59

Price:

1200 €/participant

Volume:

contact study:
31 academic hours

Contact:

Täiendusõpe, +372 613 5588, marinetraining@taltech.ee