Dynamic Positioning Simulator
To give the student knowledge of the practical aspects of DP operations. He/she should be capable of planning and conducting any DP operation, including risk assessment, contingency planning and assessment of vessel capability. He/she should also be able to recognise conditions which will cause degraded operational status or emergency status, and alarms and warnings associated with worst case failure.
The training is as outlined by the Nautical Institute Scheme of Training.
The Simulator course principally involves simulated DP operations allowing the participants to apply the lessons learned in both the Induction course and the subsequent DP sea time days. It covers the following topics:
- Practical operation of the DP system
- DP operations
- DP alarms, warnings and emergency procedures
By use of simulator equipment,demonstrate ability to set up and operate DP system, including special functions as Auto track, follow target, minimum power heading mode, sensors and associated Position reference systems.
- Demonstrate ability to carry out a DP operation. This includes planning using all relevant information,contingency planning, approachable, use of checklists,communication, DP watch schedule, DP hand over and DP log book requirements.
- Ability to describe the limitations of the DP systems during operations in shallow and deep waters.
- Ability to recognize conditions that will cause degraded or emergency status, and recognize warning and alarms associated with Worst Case Failure.
- Demonstrate correct behavior in connection with failures and take appropriate action to stabilize the vessels position after a failure.