DPO Specialization, Advanced operations is a course within the DNVGL DPO certification sceeme for advanced offshore vessel operations. [+]
This course is specifically designed for training future DPO’s onboard a large number of offshore vessels. After the course the successful participant has:
Acquired a thorough knowledge of the various types of DP operations. Examples of operations: cable laying, pipe laying, ROV operations, trenching, dredging and rock-dumping
The capability to operate the DP in the various modes associated with such operations, i.e. joystick, auto pos. mode, autotrack mode and follow target mode
The competence to recognize when environmental conditions or system failure requires DPO to take action to avoid hazardous situations
The ability to carry out such operations according to existing operational guidelines and checklists
The ability to demonstrate good personal attitudes towards safety in operating DP vessels according to best practice in the industry
Planning, briefing and de-briefing of various field exercises according to the existing guidelines, regulations, and industry standards. Repetition of necessary DP theory to close any knowledge gap the students may have in these subjects.
Practical training simulator: All DP exercises will be carried out on a full scale DNV GL Approved DP Class A simulator, using vessels that are equipped according to DP class 2 and 3. The participants will performe both surface and subsea operations, utilizing the following DP modes: Joystick, Autoposition, Autotrack and Follow target functionalities.
• DNV GL, Standard for Certification no. 0023.
• DNV GL, Standard for Certification no. 0008.
• DNV GL, RP-0007
• NMA 201209765-4/813.4.
• NWEA Guidelines for the Safe Management of Offshore Supply and Rig Move Operations and other relevant guidelines such as IMCA M-117 and other IMCA guidelines
A level test will be conducted before commencing the course. [-]