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Dynamic Positioning / Ice Navigation



New 2019 Dynamic Positioning Standard - Jan 2019

Our new 2019 versions of the DP Standard (part 1 and 2) have now been released. Please click here for information about the standard and to download the new version.


New DP Login Procedure for DP Accounts – June 2018

We have streamlined the DP login procedure to make it easier to access your account. There is now one login whether you are applying for the first time for your DP certificate, upgrading, revalidating, converting or if you are a company with an account. The online application guides currently show the older login procedure but will be updated shortly to reflect this change.


If you are revalidating but have never had any login details do not open a new account, you can now use our new online option to reset your password and user id. Click here and you will be taken to a page where you will need to enter some verification information. Once the system has checked this, you will be sent a temporary password which will allow you to log into your account and start your application.


If you have set up your account and forgotten your password, please use our forgotten password option. You will be sent a temporary password so that you can login and update your account.


Marine Incident Investigation and Analysis Course - May 2018

The Nautical Institute´s new 2-day Marine Incident Investigation and Analysis Course has been designed to further enhance and develop the participants abilities to support, perform and analyze a marine incident investigation. The course is designed for shore and ship staff who want to go deeper into the topic of incident investigation and learn how to apply methods and tools for root cause analysis. 

 The next courses will be held in Sydney (25-26 June-sold out and 27-28 June). Click here for more details on the course and how to book.


Navigation Assessor Course - May 2018

The Nautical Institute's courses for navigation assessors have proved very popular since they were introduced last year. Successful courses have recently been run in Hong Kong, Dublin, Cyprus, Hamburg and Singapore.


The next courses are being held in Malaysia (3-4 September and 6-7 September) and Auckland (17-18 September and 20-21 September). Click here to find out more. 


Offshore Logbook - Task Sections - Jul 2015

Affecting logbook numbers with the range of 15OF0205001 and 15OF0210000

If you have been issued with an Offshore scheme logbook with a number between 15OF0205001 to 15OF0210000, please note the training centre which originally issued that logbook will be contacting you shortly. They will supply additional pages containing the sign-off sheets for tasks that are missing in those numbered logbooks only.

These extra task sheets will need to be filled in by the DPO and Master on board and added to your application when you are ready to apply for your certificate. If you have a logbook with one of the above numbers, these four tasks will be accepted if they are signed off during Phase D DP seatime. All other tasks must be completed during Phase B, as per the scheme standard. The application will be deemed unsuccessful if the tasks in the logbook are not signed off correctly.


Please see below circular for more information and copies of the additional pages.

Circular 007/2015 with additional task sections missing in the Offshore logbook.

What is DP?

Dynamic Positioning is a vessel capability provided individual systems & functions.

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How do I apply?

Please apply online using our DP application process.

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Got a DP query?

Please refer to our FAQs and Guidance Notes.


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DP Operator HandBook

This re-issued handbook contains updated, full colour diagrams and photographs, and concentrates on operational functions, bridge management, communications and the correct ways to set up, test and monitor equipment. It provides a summary of good practice which can be referred to when planning and in conversation to clarify intentions. The book complements the DP Operator's scheme and is a handy reference for officers transferring to new vessel types and a refresher for operational practices. The DP Operator Handbook and many other titles including our current book of the month offer can be found in our bookshop.


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