Visit our coronavirus information page, designed to provide you with practical help and advice in coping with the current health crisis.
In response to the global impact of COVID-19 and in accordance with the advice of the UK authorities, The Nautical Institute is currently running with reduced office staff. Be assured we are making every effort to minimise the impact on the certification processes for DPOs while looking after the well-being of our staff.
This notice gives guidance on the actions being taken and the impact on applications.
Please be guided by the following:
The online application system remains open and applications are still being accepted. Please note that there are likely to be delays in processing applications.
Certificates due to expire between 1 March 2020 and 30 September 2020 will be extended for an additional 6 months (this will show on the certificate look-ups early next week). When revalidation of your current certificate is complete, the new certificate will be valid for no more than five years from the original expiry date.
If revalidation documents have already been sent to NIHQ, a new indemnity letter will be issued shortly. This will extend the indemnity period by six months. This means it will be valid for nine months instead of the normal three.
If you have already applied and completed your application online, but have not sent your documents, we are still accepting these applications. Please note that there are likely to be delays in processing applications.
Ice Navigation Applications
These applications are still being accepted. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In all cases:
If you need to contact the certification team, please note that due to the coronavirus outbreak many Nautical Institute staff are working from home. As a result, we are currently unable to take telephone calls. Please instead visit our contact us on email@example.com
We thank you for your understanding at this time.
As of 18 March 2020 The Nautical Institute will be working on a reduced capacity due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19.
We are working hard to get as many of the applications in the office processed as we can, but please note that there may be some unavoidable delay.
Lots of information is available on the website so kindly visit the help centre first and if you do not find the answer to your query, please contact us via email. Our response may be delayed due to the high volume of emails and reduced staff so we ask that if you do not get an immediate response, you do not resend the email multiple times as this will cause further delay.
Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.
Guidance for Ship Operators for the Protection of the Health of Seafarers - issued by the International Chamber of Shipping
Please click here to visit our accreditation pages where you can download the new version of our DP Standard for 2020
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.
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.
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