The Nautical Institute (NI) and the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) have worked together to develop a Dynamic Positioning Operators (“DPO”) continuing professional development (“CPD”) app which is launched today (24 March 2021). Feedback from industry is that CPD is an effective means to combat knowledge and skill fade, and this scheme will be a welcome addition to the market and the DPO community alike.
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Due to the new lockdown restrictions in the UK, there will be a further reduction of staff present at the NI offices. This means that there will be a delay in the return of documents and certificates once processed. The Certification Team will still be processing remotely and issuing paper versions of the certificates via email. The card certificates will then be sent as soon as possible and an email from our courier will be sent automatically once they have been collected.. Thank you for your patience.
The DP revalidation process has now been updated to be an online only application. This means that the revalidation of your documents will be based on the uploaded scans and the new DP Card certificate will then be sent out from our office. Please be aware that the PDF Checklist will not show for any revalidation application as this will be done on the checkout page when applying. You will not need to send your documents into our office unless specifically requested to do so.
Please note that these changes will apply only to those who have completed the declaration on the checkout page when applying. If you applied before these changes, you will still need to send your documents into our office for processing.
Offshore New Scheme/Shuttle Tanker Scheme Initial Training
The training time for initial certification for those on the New Offshore Scheme and Shuttle Tanker scheme has increased from four to five years. This is for those who started the scheme after 1 January 2015 and hold a grey A5 offshore logbook or a burgundy/red A5 shuttle tanker logbook. These arrangements provide an enhanced opportunity for DPOs to complete their training when fewer opportunities for on-board experience are available.
Offshore Old Scheme Initial Training
The training time for initial certification for those on the Offshore Old Scheme has been increased from five to six years. This is for those who started the scheme before 1 January 2015 hold a small blue logbook, or an A5 black logbook with a logbook number starting 121. If you are applying online, please contact us to make your application eligible.
DPO’s whose certificates are due for revalidation from 1 March 2020 and 30 September 2020 are still able to apply for their new certificate in the normal way. Those due for revalidation are being processed online and so applicants should ensure that their scanned documentation is clearly legible to avoid queries and delays.
When a new certificate is issued, this will be issued for 5 years from original expiry date.
The Nautical Institute is still accepting documents into the office and processing applications so if you are ready to apply, please complete your application online and send your documents into our office.
Once your application has been processed on-line, a letter with your certificate details will be issued and a PDF ‘logbook’ document will be downloadable from your account so that you can continue to record any DP time whilst you are waiting for your logbook to be returned with your new DPO Certificate.
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