Singapore

The Dynamic Positioning Centre Singapore is located in the International Business Park near Synergy Building and Nordic European Centre. The facility in Singapore was founded in 2003 and is now one of the busiest (by student number) DP Training facilities in the world.

Reception Classroom Classroom Course in Progress DP Maintenance Course in Progress

 

DP Maintenance Equipment DP Simulators

 



How to get there:

The training centre is a short shuttle bus ride from the nearest MRT station (Jurong East) and is a 15 minute taxi ride from Singapore Changi International Airport.

Accommodation:

We can supply a list of accommodation in Singapore to suit a range of budgets in a range of locations, to obtain this please E-Mail:            DPC.SG@c-mar.com         

DP Basic (Induction) Course

Location:   The Dynamic Positioning Centre Singapore
Duration: 4 days (Monday to Thursday)
DP System: Converteam & Kongsberg
Course Details: Introduction to DP, Principles of DP, Power Management System, Rules and Regulations, Position Reference Systems, DP Operations and Procedures/Checklists, Essentials for the DPO
Cost:  S$3444 (+ GST)
Certificate: The Nautical Institute approved Certificate of Attendance
Dates and Booking: For further information email:   DPC.SG@c-mar.com


DP Advanced (Simulator) Course

Location: The Dynamic Positioning Centre Singapore
Duration:  4 days (Monday to Thursday)
DP System: Converteam
Course Details: Practical Exercises, Planning Exercises, Risk Analysis, Use of Field Charts, DP Checklists, Watch keeping, Identification and Responses to Various Failures, Use of Status Lights, Evaluate Alarms and Messages, Communication
Cost:       S$3580 (+ GST)
Certificate: The Nautical Institute Certificate of Attendance
Dates and Booking: For further information email:   DPC.SG@c-mar.com

 

 DP Maintenance Course


DP

Location:  The Dynamic Positioning Centre Singapore
Duration:      4 Days
DP System:  Converteam
Topics Covered:  Course is designed for individuals who may, in the course of their work, be required to perform, or assist in, the maintenance of a vessel’s Dynamic Positioning System. Course includes System elements, Interfacing, Monitoring and Documentation.
Cost:  S$5,145 (+ GST)
Certificate:    The Dynamic Positioning Centre Certificate of Attendance
Dates and Booking:  For further information email:   DPC.SG@c-mar.com


DP Appreciation Course 

Location:  The Dynamic Positioning Centre Singapore
Duration:      Designed to Clients requirements on length and content
DP System:  Converteam and Kongsberg
Topics Covered: 

This programme provides an introduction to dynamic positioning concepts, operations and equipment.

Cost: 

Price on Request

Certificate:    The Dynamic Positioning Centre Certificate of Attendance
Dates and Booking:  For further information email:   DPC.SG@c-mar.com


DP Refresher Course  

Location:  The Dynamic Positioning Centre Singapore
Duration:      2.5 days
DP System:  Converteam
Course Details:
Update the participant’s knowledge of the principles of DP vessels, DP operations and DP emergencies taking into account recent developments and new IMCA guidelines. The participants will be required to prove through practical exercises that they are able to recognize and respond to the various alarms, warning and information messages and should also be able to react correctly in any circumstances which has or could lead to catastrophic failure.
Cost: 

Price on Request

Certificate:    The Dynamic Positioning Centre Certificate of Attendance
Dates and Booking:  For further information email DPC.SG@c-mar.com

 

Dynamic Positioning FAQ

Q. Are the DP courses conducted at The DP Centre Singapore accredited and if so by whom?
A. Yes, the DP courses run at all the C-MAR DP Centres are fully accredited by The Nautical Institute which is the only body in the world that gives accreditation to DP courses. Its guidelines for the training and certification of Dynamic Positioning Officers are accepted as the industry standard. Check this link http://www.nautinst.org/training/pdf/DPtrainingCentres.pdf

Q. Does The Dynamic Positioning Centre issue Dynamic Positioning Operators Certificates?
A. No, The Dynamic Positioning Centre which is accredited by the Nautical Institute only conducts DP Training and issues DP Course Certificates. Only the Nautical Institute can issue a Dynamic Positioning Operators Certificate.  

Q. What are the different types of Dynamic Positioning Operators Certificates?
A. There is a Limited DP Certificate which only allows you to work on a DP Class I vessel and there is an Unlimited DP Certificate which allows you to work on any Class of DP vessel.

Q. How do I upgrade my Limited Dynamic Positioning Operators Certificate?

A. Once you have completed the required DP time on a DP Class II or Class III vessel and are ready to apply for an upgrade, you have send the completed Section F in the DP Log book,  

Upgrade form and original Limited certificate to The Nautical Institute. 

Q. How long is my Dynamic Positioning Operators Certificate valid for?
A. Your certificate will remain valid as long as you operate DP systems regularly. This is defined as a minimum of six months DP watch keeping experience within the previous five years or if you work as a DP instructor at an Institute accredited training centre.

Should a period of five years elapse  and you have not served aboard DP vessels, operated the DP equipment or instructed, you should recommence the training at the Simulator/Advanced course and complete all the requirements thereafter. On the attendance at the Simulator/Advanced course, the training centre will issue you with a new logbook and clearly mark this as part of the certificate renewal process.

Q. Will DP time served on DP vessels prior to doing the DP Basic Course be counted?
A. Currently any DP seatime accumulated within five years of you applying for your DP certificate, even if gained before taking the Basic course, will be counted towards the 6 months watchkeeping time required to gain a DP certificate. However, you are still required to complete 30 days seagoing familiarisation after the Basic course and a further 30 days after the Advanced. This time cannot be replaced by previous seatime.

From 1st January 2012 a maximum of 30 days DP time gained prior to attending the Basic

(Induction) Course will be counted in order to apply for a DP certificate.

Q. I do not have an OOW Certificate. Can I still train to become a Dynamic Positioning Officer?
A. Currently It is not a statutory requirement for you to hold an OOW certificate to be able to become a certified DPO.  The DP Operator’s training programme is open to all ranks, provided they can meet the required DP watchkeeping time.

From 1st January 2012 the Minimum qualification will be set as STCW Regulation II/1 - II/2 - II/3 Deck and Regulation III/1 – III /2 – III/3 Engine.

Alternative Deck qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Prospective DPO’s, who are in the process of training for an STCW certificate can start the DP scheme and complete all the elements, but cannot, apply for the DP certificate until they hold an appropriate STCW certificate.

Q. Can the DP Centre assist me in finding a job after completing my DP courses?
A. Yes, the DP Centre does provide addresses of DP companies and if you want to receive this list E-Mail:  DPC.SG@c-mar.com 

Useful Links:

IMCA http://www.imca-int.com/

Nautical Institute http://www.nautinst.org/

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