Inroduction to Dynamic Positioning - ONLINE

This online course presents an excellent overview of Dynamic Positioning (DP).

It is presented by Capt. Mark Pointon, a DP subject matter specialist, over one day, in one 4 hour session.  We currently have scheduled the course online for March 18 and more courses will be added depending on demand.

Attendees will be introduced to the DP system, the types of vessels it is operated on, the concept of DP redundancy & DP class. It includes an introduction to the global DP regulatory / compliance regimes and the structure for training / Certificating key DP personnel.

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Completion of this course will provide attendees with a sound understanding of what DP is, where & how it is used and how it is regulated. Attendees will receive a workbook and certificate.

Section 1:     Introduction

Section 2:     Elements of a DP system

Section 3:     Principles of DP operation

Section 4:     DP Redundancy and DP Class

Section 5:     Regulation and compliance

Section 6:     Standards and Operational guidelines

Section 7:     Training / Certification

Course methodology

The course will engage the students with lively presentations and real-life examples.

Target Participants

The course is aimed at attendees that have no previous knowledge, wishing to gain a basic understanding of Dynamic Positioning. It will be beneficial to those involved in operational support roles ashore, industry or national regulatory roles, and compliance support.

The course will benefit:

  • New entrants to the maritime sector as well as non-specialists who are currently working in the industry
  • Government personnel, advisors, policy makers from state, federal and local government
  • Administration staff who work in law firms, auditing companies, class societies, banks and financial companies, shipbrokers, insurance companies, transportation companies and ports, who seek general knowledge about the Offshore Oil & Gas Maritime sector


1 x 4hour session

Cost - All prices are in AUD and include GST

MIAL Members $300
Non Members $350

Buy 2 tickets and receive a $20 discount.