Dynamic Positioning Simulator(Advanced DP)
Course 771

MPT is the most complete full service private maritime school in the country and has been training mariners since 1983. Our Fort Lauderdale based campuses host over 45,000 square feet of classrooms, deck and engineering training labs, the Ship's Store, and student service facilities.

Preparing for Dynamic Positioning Simulator(Advanced DP)

Course Description

DP Simulator / Advanced

This course involves principally simulated DP operations including errors, faults and failures giving the participants the opportunity to

apply the lessons learned in both the Induction/Basic course and the seagoing DP familiarization. It covers the following topics:

1. Practical Operation of the DP System
2. DP Operations
3. DP Alarms, Warnings and Emergency Procedures

Ideally, the courses should be undertaken as set out in the Nautical Institute scheme. The sea time recorded before the Induction /Basic course will be no longer be accepted if you entered the training scheme after January 1,2015.

The Basic and Advanced courses cannot be taken in consecutive weeks (back to back.) This is because the seagoing familiarization gives the prospective DPO the opportunity to reinforce, consolidate and put into practice lessons learned during the Induction / Basic course.

5 day class in Fort Lauderdale

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Required Materials

Passport for photo ID, a current copy of NI log book indicating all required sea service and proficiencies prior to the start of class, a copy of your Basic certification may be required if still holding an "older" style log book. Pen, pencil, highlighter, notebook for taking notes.


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Staff and facilities were great! Ben Adams was extremely knowledgeable and very professional. Took time to thoroughly explain subjects and answer any questions. Was a pleasure having him as an instructor, I learned a great deal from him!
Dennis, Friday October 2020
Dynamic Positioning Simulator(Advanced DP)
Great class and everyone at MPT was professional and GREAT!
Gregory, Friday June 2019
Dynamic Positioning Simulator(Advanced DP)
Not much room for improvement. MPT was great 14 years ago and great today!
Scott, Thursday June 2016
Dynamic Positioning Simulator(Advanced DP)
Bernard is a great instructor and very knowledgeable
Quintynn, Thursday November 2014
Dynamic Positioning Simulator(Advanced DP)
Perfect, absolutely perfect! Bernard Charon is BY FAR the best instructor/teacher I have ever had. Keep up the good work MPT. I look forward to the next time I am back for more training.
Walter, Monday October 2013
Dynamic Positioning Simulator(Advanced DP)
Its a very nice place!! i never hear about this training center in Mexico, but now for sure you will see some Mexicans guys over here!!! thanks for this great opportunity!!
Fernando, Tuesday June 2013
Dynamic Positioning Simulator(Advanced DP)