Archives: June 2015

USCG CHANGES WILL IMPACT DP MASSIVELY

June 26, 2015 5:57 am Published by Leave your thoughts

US Coast Guard’s (USCG) steps to write new rules for dynamic positioning (DP) vessels will be a ‘game changer’ for the offshore industry that will have ramifications worldwide. USCG plans to introduce regulations for DP vessels to follow in US waters that include rules on how ships are operated and tested. It also intends to produce regulations on how DP operator competence can be tested. Read the rest of this entry »

DNV ROLLING OUT DP COURSE APPROVALS

June 24, 2015 5:55 am Published by Leave your thoughts

DNV GL has certified three test centres for its dynamic positioning (DP) certification scheme that it created as a rival to the Nautical Institute (NI) programme. The classification society’s SeaSkill division has certified the Ship Modelling and Simulation Centre (SMSC) in Trondheim, the Simsea centre in Haugesund and Kongsberg Maritime’s test centre, all in Norway, to hand out DP tickets to qualified operators. Read the rest of this entry »

KONGSBERG BRINGS SEA TIME REDUCTION TO US

June 22, 2015 5:45 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Kongsberg Maritime’s training center in Houston, Texas has become the first maritime training facility in North America to offer the Nautical Institute-accredited Sea Time Reduction Course for dynamic positioning operators (DPO). Kongsberg Maritime already offers the course at its training facility in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The course reduces the time spent at sea required to achieve the Nautical Institute’s DPO certification by up to six weeks, through more focus on realistic simulation exercises on a Kongsberg Maritime full-mission K-Sim DP simulator. Read the rest of this entry »

CHANGES IN NI DP DEPARTMENT

June 17, 2015 7:39 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Regina

The Nautical Institute Director of Accreditation & Certification Services, Ms. Regina Bindao, has decided to develop her career in consultancy after seven years with The Nautical Institute. Ms. Bindao will leave at the end of August but will continue to provide consultancy services on a project basis to the Institute and other sectors of the industry.
Commenting on the changes, Philip Wake, Chief Executive of The Nautical Institute said: ‘In shipping, as in life, nothing remains the same for long and after four years of managing the increasing global demand from industry for our accreditation and certification services, Regina Bindao has decided to develop her career in a new and more independent direction and role. Regina joined the Institute in 2008 and has grown through the departments. Her good management skills consistently produced outstanding work and achievements in often challenging circumstances and services provided by this busy department. ‘
Recruitment for her successor is already underway.

KONGSBERG BOOK FIT FOR THE KING

June 8, 2015 5:21 am Published by Leave your thoughts

King Harald V of Norway passed by the Kongsberg Maritime stand during the opening day at Nor-Shipping 2015 to receive his copy of a brand new book that charts Kongsberg Maritime’s role in the development of Dynamic Positioning (DP) for the maritime and offshore industry. The book, titled ‘The Jewel in the Crown’, was launched Tuesday at a press conference during Nor-Shipping. Read the rest of this entry »