Archives: September 2015


September 23, 2015 5:17 am Published by Leave your thoughts

In an impassioned speech at this year’s Asian Dynamic Positioning Conference in Singapore, Farstad Shipping Offshore Simulation Centre’s senior DP instructor, Mark Pointon, called for a radical revamp in training, certification and verification. He also issued a clarion call for the Dynamic Positioning Training Executive Group (DPTEG) to become an entirely independent consulting group. Read the rest of this entry »

GET ALONG TO Offshore Marine Crewing Conference

September 14, 2015 5:24 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Being held in Oslo 8 – 9 October, The Offshore Marine Crewing Conference is bridging the gap between technology advances and crewing competency. IDPOA is proud to support the conference and is sure that it will be an amazing event.

What to expect from Offshore Marine Crewing?

  • DOF Subsea reveal how they retain competency during this tough market
  • Benchmark your training standards and explore specialised programmes for crane operators and DPOs
  • Havila Shipping ASA and ABC Maritime discuss the opportunities for crewing during the fluctuant oil price
  • Axis Offshore reveal their innovative recruitment techniques using psychometric testing for the accommodation market
  • Hear from entrants and experienced officers on their expectations and experiences as an officer

IDPOA members can receive 20% discount when quoting Read the rest of this entry »


September 9, 2015 6:48 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Cosco Corporation (Singapore) Limited has spoken on the announcement in relation to the dynamic positioning 3 (DP3) Deepwater Drillship construction contractbetween Cosco (Dalian) Shipyard Co., Ltd. (Cosco Dalian) (a subsidiary of the Company’s 51 percent owned subsidiary, Cosco Shipyard Group Co., Ltd) and Dalian Deepwater Developer Ltd. Read the rest of this entry »