Dynamic Positioning

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  1. paradigm6

    paradigm6 New Member

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    What do the recent grads and current students need to do in order to work as DPOs? Or is it even important?
     
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    DP

    You need to take a Nautical Institute approved basic DP operator course and obtain 30 sea days of DP watching standing aboard a DP Class II or III vessel.
    As a midshipman you'd best be served taking DP basic either during your summer or after one of your sea years, preferably after the first sea year. I would then suggest during your second sea year argue like the devil with shipboard training to do 30 days on a Class III DP Ship (6th generation drillship preferably).

    Also it's not a must for hire but it helps to take HUET Training.

    The more training or sea time you have towards a DP Basic Certification helps obtain a great paying job.
     
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  3. paradigm6

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    Thank you for the clear directions. This helps.
     

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