Services DP Simulator

MOL DP Training Center

We have installed a dynamic positioning simulator with a Dynamic Positioning System in our head office.
The simulator is manufactured by Kongsberg, same as actual machine equipment's on the vessel, and trained as if trainees operate an actual ship.
We are not only provide providing DP operation training for seafarers and engineers within the MOL Group, but also provide training that meets the requirements of our customers, such as offshore wind power generation and special vessels for offshore development.

As Japan's first training center certified by The Nautical Institute (Headquarters: UK), we provide the following training and can issue a training certificate, which is essential for acquiring DP operator qualification.

We also provide our original training for special vessels involved in offshore wind power and ocean development.


Information

Dynamic Positioning Simulator (240° view)
Cable-laying ship
(Photo courtesy: KDDI Cable Ship Co., Ltd.)
SOV (Service Operation Vessel)
DP Introduction Course Classroom
How to apply
Please send the following by e-mail.
To: MOLMEC-DPTC@molgroup.com
Subject: Hope to take DP XXXXX course
- Desired date and time
- Student Name, Rank, and Date of birth
- Student Email address
- Your company name (if applying on a company basis)
- Attach Copy of your valid STCW Certificate of Competency

Course Guide

MOL DPTC Original Course

1. DP Familiarization Course for Japanese


NI Accredited Courses

Attach〔DPO Flowchart〕

1. DP Induction Course: Basic Course of DP Maneuvering

Please visit 2024-the-nautical-institute-certification-and-accreditation-standard-volume-1.pdf (nialexisplatform.org) Section 1.6 Minimum requirements(P8), SECTION 3: Offshore Training Scheme (P16) and "Annex A – DP Induction Course"(P39) for detail.

(1) Minimum Qualification - To take the course you must have
  • ①One of the below STCW qualifications.
    Deck Regulation Ⅱ/1 ‐ Ⅱ/2 ‐ Ⅱ/3 Deck.
    Engine Regulation Ⅲ/1 – Ⅲ /2 – Ⅲ/3 – Ⅲ/6 Engine.
    ETOs Regulation Ⅲ/6.
    STCW DEFINITION
    Ⅱ/1 Deck Deck Officers in charge of a navigational watch on ships of 500gt or more
    Ⅱ/2 Deck Master or chief mate on ships of 500gt or more
    Ⅱ/3 Deck Deck Officers in charge of a navigational watch and Masters on ships of less than 500gt
    Ⅲ/1 Engine Officers in charge of an engineering watch in a manned engine-room or designated duty engineers in a periodically unmanned engine-room
    Ⅲ/2 Engine Chief engineer officers and second engineer officers on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 3,000kW propulsion power or more
    Ⅲ/3 Engine Chief engineer officers and second engineer officers on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of between 750kW and 3,000kW propulsion power
    Ⅲ/6 ETO Electro-technical officer
  • ②Cadet, Ratings
    • Prospective offshore DPOs on the new scheme who are in the process of training for an STCW certificate may complete the DP Induction Course (Phase A), the 60 DP sea time days (Phase B) and the DP Simulator Course (Phase C). The remaining 60 DP sea time days (Phase D) and the subsequent suitability sign-off (Phase E) must be completed only after they hold an appropriate STCW Certificate of Competency.
    • Candidates who completed Phase B when they were a cadet are not allowed to claim for STR in Phase D of the training scheme and must complete a minimum of 60 DP sea time days in Phase D.
  • ③Anyone interested in DP
    Those who do not have a marine license can also take this course, but there will be no online exam on the final day. We do not issue NI DPO logbooks.
    Those who attend for 5 days will receive a MOLDPTC original theory completion certificate.
(2) Training content

This is the first course in the Nautical Institute (NI) DP Operator Certification Scheme.
This course will help you understand the following principles of DP:

  • This course involves both theory and practice on a simulated DP system and covers the following topics: Principles of DP
  • Elements of the DP system
  • Practical operation of the DP system
  • Position reference systems
  • Environment sensors and ancillary equipment.
  • Power generation, supply and Propulsion.
  • DP operations.
(3) Training Period

Day 1 8:30-17:30
Day 2 8:30-17:30
Day 3 8:30-17:30
Day 4 8:30-17:30
Day 5 8:30-12:00 (Depending on the test result and the course progress)

(4) Online assessment

In order to be awarded a certificate of completion for the Induction Course the trainee must pass an online assessment at the training center. The online assessment will consist of 40 questions.
Students who fail at the first attempt are allowed to have another two attempts within six months of the first attempt; however, the second attempt must be undertaken within 96 hours of the first attempt. Failing these three initial attempts, the student is required to repeat the Induction Course and undertake the assessment again.

(5) Course Certificate

On successful completion of the Induction Course and online assessment, the trainee Dynamic Positioning Operator will be issued with a Course Certificate and a Nautical Institute Dynamic Positioning Operator's logbook.

(6) Course Tuition Fee per person

JPY 330,000 (JPY 363,000incl. tax)
* Please note even if he/she fail the exam after three attempts, there will be no refunds.

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2. DP Simulator Course: Course of DP ship handling

Please visit 2024-the-nautical-institute-certification-and-accreditation-standard-volume-1.pdf (nialexisplatform.org) "Annex B – DP Simulator Course"(P53) for detail.

(1) Minimum Qualification - To take the course you must have

DP induction course certificate completed within the past five years
At least 60 days of DP ship boarding history.

(2) Training content

This course principally involves simulated DP operations, including errors, faults and failures, giving the participants the opportunity to apply the lessons learnt in both the Induction Course and subsequent DP sea time days. It covers the following topics:

Practical operation of the DP system
DP Operations
DP alarms, warnings and emergency procedures.

(3) Training Period

Day 1 8:30-17:30
Day 2 8:30-17:30
Day 3 8:30-17:30
Day 4 8:30-17:30
Day 5 8:30-12:00 (Depending on the test result and the course progress)

(4) Assessment
  • ①Online assessment (Day 5)
    In order to be awarded a certificate of completion for the Simulator Course the trainee must pass an online assessment at the training center. The online assessment will consist of 30 questions.
    Students who fail at the first attempt are allowed to have another two attempts within six months of the first attempt; however, the second attempt must be undertaken within 96 hours of the first attempt.
    Failing these three initial attempts, the student is required to repeat the Simulator Course and undertake the assessment again.
  • ②Practical assessment
    Each candidate is required to demonstrate their competence to perform the tasks listed in the DP Set-up Practical Assessment Table.
(5) Course Certificate

On successful completion of this course, the trainee Dynamic Positioning Operator will be issued with a Course Certificate and a recorded in Simulator course section of Dynamic Positioning Operator’s logbook.

(6) Course Tuition Fee per person

JPY 385,000 (JPY 423,500 incl. tax)
* Please note even if he/she fail the exam after three attempts, there will be no refunds.

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3. DP Sea Time Reduction Course: A course to shorten DP ship boarding history

Please visit 2024-the-nautical-institute-certification-and-accreditation-standard-volume-1.pdf (nialexisplatform.org) "Annex C – DP Sea Time Reduction Course"(P80) for detail.

(1) Minimum Qualification - To take the course you must have

DPO Logbook with completion of DP Induction Course, 60 days DP Sea time record, task, and DP simulator course taken within past 5 years.

* If completed, this course is counted as 30 days DP Sea time, and will reduce 30 days of Phase D.

(2) Training content

It is a course that carries out DP vessel manoeuvring of light to moderate complexity under DP control with due consideration for operational safety of the DP vessel, analyzes the manoeuvring method and suggests improvements.

(3) Training Period

Day 1 8:30-17:30
Day 2 8:30-17:30
Day 3 8:30-17:30
Day 4 8:30-17:30
Day 5 8:30-17:30

(4) Course Certificate

On successful completion of this course, the trainee Dynamic Positioning Operator will be issued with a Course Certificate and a recorded in STR section of Dynamic Positioning Operator's logbook.

(5) Course Tuition Fee per person

JPY 440,000 (JPY 484,000 incl. tax)

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4. DP Revalidation Course: Revalidation course for DPOs who was on board DP vessel less than 30 days in past 5 years

For the rule of revalidation, please visit 2024-the-nautical-institute-certification-and-accreditation-standard-volume-1.pdf (nialexisplatform.org)
"Section 6: Revalidation criteria and conversion routes for DP certificates"(P29), and DPO time line.
For detail of this course, please visit "Annex F – DP Revalidation Course"(P114)

(1) How to revalidate
  • (A) If the DPO/DPVM has 150 days or more DP sea-time, within a period of five years
    ① have to sit The NI Revalidation Course online exam and complete a minimum of four years of The NI-approved CPD programme
    or
    ② complete The NI DP Refresher Course
  • (B) If the DPO/DPVM has 30 days or more DP sea time:
    The NI DP Refresher Course has to be completed.
  • (C) If the DPO/DPVM has no DP sea-time or less than 30 days:
    They must complete The NI DP Revalidation Course.
    When revalidating by means of the Revalidation Course for a second or subsequent time, a minimum of 28 DP sea time days will be required to revalidate. This DP time may be completed prior to or after the Revalidation Course.
  • (D) If a DP professional has been engaged in an occupation The NI considers to be equivalent to the necessary sea service (ie DP surveyor, DP consultant, DP auditor, DP superintendent, DP supervisor), revalidation of their DP Certificate will require a minimum of 150 days in the activity claimed in the preceding five years. Please contact NI for detail.
(2) Minimum Qualification - To take the course you must have

Certified DP operator license.
The original DPO Certificate should be presented at the DP Centre where the Revalidation Course is completed.
※The Revalidation Course may be completed up to six months before the revalidation date set by the NI.
The course will be valid for a period of 12 months only, in which the DPO must send in an application into the NI.
If the participant is completing the course for the first time, there is no minimum DP sea time requirement.
If the participant is completing the course for a second or subsequent time, a minimum of 28 DP sea time days will be required to revalidate. This DP time may be completed prior to or after the Revalidation Course.

(3) Training content

This course provides:
Knowledge of the latest rules and regulations
Latest information on various sensors and positioning systems
Incidents involving the latest relevant DPs, the cause of their occurrence
Various alarms and informational messages
Operational planning, risk assessment and hazard identification tasks
How to setup DP system for specific tasks/operations
How to respond to a system failure

(4) Training Period

Day 1 8:30-17:30
Day 2 8:30-17:30
Day 3 8:30-17:30
Day 4 8:30-17:30
Day 5 8:30-17:00

(5) Assessment
  • ①Online assessment (Day 5)
    In order to be awarded a certificate of completion for the Simulator Course the trainee must pass an online assessment at the training center. The online assessment will consist of 30 questions.
    Students who fail at the first attempt are allowed to have another two attempts within six months of the first attempt; however, the second attempt must be undertaken within 96 hours of the first attempt.
    Failing these three initial attempts, the student is required to repeat the Simulator Course and undertake the assessment again.
  • ②Practical assessment
    Each candidate is required to demonstrate their competence to perform the tasks listed in the DP Set-up Practical Assessment Table.
(6) Course Certificate

On successful completion of this course, the trainee Dynamic Positioning Operator will be issued with a Course Certificate and a recorded in Revalidation section of Dynamic Positioning Operator's logbook.

(7) Course Tuition Fee per person

JPY 385,000 (JPY 423,500 incl. tax)
* Please note even if he/she fail the exam after three attempts, there will be no refunds.

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5. DP Refresher and Competency Assessment Course: Revalidation course for DPOs who was on board DP vessel more than 30 days in past 5 years

Please visit 2024-the-nautical-institute-certification-and-accreditation-standard-volume-1.pdf (nialexisplatform.org) "Annex G – Refresher and Competency Assessment Course" (P134) for course detail.
For the rule of revalidation, please visit “Section 6: Revalidation criteria and conversion routes for DP certificates”(P29), and DPO Timeline.

(1) Minimum Qualification - To take the course you must have

Certified DP operator license.
The original DPO Certificate should be presented at the DP Centre where the Refresher Course is completed.
If the DPO has 30 days or more DP sea time, then the DP Refresher and Competency Assessment Course may be completed up to six months before the revalidation date set by The NI. The course will be valid for a period of 12 months only, in which the DPO must send an application to The NI.,

(2) Course Aims

At the end of the course, the student should:

  • Have acquired knowledge of the latest rules and regulations.
  • Have acquired knowledge of the latest developments within sensors and PRS.
  • Have acquired knowledge of the latest relevant DP incidents and why they occurred.
  • Be able to recognise the various alarm, warning and information messages.
  • Be able to carry out operational planning, risk assessment and hazard identification tasks.
  • Be able to set up the DP system for a particular task/operation.
  • Be able to decide on courses of action because of systems failure.
(3) Training Period

Day 1 8:30-17:30
Day 2 8:30-17:30
Day 3 8:30-17:30
Day 4 8:30-17:30
Day 5 8:30-17:00

(4) Assessment
  • ①Online assessment (Day 5)
    In order to be awarded a certificate of completion for the Simulator Course the trainee must pass an online assessment at the training center. The online assessment will consist of 30 questions.
    Students who fail at the first attempt are allowed to have another two attempts within six months of the first attempt; however, the second attempt must be undertaken within 96 hours of the first attempt.
    Failing these three initial attempts, the student is required to repeat the Simulator Course and undertake the assessment again.
  • ②Practical assessment
    Each candidate is required to demonstrate their competence to perform the tasks listed in the DP Set-up Practical Assessment Table.
(5) Course Certificate

On successful completion of this course, the trainee Dynamic Positioning Operator will be issued with a Course Certificate and a recorded in Revalidation section of Dynamic Positioning Operator's logbook.

(6) Course Tuition Fee per person

JPY 385,000 (JPY 423,500 incl. tax)
* Please note even if he/she fail the exam after three attempts, there will be no refunds.

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6. Key Technical DP Personnel (The DP Vessel Maintainer Course): Understand the redundancy concept for DP operations for technical staff

Flowchart-DPVM

Please visit The Nautical Institute Certification and Accreditation Standard - Vol 1 - Training and Certification - V1 - January 2023-QM (nialexisplatform.org) "Annex Ⅰ – 6. Training and Certification Scheme for Key Technical DP Personnel (the DP Vessel Maintainer Course)" (P156) for detail.

(1) Minimum Qualification - To take the course you must have

STCW Regulation
Ⅲ/1 – Ⅲ /2 – Ⅲ/3 – Ⅲ/6 Engine and Regulation Ⅲ/6 for ETOs
The Nautical Institute will also accept anyone on a case by case basis that holds a technical officer's position on any DP vessel.
This does not include ratings. The training center theory part and NI online exam for the course may also be attended by relevant shore-based Technical staff and DPO and technical Cadets to improve their knowledge and they can be issued a certificate of completion (Theory Only).
To be issued a Key Technical DP Personnel Certificate (The DP Vessel Maintainer' Course Certificate) you must be serving as part of the vessel Technical staff. i.e. Engineer or ETO.

(2) Training content

The course is designed to provide technical staff with the knowledge required to understand the redundancy concept for DP operations. The course is for technical staff who have a good knowledge of ships systems and therefore only covers the redundancy aspect of onboard systems to ensure safe DP operations.
A DP vessel depends on redundancy of all systems onboard to ensure safe operations. Technical staff need to be able to identify the correct redundant set-up of all systems, identify loss of redundancy in any system and therefore understand when a vessel may have to suspend operations. (NI Standard P173)
This course is essentially a course with practical guidance and information and provides training and qualifications for engineers, engine officers and ETO if part of the ships technical team.
The course consists of theory and practical exercises structured around the safe operation of DP ships, DP classes, design of DP installations, propulsion machinery, auxiliary systems and power generation machinery. (NI Standard P183)

(3) Training Period

Day 1 8:30-17:00
Day 2 9:00-17:00
Day 3 9:00-17:00
Day 4 9:00-17:00
Day 5 9:00-17:00

(4) Assessment
  • ①Online assessment (Day 5)
    In order to be awarded a certificate of completion for the Simulator Course the trainee must pass an online assessment at the training center. The online assessment will consist of 40 questions.
    Students who fail at the first attempt are allowed to have another two attempts within six months of the first attempt; however, the second attempt must be undertaken within 96 hours of the first attempt.
    Failing these three initial attempts, the student is required to repeat the Simulator Course and undertake the assessment again.
  • ②Practical assessment
    Each candidate is required to demonstrate their competence to perform the tasks listed in the DP Set-up Practical Assessment Table.
(5) Course Certificate

On successful completion of this Course and online assessment, the trainee will be issued with a Course Certificate and a Nautical Institute Dynamic Positioning VM logbook.

(6) Course Tuition Fee per person

JPY 495,000 (JPY 544,500 incl. tax)
* Please note even if he/she fail the exam after three attempts, there will be no refunds.

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MOL DPTC Original Course

1. DP Familiarization Course for Japanese

日本語によるDP入門コース開講のご案内

(1) Minimum Qualification - To take the course you must have:

Everyone who wants to improve their basic knowledge about DP

  • ①Maritime engineers who want to acquire preliminary knowledge to obtain NI certification qualifications
  • ②People who want to acquire basic knowledge about DP, regardless of whether they are seafarers or not.
(2) Course outline
  • 2 days course by Japanese Instructor
    Day 1: 9:00-17:00
    Day 2: 9:00-17:00
  • The course is mainly structured in accordance with the lecture content of the NI (Nautical Institute) DP Induction Course by Japanese instructors.
  • Face-to-face course. (There are no online courses)
  • There will be a minimum of 2 participants.
    ①DP system overview
    ②Ship motion (6 degrees of freedom)
    ③DP components, DP classes
    ④Position Reference System
    ⑤DP console operation method
    ⑥Sensor
    ⑦Thruster generator
(3) Course Tuition Fee per person

JPY 165,000(JPY 181,500 incl. tax)

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Offshore Vessel Training Courses (ClassNK Accredited)

* Courses below are conducted in English

1. SERVICE OPERATION VESSEL (WALK TO WORK) COURSE

(1) Course Outline

This is a DP ship operation training course for the crew of Service Operation Vessel. This vessel connects offshore wind power generation facilities helping to safely transport crew members to wind power generation facilities.
There will be classroom lectures, practical skills using a DP simulator.

(2) Minimum Qualification

DPO, Trainee DPO
* The course will be conducted assuming that trainees have experience operating DP Vessel.

(3) Duration 4 days

Day 1 8:40-17:00
Day 2 9:00-17:00
Day 3 9:00-17:00
Day 4 9:00-17:00

(4) Course Certificate

Course completion certificates will be awarded on the last day to trainees who attended more than 90% of the courses.

(5) Course Tuition Fee per person

JPY 700,000(JPY 770,000 incl. tax)

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2. SELF ELEVATING PLATFORM VESSEL(JACK-UP) FAMILIARIZATION COURSE

(1) Course Outline

This course aims to deepen your understanding of SELF ELEVATING PLATFORM VESSEL(JACK-UP), which transport and install heavy objects by safely erecting pillars at predetermined locations on the seabed.

  • Features / Mechanisms / Maintenance
  • Marine transportation standards
  • Overview, Purpose, and Operation of jack-up rig
  • Training of Leg seabed penetration
  • SEP Stability Calculation
  • Response to unforeseen situations on SEP ships
  • Risks and safety of SEP ships

There will be classroom lectures, practical skills using a DP simulator.

(2) Minimum Qualification

Deck officers, Engineers, Any interested parties (seafarers/shore workers)
* This course is for those who have basic knowledge of ships.
Especially for those who want to acquire knowledge about the operation of platforms, barges and self-propelled vessels with jack-up systems.

(3) Duration 4 days

Day 1 8:40-17:00
Day 2 9:00-17:00
Day 3 9:00-17:00
Day 4 9:00-17:00

(4) Course Certificate

Course completion certificates will be awarded on the last day to trainees who attended more than 90% of the courses.

(5) Course Tuition Fee per person

JPY 700,000(JPY 770,000 incl. tax)

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3. OFFSHORE SUPPORT VESSEL SHIP HANDLING COURSE

(1) Course Outline

This is a training course that specializes in manual vessel maneuvering required for offshore wind power operations.

  • Types of Offshore Support Vessels and industry history
  • Equipment and features installed on OSV (Thruster, Communication equipment, Engine room)
  • Ship maneuvering exercises using DP simulator

Our goal is to be able to do the following regarding offshore support vessels.

  • Propulsion equipment and ship handling
  • Manual maneuvering
  • Rules and safety standards
  • Arrival and departure from port, offshore installation, offshore wind power generation facilities, ship maneuvering under various sea conditions
  • Accident reporting and emergency response
(2) Minimum Qualification

Deck officers, DPO, Trainee DPO, Deck Cadets, Any interested parties (seafarers)

(3) Duration 4 days

Day 1 8:40-17:00
Day 2 9:00-17:00
Day 3 9:00-17:00
Day 4 9:00-17:00

(4) Course Certificate

Course completion certificates will be awarded on the last day to trainees who attended more than 90% of the courses.

(5) Course Tuition Fee per person

JPY 700,000(JPY 770,000 incl. tax)

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4. ANCHOR HANDLING COURSE

(1) Course Outline

Anchor handling is a series of complex tasks. Sometimes in stressful situations, you need to translate that knowledge into a physical response. This course will train you to act appropriately in any situation based on your knowledge.

The practical training will focus on the general handling of anchor handling tugs, with a particular focus on specific operations and performance.
During the simulator exercise, participants perform tasks in the roles of commander/winch operator captain/chief engineer. Before starting the exercise, participants are expected to do careful planning. Present and verify your plan to the instructor during a pre-operation briefing.
It is also important that the simulator operator acts and communicates with all relevant personnel.

(2) Minimum Qualification

Deck officers, DPO, Trainee DPO, Deck Cadets, Engineers

(3) Duration 4 days

Day 1 8:40-17:00
Day 2 9:00-17:00
Day 3 9:00-17:00
Day 4 9:00-17:00

(4) Course Certificate

Course completion certificates will be awarded on the last day to trainees who attended more than 90% of the courses.

(5) Course Tuition Fee per person

JPY 700,000(JPY 770,000 incl. tax)

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5. CABLE LAYING COURSE

(1) Course Outline

Emphasizes training and practical experience related to cable laying.
The lecture will provide an understanding of the components specific to DP system operation and cable installation. The knowledge, understanding and experience gained will contribute to the safe operation of cable-laying vessels, with due consideration to the safety of life at sea and the protection of the marine environment.
You will also learn about:

  • Cable-laying vessel design and specific equipment
  • Additional position reference system for use in cable laying
  • Approach offshore facilities according to procedures.
  • Operate the DP in auto-track mode during cable installation.
  • Operate DP in follow target mode.
(2) Minimum Qualification

DPO、Trainee DPO
* The course will be conducted assuming that trainees have experience operating DP Vessel.

(3) Duration 4 days

Day 1 8:40-17:00
Day 2 9:00-17:00
Day 3 9:00-17:00
Day 4 9:00-17:00

(4) Course Certificate

Course completion certificates will be awarded on the last day to trainees who attended more than 90% of the courses.

(5) Course Tuition Fee per person

JPY 700,000(JPY 770,000 incl. tax)

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