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, Brasil. The course reduces the time spent at sea required to achieve the Nautical Institute’s DPO certification by up to 6 weeks, through more focus on realistic simulation exercises on a Kongsberg Maritime full-mission K-Sim DP simulator.
Sea Time Reduction is an intensive five day simulator course wherein DPOs can earn significant credit towards DP certification. During the course, participants will work with practical scenarios based on real operations, training on planning and executing specific operations under varying simulated conditions. The scenarios will be run on a K-Pos DP System Class 3 in a full mission simulator environment connected to an advanced simulator control (NI Class A). K-Sim DP is a proven simulator platform, providing highly realistic training in terms of operational processes and life-like physical consoles and visual system.