6. February 2017

How to Become a Dynamic Positioning Operator With an Unlimited Certificate

The energy companies have stopped many offshore projects, where DP operators were needed due to the global oil crisis. Thus, finding a vacancy is nowadays rather complicated, despite the expanding gas carrier market (VLGC). However, you may feel it is the right time to invest in training for a new qualification. There are still rigs out there which […]
22. June 2015

Dynamic Positioning: Should I rely on DP 2 or DP 3?

In the last article, we pointed out why the offshore industry needs dynamic positioning and what challenges shipping companies are facing as a result. However, there is an even safer dynamic positioning system called “DP 3.” As described before DP 2 is used in avoiding a fatal single point of failure by providing the ship with redundant systems. […]
17. June 2015

Dynamic Positioning: How it works and why the Offshore Industry needs it

What is the difference between “DP 1” and “DP 2,” and which challenges is the industry facing due to dynamic positioning systems? This article will try to answer these questions and will explain why DP is of utmost importance for the offshore industry. The article is based on the presentation of the Managing Director of E.R. Offshore, given […]