IMAT Training Center and Nautical College

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Offshore

We are the only ones in Italy and in the Mediterranean (very few in the world) to make courses for ships envolved in social operations, using Dynamic Positioning Systems.

OSV (code)

It is the code for operations with the 'supply vessel' and it is also the basic training for all the personnel embarked on the above mentioned units.


DP (Dynamic Position)

It is the Dynamic Positioning System, which enabled the ships to operate in every wind or sea conditions, remaining stopped in their position without the use of anchors.
The systems show all the ships's propellers (engine, fixed-blade screw propeller ,azimuthal screw e rudders), which are steered by only a system from the navigation bridge.
The system allow to make special operations with submarine robots (ROV) with Divers, maneuvers with special ships like Cables lay vessel, Pipe lay vessel, Dredges and Rock Dumpers.
We are the only ones to make operations in DP with 360° sight simulator class 1 and class 2 operations.

How the system appears on board

That's how the scheme of a DP consolle is on the sight

In it they are contained all the controls for the reference systems such as HPR LTW,FANBEAM,TOUTWIRE,GPS ARTEMIS, all controls of the boarding sensors and all the display of the boarding systems so that the operator can always check the position and the status of the propellers.


IMAT is accredited DP training providers by Nautical Istitute, with headquarters in London (The Nautical Institute is an international representative body for maritime professionals).
Nautical Institute managed training since its foundation in the mid-1980s and in cooperation with International Bodies has developed training criteria. It manages the DP Operator certification with accredited training centers.

Important news IMAT DP Training Scheme Information

The systems upgrades required for the new scheme are being worked out and will determine the implementation date which will be announced shortly. A transition period will allow all stakeholders to comply with the new scheme and guidelines will be issued to the industry and training providers to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible.
The current Dp Training Scheme will remain valid during the transition period.

For any information about the new requirements during the transition period contact
IMAT Office

Tel. 0039-081-5099303 , Fax. 0039-081-5099487 Email: info@itma.it

Important news about The Nautical Institute's new DP scheme and revalidation of DP certificates...

The review of The Nautical Institute's not-for-profit DP Operator training scheme has concluded.
For full details of the new scheme download the document from the Nautical Institute website
http://www.nautinst.org/en/dynamic-positioning/index.cfm

Important notice for DPOs: new online certification platform

DPOs can now access an upgraded online certification platform that is easier to use and caters for the additional requirements of the DP scheme.
To make an online application or to login to your DPO account please visit the NI Alexis Platform at: http://www.nialexisplatform.org

IMAT TRAINING CENTER “DYNAMIC POSITION” - booking process

The Nautical Institute DP training scheme is the Industry recognized, learning route to becoming a qualified Dynamic Positioning Operator (DPO).

Info for Take/Retake Dynamic Positioning Basic/Advanced Operator Course:

NOTE:
The Institute will implement the following criteria for entry onto the DP Operators Training Scheme
• The Minimum qualification will be set as STCW Regulation II/1 - II/2 - II/3 Deck and Regulation III/1 – III /2 – III/3 Engine and Regulation III/6 for ETOs
• Cadet (see Notes

STCW DEFINITION

II/1 Deck Officers in charge of a navigational watch on ships of 500 GRT or more.

II/2 Deck Master and chief mate on ships of 3,000 GRT or more.

II/3 Deck Officers in charge of a navigational watch and of Masters on ships of less than 500 GRT.

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 2nd engineer officers on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 3,000kW propulsion power or more.

III/3 Engine Chief engineer officers and 2nd engineer officers on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of between 750kW and 3,000kW propulsion power.

III/6 ETO Electro-Technical Officer

Alternative appropriate marine vocational qualifications (MVQs) will be considered on a case by case basis. The NI defines an MVQ as a non-STCW Certificate of Competency issued by a white list Maritime Administration for use in the administration’s local waters only.

Naval Officers with appropriate watch keeping qualifications and those whose qualification can be found on the approved list may be accepted into the training scheme without pre approval or reference to NI. The approved list can be found on the website http://www.nialexisplatform.org/dp-help-page/offshore/guidance-application/. It is recommended that training centres and prospective DPOs check the qualifications with The NI in case of any doubt.

Officer trainees (Cadets or ratings on a defined training programme)

Prospective Offshore DPOs on the New Scheme who are in the process of training for an STCW certificate may complete, the Induction course (Phase A), the 60 days DP sea time (Phase B) and the Simulator course (Phase C). The remaining 60 days of DP sea time training (Phase D) and the subsequent suitability sign-off (Phase E) shall only be completed after they hold an appropriate STCW Certificate of Competency.
Cadets are not allowed to claim for Sea Time Reduction (STR) in phase D of the training scheme.
Prospective DPOs on the Shuttle Tanker Scheme who are in the process of training for an STCW certificate may complete, the Induction Course (Phase 1), the 24 days sea time and 2 offshore loading operations (Phase 2), the task section (Phase 2) and the Simulator Course (Phase 3). The remaining phases shall only be completed after they hold an appropriate STCW Certificate of Competency.

These rules are effective from 1st January 2015 and reflect changes introduced from 1st January 2016 and apply to those who have already commenced training on the new scheme as well as new starters.
The time permitted to complete the training scheme for those who commenced the Induction course after 1st January 2015 is four years.

*Cadet: is the person who is in training to obtain the STCW Certificate of Competence.
**Trainee DPO: is the person who is starting the NI DP scheme and holds a STCW Certificate of Competence

DP BASIC OPERATOR COURSE 5 Days

The DP Basic Operator course is the first phase of the Nautical Institute (NI) DP Operator Certification Scheme. The course participants will be issued with the NI Dynamic Positioning Operator's Log Book at the end of the Basic Operator Course.
Entry requirements:
The Minimum qualification will be set as STCW Regulation II/1 - II/2 - II/3 Deck and
Regulation III/1 – III /2 – III/3 Engine and Regulation III/6 for ETOs
-Cadet (see notes)

Note:
• Prospective DPO’s (Prospective DPO: is a cadet*), on the New Scheme who are in the process of training for an STCW certificate may complete, the Induction course (Phase A), the 60 days DP sea time (Phase B) and the Simulator course (Phase C). The remaining 60 days of DP sea time training (Phase D) and the subsequent suitability sign-off (Phase E) shall only be completed after they hold an appropriate STCW Certificate of Competency.
“Cadets should present proof such as a LETTER from the company employing them or the college indicating that they are on STCW training before joining the basic course”

Cadet: is the person who is in training to obtain the STCW Certificate of Competence

Documents for Take/Retake Dynamic Positioning Basic Operator Course:
• Valid STCW Certificate (OOW Certificate) Regulation II/1-II/2-II/3 Deck and Engine, III/6 for ETOs (original)
• Valid Seaman’s Book (original)
• English Dictionary for online examination
• Passport , Personal and active e-mail address
• N.I.P. Code or Tax Identification Number (national identification number, national identity number, or national insurance number is used by the governments of many countries as a means of tracking their citizens, permanent residents, and temporary residents for the purposes of work, taxation, government benefits, health care, and other governmentally-related functions. The number will appear on an identity document issued by a country.)
• For CADET (Cadet: is the person who is in training to obtain the STCW Certificate of Competence)
Cadets should present proof such as a LETTER from the company employing them or the college indicating that they are on STCW training before joining the basic course (original)

In order to issue the new logbook to the student who has passed the online examination must came to the Training Center with the following additional documents:

• 2 photo 35mmx45mm (to insert in the Logbook)
• Personal details (Address-Country-Postcode-Email-Phone Number-Date of birth-
Passport number-CoC number-CoC Country-CoC date issue)

DP BASIC /INDUCTION STUDENTS ASSESSMENT

NEW DP ONLINE EXAMINATION SYSTEM FOR DP BASIC OPERATOR:

The examination system has been developed by the Nautical Institute and will assess students on knowledge of the principles of Dynamic Positioning.
The assessment consist of multiple choice question and must be done individually ,after the completion of the DP basic course at the Training Center. The exam will be mandatory from 1St February 2013 and the students must pass the assessment in order to take the Simulator/Advanced course. Result will be sent automatically to the Nautical Institute though integration of an online web systems developed by TestReach.
A pass result will be required for student to obtain a DP certificate.

HOW THE PROCEDURES SHOULD BE:
a) The student insert his/her personal details (see the attached pdf filePersonal Details) into the online examination system
b) Students will receive their own login and password at the email address
c) Then the Training Center can assign for each student the Login details to open the exam
after the completion of the course.
d) Once the Test is finished, the result is displayed. Result should be marked as pass or fail only.
e) The result should be printed off and kept by Training Center.

IF STUDENT FAILS?
If student fails the first attempt, he/she must undertake the second attempt within 96 hours at the same training centre that he/she has taken for the first attempt.

If student fails in the second attempts may decide to re-sit for the third attempt in the same Training Center or in another Training Center within 6 months.
After the second attempt if the student don’t pass the exam the Training Center issue only the Certificate of Course Attendance, this allow the student to complete the third attempts.

If student fails the third attempts or in the same Training Center or in another one he/she must repeat the Basic Course.

IF STUDENT PASS?
If student pass the exam at first attempt, the Training Center print the certificate of completion for the Basic Course and issue new DP Logbook to student.

If student pass the exam at second attempt, the Training Center print the certificate of completion for the Basic Course and issue new DP Logbook to student.

If student pass the exam at Third attempt, the Training Center print the certificate of completion for the Basic Course and issue new DP Logbook to student.

DP ADVANCED/SIMULATOR OPERATOR COURSE 5 Days

The DP Advanced Operator course is the third phase of the Nautical Institute (NI) DP Operator Certification Scheme. The course will be entered into the Nautical Institute DP Operator's log book.
Entry requirements:
The Minimum qualification will be set as STCW Regulation II/1 - II/2 - II/3 Deck and
Regulation III/1 – III /2 – III/3 Engine and Regulation III/6 for ETOs

Documents for Take/Retake Dynamic Positioning Advanced/Simulator Operator Course:
• Valid STCW Certificate (OOW Certificate) Deck and Engine, III/6 for ETOs (original)
• Valid Seamen Book (original)
• English Dictionary for online examination
• Passport , e-mail address registered at Nautical Institute
• N.I.P. Code or Tax Identification Number (national identification number, national identity number, or national insurance number is used by the governments of many countries as a means of tracking their citizens, permanent residents, and temporary residents for the purposes of work, taxation, government benefits, health care, and other governmentally-related functions. The number will appear on an identity document issued by a country.)
• Original DP Basic Course Certificate
• Online Exam Result (only after January 2013 if applicable)

for those has started the DP Training Scheme BEFORE January 2015 with Green/Blue/Black DP Logbook:

• Original Green/Blue/Black DP LOGBOOK with Section B and Section C completed (a minimum of 30 days documented seagoing familiarization on a DP capable vessel. There must be no more than five years between the DP Advanced Operator Course and the DP Basic Operator Course).

for those has started the DP Training Scheme FROM January 2015 with Grey DP Logbook:
• Original Grey DP LOGBOOK with Phase B and Task Book completed. (There must be no more than four years between the DP Advanced Operator Course and the DP Basic Operator Course)

DP ADVANCED/SIMULATOR STUDENTS ASSESSMENT
FROM 1st JANUARY 2017

The DP Simulator Course has a three part assessment process. Two parts of the process are standard assessments that are delivered across all training centres. These include the DP Set-up Practical Assessment and an online multiple choice exam. The third part of the assessment process is the feedback given to students throughout the course, most often based on their performance on simulator exercises. This is accomplished through a formative assessment process that will vary from centre to centre.
Practical assessments are to be undertaken as the course progresses.
Practical Simulator Practical assessments will be accomplished as the course
Assessment progresses. Each candidate is required to demonstrate their competence to perform the tasks listed in the DP Set-up Practical Assessment Skills Table3.

The Control Sheet establishes the conditions under which the practical assessment occurs and the criteria against which the student’s performance will be measured.

• The Simulator Assessment Form for the practical assessment is to be used by the instructor/assessor when conducting assessments of the practical skills demonstration on the simulator.
• The instructor/assessor will observe the candidate for the demonstration of the skills listed in Nautical Institute’s DP Set-up Practical Assessment Skills Table and determine if the candidate passes or fails. The pass/fail result and date must be entered into the NITF system.

Online Assessment
Available from
January 2017 The online assessment will be accomplished at the end of the course.
The online assessment is designed to allow the student to demonstrate knowledge of DP systems, operations and faults and failures, by an online multiple-choice examination. The reference texts and materials will be made available for each student’s use. The online assessment is as follows:

The online assessment will consist of 30 questions and shall be completed in one hour with a pass mark of 70%.

Result will be sent automatically to the Nautical Institute though integration of an online web systems developed by TestReach.
(Assistance may be obtained from the instructor/assessor for clarification of the meaning of a question)

Re-Test Policy SIMULATOR PRACTICAL TEST: The DP Set-up Practical Assessment may not be retaken; it must be passed on the first attempt. If it is not passed on the first attempt, then the Simulator Course will need to be repeated.

SIMULATOR ONLINE TEST: 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.

Completion On successful completion of the Simulator Course, the DP Set-up Practical Assessment and the online assessment, the student will receive a course completion certificate and may return to sea to accumulate the sea time required for Phase D of the training program.

Non-completion If the student does not pass the DP Set-up Practical Assessment, he/she does not go on to take the online assessment and must retake the Simulator Course.

DP BASIC OPERATOR COURSE and ADVANCED/SIMULATOR COURSE
REPETED IF EXPIRED 5 DAYS

Documents for Retake Dynamic Positioning Basic/Advanced Operator Course:
• Valid STCW Certificate (OOW Certificate) Regulation II/1-II/2-II/3 Deck and Engine, III/6 for ETOs (original)
• Original DP Logbook
• Valid Seamen Book (original)
• Passport , e-mail address registered at Nautical Institute
• N.I.P. Code or Tax Identification Number (national identification number, national identity number, or national insurance number is used by the governments of many countries as a means of tracking their citizens, permanent residents, and temporary residents for the purposes of work, taxation, government benefits, health care, and other governmentally-related functions. The number will appear on an identity document issued by a country.)
• Any additional support document ,if any….

DP Revalidation Course 5 days:

New Course DP Revalidation Course at IMAT from June 2017, Nautical Institute Accreditation.
For additional Info:
Contact Italian Maritime Academy Technologies
Or visit
http://www.nialexisplatform.org/dp-help-page/dp-revalidation/
This course allows a certified DPO to revalidate without the sea time requirement when taken for the first time, or when taken after a subsequent revalidation with 150 DP sea time days. (point d.)

The following rules apply to revalidating DP Certificates (Offshore scheme) currently held. To revalidate a certificate one of the following criteria should be met:

a. If 150 days or more DP sea service is done within a period of five years, then the person needs to re-send the documents to the NI to receive a certificate with a new validity date.

b. If the DPO has less than 150 days of DP sea service within the preceding five years, then the person needs to do a Simulator Course and a minimum of 30 days DP sea service.

c. If no DP sea service was obtained within the period of the last five years, then the person would have to undertake a Simulator Course and do a minimum of 60 DP sea time days on a DP vessel to have his/her licence revalidated.

d. The DPO can take the Revalidation Course without sea time to revalidate.

The DP sea time shall be recorded in the NI, IMCA logbook or Revalidation Logbook, signed and stamped as the DP Master.

COURSE ASSESSMENT
Duration:
DP Revalidation Course: 5 days – includes a theoretical (online) and a practical assessment
A minimum of 34 hours of teaching and simulator time is required for this course which includes the time needed for the examination and assessments.
Each component must be completed successfully. There is no specific order in which they must be completed. After the course is completed, an entry will be made in the appropriate logbook.

Entryrequirements:
The minimum entry requirement is a DPO certificate issued by The NI. The original DPO certificate should be presented at the DP centre where the DP Revalidation Course is completed.
The Revalidation Course may be completed up to 6 months before the revalidation date set by the NI and will be valid for a period of 12 months only. 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 days DP sea time will be required to revalidate. This DP time may be completed prior to or after the Revalidation Course.
Where the participant subsequently revalidates by completion of the full sea time requirement of 150 DP sea time days the next revalidation may be undertaken as if for the first time.

Documents for Take Dynamic Positioning Revalidation Course:
• DPO CERTIFICATE: UNCLASSED’ , LIMITED AND UNLIMITED (original)
• DP Logbook or Revalidation Logbook (http://dp.nialexisplatform.org/Payment/RevalidationLogBook
• English Dictionary for online examination
• Passport
• e-mail address registered at Nautical Institute and Customer Number
• 2 photo 35mmx45mm
• N.I.P. Code or Tax Identification Number (national identification number, national identity number, or national insurance number is used by the governments of many countries as a means of tracking their citizens, permanent residents, and temporary residents for the purposes of work, taxation, government benefits, health care, and other governmentally-related functions. The number will appear on an identity document issued by a country.)

ONLINE ASSESSMENT
In order to be awarded a certificate of completion for the Revalidation Course the DPO must pass an online assessment at the training centre.
The exam is composed of multiple choice questions that have already been developed from the Basic /Induction Course and the Simulator Course. The online assessment will consist of 30 questions and shall be completed in one hour with a pass mark of 70%.
Students who fail 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. If the student fails these three attempts, they are student is required to repeat the Revalidation Course and undertake the assessment again.

PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT
The practical assessment must be done individually. The practical assessment shall include the following items which the student must pass to be awarded a certificate of completion for the Revalidation Course:
• Complete a DP Checklist
• Set up the vessel on DP
• Move the vessel from setup position to a worksite
• Deal with a system/sensor/thruster failure or environmental change (at least two)
The student must pass all the four items listed above.

Notes:
http://www.nialexisplatform.org/
The Nautical Institute Revalidation Logbook is now available for purchase for an introductory price of £25.00 (excluding VAT). This new logbook can be used for revalidation and conversion of a Nautical Institute DP Certificate and can be bought online here. For more information click here. http://www.nialexisplatform.org/dp-help-page/dp-revalidation/

SDP MAINTENANCE COURSE

Provide participants with knowledge of how to identify faulty units and exchange these with spares from stock onboard to bring the SDP system back into operation.
Gain sufficient knowledge of the system documentation so that they can perform correct periodic maintenance.
SDP System Cabling

DP AWARENESS COURSE NON-STCW students* 4 DAYS (Nautical Institute)
(For those who do not fit into the STCW regulation, such as Ballast Control Operator, Barge Supervisor or Offshore Managers and/or other non-Certificate of Competence qualified operators or onshore and offshore personnel)

Training centres will be authorized to accept them into the induction basic course under the following conditions:
Certificate issued for this course is “DP Awareness”.
o These students cannot obtain the NI logbook after the course.
o They cannot apply for a NI DP certificate. In case they decide to obtain the STCW Certificate of Competence in future, they will have to take the Induction/ Basic course stipulated by the Nautical Institute as part of the DP scheme. I. e, they will have to start the DP training from the beginning and follow all the training sequence set up in the NI standard.

Documents:
• Valid Personal Document
• N.I.P. Code or Tax Identification Number (national identification number, national identity number, or national insurance number is used by the governments of many countries as a means of tracking their citizens, permanent residents, and temporary residents for the purposes of work, taxation, government benefits, health care, and other governmentally-related functions. The number will appear on an identity document issued by a country.)

• Certificate of qualifications if any.
*Students: Any person, STCW qualified or not, who apply for a course.

DP AWARENESS (Familiarisation) Course 2,5 Days
In accordance with the latest IMCA Guidelines IMCA 117:
A generic DP familiarisation course is primarily for personnel requiring an understanding and awareness of DP operations but who otherwise would not be expected to operate the DP control system.
• Certificate issued for this course is “DP Awareness (Familiarisation)”. This guideline reflects the recognised industry standard for the training, competence and experience required of all key DP personnel on dynamically positioned (DP) vessels. IMCA 117 Rev.2 September 2016 Appendix 3

Documents:
• Valid Personal Document
• N.I.P. Code or Tax Identification Number (national identification number, national identity number, or national insurance number is used by the governments of many countries as a means of tracking their citizens, permanent residents, and temporary residents for the purposes of work, taxation, government benefits, health care, and other governmentally-related functions. The number will appear on an identity document issued by a country.)
- Certificate of qualifications if any.
Offshore Logbook IMCA if any.

REFRESHER TRAINING COURSE FOR KEY DP PERSONNELL
DP Competency and CPD
(Course time will be planned on case by case according the Certificate of qualification)

Refresher training is a fundamental requirement for all DP personnel;
The risk of skill fade can be mitigated by periods of formal refresher training.
Structured training plans should be developed by companies to ensure that all personnel have the best preparation to respond efficiently and effectively to all anticipated normal, potential abnormal and emergency DP operations;

Documents:
• Valid Personal Document
• N.I.P. Code or Tax Identification Number (national identification number, national identity number, or national insurance number is used by the governments of many countries as a means of tracking their citizens, permanent residents, and temporary residents for the purposes of work, taxation, government benefits, health care, and other governmentally-related functions. The number will appear on an identity document issued by a country.)
• Certificate of qualifications .

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