Top 14 Maritime Institutes Providing Dynamic Positioning (DP) Courses in Asia

A Career in Dynamic Positioning is highly professional and sought-after one. To get a job on a dynamic positioning ship, a person has to go through a specialized training, which is offered by very few maritime training institutes around the world. In this article, there are top 14 dynamic positioning courses providing institutes in Asia. These are the finest institutes for DP courses in Asia offering different types of maritime courses, apart from DP courses.

I.      Bibby Ship Management: An international institute with training centres all over South Asia, the Bibby Ship Management institute offers a wide array of maritime courses in dynamic positioning. Ranging from a course to familiarise the prospective students to the concept, the institute offers a basic course, a dynamic positioning simulator course and a technical course to aid the students in dynamic positioning training.

II.    Pan-Arab E-Navigation: The first institute to be established in the Arabian land, the academy offers four distinct DP courses – starting from a basic course to one that provides training for a prospective dynamic positioning operator.

III.  C-Mar (Singapore): The C-Mar institute has branches all across the globe. One of its famous institute branches is located in Singapore which is regarded to be among the best dynamic positioning training institutes of the world. The C-Mar institute provides five DP courses, including a refresher course in the DP system.

  •  C-Mar (India): The Indian branch of the C-Mar group is located in Mumbai and offers five DP maritime courses. At present, the C-Mar Indian institute in India is the only Indian institute that offers dynamic positioning training in two different training modules.

IV.   L3 DP & CS: The Singaporean branch of L3 DP & CS offers excellent training in dynamic positioning systems. The benefit of the most important certification from the international nautical institute, adds yet another feather in the L3 DP & CS cap.

V.     Excellence & Competency Training Center, Inc.: The training centre, located in Philippines, offers two maritime courses in dynamic positioning vessels training. The center was established in the year 2001 and is regarded as being one of the best marine training institutes having the reputed DNV backing.

VI.   Kongsberg: A well-known name across the world for its dynamic positioning systems and dynamic positioning training, the Kongsberg training institute is located in Singapore. Additionally, it also has branches all over the world to provide training for DP courses.

VII.  Bourbon Maritime Center: The centre was established with a single-minded purpose to offer the best training for dynamic positioning. Located in Manila, Philippines, the centre is the only one in the country to be given certification status to rate institutes and centres offering DP courses.

VIII. Yak DP Training Centre: The Indian institute is the first in the country to get the Nautical Institute accreditation. Located in Mumbai, the training centre offers an in-depth training in dynamic positioning vessels.

IX.    Swire Marine Training Centre: The Singaporean training centre was established in 2007 and since then has been providing avant-garde maritime courses in dynamic positioning.

X.      Oceans XV Nautical Services Ltd.: The Indian training centre, located in New Delhi, offers two courses – basic and advanced  – and both with the prestigious nautical institute accreditation.

XI.    Norwegian Training Centre: The dynamic positioning training centre is based in the Filipino capital and offers two maritime courses in dynamic positioning. The training centre has been amalgamated into the Norwegian Maritime Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. since May 1990 and is regarded to be one of the best dynamic positioning vessels training in this part of the world.

XII.  Maritronics Service: The training centre has been in operation in the Middle-East since the past three decades and has been providing excellent training facilities in dynamic positioning systems.

XIII.  IMOSTI: An acronym for the International Maritime and Offshore Safety Training Institute, the training centre is located in Philippines. The training centre is well-known for the dynamic positioning operator course with an accreditation from the nautical institute.

XIV.  EMAS: A training institute based in Singapore, EMAS offers a dynamic positioning simulator course along with a basic course to induct an individual about dynamic positioning systems.

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  1. dear sirs
    i like to learn more about dynamic positioning vessel ,because i am a captain of anchor handling vessel and also after i improve my english languge ,i take part in basice and advance class .
    please if possible send me a file of DP operation and DP book to my email
    many thanks
    in my countery we can not find this book for prepare myself to be ready and take part in DP class
    capt. korani in iran

  2. good evening,
    i m 19 years old.
    i m pursuing my cadet ship training on container vessel, but i m looking forward to build my career in dynamic positioning world. so it will be very grateful if u can guide me accordingly.

  3. hi
    iam writing to inform you that i have none limited master certificate & also joined two ocean going vessels as a master & i like to attend the dp course in india .
    but i need more information that which course is more essential for me to starting the basic.
    also to gathering the effective certificate how many course is necessary to attending.

    i would be happy to have an opportunity to attending the course with your institute.

    an early reply would be appriciated.

    your sincerely

  4. My partner is so interested to learn about dynamic positioning hope you could help him broader his knowledge about dp thank a lot

  5. I am master on board presently its essential for me to attend the course dynamic pUosition System since my company make it compulsory.
    Warm regards
    Master ff1

  6. Already i am working in vessel electrical engineer i want study in DP course so now which course is better.

  7. Currently I am working as E/E on Container vessel. I wanna join DP vessel as E/E. So which course i have to do whether it is DP training and maintenance course or DP( introduction) basic course or the both course?

    Best Regards,
    E/E Rohit

  8. Good day,

    Kindly note that I am master on chemical tankers. Looking for change to DP vsl.can you pls advise me how to go about and which all companies employ you.

    Waiting for your reply.

    Capt.Vikrant Sud

  9. Dear sir
    Iam a class 3 engineer working onboard a mini bulk/tanker vessel in PNG.
    Iam really interested in learning about DP maintenance, could you please give me directions to how I can manage to get a course. I prefer somewhere close, Aussie or Philipines.
    Inbox me on my email account..
    Thank you very much

  10. @ Vikrant,

    You need to go through Dynamic Position Advanced training (DP Simulator – minimum requirement). There are few reputed companies in India operating and Manning DP vessels- SCI, Thome Shipping India, Hind Offshore, OSM Maritime etc.

    Please note that DP Vessel sea time calculation is different for DP 1 and DP 2/ DP 3 vessels.

  11. Am working in a vessel as instrumentation and control electrical engineer I want to study (dynamic position) DP course so now which course is better.

  12. i want to join dp vessel working main fleet last 12 years as a electrical officer.i did 3 years diploma in electrical engg.please let me know what courses i will did for dp vessel

  13. I would like to join DP vessel , last 14 years working as a electrical officer on tankers I did Marine Engineer Class 3 please let me know which course have to do and job opportunities
    Thanks & best Regards
    Biju Job

  14. Good Day Sir,
    Sir currently i m sail on sea going bulker as 3rd officer.Sir now i want to join the DP vessel for my best carier.I have class-III COC.So plz tell me which courses i need for DP vessel.
    Best Rrgards

  15. Dear Sir,

    No sea experience , moreover, l can’t even swim, but l want to be a DP. Aged 49 yrs. Please, am l qualified?

  16. from Malaysia, would like to pursue Dynamic Positing Basic Course, please advice the nearest center i may proceed this course and with affordable fees since i’am only with first year in this career.

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  18. Sir pls i av my degree in a different field but now wishes to join the marin world and also do this dp course pls i will be greatful if u share wit me things i need to know about the dp course thanks

  19. Dear Sir,
    Am from Ghana but reside in Malaysia.Pls I have degree in Commerce and don’t no because am interested in Marine and want to School in Marine please advise me on the program to undertake and more.


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  21. my name is okon john, i am a nigerian, i need the address of an institution in canada where i can do this dp maintainance course

  22. I am a fresher (B.E Marine Engineering) , how can I start my career with Dp

  23. Dear sir,
    I’m fresher MEO Ncv cl iv can I do D P maintenance course In advance for jobs in D p vessel, previously having Experienced as Motorman on DSV, Sunsea more than 10years will I get job

  24. Good day Sir,
    I’m Christopher O. Porio, I am 36 yrs old. I am 3rd officer for almost 2yrs, my experience was on bulk carrier, container, and lpg vessel, I just want to ask how to start as dynamic positioning officer, I am interested so that I can add more experience in my sea career,

  25. Good day sir/ma, please I want to enroll in DPO I need a center in Africa and price thanks best regard.

  26. Good day,

    Dear sir I am ETO Faisal Khan from Pakistan I want to do dp maintenance course online.
    Can you advise me that I can do from your institute if I do how much charges for this course online.

  27. Hello
    I’m a limited 2nd officer (GT<3000 and near coastal voyages).
    Is it possible for me to attend DP courses? And if i receive that certificate, is there any job opportunities for me with this COC?
    And what shall i do, to start to be a DPO. Because i guess its impossible to joining on a DP vessel, without basically experiences.

  28. Hi I am Second Officer I have sailled on Oil tanker from Last 10 year.Now I am looking to Change from Main Fleet to DP Offshore vessel kindly Tell me Wh
    at to do IF I Want to join DP vessel..

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