US DP Training Lab Launches NI Accredited Course

Press Release
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
MPT DP Lab: Photo courtesy of MPT

US Nautical training school – 'Maritime Professional Training' – announce commencement of its first DP course accredited by Nautical Institute

Fort Lauderdale based Maritime Professional Training (MPT) has announced accreditation from The Nautical Institute as a Dynamic Positioning (DP) Training facility, joining authorized organizations both in the U.S. and worldwide to offer training in this specialized maitime skill. The inaugral course began recently.

MPT has completed installation of a state-of-the-art DP training lab utilizing Marine Technologies (MT) system software with multiple models to provide training on a full range of dynamic postioning system equipped vessels.The facility combines the latest simulation software from the Transas Group, with an integrated Electronic Chart Display & Information System.

The new Lab, with six individual training stations is designed to be one of the most comprehensive currently available anywhere in the world. MPT’s design will allow one student per station for maximum hands-on experience during training. Students will gain a real-world experience with the bridge radar, the Transas and ECDIS systems, the ship’s conning display and the vessel’s visual channel, all incorporated into each

MPT will offer both the [Basic DP course as well as the Advanced DP course and will issue certificates of course completion which are necessary for students to qualify for application to the Nautical Institute for certification. The Nautical Institute is the international accreditation organization for certification of DP training centers and DP professionals.

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