DP time is currently logged on day periods, with a minimum of just two hours counting as a ‘DP day’. This is then signed off by a senior officer on an honesty basis.
Given the dramatically rising demand for DP operators, this system is open to significant abuse – and even when days are recorded with scrupulous accuracy, there is scope for a huge difference in the actual levels of experience and skill.
For example, the 120 days of sea time required for certification could mean anything from 240 hours to more than 1,400 hours of actual operational time.
The time that certified operators spend using the system can also vary dramatically, as can the conditions and challenges they experience.
Our innovative and patent pending system solves this problem by providing a detailed and accurate measurement of the actual hours that DPOs do and the vessels they work on.