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Task Section Guidance - New Offshore Scheme

The Task Section of the logbook must be completed during Phase B of the New Offshore scheme. If the tasks are not completed, you will not be permitted to attend the DP Simulator Course.

Each task item must be completed and signed by the certified DPO on board the vessel who has been assigned to supervise you.  If the Master is the assigned certified DPO on board he/she must still complete and sign each item individually. The Master must also complete the Master’s sign off at the end of each task section.

If there is no certified DPO on board the vessel, the tasks cannot be signed off and additional time will need to be completed before moving onto the next Phase of the scheme (Phase C).

If you are the trainee DPO and also the Master on board, the certified DPO will need to sign the tasks off and then you will be able to sign as the Master below each of the task sections once they have been completed.

Dates in the task sections will be verified against dates of joining and leaving the vessel and according to the dates logged in the DP logbook. The tasks which are to be completed on active time must match with days recorded in the logbook as days on DP with a minimum of two hours per day on DP watch.
The Nautical Institute will also check these against the confirmation letter and may also contact the company for further verification.

Affecting logbook numbers with the range of 15OF0205001 and 15OF0210000

If you have been issued with an Offshore scheme logbook with a number between 15OF0205001 to 15OF0210000, please note the training centre which originally issued that logbook will be contacting you shortly. They will supply additional pages containing the sign-off sheets for tasks that are missing in those numbered logbooks only.

These extra task sheets will need to be filled in by the DPO and Master on board and added to your application when you are ready to apply for your certificate. If you have a logbook with one of the above numbers, these four tasks will be accepted if they are signed off during Phase D DP sea time. All other tasks must be completed during Phase B, as per the scheme standard. The application will be deemed unsuccessful if the tasks in the logbook are not signed off correctly.

Please see below circular for more information and copies of the additional pages.

Circular 007/2015 with additional task sections missing in the Offshore logbook.


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  1. Jenny Daintree

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