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  • what do these stand for?

    DPO?
    AHT?
    PSV?
    SDPO?
    DP2?
    dwt?
    DCE?
    CEC?
    SDPO?
    DSV?

  • #2
    DPO - Dynamic Positioning Officer
    AHT - Anchor Handling Tug
    PSV - Platform Supply Vessel
    SDOP - Secondary Dynamic Positioning Operator (or senior)
    DP2 - Not sure
    DWT - Deadweight Tonnage
    DCE - Dangerous Chemical Endorsement
    CEC - Certificate of Equivalent Compentancy
    DSV - Deep Sea Vehicle

    Any others?
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    • #3
      DSV is Diver/ROV Support Vessel isn't it?
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      just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages
      down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for
      new vocabulary.' - James Davis Nicoll

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      • #4
        for a change a question on summit a bit different and easily answered sorry I had to add my 2p I am kinda bored and looking round
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        • #5
          DP2- Dynamic Positioning 2

          one more than DP and one less than DP3.............ok I thought it was funny, HOWEVER what it really means is the level of redundancy within the DP system egro DP2 is full redundancy and DP3 is just showing off (athough a real term!)
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          • #6
            Okay one question... how do i become a DPO? There pay is ridiculous like most of them are at least ?200 a day. Is it hard work and require a lot of training to be a DPO on for example a AHTS?

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            • #7
              You seem to be very hung up on making lots of money not that its a bad thing just remember all of us who helped you on your way at the very start
              you can take it with a pinch of salt, but i prefer it with a nip of whisky

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              • #8
                Originally posted by seanyo_82 View Post
                Okay one question... how do i become a DPO? There pay is ridiculous like most of them are at least ?200 a day. Is it hard work and require a lot of training to be a DPO on for example a AHTS?
                YES! They get paid a lot because they have high levels of training and experience and if they make a mistake then things go tits up completely.

                To be honest, right now I would focus on getting through your cadetship and getting your OOW before you start thinking about other specialized things like that and don't be quite so hung up on money. You'll get the good pay when you've got the experience...
                I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

                All posts here represent my own opinion and not that of my employer.

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                • #9
                  Thanks for the advice yeah ill just focus on getting through my cadetship for now, I just like to think about the future and where i want to be and of course money but can you blame me I still have no idea what type of ship i want to be on when i qualify though so many options its confusing

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                  • #10
                    Planning ahead is good but it's so easy to look too far ahead and get wrapped up or a bit lost. Things change a hell of a lot - the higher-than-average (compared to other third-level courses) drop-out rate is testament to that.

                    For me, I have an ambition - to get a command at some stage and stay at sea, happily ever after. But getting a command on cruise ships takes considerably longer than anywhere else. I have to get through my cadetship and spend years gaining experience and tickets before I get there. A number of things could happen - I might fall ill or be injured, which might force me ashore. I might find a tempting job ashore, or even be offered something I couldn't refuse. I might just not enjoy it after a few years, as unlikely as that seems now. I sincerely hope I enjoy it as much in years to come as I do now, but who can predict what will happen?

                    Being too hung up on money is dangerous to your health... well, mental health. There's so many cadets I've met who are just in it for the money. Yes, everyone has to pay bills and put food on the table, but if you want to be super-rich then this probably isn't the best career. You need to love the sea, love ships and have a passion for what you do. As someone said somewhere, if you enjoy your job you'll never have to work a day in your life. There's a lot of rather discouraging remarks about cruise ship pay, for example, but it doesn't put me of one bit. For me, the benefits of working on cruise ships more than make up for it - the social life, the fact that we'll never run out of milk (as happened to a few of my cargo-ship colleagues), the destinations and yes, even the passengers - it suits me perfectly. Other people prefer the solitude of, say, tankers where the money is good but shore leave prospects considerably worse. But you need to do what's right for you, regardless of the salary. I'd rather be a little bit worse off, but enjoying myself, than a bit better off and hating my job. Some scoff at my choice of ship type, tease that I'm not a proper sailor and call me a "cruise fairy", but hey, I enjoy myself and that's all I really care about.

                    Sorry, rant over! Not aimed at you seanyo, as you may have seen, if I'm given a platform I'll happily pontificate!
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                    • #11
                      That's some really good advice charliedelta thanks for that. I'll try to take one step at a time and see how things go, I mean I have'nt even started yet who knows i may hate being at sea and decide its not the career for me but until i take my first ship phase i wont know so planning to far ahead wont do me any good i guess. Just have to wait and see i hope everything works out for me.

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                      • #12
                        He He He @CharlieDelta...ya big cruise fairy

                        On a serious note...?200/day....riiiiiiiiiight and this is all day everyday regardless of if you're on the ship or not? You tend to find that headines like that have little caveats like...only while in DP Mode or "door to door" with nothing in the mean time, so if you do 1:1 then you are IN REAL TERMS only earing ?100/day (mind still not to be sniffed at!).

                        Another thing to watch is when DP-ing, the taxman has some funnny ideas about when is a ship not a ship and the likes...it's in court at the moment and will probabley be there a while longer, as they claim if you are working on sub sea engineering then the ship is an installation and not a ship but ONLY while in DP mode and all sorts of other exclusions...I arent fully clued up on it, but it needs caerfull working out and the likes
                        Trust me I'm a Chief.

                        Views expressed by me are mine and mine alone.
                        Yes I work for the big blue canoe company.
                        No I do not report things from here to them as they are quite able to come and read this stuff for themselves.


                        Twitter:- @DeeChief

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                        • #13
                          What does door to door mean :S yeah i bet theres some catch to it aswell... Also i hate the taxman with a passion!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by CharlieDelta View Post
                            the social life, the fact that we'll never run out of milk (as happened to a few of my cargo-ship colleagues
                            Haha not having milk is not a big deal, on one of my ships we had no food for two days.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by fantana View Post
                              Haha not having milk is not a big deal, on one of my ships we had no food for two days.
                              And there's my point. I like food, two days without would result in an unhappy Mr Delta. Some people though, believe that life at sea is meant to be hard and it somehow proves their masculinity that they endure such hardships, makes them all rufty-tufty and that. B***** that, give me a nice steak!
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