The Institute operates the certification scheme for DP Operators, which involves not only the approval of the training centres but also the verification of evidence and the issuing of certificates. This DP Scheme enjoys reciprocal recognition with that of the Norwegian Maritime Directorate.
For further information about DP certification please visit the NI Alexis Platform at: http://www.nialexisplatform.org
Chief Operating Officer
John joined The Nautical Institute from the Australian Maritime College (AMC) in Tasmania where he was a Professor in the National Centre for Ports and Shipping. During his seven years at AMC he had a two years leave of absence to set up the Angolan Maritime Training Centre. Before joining AMC he spent two years working in the Vanuatu Maritime College.
John’s varied career prior to these appointments included four years in senior positions with Flagship Training in the UK, 10 years with Warsash Maritime Centre as a senior and principal lecturer in simulation and operations, and two years as a marine pilot in Walvis Bay. He served at sea from 1975 for 16 years, gaining command in 1987.