DP Sea Time Reduction Course

The DP Sea Time Reduction (STR) course is designed to give the DPO trainees the opportunity to reduce 30 days from the required 60-day sea service time as per 2015 NI standard, by attending 5 days of intensive simulator training. The course enhances the trainee’s practical experience by running intensive simulator scenarios with a high exposure to environmental and technical worst conditions.The DP Leaflet at the bottom of the page will offer you a full presentation of our Sea Time Reduction course. 


Frequent Questions


When is the next Sea Time Reduction course?


In order to come to your help, the DP&Offshore Centre has established the Sea Time Reduction course schedule for the rest of 2016. 

Please find below the list of courses. We hope that one of the dates will suite your agenda:

  • 21 - 25 November  LAST FREE SLOT !
  • 12 - 16 December 


What will I study ?


The DP Courses Leaflet at the bottom of the page offers a full presentation of the STR's course content and objectives. We encourage you to take a look. 


What materials will I receive?


The Centre will provide trainees with a memory stick with further information about the course and the DP&Offshore field.


On what equipment will I train? 


The DP&Offshore Centre of the Romanian Nautical College is equipped with a Full Mission DP Bridge Class A Simulator.


Who recognizes my Sea Time Reduction Certificate?


The Centre is registered in the latest Nautical Institute list of accredited DP Centres and has been an IMCA member since 2013.



How do I register? 


If you would like to participate at one of our STR courses, please APPLY HERE or send an email at dzoltner@nauticalcollege.org


How much does the course cost?


The price for the Sea Time Reduction course is of 1900 euro. 

Payment can be made as follows:

- through a banking transfer, with the details you will receive on your invoice after registering online for the course.


How long does the course last? 


The Sea Time Reduction course lasts for 5 days. On Monday, the course begins at 1200LT, while in the rest of the days, at 0800LT. 


Where does it take place? 


The STR course is held at our DP&Offshore Centre, located at 90A Dezrobirii Street, Constanta. 


Where will I stay?


Our partner hotel is Pacific Hotel, located at a 5 minute walk from the Centre, at 82E Dezrobirii Street, Constanta. 



The hotel has 2 special offers for our trainees:


- 39 euros per night, single room-breakfast included;

- 55 euros per night, single room-breakfast + lunch/dinner included. 


How will I get to the Centre? 


Depending on the country of residence, our trainees can arrive by car, train or plane to our Centre. 

The nearest airport to the Centre is the Constanta Airport - Kogalniceanu.

However, trainees can arrive as well at the Henri Coanda - Otopeni Airport in Bucharest, located at 220km from Constanta. The trip from Bucharest airport to Constanta takes around 3h30min, and there are buses and trains that provide transportation.

If requested, with the help of Hotel Pacific, the Centre can arrange transportation, which will ensure the 2 trips - from and to the airport, for an additional cost of 55 euros per trip. 


Do I need a Visa to come to Romania? 


In order to discover whether you need a Visa to come to our courses, please visit the website of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs http://www.mae.ro/en/node/2040

If it is the case, the Centre will be able to provide trainees with an Invitation Letter for the duration of the course, in order to obtain the Visa as soon as possible. 


Contact Details


For more information about the course, please contact us at dzoltner@nauticalcollege.org or by mobile 0040769234560