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Bridge Resource Management and Ship Handling

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Passing the training program, trainee will gain:

  • experience in handling ships under various conditions and will make a more effective contribution to the bridge team during ship maneuvering in normal and emergency situations.
  • familiarization with the use of engines and helm for ship maneuvering;
  • an understanding of the effects on the behavior of the ship of wind, current, shallow water, banks and narrow channels and condition of loading;
  • a greater awareness of the importance of planning a passage or maneuver and the need for an alternative plan;
  • a greater understanding and awareness of efficient bridge procedures and bridge teamwork during watchkeeping and ship handling, in normal and in emergency situations;
  • a greater awareness and understanding of a good interactive communication style and benefit of building up a common shared mental model of the planned passage

 Entry Standards for admission to training course are:

  • Certificate of Competency, Education Certificate or Certificate of Proficiency;
  • Seamen’s book or Civil passport or ID;
  • Medical Certificate or medical certificate form 100 (for coastal water area seafarers’);
  • Trainees wishing to enter this course should have a minimum of six months experience and should also have completed a course of training which meets or exceeds the standard set out in IMO Assembly resolution A.483 (XII), training in radar observation and plotting (see IMO Model Course 1.07).

Course Details

Duration 26 hours
language English
Students 3-6
Assessment 1

Course Features

  • Lectures 0
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 10 weeks
  • Skill level All levels
  • Language English
  • Students 0
  • Assessments Yes