1745 | Bridge Resource Management


Any applicant who has successfully completed our Bridge Resource Management (MIDATL-75) course will satisfy:

• The Bridge Resource Management training requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(vii); 11.319(a)(4)(vii); 11.321(a)(3)(iv); and of Section A-II/1, Table A-II/1, of the STCW Code, as amended 2010, Maintain a Safe Navigational Watch.

• The Leadership and Teamworking Skills standards of competence required by 46 CFR 11.309(c)(1) and 11.319(b)(1) and STCW Code Section A-II/1 and Table A-II/1 as amended 2010, meeting the National Assessment Guidelines from NVICs 12-14(Ch-2) and 02-18 Tasks 18.1.A, 18.2.A, and 18.3.A.

Applicants who have successfully completed our course need not present completed “Task Control Sheets” for these assessments in application for STCW certification.

The objective of this course is to instruct the student in the areas relevant to Bridge Resource Management and application of leadership and teamworking skills. The completion of the course will satisfy the 46 CFR and STCW requirements cited above. Classroom exercises are used to evaluate the student’s mastery of the specific OICNW tasks.

Officers in charge of the navigational watch must be aware of requirements for maintaining a safe navigational watch, application of leadership and teamworking skills and bridge resource management principles as following:

Table A-II/1 Specification of minimum standard of competence for officers in charge of a navigational watch on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more

Function: Navigation at the operational level

Competence:  Maintain a safe navigational watch

Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency
Bridge resource  management

•  Knowledge of bridge resource management principles, including:

1.   Allocation, assignment, and prioritization of resources
2.   Effective Communication
3.   Assertiveness and leadership
4.   Obtaining and maintaining situational awareness
5.   Consideration of team experience

Function: Controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons on board at the operational level

Competence:  Monitor compliance with legislative requirements

Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency

•  Basic working knowledge of the relevant IMO conventions concerning safety of life at sea, security and protection of the marine environment

Competence:  Application of leadership and teamworking skills

Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency

•  Working knowledge of shipboard personnel management and training
•  A knowledge of related international maritime conventions and recommendations, and national legislation
•  Ability to apply task and workload management, including:

1.  Planning and co-ordination
2.  Personnel assignment
3.  Time and resource constraints
4.  Prioritization

•  Knowledge and ability to apply effective resource management:

1.  Allocation, assignment, and prioritization of resources
2.  Effective communication onboard and ashore
3.  Decisions reflect consideration of team experiences
4.  Assertiveness and leadership, including motivation
5.  Obtaining and maintaining situational awareness

•   Knowledge and ability to apply decision-making techniques:

1.  Situation and risk assessment
2.  Identify and consider generated options
3.  Selecting course of action
4.  Evaluation of outcome effectiveness

Recommended Study Material:
Navigation Rules International—Inland COMDTINST M16672.2D.Publisher Department of Transportation United Sates Coast Guard
Farwell’s Rules of the Nautical Road, 8th Edition By Craig H.
Merchant Marine Officers Hand Book. William B. Hayler, Editor
Watchstanding Guide for the Merchant Officer Robert J. Meurn 1990.
Vessel Traffic Systems First Edition by Charles W. Koburger, Jr. 1986.
Shipboard Bridge Resource Management by Michael R. Adams September 1, 2006

Course Number: 1745
Course Length: 32 hours
Minimum Class Size: 2
Maximum Class Size: 6
Price: $900.00

Please bring picture ID on first day of class

2021 Course Dates:
05/24/2021 – 05/27/2021
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07/06/2021 – 07/09/2021
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