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Bridge Resource Management ENAV 2600

Simulated Electronic Navigation Course

Course details

The International Maritime Organization (IMO), through the International Convention on Standards of Training and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended in 1995 (STCW) provides in Chapter VIII, Part 3-1 of the non-mandatory "code B" guidance on keeping a navigational watch and suggests that shipping companies take initiative in implementing the Bridge Team Management (BTM) concept on their vessels. This course combines lectures, discussions, and interactive simulated exercises to highlight the need for communication, situational awareness, error chain analysis, master/oow - pilot relationship, effective leadership, teamwork, preparedness, stress and fatigue management, passage planning and execution, and case study analysis.


  • Certificate of Competency at Watchkeeping Mates Level.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Apply effective communication skills.
  • Prevent errors and accidents by using "error chain analysis".
  • Recognize loss of situational awareness and apply appropriate corrective techniques.
  • Enhance the working relationship of bridge team including interaction with the pilot.
  • Use effective leadership, bridge organization, and teamwork techniques.
  • Prepare for emergency situations.
  • Assess and deal with stress and fatigue situations.
  • Prepare and execute passage plans using the visual bridge navigation simulator.
  • Apply the concepts, philosophy, and objectives of bridge team management training to their bridge environment.

Effective as of Winter 2012


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