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Martin Hernqvist speaks at the Maritime Conference Myanmar

By | ALL Academy, Maritime Resource Management (MRM), Seminars/Conferences | No Comments

Martin Hernqvist, Managing Director of ALL Academy, was invited to speak at the Maritime Conference Myanmar which was held on 15-16 November 2018 at Rose Garden Hotel in Yangon. The event was organised by Myanmar Nautical Association (MNA) and about 340 delegates attended the conference. During the event, Mr. Hernqvist’s presentation revolved around Maritime Resource Management.

Reading from the organisers’ post, the focus of the conference was on major insurance, regulation, environment and job opportunities for Myanmar seafarers, with a focus on how the industry has progressed in its technology adoption strategy, and what more needs to be done.

The conference was the first event ever organised within the maritime industry in Myanmar. The event brought together representatives from regional associations, government entities, shipowners, and major stakeholders with the aim of developing Myanmar’s maritime sector.

Mr. Hernqvist on stage during his presentation and discusses the Power Distance Index.


Delegates during the Maritime Conference Myanmar.


Mr. Hernqvist receiving a plaque after his presentation.


Mr. Hernqvist with his plaque of appreciation.


A photo opportunity for some of the delegates.

MRM Facilitator Training in Manila

By | Maritime Resource Management (MRM), Seminars/Conferences, Train the trainer | No Comments

A well-participated MRM event was held on 25 October 2018 at Belmont Hotel Manila where a good mix of incoming MRM facilitators and refresher takers were gathered. Participants coming from ship management, crewing/manning agencies and maritime institutions from the Philippines and neighboring countries went through the MRM train the trainer course.

Here is the list of participants:

1. Luis Garfin III – ASP Crew Management
2. Nepritariel Genilo – GigaMare Inc.
3. Spyros Kazazis – Ionic Shipping (Mgt) Inc.
4. Albert Bartilad – Manship Maritime Training Center, Inc.
5. Himadri S. Ghosh – MSI Ship Management Pte Ltd
6. Nazarudin Ramzan Ali – MSI Ship Management Pte Ltd
7. Ruben Rosal – MSI Ship Management Pte Ltd
8. Aris Amado R. Dolot – NYK-TDG Training Center
9. James Cuevas – OSM Crew Management Ltd.
10. Ma. Carolina Layug – OSM Crew Management Ltd.
11. Felicisimo Gapusan – Seaspan
12. Reynaldo Cataulin – Southfield Maritime Training Foundation Inc.
13. Louis-Frederic Sachs – Tipco Maritime Co. Ltd.
14. Dominic Bernard Selvan – Tipco Maritime Co. Ltd.
15. Florence Nicolas – United Marine Training Center, Inc.
16. Isaias Despi Jr. – United Marine Training Center, Inc.

Participants gathered for a photo opportunity just outside the conference hall.


MRM Facilitator training participants share their experiences during group discussions.


A view of the venue.

MAIB reports lack of pilot and Master communication on CMA CGM Centaurus Jebel Ali berth collision

By | Accidents and investigations, Bridge Resource Management, Maritime Resource Management (MRM), Master/Pilot | No Comments

The recent release of MAIB’s report on the collision that occurred on 04 May 2017 involving containership CMA CGM Centaurus and the berth at Jebel Ali port in Dubai highlighted a few important MRM principles. The lack of Master and Pilot communication was just one of them. In the report, it also stated that the pilot-bridge interaction was kept to minimum therefore making it difficult for the master to actively engage in the act of pilotage. There was no shared mental picture for both the pilot and the bridge staff giving no chance for a healthy challenge and response environment.

MAIB remarked: “It is imperative that pilots and ships’ bridge teams work together and implement the best practices of Bridge Resource Management to ensure the safety of both ships and ports.”

Here is the link to read more about the report:

The Swedish Club hosts MRM Facilitator training course

By | Bridge Resource Management, Maritime Resource Management (MRM), Seminars/Conferences, Train the trainer | No Comments

The MRM Facilitator training course in Gothenburg on 04 July 2018 has been successfully concluded. The event was held at The Swedish Club Office with 7 companies and academic institutions represented during the course. Coming from different backgrounds and roles in the shipping industry, participants exchanged experiences and ideas that made the discussion very interesting.

The event culminates the half-year operation of ALL Academy International just before the summer holiday. We look forward to more MRM events in the second half of 2018!

The participants were:

  1. Isabell Andersdotter – AtoB@C Shipping AB
  2. Peter Hutchison – Carnival UK Maritime
  3. Martyn Thomas – Carnival UK Maritime
  4. Oguz Atik – Dokuz Eylul University Maritime Faculty
  5. Marcel van der Horst – Loodswezen Stodel
  6. Michiel Vader – Loodswezen Stodel
  7. Stephanie Lamond – Northern Marine Manning Services
  8. Marcel Kind – Simwave B.V.
  9. Tegegne Tefera – University of South East Norway

The participants with ALL Academy staff at The Swedish Club terrace in Gothenburg.


Participants discuss best strategies in delivering the MRM training.


Photo opportunity inside The Swedish Club office in Gothenburg.

GDPR Update

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Your personal integrity and our handling of your personal information is important to us. On May 25, 2018, the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) will begin in Sweden and the rest of the EU. In connection with this, we have updated our Privacy Policy. Below we briefly describe the biggest changes.

We have made it clearer how we treat your personal data and what rights you have as a user and what obligations we have as a company.

You will find our updated Privacy Policy here.

If you have any questions or concerns with regard to our updated Privacy Policy, please get in touch with us and we will be happy to help you.

Successful gathering at BSM for MRM train the trainer

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The MRM Facilitator training event at BSM Maritime Training Centre on 26 April 2018 has successfully concluded with 17 participants representing 11 organisations. There was a good mix of participants which contributed to a fruitful discussion during the sessions. ALL Academy would like to thank all the participating organisations especially Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement for hosting this event and for the support given to the MRM programme.

Here is the list of the participants:

Name                                                           Company/Organization

  1. Anand   Dalela                                Anglo-Eastern Ship Management
  2. Edmundo Cadacio                         Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement
  3. Rick Palmes                                    Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement
  4. Amando Santosidad                      Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement
  5. Rolieto Tamayo                              Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement
  6. Choi Hoonsik                                  COLUMBIA Shipmanagement Ltd.
  7. Marlon Tobias                                COLUMBIA Shipmanagement Ltd.
  8. Jarkko Mattila                                 GigaMare, Inc.
  9. Dennis  Desabille                           Grieg Star Philippines
  10. Archimedes Madarang                 Grieg Star Philippines
  11. Wei Zhang Ming                             De Maritime Training Centre
  12. Joseph  Lomibao                            PB Maritime Personnel, Inc.
  13. Olegario Reyes                               PB Maritime Personnel, Inc.
  14. Katepoom Pasvoravit                    Precious Shipping Public Company Limited
  15. Royston Wee Pheng Tan               PSA Marine Pte Ltd
  16. Thaddeus Bonghanoy                   Reederei NSB Buxtehude Germany
  17. Dean Baes                                       Southfield Maritime Training Foundation Inc.

A welcome banner for the participants.


Martin Hernqvist presents the agenda to the participants.


One of the participants share his experience in resource management.


Challenge and Response is one of the important topics during the train the trainer.


Here are the newly certified MRM Facilitators together with the refresher takers and lead facilitator Martin Hernqvist.

Challenge and Response? The El Faro Case

By | Accidents and investigations, Bridge Resource Management, Maritime Resource Management (MRM) | No Comments

The latest findings of the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on the EL FARO case which was recently published highlighted one of the important concepts of MRM which is Challenge and Response. Despite the suggestions of other officers on three occasions that the ship should change course, the Captain ignored these suggestions.

“We may never understand why the captain failed to heed his crew’s concerns about sailing into the path of a hurricane, or why he refused to chart a safer course away from such dangerous weather,” said NTSB Chairman Robert L. Sumwalt.  “But we know all too well the devastating consequences of those decisions.”

To read the NTSB text, click here.

Back in Singapore for Another MRM Event

By | Maritime Resource Management (MRM), Train the trainer | No Comments

ALL Academy has successfully conducted another MRM Facilitator training event in Singapore with a fully-booked course. This time, Wallenius Marine Singapore graciously hosted the event on October 19, 2017 at the Seacare Maritime Hall, Seacare Building in Singapore. There were 7 companies represented in the event totaling to 22 participants who were active in the discussions. The next event in Singapore will be taking place in the first quarter of 2018. ALL Academy would like to express sincere gratitude to everyone who made the MRM events successful and for the continued support to the MRM course.

Here is the list of the participants and their companies:

  1. Nannette Medel – Net Ship Management Inc.
  2. Michael Andrew Tapia – Net Ship Management Inc.
  3. RS Minhas – Pacific International Lines (Pte) Ltd
  4. Sebastian A. Cardozo – Precious Shipping Public Company Limited
  5. Narong Phukaeophuek – Precious Shipping Public Company Limited
  6. Nares Singsa-Ard – Precious Shipping Public Company Limited
  7. Arzuna Bin Ali – PSA Marine (Pte) Ltd
  8. Ismail Bin Allias – PSA Marine (Pte) Ltd
  9. Loh Kahwai – PSA Marine (Pte) Ltd
  10. Zhenyi Lim – PSA Marine (Pte) Ltd
  11. Palaniandy Masilamany – PSA Marine (Pte) Ltd
  12. Muhammad Hazwan Rahim – PSA Marine (Pte) Ltd
  13. Chuanyi Chen – Singapore Organisation Seamen
  14. Maximillian Theodore Godfrey Francis – Singapore Organisation Seamen
  15. He-Jun Eugene Guo – Singapore Organisation Seamen
  16. Clarence Jude Somasundram – ST Electronics (Training & Simulation)
  17. Yee Sem Roland Chai – Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics AS
  18. Win Cho – Wallenius Marine Singapore Pte Ltd
  19. Reenajit Kaur – Wallenius Marine Singapore Pte Ltd
  20. Joven Masangcay – Wallenius Marine Singapore Pte Ltd
  21. San Win – Wallenius Marine Singapore Pte Ltd
  22. Susan Yeo – Wallenius Marine Singapore Pte Ltd
MRM Facilitator training participants with Martin Hernqvist in front of the Seacare Building in Singapore on 19 October 2017.

Participants with lead facilitator Martin Hernqvist during the MRM Facilitator training event in Singapore on October 19, 2017. Photo taken outside the venue. (Photo credit: George Foo, Singapore Organisation of Seamen.)

Erik Thun AB’s Company Days Culminate with an MRM Seminar

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The recently concluded 2-day Company Days of Erik Thun AB culminated with a half-day MRM seminar which was held at Stadshotellet Lidköping on 14 September 2017. The event was participated by both sea-going staff and shore-based personnel and management with an approximate total of 50 participants.

During the last day of the event, Martin Hernqvist of ALL Academy talked about Maritime Resource Management and the important issues addressed by MRM that are familiar to the Maritime industry. The seminar was well received by the participants and ALL Academy is thankful for the opportunity to share the MRM concept.

Deputy Managing Director Johan Källsson of Erik Thun AB speaks before the participants of the Company Days. Behind him is Henrik Källsson, also Deputy Managing Director of the company.


Sea-going personnel and shore-side staff and management during the Thunbolaget Company Days.


Participants carefully listen during the MRM presentation of ALL Academy as part of Erik Thun AB’s Company Days programme.


Sigurnost Educa hosts MRM Facilitator Training in Zagreb

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An MRM Facilitator training event was hosted by Sigurnost Educa, educational institute in Zagreb, Croatia on September 6, 2017. Participants of the event were from the following companies:

  1. De Ruyter Training & Consultancy BV
  2. HARREN Shipping Services GmbH & Co. KG
  3. P&O Ferries Holdings Ltd.
  4. COLUMBIA Shipmanagement Ltd.
  5. Sigurnost Educa, educational institute

Interesting discussions among the participants followed during the question and answer part of the programme. ALL Academy is grateful for the assistance given by Sigurnost Educa and for hosting the successful event.

Participants pay attention to the presentation during the MRM Facilitator training in Zagreb, Croatia on 06 September 2017.


Some of the participants pose with Martin Hernqvist at the entrance of Sigurnost Educa, educational institute building.