Maritime Resource Management (MRM)

Zeaborn Ship Management hosts a 2-day in-house MRM train the trainer course

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Zeaborn Ship Management, one of our newest MRM licencees, hosted a 2-day in-house MRM train the trainer course at their headquarters in Hamburg, Germany on February 6-7, 2020. This shows a strong commitment from its management to implement MRM from top to bottom and an inspiration to its employees to be more proactive and to continuously contribute in minimising accidents and incidents on-board and even at the shore side. The event highlighted case studies where participants discussed what went wrong and how would the incidents/accidents could have been avoided. There was a good mix of participants coming from the shore-side management and officers working on-board that made the discussions interesting.

We would like to extend our sincere thanks Zeaborn Ship Management for hosting a successful MRM event!

The following participated in the event:

  1. Remigiusz Dybizbanski
  2. Simon Hinsen
  3. Torsten Iborg
  4. Christian Lederer
  5. Boris Nebendahl
  6. Vitaliy Polyakov
  7. Livia Rauca
  8. Shane Rozario
  9. Kamil Cyprian Rożniatowski
  10. Björn-Hendrik Salecker
  11. Patrick Schwinke
  12. Björn Siewers
  13. Christian Vogel

Year end MRM Train the Trainer in Singapore

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The Academy culminated the calendar year 2019 with an MRM train the trainer event in Singapore. During this course, a small group of five people from three companies gathered to share ideas and exchange experiences related to human factors and MRM. One of the participants was Rory Main from the Fremantle Maritime Simulator Centre in Australia, who has been a passionate supporter of the MRM programme in the early days when the BRM/MRM training started. He attended the event for a refresher while the rest of group came to be certified as MRM Facilitators. They are Mr. Dapeng Zhang and Ms. Sijia Zhang both representing Singapore (Nantong) International Maritime Institute, Mr. Goh Boon Leng and Mr. Sam Abey who represented ST Education and Training in Singapore. The event took place at M Hotel Singapore on December 4, 2019.

It has been a very productive year for ALL Academy and its clients and we want to thank each and everyone for your continued support to the MRM programme! We look forward to working with you all in 2020!

The participants during the MRM Train the Trainer in Singapore on December 4, 2019.

MRM Train the Trainer in Piraeus

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The recently concluded MRM train the trainer in Piraeus, Greece got positive responses from the participants from six different companies. There were a total of 13 participants with various background from the maritime industry. The discussions were well participated and everyone was able to share their experiences and ideas. The event took place at The Swedish Club Office in Piraeus on November 14, 2019. The next MRM event before the year ends is set on December 4, 2019 and will be held in Singapore.

Here are the participants during the event:

1. George Kakouris – Danaos Shipping Co. Ltd.
2. Emily Papagianni – Dianik Bross
3. Erwin Derlagen – Enesel Limited
4. Periklis Dinakis – Enesel Limited
5. Amalia Marcou – Enesel Limited
6. Labros Nicolaras – Enesel Limited
7. Michalis Papaioannou – Enesel Limited
8. Shane Rozario – Global Shipmanagement Service Ltd.
9. Katerina Marinaki – UNISEA Shipping Ltd.
10. Sofia Trezou – UNISEA Shipping Ltd.
11. Dirk Leonhardt – ZEABORN Crew Management GmbH & Cie KG
12. Boris Nebendahl – ZEABORN Ship Management GmbH & Cie KG
13. Valentin Pisau – ZEABORN Ship Management GmbH & Cie KG

Participants together with the facilitator, Martin Hernqvist at The Swedish Club Piraeus Office in Greece.

MRM In-House Train the Trainer at TIPCO Maritime

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Another successful MRM Train the Trainer event was held in Bangkok at the TIPCO Maritime Company Limited office on October 17, 2019. It was an in-house facilitator training requested by one of our newest MRM Licencee, TIPCO Maritime, which ALL Academy facilitated. The group of newly certified MRM Facilitators was composed of both seagoing personnel and shore-side management totaling to 18 participants. A good mix of people familiar with each other has made the discussions lively and created an atmosphere of open communication. As the event was organised at their office, it was a very convenient way to provide the training for the employees since they were in a familiar environment where they can be more open to learning. It was also much easier to have one person coming in and conducting the training rather than sending all of the participants to another venue. Some companies prefer this type of set-up and ALL Academy is always flexible to client’s request.

The following are the newly certified MRM Facilitators from TIPCO Maritime:

  1. Ramrong Chaisaeng
  2. Torsakun Chantri
  3. Tankiti Jumpakag
  4. Pakasit Kamsang
  5. Potpitak Kantaphongkhongdej
  6. Songwuth Kawmek
  7. Adiphong Montripro
  8. Nattakorn Ngamchitcharat
  9. Anut Noknoi
  10. Photchara Phankratok
  11. Nikiforos Pililis
  12. Sunti Sangphet-On
  13. Dominic Bernard Selvan
  14. Aphinun Senangnart
  15. Thant Sin
  16. Piturart Sinarun
  17. Phithak Sunghangwa
  18. Pichan Tamintorn

At the start of the session, Mr. Louis-Frederic Sachs gives an opening remarks.


The MRM Facilitators from TIPCO Maritime Co., Ltd. together with Mr. Martin Hernqvist.


BRM/MRM highlighted in Seaways

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“Attitudes speak louder than words”, as emphasised by Capt. Ed Verbeek in his article “BRM – back to the future?” published in Seaways, January 2019 edition. In the article, Capt. Verbeek, one of the first certified BRM Workshop Leaders, reflects on BRM and its development some 25 years after his initiation into “the wonderful world of BRM”.

The objectives and training concept of BRM (or MRM if you prefer) have not changed since BRM was launched in 1993. The focus remains on attitudes and behaviour and not on knowledge and skills, as opposed to technical training. The BRM/MRM facilitator should not teach and instruct, the facilitator should just lead the discussions so the participants find out for themselves what are appropriate behaviours in different situations. The participants should do most of the talking and if the voice of the facilitator is heard the majority of the time, “it might indicate that something is going wrong”.

Capt. Verbeek is worried that today’s BRM course has become “just another course” and deviated from how it was originally conceived. To put it on track again, we need to look back at the founding principles of the course.

To read the whole article, please click here or on the photo below. (The article is uploaded by kind permission and courtesy of Seaways.)

New Facilitators Certified at the MRM Frankfurt Event

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The MRM Facilitator training event in Frankfurt concluded with five (5) new facilitators certified after the course. The event which took place at the Fleming’s Express Hotel Frankfurt on the 8th of May 2019 was participated by 5 companies. The group had 3 active facilitators who joined for a refresher course which made the discussions interesting and dynamic. ALL Academy looks forward to the next MRM train the trainer event in Singapore!

The participants were:

  1. Geert Utterwulghe – DEME
  2. Daniel Duniec – Harren Shipping Services GmbH & Co. KG
  3. Satenik Grigorian – Harren Shipping Services GmbH & Co. KG
  4. Carina Witte – Harren Shipping Services GmbH & Co. KG
  5. Carlos B. Cal – Siport21
  6. Andrii Bondarenko – Topaz Energy and Marine
  7. Kostiantyn Zarudnii – Topaz Energy and Marine
  8. David Demey – VDAB

The latest batch gathered in Frankfurt for the MRM facilitator training. Here are the participants with Martin Hernqvist.

MRM Facilitator Event in Manila

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ALL Academy conducted another MRM Facilitator training on April 23, 2019 which was held at Holiday Inn Express in Manila. This is to accommodate the request of one of our training providers in the Philippines who wanted a few of their facilitators to undergo the training and be certified. As a result, another company sent their representatives to complete this training’s batch.

The participants were:

  1. Joey Ryan Abengona     PHILCAMSAT Inc.
  2. Bri-John Calulo               PHILCAMSAT Inc.
  3. John Mark Castano        Southfield Agencies, Inc.
  4. Michael Jay Enciso         Southfield Agencies, Inc.
  5. Jonathan Khent Santos Southfield Agencies, Inc.
  6. Renz Martin     Santos    Southfield Agencies, Inc.
  7. Paul Zamesa                    Southfield Agencies, Inc.

A group photo of the participants with Mr. Martin Hernqvist.

ALL Academy Conducts MRM Event in Singapore

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The MRM Facilitator training events are filling-up this year’s schedule for ALL Academy. The second train the trainer event for 2019 was conducted at the Furama RiverFront on February 21 where 9 participants were trained. The participants represented 4 companies with different backgrounds which made the discussions interesting during the training. ALL Academy is happy with the result of the event and is very thankful for the all-out support of its clients especially in Singapore. We are looking forward to more events in the area.

Here are the participants during the event in Singapore:

Name – Company/School
1.  Thet Oo Maung – APEX Ship Management Pte Ltd
2.  Ramakrishnan Thiyagarajan – Epic Gas
3.  Devesh Wagh – Epic Gas
4.  Yoon Chan Chong – ST Engineering Electronics (Training & Simulation Systems) Pte Ltd
5.  Soo Shee Chow – ST Engineering Electronics (Training & Simulation Systems) Pte Ltd
6.  Kee Yong Chan – Wallenius Marine Singapore Pte Ltd
7.  Lee Chu Ning, Theresa – Wallenius Marine Singapore Pte Ltd
8.  Sharon Lim – Wallenius Marine Singapore Pte Ltd
9.  Choon Heng Wong – Wallenius Marine Singapore Pte Ltd

The second batch of MRM train the trainer participants for 2019 at Furama RiverFront Singapore.

Martin Hernqvist speaks at the Maritime Conference Myanmar

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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

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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.