On 26 April 2018, BSM Maritime Training Centre (Philippines) will host our next MRM Facilitator training event in the Philippines. The event will take place at BSM Maritime Training Centre’s facilities in Malate, Manila. We are pleased to cooperate with Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM), who is a long-term MRM licensee, on these issues and we have many good experiences from the past. In March 2016, for example, we joined Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement at their training facilities in Limassol, Cyprus. Now it’s time for the Philippines. For more information and registration, click here.
Category Archives: Maritime Resource Management (MRM)
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.
Why separate people in training who work together on board? We don’t think that’s a good idea and this is in fact the main reason we moved from the “old” term Bridge Resource Management (BRM) to Maritime Resource Management (MRM) long time ago now. Martin Hernqvist of ALL Academy, who personally was involved in the development of the first ever BRM course in the early 1990s, admits the term BRM was a dead end.
The benefits of bringing all people together in resource management training was clearly demonstrated by Azalea Maritime in Montenegro during an MRM course carried out in early November 2017. In an article published after the course, Azalea Maritime says:
“The approach to integrate all the resources involved in the maritime business of safe ship operation which started with the integration of the bridge, engine and cargo team into one single team, has proven to be more effective than having these teams in separate trainings.”
Furthermore; “The feedback from all parties involved (trainees, Principal representatives, etc.) was very positive. The training exceeded their expectations based on usual requirements set in resource management courses found elsewhere. All the team members had previously attended resource management training on several occasions, but never experienced the cooperation/common problem solving that all the teams achieved during this Maritime Resource Management.”
Azalea Maritime made extensive use of simulators during the MRM course. Using simulators may help in the implementation of the message of the course but is not a requirement. Click here or on the picture for the full article.
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:
- Nannette Medel – Net Ship Management Inc.
- Michael Andrew Tapia – Net Ship Management Inc.
- RS Minhas – Pacific International Lines (Pte) Ltd
- Sebastian A. Cardozo – Precious Shipping Public Company Limited
- Narong Phukaeophuek – Precious Shipping Public Company Limited
- Nares Singsa-Ard – Precious Shipping Public Company Limited
- Arzuna Bin Ali – PSA Marine (Pte) Ltd
- Ismail Bin Allias – PSA Marine (Pte) Ltd
- Loh Kahwai – PSA Marine (Pte) Ltd
- Zhenyi Lim – PSA Marine (Pte) Ltd
- Palaniandy Masilamany – PSA Marine (Pte) Ltd
- Muhammad Hazwan Rahim – PSA Marine (Pte) Ltd
- Chuanyi Chen – Singapore Organisation Seamen
- Maximillian Theodore Godfrey Francis – Singapore Organisation Seamen
- He-Jun Eugene Guo – Singapore Organisation Seamen
- Clarence Jude Somasundram – ST Electronics (Training & Simulation)
- Yee Sem Roland Chai – Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics AS
- Win Cho – Wallenius Marine Singapore Pte Ltd
- Reenajit Kaur – Wallenius Marine Singapore Pte Ltd
- Joven Masangcay – Wallenius Marine Singapore Pte Ltd
- San Win – Wallenius Marine Singapore Pte Ltd
- Susan Yeo – Wallenius Marine Singapore Pte Ltd
ALL Academy is pleased to announce the launch of MRM Facilitator Training Online. This is an additional service to complement our regular MRM Train the Trainer events held at various locations worldwide. The online training will be particularly useful to MRM Facilitator candidates when dates and locations of regular events are not suitable or when in urgent need of training. Please click here for more information and registration.
Every three years, The Swedish Club’s Team Asia invites local members, brokers and other business contacts for a two-day Marine Insurance Seminar. This year’s seminar was held on 9-10 November at the Zhuhai Marriott hotel in Zhuhai, China. Nearly 100 guests participated and on the speaker list there were Club staff from both Hong Kong and Gothenburg offices. Martin Hernqvist represented the Academy with an “Introduction to MRM” presentation, subtitled “The Impact of Attitudes and Cultures on Maritime Accidents”.
We were not surprised that a “maritime safety seminar for shipping companies aiming at zero insurance claims” should attract a large number of safety-oriented people in Singapore. We spent half a day at the Furama RiverFront hotel on November 7, 2016 discussing contributing factors in accidents, the impact of national and company culture, pilotage issues and how we best increase safety, efficiency and job satisfaction in our shipping companies. Many good ideas and comments came from the highly experienced participants, many of them in top management positions.
A half-day MRM seminar was carried out at PV Trans in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by ALL Academy on 4 November 2016. Mr Do Hong Phuong of PV Trans had gathered a large group of employees from different departments who participated in the seminar. The seminar was well-received and we do hope that we shall soon get the chance to meet again in Vietnam for follow-up training and discussions.
CTX Special Risks Ltd, an insurance broker from Taipei, held its annual client forum at Humble House in Taipei, Taiwan, on 2 November 2016. This year’s theme was “Managing for Excellence”. The invited speakers were from ALL Academy, The Swedish Club and Norwegian Hull Club. There were around 60 guests who attended the event which was followed by a delicious dinner at a Korean restaurant.
The first MRM User Seminar culminated successfully with 23 certified MRM Facilitators from Asia and Europe attending the event. It was an excellent opportunity to meet, discuss and network with fellow facilitators from different parts of the world. GigaMare, one of the licenced MRM Training providers in Subic Bay, Philippines, hosted the event on 26-27 October 2016. The main objectives of the event were to showcase the new MRM concept and to discuss strategies on how to move forward both with the MRM programme and the network.
An integral part of the event was the presentations and sharing of experiences by the following facilitators: Capt. Foong Yee Kuan, PSAM Academy, Capt. Caspar Graf von Spee, Harren & Partner Ship Management GmbH and Capt. Jonas Engström, Wisby Shipmanagement AB.
Capt. Peter Sars, Head of Training at Gigamare, said: “In general, I believe that all participants appreciated the various discussions we had and the opportunity to make new contacts. There was a mix of facilitators from both shipping companies and training centres and several nationalities were represented.”
He added: “The facilitators got refreshed on the basics of MRM training, i.e. why do we need MRM training. Even though unmanned ships will be in the test phase within the next few years, the human factor will still remain on board ships for an unpredictable time. When a team is able to discuss the way they work together and find ways to improve their teamwork, then accidents can be avoided.
Training methods were discussed, tips and ideas were shared, and updates to material and content, presented by Martin, were also discussed.”
ALL Academy will continue to bring inspiring people together in forums like this and this type of event will continue to be held annually.
Michelle Samaniego from Wisby Tankers AB shared her thoughts after the event: “The MRM Facilitator meet up is very uplifting. As a non-marine facilitator, this seminar helps boost my confidence. Sharing of experiences and strategies handling the course is a good tool and support for each facilitator.
Facilitating MRM is not about teaching but sharing and learning from experience and inspiring to do and be better in order to influence and promote safe attitude.”
This event is about building a stronger network of MRM facilitators that will take the MRM programme to a new level of resource management training in reaching our goal towards safer shipping.