Category Archives: Maritime Resource Management (MRM)

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

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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.

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

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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: https://www.gov.uk/maib-reports/heavy-contact-made-by-container-vessel-cma-cgm-centaurus-with-quay-and-shore-cranes

The Swedish Club hosts MRM Facilitator training course

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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.

BSM to host MRM train the trainer seminar in Manila

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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.

Challenge and Response? The El Faro Case

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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.