Category Archives: Maritime Resource Management (MRM)

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

By | Accidents and investigations, Bridge Resource Management, Maritime Resource Management (MRM), Master/Pilot, Uncategorized | 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: 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

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.

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

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.

Azalea Maritime uses MRM to its full potential

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

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.

Back in Singapore for Another MRM Event

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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.)

ALL Academy launches MRM Facilitator Training Online

By | ALL Academy, e-Learning, Maritime Resource Management (MRM), Train the trainer | 2 Comments

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.

The Swedish Club’s Marine Insurance Seminar in China

By | ALL Academy, Maritime Resource Management (MRM), P&I Clubs and marine insurers, Seminars/Conferences | No Comments

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”.

MIS Zhuhai 09-10 November 2016

Delegates coming from various companies in Asia gather for The Swedish Club’s Marine Insurance Seminar.

 

Participants, speakers and organisers of the Marine Insurance Seminar in Zhauhai, China pose for a group photo.

Participants, speakers and organisers of the Marine Insurance Seminar in Zhauhai, China pose for a group photo.

 

Martin Hernqvist discusses contributing factors in accidents and the importance of resource management during the Marine Insurance Seminar.

Martin Hernqvist discusses contributing factors in accidents and the importance of resource management during the Marine Insurance Seminar.

 

MIS Zhuhai 09-10 November 2016

Martin Hernqvist with participants during seminar dinner.

 

MIS Zhuhai 09-10 November 2016

The Swedish Club Team Asia together with staff from The Swedish Club Gothenburg office.

 

MIS Zhuhai 09-10 November 2016

Kitty Lam and Carmen Or from The Swedish Club Team Asia.

Maritime Safety Seminar for Shipping Companies in Singapore

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

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.

At the venue during the MRM Safety Seminar in Singapore on 07 November 2016

At the venue during the MRM Safety Seminar in Singapore on 07 November 2016.