Category Archives: Maritime Resource Management (MRM)

The AMSA Marine Notice 11/2016 on BRM

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The Marine Notice on Bridge Resource Management (BRM) and Expected Action of Bridge Team in Australian Pilotage Waters has been issued by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority on their website. This is to remind seafarers, shipowners/operators and pilots of the importance of well-planned Bridge Resource Management (BRM) to support safe navigation and minimise the potential of incidents and accidents in the area.

The notice mentioned a set of vital operational tasks that need to be considered during preparation of the passage plan. It also included a reminder on what the role of the Masters will be when the vessel is under pilotage.

This notice is a very good reminder to everyone in the maritime branch where it highlights the important aspects of BRM like “Challenge and Response” techniques, “Shared Mental Model” and “Closed-loop communications”.

To read more about the Marine Notice, please click on the following PDF File and you can also visit AMSA’s website at www.amsa.gov.au.

 

Upcoming Events in Northern Europe

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The upcoming events in Gothenburg and in Turku have now been published on our events page. Those of you who are interested to be an MRM Facilitator (from current Training Providers or even from Institutions who want to join the MRM network), you are cordially invited to attend the Train the Trainer events.

Please click on the following links to register:

We hope to see you there!

MRM Train the Trainer in Cyprus

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A week after the successful MRM event in Marseille, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) Maritime Training Centre in Limassol opened its doors to host another MRM train the trainer course on 21 March 2016  where a total of 13 participants attended the said event. During the course, the participants raised vital issues related to MRM and exchanged ideas on how to apply the concepts effectively in order to achieve established safety goals. BSM has been supporting the MRM programme for the past few years with its training centres worldwide conducting MRM training courses to its seafarers.

ALL Academy is grateful for BSM’s continued support to the MRM programme!

Here are the participants:

  1. Theocharis  Antoniou – BSM Maritime Training Centre
  2. Vasia Ioannou – BSM Maritime Training Centre
  3. Vasileios Koutsis – BSM Maritime Training Centre
  4. Marios  Kyriacou – BSM Maritime Training Centre
  5. Ionut Manea – BSM Maritime Training Centre
  6. Valentins Rakutins – BSM Maritime Training Centre
  7. Elena Socratous – BSM Maritime Training Centre
  8. Anna Tsangaridou – BSM Maritime Training Centre
  9. Lasha Mamardashvili – Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd.
  10. Valentin Mavrinac – Cyprus Institute of Marketing
  11. Tony Loizou – Maestro Shipmanagement Ltd.
  12. Gordon Weaver – Maestro Shipmanagement Ltd.
  13. Zbigniew Wenda – Maestro Shipmanagement Ltd.
Group photo of the newly certified MRM Facilitators on 21 March 2016 at the BSM Maritime Training Centre in Limassol

Group photo of the newly certified MRM Facilitators on 21 March 2016 at the BSM Maritime Training Centre in Limassol. One of the participants is already a certified MRM Facilitator who took the course as a refresher course.

 

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) Maritime Training Centre

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) Maritime Training Centre

CMA CGM Hosts MRM Train the Trainer Event in Marseille

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ALL Academy had the pleasure to meet up with the group from CMA CGM who kindly hosted a 2-day MRM Train the Trainer event on 15-16 March 2016 at the CMA CGM Academy in Marseille.  The event was participated in by 7 representatives from CMA CGM/CMA SHIPS, 3 from Syndicat Professionnel des Pilotes des Ports de Marseille – Fos and 1 representative from Northern Marine Manning. The discussions were lively during the training and all the participants have openly contributed their ideas. Having the 3 pilots in the group has even made the training a noteworthy one. Our gratitude to our kind host and to all the participants who made this event a successful one!

Here is the list of the participants:

  1. Denis Aim – CMA CGM
  2. Dominique Balmitgere – CMA CGM
  3. Andrei Decaux – CMA CGM
  4. Philippe Delhomme – CMA SHIPS
  5. Stéphane Ollivier – CMA SHIPS
  6. Nicolas Ravet – CMA CGM
  7. Jean Paul Routier – CMA CGM
  8. Ian Cheshire – Northern Marine Manning Services
  9. Vincent Baccelli – Syndicat Professionnel des Pilotes des Ports de Marseille – Fos
  10. Eric Baron – Syndicat Professionnel des Pilotes des Ports de Marseille – Fos
  11. Pascal Luiggi – Syndicat Professionnel des Pilotes des Ports de Marseille – Fos
Marseille group during the Train the Trainer event hosted by CMA CGM Academy. In the photo are participants with the facilitator, Martin Hernqvist.

Marseille group during the Train the Trainer event hosted by CMA CGM Academy. In the photo are participants with the facilitator, Martin Hernqvist.

 

Discussion between the pilots, captains and maritime teachers during the MRM event in Marseille.

Discussion between the pilots, captains and maritime teachers during the MRM event in Marseille.

MRM Train the Trainer – Round 2 in Manila

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The MRM Asian Tour wraps up in Manila with another MRM Train the Trainer course held at the European Training & Competence Centre (ETCC) Inc. which was the venue for a similar event 2 years ago. In just a short period of time, ALL Academy has already conducted the second MRM event in Manila for 2016. This is due to the strong demand of the MRM training in this part of the region.

The group was composed of the following:

  1. Rocela David Cayanan – Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd.
  2. Faouzi Fradi – Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd.
  3. Redentor  Ho – Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd.
  4. Arnold Padpad – Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd.
  5. George Patagnan – Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd.
  6. Marlon Tobias – Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd.
  7. Jason  Plazuela – Epic Ship Management
  8. Kit Hung Li – Maritime Services Training Institute
  9. Yat Tak Lo – Maritime Services Training Institute
  10. Rodrigo Laserna – United Marine Training Center
  11. Romulo Viernes – United Marine Training Center
A good mix of participants from Hong Kong, Cyrpus and Manila together with Martin Hernqvist.

A good mix of participants from Hong Kong, Cyrpus and Manila together with Martin Hernqvist.

Back to Singapore for a Two-Day E-Learning Workshop

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Continuing with the success of the online training and E-Learning workshop, ALL Academy is back in Singapore with two back to back e-learning workshops on March 3-4, 2016.  This is only the second and third workshop outside of Sweden but we hope to have many others in the future.  After the conclusion of the workshop on March 4, we now have a total of 11 E-Learning Workshops since we started in the autumn of 2015. After the workshop on 4 March we have now certified 193 participants through online training and workshops. This is a positive step in the direction that we hope to expand on more in the future.

MRM e-Learning workshop participants pose for a group photo after the session on 3 March 2016.

MRM e-Learning workshop participants pose for a group photo after the session on 3 March 2016.

 

The next group during the second day session of the MRM e-Learning workshop in Singapore on 4 March 2016.

The next group during the second day session of the MRM e-Learning workshop in Singapore on 4 March 2016.

 

Experimenting with the camera.

Experimenting with the camera.

 

ALL Academy teams up with United Arab Shipping Company for an MRM Seminar in Dubai

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United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), a shipping company based in Dubai, hosted an MRM Seminar on February 23, 2016 for its shore side management. The one-day event at the UASC main office was facilitated by ALL Academy where Maritime Resource Management was discussed focusing on the following topics:

  • Contributing factors in accidents
  • Attitudes and behavior
  • Authority and Assertiveness
  • Culture

There were 15 participants coming from the Fleet, Operations and Legal & Insurance department, including the VP’s of Fleet, Operations, & Corporate Development. From the Fleet Department, representatives were Head of Sections of Fleet HSSEQ and Fleet Personnel, while from the Operations Department, the Head of Ship Management was of attendance.  The company’s Claims Team was also represented. The interaction among the participants was excellent and there were very good comments and suggestions that were noted accordingly by the management which are essential in developing a good approach to address significant issues in the shipping industry.

Participants during the open forum at the United Arab Shipping Company's MRM seminar discuss and exchange ideas on pertinent issues related to MRM.

Participants during the open forum at the United Arab Shipping Company’s MRM seminar discuss and exchange ideas on pertinent issues related to MRM.

 

A welcoming entrance at the United Arab Shipping Company's main office in Dubai.

A welcoming entrance at the United Arab Shipping Company’s main office in Dubai.

 

United Arab Shipping Company's Main Office located in Dubai

The building which houses United Arab Shipping Company’s Main Office.

Back to Back Open Seminars

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Open Seminar in Bangkok

ALL Academy goes to Bangkok for an Open Seminar which is part of the MRM Asian Tour. This is the 2nd open event under the tour where a half-day Brief Introduction to MRM is given to participating delegates coming from the Maritime branch in the region. The seminar took place at FX Hotel Metrolink Makkasan, 57 Asoke – Dindaeng Rd., Makkasan, Bangkok on 10 February 2016.

The important topics discussed were: what is MRM and why we need MRM, most expensive P&I claims, important assets for safety and efficiency, human error and the SHELL model. Even with a small group, the discussions was very interesting and ALL Academy is pleased to have been in Bangkok this year.

In attendance during the seminar were the following:

  1. Vincent Albuquerque – Great Circle Shipping Agency Ltd.
  2. Thanaphong Jaemsakol – Highland Maritime
  3. Narong Khongkeng – Great Circle Shipping Agency Ltd.
  4. Adisak Maksawat – Great Circle Shipping Agency Ltd.
  5. Pattarawath Maneeratrungrueang – Highland Maritime
  6. Weerawach Phiphitpuwaphong – Highland Maritime
  7. Narong Phukaeophuek – Precious Shipping Public Company Ltd.
  8. Kavi Srinivas – Great Circle Shipping Agency Ltd.
  9. Thanasit Thawinwang – Highland Maritime
Mr. Martin Hernqvist with the Bangkok group

Mr. Martin Hernqvist with the group from Bangkok.

 

Another Open Seminar in Singapore

Singapore is one of the focal locations in Asia being the world’s biggest bunkering hub and one of the top Maritime cities in the world. This is one of the reasons why MRM events are held in Singapore at least twice a year. As part of the MRM Asian Tour 2016, ALL Academy has successfully conducted another MRM Open Seminar at the Royal Plaza on Scotts Hotel on 11 February 2016 following the event in Bangkok. This time, the group was composed of 15 participants from 10 companies.

Here is the list of the attendees:

  1. Sahrul Ahmat – RK Offshore Management Pte. Ltd.
  2. Ihson Gafar – SEACHANGE Maritime Pte. Ltd.
  3. Hasan Iftekhar – United Ocean Ship Management Pte. Ltd.
  4. Pramod Kumar – United Ocean Ship Management Pte. Ltd.
  5. Nanda Kyaw – MTM Ship Management Pte. Ltd.
  6. Si Thu Kyaw – SSC Ship Management Pte. Ltd.
  7. Yan Naing Kyaw – Continental Shipping Line Pte. Ltd.
  8. Anand Mannath – Epic Ship Management Pte. Ltd.
  9. Sanjay Mittal – Epic Gas Ltd.
  10. Kavil Madhu Nair – Rickmers Shipmanagement (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
  11. Edwin Rodrigues – Epic Gas Ltd.
  12. Chia Hui Shuen – Thome Ship Management
  13. Cherlynn Tan – Thome Ship Management
  14. Khaing Thein – Continental Shipping Line Pte. Ltd.
  15. Mohamed Syah Farit Mohamed Yusoff – Continental Shipping Line Pte. Ltd.

 

Participants pose for a group photo after the MRM Seminar

Participants pose for a group photo after the MRM Seminar in Singapore.

Tärntank Invites ALL Academy in Manila

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Tärntank Ship Management AB, an award winning tanker shipping company, has invited ALL Academy to their annual in-house Officer’s Meeting on January 28, 2016 at the Tärntank Manila Office in Makati, Philippines. A one-day course was facilitated by ALL Academy which focused on “Challenge and Response”, one of the vital concepts/teachings in the MRM Programme. Tärntank has a very good mix of officers and crew coming from the Philippines, East Europe and Scandinavia. Therefore with the mixed cultures working together onboard, comes a need to establish an open communication where they can challenge each other and respond to challenges positively in order to increase safety. Accident reports often show that making challenges and responding to them is a major weakness in communication. In some cultures, people are sometimes uncomfortable in questioning or challenging a superior’s decision and tend to just keep it to themselves even if they should have challenged his/her superior who committed an error.

As Tärntank aims to constantly improve its vessels and to ensure that all its employees can work safely and effectively, seminars and conferences are frequently organized by the company to equip its employees with necessary soft-skills trainings such as the MRM programme.

The objective of the course is to help the participants recognise the importance of establishing a Challenge and Response environment onboard to increase safety and also to help them recognise that the whole team is involved in Challenge and Response. There was a good interaction among the participants where they shared their own experiences and also they were able to learn from their colleagues’ perspective on challenge and response. In attendance were Filipino officers, crewing staff from the local office, and also Dick Höglund (Financial Manager), Niklas Johansson (Personnel Manager) and Artis Ozols (Safety Manager) all 3 coming from their headquarters in Sweden.

Terntank's Personnel Manager, Niklas Johansson, gives a short introduction just before the seminar started.

Tärntank’s Personnel Manager, Niklas Johansson, gives a short introduction just before the seminar started. (In the photo are: Artis Ozols and Martin Hernqvist).

 

Participants and the facilitator listen while one of their colleagues shares his opinion during the open forum.

Participants and the facilitator listen while one of the officers shares his opinion during the open forum.

 

Terntank Officers and Shore Side Staff from Sweden gathered for a group photo with Martin Hernqvist.

Tärntank Officers and Shore Side Staff from Sweden gathered for a group photo with Martin Hernqvist from ALL Academy.

 

ALL Academy's Martin Hernqvist together with Terntank's Shore Side Managers, Artis Ozols (Safety), Dick Höglund (Financial) and Niklas Johansson (Personnel) enjoy a casual discussion after the seminar was over.

ALL Academy’s Martin Hernqvist together with Tärntank’s Shore Side Managers, Artis Ozols (Safety), Dick Höglund (Financial) and Niklas Johansson (Personnel) enjoy a casual discussion after the seminar was over.

2016’s First MRM Facilitator Training Successfully Completed in Manila

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The first MRM Facilitator Training event for 2016 was successfully completed. This took place a week after the workshop in Myanmar for the MRM online course. With Asia being the focus region during the first quarter of 2016, ALL Academy chose Manila in the Philippines to be the venue for the event because of the large number of MRM training providers present in the country. The event was held on January 27, 2016 at the AIM Conference Center Manila with a total of 8 participants in attendance who represented 6 companies from India, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Sweden.

ALL Academy welcomes the following newly certified facilitators to the MRM network!

  1. Ole Steinar Mjell – Grieg Star
  2. Radhakrishna Loka – Neom Maritime (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
  3. Mohammad Lokman Bin Abdullah – Pelita Mas Laut Pte. Ltd.
  4. Mohamad Safrin Bin Masni – Pelita Mas Laut Pte. Ltd.
  5. Nilesh Kawal – Scorpio Marine Management
  6. Puja Rawat – Scorpio Marine Management
  7. Dejarme Lardizabal – Seaspan /PTC
  8. Niclas Berntsson – Sjöfartsakademien AB
Newly certified facilitators from the MRM train the trainer event in Manila on 27 January 2016 together with Martin Hernqvist.

Newly certified facilitators from the MRM train the trainer event in Manila on 27 January 2016 together with Martin Hernqvist.