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.
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
The recently concluded 2-day Company Days of Erik Thun AB culminated with a half-day MRM seminar which was held at Stadshotellet Lidköping on 14 September 2017. The event was participated by both sea-going staff and shore-based personnel and management with an approximate total of 50 participants.
During the last day of the event, Martin Hernqvist of ALL Academy talked about Maritime Resource Management and the important issues addressed by MRM that are familiar to the Maritime industry. The seminar was well received by the participants and ALL Academy is thankful for the opportunity to share the MRM concept.
An MRM Facilitator training event was hosted by Sigurnost Educa, educational institute in Zagreb, Croatia on September 6, 2017. Participants of the event were from the following companies:
- De Ruyter Training & Consultancy BV
- HARREN Shipping Services GmbH & Co. KG
- P&O Ferries Holdings Ltd.
- COLUMBIA Shipmanagement Ltd.
- Sigurnost Educa, educational institute
Interesting discussions among the participants followed during the question and answer part of the programme. ALL Academy is grateful for the assistance given by Sigurnost Educa and for hosting the successful event.
ALL Academy has concluded another MRM Facilitator training event in Gothenburg, Sweden on 27 June 2017. The event was held at The Swedish Club head office with a total of 6 participants coming from EuroShip Services Ltd, Harren Shipping Services GmbH & Co. KG, Metapharos AB and Wisby Shipmanagement AB. We are grateful for the continued support of The Swedish Club members to the MRM programme and we look forward to a more productive collaboration in implementing MRM in their respective companies.
The registrations to the MRM Train the Trainer events in Gothenburg and in Zagreb are now open! We are happy to announce that we will be having an event on the 27th of June in Gothenburg, Sweden, just before the summer holidays. This is in response to our clients’ requests for an event in Europe. Right after the summer break, we will be hosted by one of our licensed MRM Training Provider, Sigurnost Educa, in Zagreb, Crotia, on the 6th of September. To register in any of these events, please click on the events tab or the pictures below. We look forward to seeing you in these events!
What have politics to do with maritime human factors training? Or rather, what can politicians learn from an industry where leadership, communication, challenge & response and situation awareness are critical in order to make good decisions and to get things right? It turned out, quite a lot. Martin Hernqvist of ALL Academy, who gave the presentation, said he had never before illustrated the need for resource management with such an odd example, far from the maritime business. The presentation clearly showed that resource management is not just for shipping and aviation. The ideas can be applied in everything that we do – at work and in our personal lives – in situations where good decsions are critical. “It was a little bit of an experiment”, Martin admits after his presentation. “Politics may be sensitive, people may have very strong opinions about it and you don’t know who is in the audience.” However, the presentation was well received at the CrewConnect Europe Conference and Martin claimed he had never before received so many positive comments from delagates after a presentation like this time in Copenhagen.
What can we learn from this? First, looking at things from a different perspective is always important. Second, if you have an idea that you wish to try – no matter how odd it may seem – “just do it”.
Yet another successful MRM Facilitator training event carried out. This time in Manila. A big thank you to our participants from Grieg Philippines Inc., MSI Ship Management Pte. Ltd., PSA Marine (Pte) Ltd and ZRC Training Center Phils., Inc. A special thanks to Grieg Philippines Inc. for being an excellent host for our event!