Zeaborn Ship Management hosts a 2-day in-house MRM train the trainer course

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Zeaborn Ship Management, one of our newest MRM licencees, hosted a 2-day in-house MRM train the trainer course at their headquarters in Hamburg, Germany on February 6-7, 2020. This shows a strong commitment from its management to implement MRM from top to bottom and an inspiration to its employees to be more proactive and to continuously contribute in minimising accidents and incidents on-board and even at the shore side. The event highlighted case studies where participants discussed what went wrong and how would the incidents/accidents could have been avoided. There was a good mix of participants coming from the shore-side management and officers working on-board that made the discussions interesting.

We would like to extend our sincere thanks Zeaborn Ship Management for hosting a successful MRM event!

The following participated in the event:

  1. Remigiusz Dybizbanski
  2. Simon Hinsen
  3. Torsten Iborg
  4. Christian Lederer
  5. Boris Nebendahl
  6. Vitaliy Polyakov
  7. Livia Rauca
  8. Shane Rozario
  9. Kamil Cyprian Rożniatowski
  10. Björn-Hendrik Salecker
  11. Patrick Schwinke
  12. Björn Siewers
  13. Christian Vogel

Year end MRM Train the Trainer in Singapore

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The Academy culminated the calendar year 2019 with an MRM train the trainer event in Singapore. During this course, a small group of five people from three companies gathered to share ideas and exchange experiences related to human factors and MRM. One of the participants was Rory Main from the Fremantle Maritime Simulator Centre in Australia, who has been a passionate supporter of the MRM programme in the early days when the BRM/MRM training started. He attended the event for a refresher while the rest of group came to be certified as MRM Facilitators. They are Mr. Dapeng Zhang and Ms. Sijia Zhang both representing Singapore (Nantong) International Maritime Institute, Mr. Goh Boon Leng and Mr. Sam Abey who represented ST Education and Training in Singapore. The event took place at M Hotel Singapore on December 4, 2019.

It has been a very productive year for ALL Academy and its clients and we want to thank each and everyone for your continued support to the MRM programme! We look forward to working with you all in 2020!

The participants during the MRM Train the Trainer in Singapore on December 4, 2019.

MRM Train the Trainer in Piraeus

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The recently concluded MRM train the trainer in Piraeus, Greece got positive responses from the participants from six different companies. There were a total of 13 participants with various background from the maritime industry. The discussions were well participated and everyone was able to share their experiences and ideas. The event took place at The Swedish Club Office in Piraeus on November 14, 2019. The next MRM event before the year ends is set on December 4, 2019 and will be held in Singapore.

Here are the participants during the event:

1. George Kakouris – Danaos Shipping Co. Ltd.
2. Emily Papagianni – Dianik Bross
3. Erwin Derlagen – Enesel Limited
4. Periklis Dinakis – Enesel Limited
5. Amalia Marcou – Enesel Limited
6. Labros Nicolaras – Enesel Limited
7. Michalis Papaioannou – Enesel Limited
8. Shane Rozario – Global Shipmanagement Service Ltd.
9. Katerina Marinaki – UNISEA Shipping Ltd.
10. Sofia Trezou – UNISEA Shipping Ltd.
11. Dirk Leonhardt – ZEABORN Crew Management GmbH & Cie KG
12. Boris Nebendahl – ZEABORN Ship Management GmbH & Cie KG
13. Valentin Pisau – ZEABORN Ship Management GmbH & Cie KG

Participants together with the facilitator, Martin Hernqvist at The Swedish Club Piraeus Office in Greece.

MRM In-House Train the Trainer at TIPCO Maritime

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Another successful MRM Train the Trainer event was held in Bangkok at the TIPCO Maritime Company Limited office on October 17, 2019. It was an in-house facilitator training requested by one of our newest MRM Licencee, TIPCO Maritime, which ALL Academy facilitated. The group of newly certified MRM Facilitators was composed of both seagoing personnel and shore-side management totaling to 18 participants. A good mix of people familiar with each other has made the discussions lively and created an atmosphere of open communication. As the event was organised at their office, it was a very convenient way to provide the training for the employees since they were in a familiar environment where they can be more open to learning. It was also much easier to have one person coming in and conducting the training rather than sending all of the participants to another venue. Some companies prefer this type of set-up and ALL Academy is always flexible to client’s request.

The following are the newly certified MRM Facilitators from TIPCO Maritime:

  1. Ramrong Chaisaeng
  2. Torsakun Chantri
  3. Tankiti Jumpakag
  4. Pakasit Kamsang
  5. Potpitak Kantaphongkhongdej
  6. Songwuth Kawmek
  7. Adiphong Montripro
  8. Nattakorn Ngamchitcharat
  9. Anut Noknoi
  10. Photchara Phankratok
  11. Nikiforos Pililis
  12. Sunti Sangphet-On
  13. Dominic Bernard Selvan
  14. Aphinun Senangnart
  15. Thant Sin
  16. Piturart Sinarun
  17. Phithak Sunghangwa
  18. Pichan Tamintorn

At the start of the session, Mr. Louis-Frederic Sachs gives an opening remarks.


The MRM Facilitators from TIPCO Maritime Co., Ltd. together with Mr. Martin Hernqvist.


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

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.

230 Participants Gathered for a Resource Management Seminar in Myanmar

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Mr. Martin Hernqvist took the center stage delivering a Resource Management seminar in Yangon, Myanmar to a full house audience. The seminar took place at the Meliá Hotel on Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 08.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon. Around 230 participants from various sectors of the Myanmar society (healthcare, maritime, aviation, law, universities etc) attended the event. The seminar could not have been made possible without Capt. San Win of Wallenius Marine in Singapore who took the initiative in making the seminar a reality and a success. Other important contributors were the 14 sponsors and the Department of Marine Administration (DMA) along with a large number of volunteers contributing to the success of the event. Everyone was very happy with the arrangements and the outcome of the seminar.

Participants pay close attention during the Resource Management Seminar in Yangon.


At the registration desk in Meliá Yangon Hotel while participants are arriving.


Event banner displayed at the entrance of the venue.

First MRM Event for 2019 Commences in Helsinki

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ALL Academy kicks-off its first MRM Facilitator Training event for the year in Helsinki, Finland on 15 January 2019 which was held at Scandic Helsinki Airport Hotel. ALL Academy welcomed the Finnish Naval Academy as the newest MRM licencee on this occasion and alongside catering the need for MRM Facilitator training in Europe. The MRM events started to roll out quite early this year and during the event in Helsinki, a group of participants totaling to 16 with various background and experiences in the maritime branch were gathered. As always, the discussions were fruitful and the participants shared their views and exchanged ideas with each other. Events such as this is a good venue to get the new licencee onboard the MRM network.

Here is the list of participants:

           Name                                       Company/School

  1. Sebastian Roschier                 – ABB Marine Academy
  2. Kai Kantonen                           – Maritime E.S.B.H.
  3. Tiina Venäläinen                      – Maritime E.S.B.H.
  4. Kai Korolainen                         – Finnish Naval Academy
  5. Janne Lavonen                        – Finnish Naval Academy
  6. Tommi Nilsson                        – Finnish Naval Academy
  7. Rieti Suuronen                        – Finnish Naval Academy
  8. Veli-Joel Paananen                 – Southern-Finland University of Applied Sciences
  9. Anastasiia Smiaglikova         – Sovcomflot Training Center
  10. Jonas Alexandersson             – Swedish Maritime Administration
  11. Myroslav Chekmadeev          – Topaz Marine
  12. Dmytro Feyzullayev              –  Topaz Marine
  13. Serhii Kyreiev                          – Topaz Marine
  14. Igor Necajev                            – Topaz Marine
  15. Henrik Karlsson                     – Åland University of Applied Sciences
  16. Henrik Nordlund                   – Åland University of Applied Sciences

Participants taking notes and watching a video on Situation Awareness.


Group Photo taken during the MRM Facilitator Training in Scandic Helsinki Airport Hotel.