Erik Thun AB’s Company Days Culminate with an MRM Seminar

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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.

Deputy Managing Director Johan Källsson of Erik Thun AB speaks before the participants of the Company Days. Behind him is Henrik Källsson, also Deputy Managing Director of the company.


Sea-going personnel and shore-side staff and management during the Thunbolaget Company Days.


Participants carefully listen during the MRM presentation of ALL Academy as part of Erik Thun AB’s Company Days programme.


Sigurnost Educa hosts MRM Facilitator Training in Zagreb

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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:

  1. De Ruyter Training & Consultancy BV
  2. HARREN Shipping Services GmbH & Co. KG
  3. P&O Ferries Holdings Ltd.
  4. COLUMBIA Shipmanagement Ltd.
  5. 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.

Participants pay attention to the presentation during the MRM Facilitator training in Zagreb, Croatia on 06 September 2017.


Some of the participants pose with Martin Hernqvist at the entrance of Sigurnost Educa, educational institute building.

MRM Train the Trainer in Gothenburg

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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.

Group photo of the participants together with Martin Hernqvist at The Swedish Club headquarters in Gothenburg. (from left Verena Grothues, James Struthers, Petter Brandt, Danils Isajev, Jennifer Masurtschak and Linus Nordström)

Upcoming MRM Events in Gothenburg and Zagreb

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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!

Welcome to Gothenburg on 27 June 2017!


See you in Zagreb on 6 September 2017!



Odd theme at CrewConnect Europe conference in Copenhagen

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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”.

Martin Hernqvist giving a thought-provoking presentation at the CrewConnect Europe Conference on 9-11 May 2017


The CrewConnect Europe Conference was held at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel in Copenhagen

Back to Manila for Facilitator training

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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!

The participants and Grieg Philippines hosts on the terrace of the new office in Pasay City, Manila.

The participants and host representatives on the terrace of Grieg Philippines Inc’s office at the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City, Metro Manila.

Train the Trainer in Mumbai

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Thanks everyone who attended the MRM Facilitator seminar at Waterstones Hotel and Club in Mumbai on 28 February! Very good discussions and too little time. We’ll have to come back to India soon again.

Participating companies were:

  • Global Maritime Training Centre
  • Goodwood Ship Management Pte. Ltd.
  • MSI Shipping Services India Pvt Ltd.
  • Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies
  • Scorpio Marine Management India
  • Seaspan Crew Management Ltd.
The group gathered outside Waterstones Hotel and Club in Mumbai.

The group gathered outside Waterstones Hotel and Club in Mumbai.

“The Deadly Dozen”

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The “Deadly Dozen” based on CHIRP near-miss reports 2003-2015. (Click to enlarge)

Analysis of CHIRP* near-miss reports for the period 2003-2015 reveals important facts. Described as the “Deadly Dozen”, and published in the UK MCA’s Marine Guidance Note MGN 520 (M) in December 2016, the analysis has identified twelve important factors in maritime safety. Situation Awareness is found at the top of the list. 22.5% of the reported incidents are attributed to lack of Situation Awareness according to the analysis. Alerting ends up in second place followed by Communication as number three. This is the complete list:

  1. Situation Awareness – 22.5%
  2. Alerting – 15.3%
  3. Communication – 13.4%
  4. Complacency – 12.6%
  5. Culture – 11.4%
  6. Local practices – 7.4%
  7. Teamwork – 6.8%
  8. Capability – 4.9%
  9. Pressure – 1.9%
  10. Distractions – 1.8%
  11. Fatigue – 1.2%
  12. Fit for duty – 0.8%

The results of the analysis come as no surprise to MRM training providers. These areas have been key priority areas in the MRM training programme ever since resource management training was introduced in the maritime industry in the early 1990s. The list of factors is in fact very similar to the MRM course syllabus, even if the term ‘Challenge and Response’ is used instead of ‘Alerting’. Flag States’ recognition of human and organizational factors in maritime safety is very welcomed indeed. This has taken a long, long time and we are still not where we would like to be in the maritime industry. Accidents still take place at a higher frequency than needed but we are slowly moving in the right direction. The statistics produced by CHIRP and UK MCA is helpful.

More information about the “Deadly Dozen” is found in the UK’s Maritime & Coastguard Agency’s Marine Guidance Note MGN 520 (M). The document is definitely worthwhile reading for MRM training providers and MRM trainees and contains also some ‘DOs and DON’Ts’ for each identified factor. Click the picture below for the full document.


MGN 520 (M)


* CHIRP is an abbreviation of Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme. CHIRP has its own website.

Facilitator training at CSM in Limassol

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ALL Academy wishes to thank all participants and the host, Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM), for a very good MRM Facilitator training event in Limassol on 17 January 2017. Eight of the participants came from Columbia Shipmanagement, three from Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement MTC and one from Marlow Navigation. Countries represented at the event were Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Latvia, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Tunisia and Ukraine. Below are photos from the event. (Photo credit: Natalie Sey, CSM)

Martin Hernqvist of ALL Academy at the start of the day.

Martin Hernqvist of ALL Academy at the start of the day.


The group gathered outside the head office of Columbia Shipmanagement in Limassol.

The group gathered outside the head office of Columbia Shipmanagement in Limassol.


Martin Hernqvist of ALL Academy (left) with Capt Faouzi Fradi, CSM's Training Manager and initiator of the event (right).

Martin Hernqvist of ALL Academy (left) with Capt Faouzi Fradi, Crew Training Manager at Columbia Shipmanagement (right).

Train the Trainer in Mumbai and Manila

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Mumbai – Gateway of India

Next MRM Train the Trainer events will take place in important seafarer locations – Mumbai and Manila. On Tuesday February 28th we will meet in Mumbai and two days later, on Thursday March 2nd, we will gather in Manila. Many thanks to Grieg Philippines Inc for being the host in Manila.

More information and registration forms are found here.