Bridge Resource Management: Teamwork and Leadership 1st Edition
Kalyan Chatterjea | Capt. Alex G. Labor | Francisco J. Vidal
ISBN-13: 9789814591683 | ISBN-10: 9814591688
© 2014 | Published |  88  Pages

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This publication on Bridge Resource Management - Teamwork and Leadership (BRM-TL) covers the non-technical skill requirements of a bridge-team as specified in the IMO’s STCW Tables A-II/1 and A-II/2 for both operational and management levels (including 2010 Manila Amendments). The book is meant to support a simulator-based course covering these requirements. On completion of the BRM-TL course, as detailed in this book, participants are expected to gain enhanced knowledge in the areas of effective management and optimum utilisation of all resources, required for the safe and successful conduct of a ship’s voyage. BRM-TL course emphasises the non-technical skills of the bridge-team, which include managing human factors, effective communications, processes of team-building and leadership.
To manage bridge processes, the book provides guidance on situational awareness, including team situational awareness, decision-making, contingency planning, as well as task management covering fatigue and workload planning. Additionally, this book introduces the concept of behavioural markers for assessing these soft skills to establish performance levels during a simulated exercise. Examples of behavioural markers applicable in a full-mission simulator-based exercise are also included.

  • Tables of Figures
    Chapter 1 Human Factors
    Chapter 2 Communications
    Chapter 3 Teamwork and Leadership
    Chapter 4 Managing Bridge Processes
    Chapter 5 Assessing Performance – Behavioural Markers

    • Detailed coverage of non-technical skills required by the IMO’s STCW Tables A-II/1 and A-II/2 for both operational and management levels (including 2010 Manila Amendments)
    • Coverage of specific knowledge in the areas of: effective management and optimisation of bridge resources required for successful conduct of a ship’s voyage; management of human factors; effective communications; processes of team-building & leadership; guidance of situational awareness including team situational awareness; decision-making; contingency planning; task management including fatigue & workload planning
    • Introduces the concept of behavioural markers for assessing soft skills to establish performance levels during a simulation exercise.
    • This book can be used as a guidebook in a bridge resource management course run on a full-mission bridge simulator.
    For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant

    • Kalyan Chatterjea started his career as a sea-going engineer and sailed for eleven years rising to the rank of Chief Engineer. After years of active involvement in the maritime industry, He taught at the Singapore Maritime Academy (SMA) for nearly twenty years teaching various maritime subjects on engine, as well as deck side, after which he joined Malaysian Maritime Academy in Malaysia as Head of Research. He is presently working as an academic consultant at EMAS Training Academy and Simulation Centre, Singapore, where he is actively engaged in course development.

      Capt. Alex G. Labor is a Master Mariner who started his sailing career as a cadet on cargo and passenger ships. After leaving sea,
      he started working ashore in various capacities and roles starting as a marine and safety superintendent, until finally leaving as a
      general manager of an offshore vessel ship management company. He is a certified ISM, ISPS and QMS auditor and an IMO model
      course trainer, and is presently working as a senior instructor at the EMAS Training Academy and Simulation Centre, where he
      teaches ship handling and voyage management, and shallow and deep water anchor handling.

      Capt. Francisco J. Vidal started sailing as cadet in October 1978, sailing for a number of years on container vessels, bulk carriers and
      chemical tankers. He works in several locations around the world, and is involved in different project for underwater construction,
      diving and ROV support. He was seconded to the EMAS Training Academy and Simulation Centre for developing courseware for
      dynamic positioning and ship-handling. He is a Certified Simulator Trainer in accordance with the requirements of Sections A-I/6
      and A-I/12 of the STCW 95. Presently he is working offshore in an advisory Captain’s role for the Dynamic Positioning Operations