Course Length: 24 hours
Bridge Resource Management (BRM) or as it is also called Bridge Team Management (BTM), is the effective management and utilization of all resources, human and technical, available to the Bridge Team to ensure the safe completion of the vessel’s voyage. BRM focuses on bridge officers' skills such as teamwork, team building, communication, leadership, decision-making and resource management and incorporates this into the larger picture of organizational and regulatory management. BRM addresses the management of operational tasks, as well as stress, attitudes and risk. This is a non-simulator based course. Masters and officers in charge of the navigational watch must be aware of the need for continuously reassessing how bridge-watch resources are being allocated and used, based on bridge resource management principles such as the following:
Successful completion of this 24-hour Bridge Resource Management course will satisfy the requirements of 46 CFR 10.205(o), the requirements of the Seafarer's Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Code, and Section B-VIII/2, Part 3-1 of the STCW Code.
A clear mind ready to learn and retain a large volume of information.
Paper and pencil for note taking
A scientific calculator