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Bridge Resources Management


This course is designed to comply with the requirements established on table A‐II/1, of the International Convention on standards of training, certification and Watchkeeping for seafarers STCW1978, as amended.

This course is classroom‐based and designed for the ship’s bridge team personnel. The course relies heavily on the use of the simulators as tools to learn bridge resource management. The course topics and exercises are designed to expose the student to human factors and to relay the importance of these factors in managing information and bridge operations of the navigation bridge.

General objectives

The objectives of this course is to complete the learning goals of individual lectures and discussion modules (e.g. leadership, communications, team building, multicultural diversity, etc.) and to successfully participate in the simulator and team exercises, thereby displaying knowledge of Bridge Resource Management and Navigation Bridge Teambuilding Principles, and in doing so, satisfy STCW standards for the Officer in Charge of the Navigation Watch.


Students who wish to enter this course must have a minimum of service experience of listening to six months as officer in charge of a navigational watch of and they must also have completed a training course that meets or exceeds the standard established in the IMO Assembly resolution A. 483 (12th), RADAR training (see IMO model course 1.07).

The course is principally intended for candidates for certification as Master; First or Second Deck Officer on seagoing ships. Those wishing to enter this course should be the holders of certificates satisfying the requirements of regulation II/1; II/2 or II/3 of the STCW convention as deck officer in charge of the navigation watch. They should therefore have completed a course of training which meets or exceeds the standard set out in table A‐II/1 of the STCW code, and completed the sea service needed for certification as Master; C/O or while qualified as a deck officer in charge of a navigation watch.

Regulation: II/1 Course Duration: 5 days (40 hours). Apply for this course »