Ship Simulator And Bridge Teamwork With Bridge Resource Management

 1.  Scope

This course is practical and theoretical that consists of a series of exercises performed on a ship handling simulator. Classroom lectures and simulation are conducted to provide the necessary theoretical background for the exercises. Particular items dealt with in these lectures are illustrated either by including them as part of an exercise or by a separate simulator demonstration. Bridge teamwork is dealt with either as interactive Computer Based Training (CBT) or lecture.

This exercises increase in complexity as the course progresses and as trainees become familiar with the manoeuvring characteristics of the ship model and its response to the engine and helm in various conditions. The final exercises deal with the planning and execution of a coastal passage from port to port and will make use of the knowledge and skills learned in all of the previous to afford trainees practice in taking emergency preventive action and to practice on bridge watch keeping team, the roles being rotated to allow each trainee an opportunity to act as master for some of the exercises.

Exercises are controlled by an instructor and, initially, allow the trainees to become familiar with the equipment, the controls and the instrumentation provided by the simulator. Each exercise will be preceded by a session for briefing and planning and be followed by debriefing.

2.  Objective

The trainee who successfully completes this course will be able to:

      • Gained experience in handling ships under various conditions and will make a more effective contribution to the bridge team during ship manoeuvring.
      • Familiarized with the use of engines and helm for ship manoeuvring.
      • Understand the effects on the behaviour of the ship, wind, current, shallow water, banks and narrow channel. A greater awareness of the importance of planning a passage or manoeuvre and need for an alternative plan.

3.  Entry Requirement

Trainees who would like to take this course should have a minimum of twelve months watch keeping experience as officer in charge of a navigational watch and should also have completed a course of training which meets or exceeds the standard set out in IMO Assembly resolution A.483 (XII), Training in radar observation and plotting (see IMO Model Course 1.07)

4.  Course Intake Limitation

                      The course has a minimum of 6 and maximum intake of 24 participants.

5.  Course Duration

5 days (40 Hours)

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