1745 | Bridge Resource Management

$900 USD

Course Type:
STCW ➜ Additional STCW courses
Training School:
Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy
Norfolk, Virginia, United States of America
4 days


Any applicant who successfully completes the Bridge Resource Management (MIDATL-75) course will satisfy:

  • The bridge resource management requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(vii); 46 CFR 11.319(a)(4)(vii); 46 CFR 11.321(a)(3)(iv); and Section A-II/1, Table A-II/1 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010; AND,
  • The leadership and team working skills requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(c)(1); 46 CFR 319(b)(1); 46 CFR 11.321(b)(1); and Section A-II/1, Table A-II/1 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010; AND,
  • The following practical assessments performed during this course have been determined to be equivalent of National Assessment GuidelinesTasks as documented in NVIC 12-14 Tasks for Officer in Charge of a Navigational
  • Watch on Vessels of 500 GT or More: 2.7.A; 2.7.B; 2.7.C; 2.7.D; 2.7.E; 2.7.F; 2.7.G; 17.1.A; and 18.1.A; 18.2.A; & 18.3.A

Applicants who have successfully completed this course need not present completed “Control Sheets” for these assessments in application for STCW certification.

The objective of this course is to instruct the student in the areas relevant to Bridge Resource Management and application of leadership and teamworking skills. The completion of the course will satisfy the 46 CFR and STCW requirements cited above. Simulator and classroom exercises are used to evaluate the student’s mastery of the specific OICNW tasks.

Officers in charge of the navigational watch must be aware of requirements for maintaining a safe navigational watch, application of leadership and teamworking skills and bridge resource management principles as follows:

Table A-II/1 Specification of minimum standard of competence for officers in charge of a navigational watch on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more

Function: Navigation at the operational level

Competence: Maintain a safe navigational watch

Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency
Bridge resource management

  • Knowledge of bridge resource management principles, including:
  1. Allocation, assignment, and prioritization of resources
  2. Effective Communication
  3. Assertiveness and leadership
  4. Obtaining and maintaining situational awareness
  5. Consideration of team experience

Function: Controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons on board at the operational level

Competence: Monitor compliance with legislative requirements

Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency

  • Basic working knowledge of the relevant IMO conventions concerning safety of life at sea, security and protection of the marine environment

Competence: Application of leadership and teamworking skills

Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency

  • Working knowledge of shipboard personnel management and training
  • A knowledge of related international maritime conventions and recommendations, and national legislation
  • Ability to apply task and workload management, including:
  1. Planning and co-ordination
  2. Personnel assignment
  3. Time and resource constraints
  4. Prioritization
  • Knowledge and ability to apply effective resource management:
  1. Allocation, assignment, and prioritization of resources
  2. Effective communication onboard and ashore
  3. Decisions reflect consideration of team experiences
  4. Assertiveness and leadership, including motivation
  5. Obtaining and maintaining situational awareness
  • Knowledge and ability to apply decision-making techniques:
  1. Situation and risk assessment
  2. Identify and consider generated options
  3. Selecting course of action
  4. Evaluation of outcome effectiveness

Recommended Study Material:

Navigation Rules International—Inland COMDTINST M16672.2D.Publisher Department of Transportation United Sates Coast Guard
Farwell’s Rules of the Nautical Road, 8th Edition By Craig H.
Merchant Marine Officers Hand Book. William B. Hayler, Editor
Watchstanding Guide for the Merchant Officer Robert J. Meurn 1990.
Vessel Traffic Systems First Edition by Charles W. Koburger, Jr. 1986.
Shipboard Bridge Resource Management by Michael R. Adams September 1, 2006

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