Course Schedules

This one-week course will address the factors involved with maintaining an alert and professional bridge watch by utilizing all available resources. Such factors discussed will include the human factor under stressful conditions, integration of navigation tools with shiphandling, and personnel management. Students will discuss the error chain and methods of recognizing possible scenarios that could result in unfavorable situations. Other topics discussed will include Master/Pilot interface, communications, and crisis management.


Course Capacity: 6 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: None

USCG Approval: Any applicant who successfully completes our Bridge Resource Management (MEBAMD-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; PROVIDED they have completed the following tasks for Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on Vessels of 500 GT or More, NVIC 12-14: 2.7.A; 2.7.B; 2.7.C; 2.7.D; 2.7.E; 2.7.F and 2.7.G.
  • Applicants who have successfully completed this course must present completed "Control Sheets" for these assessments in application for STCW certification.