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BTM Refresher And Navigational Assessment

Entry Criteria:     Senior Deck officers

Course Duration:     3 Days

Course Description

When a ship suffers a casualty or is in a position of peril or facing an emergency, the Master and/or the Officers concerned must be in a position to decide what is the best course of action. During an emergency, there may be little time to make decisions and the officer has to have a good presence of mind to take these decisions. He also will have the company's contingency plans to his disposal, which will help him take the decisions.

This course conducted on a Full Mission Simulator depicting real life-like situation is a refresher course for Bridge Team Management.his course conducted on a Full Mission Simulator depicting real life-like situation, is an effective learning tool for officers to gain confidence in handling emergency situations and their ability to take decisions under stressful situations.

Navigational Assessment
Each participant is assessed objectively using a set of Technical and Behavioural markers and scores are given against each Navigational shall set and performance of team management while holding the conn during a critical passage situational awareness and their ability to take decisions under stressful situations.

Course Objective

  • Bridge Team Management - Refresher Training
  • Navigational Assessment

Contents of the course

Refresher Training

  • Principles of ship handling – turning circle, shallow water effects, wind and current effects.
  • Emergency Manoeuvres - Ship handling with navigational equipment failures.
  • Management of Navigational Emergencies.
  • Anchoring in congested waters, anchoring in an emergency.

Navigational Assessment

This assessment is a means to identify human performance in navigational situations which could be stressful and times, and measure their skill in passage planning, ship handling, use of Nav-aids, leadership, communications and management coupled with adherence to COLREGS. All this is done in a safe environ of a full mission 360deg Navigation simulator.

Analysis of the markers and the formulation of summarized observations, allows an excellent debriefing to be carried out after each exercise.

At the conclusion of the course an assessment report is prepared which provides the measured scores on each skill set mentioning in the remarks:

  • Competency/performance gaps
  • Areas of strengths and weaknesses
  • Recommendations for further training

Please find below the list of documents required to get on the first day of the classroom course.
  1. 2 passport size photographs,
  2. Copies of Passport, CDC, COC & INDOS No.