14 December 2020 | Bridge Resource Management Guidance Launch

  • Published: 9 Nov 2020
  • Last updated: 4 Dec 2020
  • Date: 14 Dec 2020
  • Start time: 2 p.m.



UPDATE 4 December 2020 - Guidance now published and available for purchase

The UK Chamber of Shipping's Bridge Resource Management Task Force, is pleased to annouce the launch for a new publication examining Bridge Resource Management and enhancements in safety. 

The Task Force, which has been meeting for over a year, comprises membership from across all shipping sectors of the Chamber membership, including aggregate dredgers, cruise, ferries, offshore, tankers and tugs, along with the expert input from Chamber professional members, the pilots and ports. 

In visiting of ship operations and bridges across the industry, the TF has developed and published via Witherbys Seamanship, a new guidance document which introduces new ideas and concepts to BRM and elevate safety.

Programme Finalised and Speakers Announced

1400: Welcome & Introduction, Ville Patrikainen & Robert Merrylees

1405: The Insurer’s view – Standard Club, Sudhir Malhotra

1415: The Regulator’s View – Maritime & Coastguard Agency, Richard Bell

1430: Guidance showcase – Development Process, its aims & concepts

            P&O Ferries, Ville Patrikainen

            C-Smart, Antonio di Lieto

1450: Panel Discussion – Bridge Resource Management – what is its value and what is its future?        

Moderated by Ville Patrikainen & Robert Merrylees

-          Hans Hederstrom

-          Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) - Jack Martin

-          P&O Ferries – Louise Sara

-          Svitzer Towage – James Evans

-          UK Marine Pilots Association – Hywel Pugh

1525: Conclusions

1530: Close

Chairman of the Task Force, Ville Patrikainen of P&O Ferries, commented:  

"We are delighted to announce the launch of the new guidance which we believe will introduce new industry wide standard principles of working as a team on the Bridge, and sets clear limits for interventions and aids defining roles and responsibilities. 

The guidance seeks to also improve safety in general by enhancing communications within and between teams, and ultimately prevent incidents involving single points of failure. 

I encourage attendance from all sectors and operations to the launch.“

Please Register below and if you have any queries or issues, please contact Priya Birk.