Most accidents at sea have their root cause in human errors. A well-trained professional crew that is updated on theory, handling of difficult situations, efficient teamwork and shared situational awareness will eventually reduce the rate of incidents and accidents.

FORCE Technology Singapore offers two simulator-based course types within emergency response management. Both courses are characterised by a high level of stressful elements and intensity. Realism is kept at a similarly high level.

The advantage of the courses is that the exercises are carried out with a high level of realism. Such exercises cover events that hopefully rarely happen, but events that could only be trained at the same high level of realism at very high cost in real life. The two courses are:

Casualty prevention which is mainly used as a crew resource management follow-up course where the participants in the simulator verify the CRM theory in line with LOFT training known from the airline industry.

The crisis and emergency management course which focuses on the use of back-up systems in stressful situations, i.e. collision, grounding, extreme weather, extreme behaviour of other ships, equipment failure, crew errors, fire, man over board and evacuation of sick passengers.

Since the emergency response management courses address both human factor elements and ship handling elements, it is a great advantage if the participants have completed a course in ‘ship handling’ and in ‘crew resource management’.

References STCW’95: Table A-II/2 and A-III/2.

Function Navigation and marine engineering at management level, in particular:

  • Manoeuvre and handle a ship in all conditions
  • Establish watch keeping arrangements and procedures
  • Detect and identify the cause of machinery malfunctions and correct faults.

Course duration 3-4 days.

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