work for the Bridge Team Management Course. This example illustrates development of an exercise scenario from a single, relevant simulator exercise. The exercise is from the later part of course,when the group of trainees involved will have developed their teamwork and bridge resource management skills as a result of preceding exercises and lectures and discussions.

Full-Mission Ship-Bridge Simulator Course


  1. To provide participants with the opportunity to experience and analyze various navigational scenarios and demonstrate procedures to assist in the safe conduct of the vessel.
  2. To exercise procedures that will take into account all relevant regulations, as well as quality management techniques that work toward high standards of excellence and professionalism.


The course objectives concentrate on passage-planning techniques and bridge resource management techniques.

  1. Passage-Planning Techniques. Participants completing the course will be able to appraise and formulate a detailed passage plan including but not limited to:
  • no-go and danger areas,
  • margins of safety,
  • track to be made good,
  • use to transits (ranges) clearing bearings and distances,
  • visual cues,
  • parallel indexing,
  • conspicuous radar targets,
  • course alterations and wheelovers
  • speed and timing of progress,
  • aborts and contingencies,
  • allowance for squats, and
  • interpretation and use of maneuvering data.

Participants completing this course will be able to execute such a plan and demonstrate a good understanding of proper bridge resource management.

  1. Bridge Resource Management. Participants completing the course will be able to demonstrate their understanding of:
  • the need for good teamwork,
  • the need for good internal information flow between all team members,

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