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The first book on this required course of training written especially for officers aboard small shipsThe modern ship's bridge boasts miraculous resources: GPS, radar, electronic charting, VHF and shortwave radio, phones, electronic sensors, autopilot, and powerful computers to integrate these inputs with visual observations so that the officers on watch can make good navigation and seamanship decisions. Yet still accidents happen, usually because of human error. That's why Bridge Resource Management is a required program of training for watch-standing officers on ships worldwide. BRM teaches officers to integrate their resources efficiently, develop and maintain situational awareness, master passage planning and other best practices, and communicate effectively.Bridge Resource Management for Small Shipsis the first book to address the unique needs of watch-standing officers and prepare them for any situation.Features: Case histories to illustrate important points A complete course in BRM, suited for studying on your own as well as a complement to your classworkTopics include: Introduction to BRM, Standard Operating Procedures, Elements of Passage Planning, Passage Planning Nuts and Bolts, Situational Awareness, Overreliance, Distraction, Stress, Fatigue, Complacency, Transition, Communications, Teams and Teamwork, Leadership, Error Chains
Author Profile Daniel S. Parrott holds an Australian Master Class IV license for coastal trading; a U.S. Coast Guard license for Master of Oceans, Motor, Steam, and Auxiliary Sail, 1600 tons; and a Third Mate's license for Merchant Ships. He earned a master's degree in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island and accumulated 20 years of experience in tall ships all over the world, including five years as captain of the 158-foot Pride of Baltimore II. He also served as mate aboard a coastal freighter in Alaska. He teaches navigation, seamanship, and Bridge Resource Management to merchant marine cadets at the Maine Maritime Academy and sails as a watch officer and training officer aboard the academy’s training ship State of Maine and the schooner Bowdoin. He is the author of Tall Ships Down: The Last Voyages of the Pamir, Albatross, Marques, Pride of Baltimore, and Maria Asumpta.
Table of Contents
Prologue: The Herald of Free Enterprise
Introduction: Why Bridge Resource Management?
Part I. Planning and Procedures
Chapter One. Standard Operating Procedures
Chapter Two. Passage Planning: Appraisal and Planning
Chapter Three. Implementing the Passage Plan: Execution, Conferring, and Monitoring
Chapter Four. Building a Passage Plan: Tactics and Tools
Part II. Situational Awareness and Human Factors
Chapter Five. Overreliance
Chapter Six. Distraction
Chapter Seven. Stress
Chapter Eight. Fatigue
Chapter Nine. Complacency
Chapter Ten. Transition
Part III. Human Interaction
Chapter Eleven. Communication
Chapter Twelve. Teams and Teamwork
Chapter Thirteen. Decision-Making and Leadership
Chapter Fourteen. Human Error
Appendix: Sample Master/Pilot Information Exchange (MPX)