We are pleased to announce that the first Crew Resource Management course took place in V.Ships Crew Management Office (CMO) in Gdynia, Poland, from the 24th to 26th June 2014.

Similar training events are organised in Odessa, Mumbai, Novorossiysk CMOs on a regular basis.

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This training was conducted by our Head of Seafarer Training Alasdair Ireland. Sessions were dedicated to both deck and engineer officers including Polish crew members of DP shuttle tankers operating within Campos Basin of Brazilian waters. One of our Rio de Janeiro Ship Management Office Superintendents also benefited from attending the course.

The purpose of CRM Training is to emphasise the role of the human element in Deck and Engineer Officers performance. Specific human factor issues are addressed through case study presentations as well as workshops activities.

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With the STCW Manila amendments taking full effect in Jan 2017, it is crucial that V.Ships officers and V. Group as a whole are fully prepared for all Bridge/Engine Resource Management training requirements (the CRM program comprises such skills).

Although we are delighted to have had such a positive reaction from our Polish delegates so far, we will also be seeking feedback from all the delegates 3 months after they complete the course in order to see how they have benefited once back in the operational setting. 

Further CRM courses are planned in V.Ships Gdynia in the near future.

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