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Bridge Emergency Management

Bridge Emergency Management (BEM) is a five day course that provides immediate emergency response training for the Dynamic Positioning Operator (DPO), Ballast Control Operator (BCO), Control Room Operators (CRO), Third Mate and any other discipline whose requirements include bridge watchstanding. These personnel will acquire the knowledge, judgment, and skillset necessary to understand and react to all emergencies before the Master, Offshore Installation Manager (OIM) and Emergency Response Team (ERT) arrive on the bridge. 

This course reflects and reinforces watchkeeping concepts through case studies and simulation of emergency exercises. Emergency exercises are scripted with expansive role-play that is designed to provide bridge personnel with skills, modeled from the military services, unique to effectively commanding and communicating in emergency situations. Thorough post-simulation debriefs are guided and facilitated by expert maritime emergency managers to ensure review of events in the emergency simulation and identify and examine actions on the bridge. This program provides appraisals for each student and can accommodate formal assessments on a needs basis.

Course objectives: 

  • Command and Control (C2)
  • Emergency rig handling
  • Crisis leadership
  • Asset specific emergency procedures
  • Emergency communications with key personnel
  • Information dissemination and verification
  • Decision making and problem solving
  • Stress management
  • Teamwork

Our state-of-the-art simulator located at our training facility in Houston, Texas provides a level of realism that is unparalleled in the offshore training sector. Our program will allow your team to make complex, instantaneous decisions in a controlled environment thereby ensuring the safety of people and asset.