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Bridge Team Management

About this course

  Investigations into marine casualties consistently indicate that a major factor in their causes is a weakness in bridge organisation and management.

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

The combination of these essential skills enables the participants to recognise the importance of proper planning, threat assessment, effective communications and good teamwork. Students will also learn to identify and break developing error chains.

The issues of incorporating a pilot into the bridge team are also investigated.

The course is designed for bespoke company training. We run it for a minimum and maximum of four candidates.

We can personalise the training to suit company specific needs. This may be by using specific 'own ships' or constructing exercises and particular areas or circumstances. A customer's own log books, checklists etc can also be provided.

Course delivery location

This course is delivered from our new maritime simulation centre at Solent University's main East Park Terrace campus in Southampton city centre. Please check your joining instructions for further information. 

How to book

Please contact the admissions team if you require more information about this course:

Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 5004 

Normal office hours are (UK time):
Monday - Thursday: 08.30 - 17.00
Friday 08.30 - 16.30

Online bookings will be confirmed with joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment should be received in the normal way.

Please ensure you follow the booking process and do not enter payment details more than once, unless you are booking more than one course. If you experience any issues, please email

Your joining instructions will tell you which campus your training will take place at - please read carefully and take note.

Course information





Teaching methods

Training takes place in the full mission bridge simulator.