Overall Course Objectives
On Completion of the course, students should satisfactorily understand the basic aims for exchanging information to and from pilot/ship for the safe transiting moreover understand the need for the bridge team management to overcome any risks that might arises during pilotage .
Knowledge and Understanding
At the end of the course, students should be able to:
• Understand pilotage main responsibility and function.
• Realize the importance of information exchange between ship/pilot
• Understand delegation of  responsibilities, work load and authorities
• Realize the importance of  bridge team management.
• Understand principals of good bridge team management
• Understand the differences between safety, reliability & risk
1. Define human error
2. Define safety.
3. Define risk
4. Define reliability
5. Define probabilities
6. Define consequences
7. Define hazards & failuers
8. Define Risk and its components
9. Define safety and its components
10. Link between risk, safety and reliability
11. Pilot and piloting responsibility as coastal states responsibility
12. Pilots role and function to initiate safety
13. Pilot/ship information exchange
14. OOW role and responsibility during pilotage period
15. Passage planning to identify weakness and strengths
16. Bridge team management principals
17. The appropriate management of operational tasks
18. Bridge team management elements of job effectiveness
19. Bridge team management regulatory, organizational & individual factors
20. How to anticipate and manage workload demands and risks
21. Define situation awareness
22. Contingency planning in high risk areas, traffic density etc..
23. Contingency planning for the unexpected events incorporating appropriate margins of safety