Navigation assessment recognition
BMT has achieved external recognition from The Nautical Institute for its expertise in the field of navigation assessment.
BMT claims that this makes it the only company globally which is able to offer Navigation Assessment Services evaluated and approved by The Nautical Institute – the international representative body for maritime professionals. BMT has been providing navigation assessments to the international market since 2015.
Jeroen de Haas, Managing Director, Surveys at BMT said, “With the BMT team being uniquely qualified to deliver navigation assessments, and as we experience phenomenal growth in our audits, receiving formal recognition from the Nautical Institute is a huge accomplishment for us. We are very proud that our assessment services satisfy the highest standards. Our team of assessors are uniquely qualified to provide insight in all aspects of modern marine navigation, including use of integrated bridge systems, manoeuvring of vessels in complex traffic situations and effective bridge resource management techniques.”
The modern navigator faces a host of new challenges to successfully complete a passage with increased technical complexity in the management of the vessel and its systems. At the same time the consequences of collision and grounding incidents related to navigation have escalated in recent years. Many argue that these types of incidents could have been avoided if procedures had been followed, but experience has taught us that “human factors” play a huge role in the efficient and safe navigation of ships – something that cannot be assessed by auditing a paper trail.
BMT’s assessors execute live assessments during coastal passages, providing a thorough evaluation of the function of the bridge team, the execution of the passage plan and a review of the application of policies and procedures in practice. Using BMT’s MATE© flexible technology to quantify the impact on navigation performance findings, BMT is tailoring its Navigation Assessments to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse customer base while helping them to comply with IMO regulations and the global standards for seafarers.
BMT is an international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, working principally in the defence, energy and environment, marine risk and insurance, maritime transport, and ports and logistics sectors.
By Jake Frith
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