SIRE 2.0

SIRE 2.0

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) works towards the release of SIRE 2.0 in Q4 this year. The new Ship Inspection Report Programme (SIRE) has a focus on human factors. Beside the focus on ship design, ship conditions and procedures we need to understand how human factors effect risk management and the opportunities we have to reduce risk.

The goal of ship operators is to reduce risk to crew, ships and terminals by systemically addressing the systems and latent conditions that influence errors, actions and decisions. Focus areas to reach this goal are assessments, competency management and continuous development.

The increasing complexity of ships and the human-machine interface, the complexity of operations, team communication force companies to have a holistic view on competency management. In SIRE 2.0 and TMSA questions around competency management have been issued for bridge, engine and cargo operations. Both for normal operations as well as for emerging operations.

For Bridge teams it requires (3.3.1 SIRE 2.0) the Master and all navigational officers to attend a shore-based Bridge Team Management (BTM) Training within the previous five years. It is preferred if a BRM or BTM training is based on the procedures and operations of the company as well as some more advanced / emerging scenarios. Also master need (3.3.2 SIRE 2.0) to have a formal ship handling training prior to promotion or when assigned to a new type of ship having significant different characteristics. When a simulator-based training is applied a ship specific model is preferred.

Chief Engineers and all engineer officers need (3.3.4 SIRE 2.0) to attend a shore-based engine room management (ERM) simulator course covering routine and emergency machinery operations with int the previous five years. This course can also be combined with a BTM/BRM and adds value when the company specific procedures are used as well as when the course is based on the company’s culture.

For cargo operations, the master, deck officers and cargo / gas engineer need (3.3.3 SIRE 2.0) to attend a shore-based simulator course covering routine and emergency cargo operations within the previous five years. Within these courses normal operations are trained in-line with the actual procedures as well as emergency cargo operations which can be based on near misses, incidents etc.

As part of Simwave’s learning ecosystem we provide online learning material before coming to a course and after a course as well as assessments in order to verify the competency of a participants. The mentioned courses can be provided world-wide with different partners with the same training material, ship models, port environments and trainers. All courses are bespoke and based on clients’ needs in order to maximize training outcome.

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