Webinar Introduction to Maritime Resource Management | Video online

On Wednesday 3 June 2020 the fourth webinar was streamed in close cooperation with STC-SA. This time the focus was on the Introduction to Maritime Resource Management.

Interested? Please have a look.

This time all questions, as part of the Q&A, could be answered during the webinar sessions and they are included in the video. Should you have additional questions about the subject. Please feel free to contact us via

About the topic:

After the worst air disaster in history which occurred at the Las Palmas Airport in 1977 resulting is 583 fatalities, the results from the accident investigation indicated to a number of human errors that all contributed to the accident, all of which could have been avoided. The result was the development of a specialized training programme designed to reduce human error. The training was so successful in the aviation sector, that the maritime sector soon introduced a similar training programme.

The Maritime Resource Management programme has been specifically designed to ensure that incumbents undergo a complete paradigm shift with respect to the manner in which they communicate, collect and process information as well as immediately identify hazardous situations as well as hazardous thoughts. The course provides incumbents with the requisite skills to utilize all available resources, human or other, to make the most accurate decisions, within the available time, thereby reducing the potential for human error and accidents.

This programme includes modules such as; Communications, Teamwork, Situation Awareness, Cultural Awareness, Authority and Assertiveness, Management and Leadership, Challenge and response just to mention a few. This course is essential for every organization wishing to improve on safety, productivity, and efficiency.

About the speaker:

Mr. Patrick Wells has 36 years of maritime experience and commenced his career in the South African Navy where he served as a Combat Officer for fourteen years. He retired from the South African Navy in 1997 to join the Port Services and served in various positions such as Tug Master, Fleet Manager, Quality Manager and Marine Pilot. He was also responsible for a number of years for the training of Tug Masters, Marine Pilots, Dredging Masters and Vessel Traffic Services Operators for the South African Transnet National Ports Authority. In 2012, Patrick joined STC and was appointed as the Head of Department for the Maritime Faculty at the International Maritime College of Oman and soon thereafter was appointed as the Deputy Dean in charge of the college academics. Patrick returned to South Africa mid 2017 to take up the position of Managing Director of STC Southern Africa. Passionate about training and development and enhancing safety of all seafarers, he is instrumental in the design and development of maritime training programmes. Due to Patrick’s unique range of expertise and experience within port operations, he is actively involved in STC projects in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.