The four-day Managing Marine Emergencies (MME) Course provides a unique chance to meet the salvage experts – the people that have really been at the sharp end in averting maritime disasters. It is designed to identify and assess those vital 'first response' actions needed to safeguard crew, ship, cargo, the environment and the reputation of your company in a marine emergency situation. Special attention is devoted to the fundamentals of crisis management and teamwork, including contracting, insurance, legal matters, dealing with the media, fast decision-making, setting priorities and liaising efficiently between the parties involved. In short, the aim is to demonstrate how to prevent a crisis turning into a catastrophe.
Four days which could save your ship and your company’s reputation
During the four days, participants will be given the essential skills and procedures necessary to control a shipboard emergency, pending the arrival of professional salvage assistance.The main objective is to ensure that participants gain a deeper insight into measures necessary to respond swiftly and effectively during the initial phase of a casualty event.
Hands-on, real scenarios
All lecturers and instructors have extensive experience in responding to major shipping casualties. The course has a high level of practical content; from the use of a simulator during a refloating scenario to a media response exercise involving experienced, international journalists. Making scenarios as realistic as possible is key. You could find yourself negotiating a claim’s settlement, or you are a salvor trying to convince an owner of the best way forward if their ship is to be saved, or you could be a CEO facing a barrage of questions from journalists keen to get an exciting headline. The course is designed to be interactive and for sure, sometimes, you may be out of your comfort zone.
SMIT’s MME Course provides a wonderful chance to build your international professional network. Often more than 10 nationalities participate. And because the scenarios are made as close to reality as possible, it can be a very intense experience for everyone. You bond and work closely as a team during the day, and then interesting events, excellent dinners and boat tours are organized for the evening for those who wish to participate. This gives people a chance to absorb all the information and exchange ideas.