Maersk Training, dedicated to advancing maritime excellence, presents the Bridge Team Enhancement Program (BTEP) designed to refine the professional skills of seafarers and equip them for career advancement.  This white paper explores the program’s comprehensive approach, focusing on knowledge assessment, practical skills verification, and human factor development.

Enhancing Officer Proficiency:

BTEP meticulously evaluates officers at various ranks (Captain, Chief Officer, Second Officer, Third Officer) to identify areas for improvement.  This assessment is multifaceted, encompassing:

  • Underpinning Knowledge:  A rigorous evaluation ensures a solid foundation in maritime principles and regulations.
  • Practical Skills Verification:  Simulator exercises provide a realistic platform to assess proficiency in Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS), navigation/ship handling, and International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS).
  • Human Factor Development:  Individual performance is evaluated against a predefined Human Factor (HF) profile encompassing six crucial elements:
    • Situational Awareness
    • Decision-Making
    • Leadership
    • Teamwork
    • Communication
    • Performance-Shaping Factors

Personalized Development:

Building on the comprehensive assessment, participants formulate a Personal Development Plan (PDP) to guide their ongoing professional growth beyond the program.

World-Class Simulation Facilities:

Maersk Training leverages its global network of facilities to deliver practical exercises within full-mission Bridge simulators.  These advanced simulators replicate real-world scenarios, allowing officers to hone their skills in a controlled environment.


By combining rigorous knowledge assessment, practical skill verification, and targeted human factor development, the Maersk Training Bridge Team Enhancement Program (BTEP) empowers seafarers to excel in their roles and navigate their careers towards leadership positions.

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