BMT earns recognition from Nautical Institute

BMT, a multidisciplinary management consultancy with strong sector expertise in Maritime, Coastal Engineering and Environmental and Green Infrastructure, has received recognition for its Navigation Assessment Services by The Nautical Institute.

Having achieved external recognition of our expertise in the field, it is said to make BMT the only company globally 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 her 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.