Engine Room Resource Management

Did You Know?

Main engine damage makes up 35% of machinery claims costs, with an average of over $0.5 million per claim, says the Swedish Club. Yet, most engine damage remains related to incorrect repairs and maintenance. Numerous cases have been noted where damage occurs shortly after the engines have been overhauled by the ship or shore staff. Much of it, is due to human errors.


Engine Room Resource Management will help in avoiding human errors and thus the cause of failures. This course is designed to provide an officer in charge of an engineering watch an understanding of the proper utilization and considerations given to resources available in a maritime engine department.

Any candidate who successfully completes the Engine Room Resource Management course will satisfy the:

  • Engine Room Resource Management training requirements in 46 CFR 11.325(a)(3)(i) and (b)(1); 46 CFR 11.327(a)(3)(i) and (b)(1); 46 CFR 11.329(a)(4)(iv); 46 CFR 11.331(a)(3)(i) and (b)(1); and 46 CFR 11.333(a)(3)(i); and (b)(1); AND
  • Leadership and Teamworking Skills requirements of 46 CFR 11.329(c); AND
  • Specific tasks from NVIC 17-14 Officer in Charge of an Engineering Watch: 1.1.F; 1.4.A; 3.1.A; 16.1.A; 16.2.A; 16.3.A;16.4.A.
  • Candidates who have successfully completed this course need not present completed “Task Control Sheets” for these assessments in application for STCW certification.

Course Topics:

  • Knowledge of the Company Policies and Organizational Structures
  • Cultural Diversity and Communications Planning and Coordination
  • Allocation, Assignment and Prioritization of resources
  • Effective communication onboard and ashore
  • Assertiveness and Leadership, including motivation
  • Situational Awareness and Risk Assessment
  • Identify and consider generated options
  • Selecting the course of action
  • Evaluation of outcome effectiveness
The Benefits of ECM’s Online Courses:

Pending USCG Approval
  • Flexible course enrollment
  • Interactive online program proctored by industry experts
  • Affordable and convenient with volume license discounts for corporate customers
  • Certificate of achievement issued by ECM Training Services upon successful program completion

Upon registration, courses are conveniently accessible online for candidates to participate at their own pace and on their own schedule.