Thursday 28th October 2021

LATEST NEWS; BRM releases an on-line Shipbuilding Acqaint Course

The new Shipbuilding Acquaint Course has been developed by Broadreach Marine Ltd and is presented exclusively in conjunction with the International Institute of Marine Surveying, the leading worldwide professional body for the marine surveying profession. The aim of this unique one-week online course starting from 7 February 2022 is to provide an opportunity for the student to gain an understanding of modern shipbuilding procedures, from placing a contract to delivering a completed ship.

The course content and objectives can be summed up as follows:

The Shipbuilding Acquaint Course content follows the logical processes and timeline required to build a ship from scratch.
For example – it is obviously necessary to have a contract in place before we start building; as it is necessary to complete the design approval before we cut steel and start building the vessel; and to carry out onboard commissioning before we go to sea trials.
There are 11 Units to this course. Unit 001 is an introduction to the course and a meet and greet session. Units 002 to 010 are the main course content.
Unit 011 is the final multiple-choice exam.
All students will need to sit and pass the final exam in order to be awarded an International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) Certificate of Achievement.
The tutor will take you through each procedure in turn so that you can understand the ‘Cradle to Grave’ processes that enable a modern ship to be designed to operate safely and efficiently for up to forty years.
The tutor will explain how a ship that is designed today needs to be ‘Future Proofed’ to remain compliant with future legislation, efficient and environmentally friendly for the duration of its service life.
Ultimately, we need to consider too how it will be disposed of it at the end of its useful life.
These and other important considerations are covered throughout this course.

Note: The tutor will take you through the logical, step by step, procedures of the shipbuilding process. This is a generic course and not shipyard specific and some procedures and processes may have different names in different yards, but as a general rule all modern yards will follow these processes.
On successful completion of this course the student will be able to understand the basic terminology and processes involved in shipbuilding so that they can go forward with their learning and potentially work safely in a shipbuilding yard environment.
For more information and how to apply please follow this link to the International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) web site: