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HudsonDynamix offers a spectrum of group and personalized training programs to our clients and their teams. Our courses are proven, dynamic, creative and flexible, and leverage our expertise and maritime experience to prepare crews for the challenges of operating in today’s industry. 


HudsonDynamix offers training solutions for the maritime industry. The HudsonDynamix team includes maritime experts with knowledge and processes proven to improve workforce quality and operational stability. Training programs cover all areas of operations. Specializations include TMSA, vetting and fleet management, compliance training, response training. Programs can be developed to serve specific objectives and to train key personnel.


Our Maritime Training Programs cover:

International Regulatory Requirements including maritime security and compliance, ISM training and ISPS tabletop exercises (TTX). Learn more

Vetting Training and Familiarization for management, seafarer, tanker operators and shore-based staff, incident management, fleet management and superintendent review. Learn more

Internal Audit Training consisting of Master Audit Training and Fleet Management Preparation and Training for a Customer Audit. Learn more

Risk Assessment Training covering TMSA and Technical and Commercial Maritime Operations. Learn more

TMSA outlining best practices for planning and monitoring; incident investigation and root cause analysis, management, leadership and accountability training and change management. Learn more

Response Management in accordance with contingency and emergency preparedness, HAZWOPER, OPA’90 requirements and media relations. Learn more

Claims Management to assist with investigations, processing, Incident/Accident (Spill Response) Activity & Monitoring, financial management, claims management, litigation support and best practices for documentation. Learn more

Group Training Seminars are available for OPA 90, ISPS, Tanker Management Self Assessment (TMSA) and Risk Management. Learn more

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International Regulatory Requirements Training

Our International Regulatory Requirements training programs and exercises cover maritime security, ISM training and ISPS tabletop exercises.

Maritime Security

All Maritime Security training courses are conducted in accordance with the ISPS code and in conjunction with HudsonTrident. The curricula is approved and certified by DNV SeaSkill, MARAD and MSA. Courses are currently offered for SSO, CSO and PFSO.

ISM Code Training

Targeted to General Management Staff, this course covers ISM code background, code amendments and future trends. It outlines the roles and responsibilities of management, DPA and Masters in audits and inspections. The course stresses port state control activities, non-conformities and corrective activities, as well as the purpose and importance of near misses, the importance of closing the loop following any audit, inspection, incident, non-conformity report.

Table Top Exercises (TTX)

Table Top Exercises cover IMO ISPS Code requirements for trading and are in compliance with the ISPS Code. These courses cover owner options when facing piracy; security level actions and considerations; International Ship and Port Security (ISPS) code updates; and security and port recertification.

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Vetting Training

Through our vetting training programs, you will develop the tools required to make sound decisions about your company, your crew, your plans and your vessels. You will learn to assess risk and incorporate risk management processes into your quality systems.

Vetting Training for Senior Management (Fleet Management Vetting Awareness Training)

This program explains the vetting processes from the position of the charterer as customer. It will equip you with the knowledge to thoroughly review the challenges of the vetting process and effectively manage the vetting interface.

Seafarer Training

This course was developed to raise awareness of the Tanker vetting process among onboard officers. It covers mandatory processes and offers solutions to improve their role in these efforts. Key topics include load and discharge, inspections, charterer reports, incident management, SVDR, A&D expectations and pre-inspection vessel preparation.

Vetting Familiarization and Training for Tanker Operator Shore-based Staff

This course provides an overview of tanker vetting, TMSA, element objectives, the role and purpose of ship inspections, and the role of ship and shore management.

Fleet Management Incident Training — The Customer Vetting Prospective

This training program emphasizes best practices in incident training and response, and serves as an opportunity to re-establish confidence in a company’s safety management team should an incident occur. It stresses the importance of immediate reactions, and competency and responsibility in interfacing with the customer technical department. It improves the quality of communications, including interfacing with the media, specifically Q&A. This course also covers post-incident investigation, evidence collection and meeting preparation.

Vetting Manager Training

This course is designed for general management staff and explains the roles and responsibilities at the authority level. It covers proper training and guidance for crew, and emphasizes agenda and data preparation for customers, specifically oil majors. This is generally a two-day course.

Senior Management Review of Customer Vetting Interface

Offering insight into ways to exceed customer expectations and increase chartering business, this course covers enhanced management of vetting issues. It offers a vetting overview and guides senior management in selecting the right vetting manager and detailing the Management Review Process. It covers Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and data management, specifically vetting acceptance, rejection, inspection and TMSA targets.

Fleet Management Preparation for a Customer (Charter ) Vetting Meeting

Intended for senior management, this course can be combined with our Change Management course listed above. It covers when to go and when to avoid Vetting Meetings, establishing agendas, customer needs, interpersonal skills, meeting behavior, data preparation, dos and donts and how to conclude a meeting.

Superintendent Review of Customer Vetting Interface

This course supports general managers in properly detailing job descriptions, recruiting staff and monitoring onboard performance.

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Internal Audit Training

Audits are essential to ongoing operations, regulatory conformance and commercial viability. Our courses prepare you for success throughout these thorough processes.

Master Audit Training

This course is an introduction to auditing for ship management and operations personnel not directly involved in daily compliance requirements.

Fleet Management Preparation Training For a Customer Audit

Intended for Senior and General Management, this course emphasizes the role of TMSA and outlines and evaluates its 12 elements. It guides you in preparing an audit for a vetting organization while detailing dos and donts. This course culminates with a practice audit.

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Risk Assessment Training

What is risk? How can it be identified and minimized in commercial, technical, operational and procedural instances? Our courses prepare you to answer those questions.

Risk Assessment for TMSA and Technical and Commercial Maritime Operations

Our Risk Assessment courses prepare you to assess, manage and minimize risk.

Risk Assessment Training

This course will equip you with appropriate definitions and strategies to assess your exposure and minimize the consequences. It will improve your decision-making and equip with you tools to quantify, manage and mitigate risk.

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TMSA Training

The Tanker Management Self Assessment (TMSA) is essential for success in today’s competitive and complex environment. Through our TMSA curricula, we help our clients identify best practices, understand and pursue incident investigations, manage change and establish accountability.

Best Practice Maintenance Planning and Monitoring Training

This course emphasizes best practice as they relate to planning, maintenance and monitoring. A case study is used to provide practical examples and real-world scenarios.

Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Training

How do you manage incidents? How do analyze and identify the root cause? Who can investigate the situation and report to the appropriate authority? This course aids in answering those questions and offers corrective and preventative actions to reduce operational, commercial and financial impacts.

Management, Leadership and Accountability Training

This course is designed to help Senior and General Management chart a direction for their organization. It emphasizes leadership and teamwork and corporate governance, culture and responsibility. This course also aid in mission, vision, policy and procedural development.

Management of Change

This two-day course specifically focuses on all objectives outlined in element No. 7 of the TMSA Guidelines. It includes scenarios, rationales, time tables, impacts and consequences, worst case scenarios, prioritized initiatives, Proposal for Replacement preparation, change evaluation, approval and management, communication, resource allocation and dealing with temporary changes.

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Response Management Training

If something happens, are you prepared to deal with the consequences? How will you respond? How will your crew respond? Our Response Management Training Programs will help you reduce both the immediate and long-term implications.

Contingency Planning and Emergency Preparedness

This course prepares you for the worst. It helps you develop your emergency response team and identify the best leader. During this course, you will also learn to handle the media and identify personnel best prepared to deal with the myriad of consequences.

OPA 90 Table Top Exercises (TTX)

The TTX will cover all US Federal & State requirements for trading in US Waters. It will address response organizations and relationships, vessel and owner involvement, situation reports, drill and exercise requirements, exercise process scenario and briefing and group responses and exercise debriefing.

Media Training

In our media-driven world, messages matter. This course prepares you for interacting with the media and upholding your company’s reputation in even the most challenging times.

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Claims Management Training

Our Claims Management Training Course arms you with the strategies and tactics to address and respond to incidents or commercial and related claims. The course stresses background information and practical claims philosophy and organizational services, and reviews Key Performance Indicators (KPI). It also explores five phases of the Claims Management Process: Incident/Accident (Spill Response) Activity & Monitoring, Financial Management, Litigation Support and Documentation.

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Group Training Programs

HudsonDynamix shares its expertise through regular group training programs. Our schedule for the remainder of 2010 is below. Depending on the OPA ’90 seminar location, we will also be offering training and exercise sessions for ISPS Code, Tanker Management & Ship Assessment (TMSA) and Risk Management.

Dates: September 27–28
Location: Rome, Italy
The session on the 27th will cover OPA 90.
The session on the 28th will cover ISPS & Vetting and Commercial Considerations.

Dates: October 1
Location: Rotterdam
This session will cover OPA 90.

Dates: October 31–November 1
Location: Dubai, UAE
The session on the 31st will cover OPA 90 including Crisis Media Training.
The session on the 1st will cover ISPS.

Dates: November 4
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
This session will cover OPA 90 including Crisis Media Training.

Dates: November 9–10
Location: Hamburg, Germany
The session on the 9th will cover OPA 90 including Crisis Media Training.
The session on the 10th will discuss ISPS, Vetting and Commercial Considerations.

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