Published: 20 January 2022

Updated: 10 February 2022

The Britannia Loss Prevention team hosted its latest webinar, Bridge Resources Management Under Pilotage.

The webinar was hosted by Captain Slav Ostrowicki, Loss Prevention Manager, Britannia P&I Club, and explored the interactions between bridge teams and pilots, recommended practices, culture and behaviours conducive to safety. It also looked at recent incidents from both a claims handling and loss prevention perspective.

Speakers were:
• Fiona Al Hashimi, Claims Manager, Britannia P&I
• Captain Ed Verbeek, Pilot, Master Mariner & Nautical Consultant
• Captain Slav Ostrowicki, Loss Prevention Manager, Britannia P&I

Fiona Al Hashimi Captain Ed Verbeek Captain Slav Ostrowicki


The recording of the webinar can be viewed here and presentation is available on the Britannia website.

Further reading

Britannia. (2021) Ship Pilotage and Intervention.

Ostrowicki, S. (2021) What Makes A Good Safety Leader – How to keep you team from danger and injury. Crew Watch, March 2021, 2-3.

Ostrowicki, S. (2020) Good Safety Leadership: An Overview.

International Group of P&I Clubs.  (2020) Report on P&I claims involving vessels under pilotage.

Damgaard, J. (2020) Safe Passage Planning: Detailed Guidance. Risk Watch, July 2020, 7-8.

Ostrowicki, S. (2020) Bridge Resource Management (BRM). Risk Watch, July 2020, 6.


The below articles appeared in Seaways, the magazine of The Nautical Institute.

Verbeek, E. (2020) Feature: What is the added value of pilotage? Seaways, February 2020, 5-7

Hargreaves, W. (2019) Feature: The pros and cons of the con – Time to call a truce. Seaways, July 2019, 10-12

Easton, M. (2019). Captains Column, Question or Challenge. Seaways, March 2019, 4-5

Verbeek, E. (2019) Feature: BRM – back to the future? Has BRM drifted away from its founding principles? Seaways, January 2019, 5-7

Verbeek, E. (2014) Pilot’s Column: A Pilot’s Perspective. Seaways, February 2014, 4-6

Simicic, M. (2013) Feature: Applying reasonable perception – At what point should the Master challenge the pilot’s decision and take over the conn of the ship? Seaways, November 2013, 23-24