Industry sees Sharp rise in BTM and BRM courses but drop in Type Specific Training

2017 has seen a massive jump in the number of seafarers trying to book onto bridge team and resource management courses in recent shown statistics, but type specific courses have seen a massive drop in bookings. So why may this be?

Instructors questioned remotely feel this is due to the increased awareness from shipping companies to have their seafarers more practically prepared in shipboard emergencies as this is a skill that many seafarers lack, but feel that many of their seafarers are cultured enough on the actual navigational equipment on-board there vessels, bringing a decreased number of seafarers through training centers doors for type specific training..

Do you feel this is true?