Behavioral Competency Assessment (BCA)

Behavioral Competency Assessment (BCA)

This product is designed and aims into providing a deeper insight into your seafarer’s ability to act under duress and/or stress which will benefit you by:

  • Allow for Selecting the most suitable Officers and Ratings both as individuals but also as active members of a team.
  • The above leads inevitably into actively preventing:
    • Accidents
    • Loss of life
    • Post-Traumatic symptoms among the crew
    • Ecological disasters
    • Loss of cargo
    • Loss of time
    • Damage or loss of the vessel

How it works

Organizational Requirements (Situation, Investigation Objectives)

Individual Assessment based on rank and position

Proposed Actions: Generic and Customized to the Organization

Group Matrix. Assessment of the entire group as a team, benchmarked according to the organizations needs and requirements.

Proposed Actions: Generic and Customized to the Organization

Officers and ratings evaluation forms provided to the trainer. Optional Train the trainer

Final Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting

Individual Performance Evaluation, Reports and Suggestions

Group Performance Evaluation / Benchmarking Reports and Suggestions


The procedure is designed to evaluate the crew as a team during a crisis. The focus areas of the assessment are all soft-skills and behavioral characteristics that are essential for a seafarer depending on his/her rank. Additionally, we evaluate the group dynamics and operation. The main goal in some simulations is not the prevention of the incident but how the crew will respond in handling the aftermath of it.

The assessed factors include:

  • Personality
  • Mental Health
  • Accomplishment
  • Achievement Orientation
  • Autonomy
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Detail Oriented
  • Diligence
  • Empathy
  • Flexibility
  • General Responsibility
  • Integrity
  • Leadership Skills
  • Methodical Thinking
  • Meticulousness
  • Non-Avoidance
  • Non-Devaluation
  • Organizational Support
  • Overall Adjustment
  • Problem-Solving Strategies
  • Resourcefulness
  • Responsibility
  • Self-Assurance
  • Self-Control
  • Sociability
  • Social-Interpersonal Abilities & Behavior
  • Stress Management

The evaluation from the observation is cross-examined with our specialized rank specific evaluating tools. Feedback is provided for the team and each individual seafarer separately.