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Wheelhouse Weekly – December 07, 2009

December 7th 2009

 

– Bridging the Information Gap With E-News You Can Use –

Volume 13 . . . . . Number 49. . . .December 7, 2009

STORIES COVERED

REMINDERS

MM&P FCU News

MM&P Health & Benefit Plan News

Meet Our New Prescription Benefit Manager, PHARMACARE

Notice to MM&P Health & Benefit Plan Participants

WWII USCG Veterans Outreach

Company Gives Bucks Back for buying Safe Shoes

Website Offers Union-Made Goods and Services



Did you miss a week? Back editions of the Wheelhouse Weekly are available in the section.


CONSTRUCTION HALTED ON JONES ACT TANKERS; AHL SHIPPING OPERATIONS NOT AFFECTED

MM&P has learned that construction of three state-of-the-art Jones Act tankers has been suspended following the filing by the three ship-owning companies–Dos Raven Tankships LLC, Keet Seel Tankships LLC and First Mesa Tankships LLC–for reorganization under Chapter 11. MM&P-contracted AHL Shipping has a contract with the vessel-owning companies to operate and maintain the completed vessels.

In a statement released last week, AHL Shipping expressed the hope “that all the contracting groups building these ships will resurrect this important program to provide the domestic petroleum transportation industry with the first-ever tankers specifically designed for Jones Act trading.”

AHL emphasized that it will “continue to operate [its] very cost-efficient and versatile tankers in the Jones Act trade” and noted that the filing by the ship-owning companies “does not in any way affect the ability of AHL and our devoted employees to continue management of our fleet of four vessels and to continue our record of providing efficient services to our customers and to the nation.”


U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL RENEWS WARSHIP DEPLOYMENT AUTHORITY IN ANTI-PIRACY FIGHT

The United Nations Security Council has renewed authorization for the countries involved in the fight against piracy to deploy warships off the coast of Somalia. The U.N. resolution, which was unanimously approved last week, gives nations policing the waters off Somalia authorization to deploy warships through Nov. 30 of next year and to “take all necessary and appropriate measures inside Somalia to stop acts of piracy.”


INTERTANKO URGES NEW FOCUS ON PIRACY OFF THE COAST OF WEST AFRICA

The International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO) has called on the maritime and military communities to shift their focus at least in part to fighting piracy off West Africa, in the Gulf of Guinea. Although piracy off the East Coast of Africa near Somalia has drawn most of the attention during the past year, there has been an upswing in incidents off the coasts of Benin and Nigeria. A ship officer was killed Nov. 24 during an attack on the tanker CANCALE STAR off Cotonou.

INTERTANKO called that incident “shocking and appalling.” The group issued a “call to the nations of the world to unite and work together against the scourge of piracy, not just in this region but globally… through diplomatic efforts, and/or through helping to increase the provision of naval forces or other assets in the region.”

In other piracy news, the Dutch warship EVERTSEN has detained pirates aboard a dhow and two skiffs operating 240 kilometers south of Salalah, Oman. Thirteen pirates were taken into custody. The military boarding party seized ladders, grappling hooks, nine automatic weapons, an RPG with three grenades and several cases of ammunition. Meanwhile, the European Union Maritime Security Center reports that the VLCC MARAN CENTAURUS, hijacked by pirates in the Indian Ocean on Nov. 29, is now anchored off the Somali coast near Hobyo.


ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES, NEW ROLE, FOR MM&P PACIFIC PORTS VICE PRESIDENT

Effective Jan. 4, MM&P Pacific Ports Vice President Don Marcus will assume heightened responsibilities in the context of the union’s strategic goals, in particular with regard to ongoing efforts in Washington, D.C. In his new role, Capt. Marcus will be based at MM&P International Headquarters in Linthicum Heights, MD. While Capt. Marcus will retain the overall responsibilities as Pacific Ports Vice President, Capt. Dave Boatner, Agent Pacific Ports will take on new, expanded duties on the West Coast.


MM&P PORT HOLIDAY PARTY SCHEDULE

MM&P members, their families and friends are invited to the holiday parties taking place in December in MM&P union halls, or other locations, as specified below.

ATLANTIC COAST PORTS

New York/New Jersey: Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1200-1700, at the NY/NJ Hall, 35 Journal Square, Suite 912.

Boston: Thursday, Dec. 17, 1200-1700, at the Knights of Columbus in Charlestown, Mass.

Norfolk: Thursday, Dec. 10, 1200- 1600 at the Norfolk Hall.

GULF PORTS

Gulf Port Parties will take place at the respective halls according to the following schedule.

New Orleans: Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1200.

Houston: Thursday, Dec. 10, 1200.

Jacksonville: Friday, Dec. 11, 1200.

Port Everglades: Monday, Dec. 21, 1200.

PACIFIC PORTS

All MM&P Pacific Port parties are being held together with the members of MEBA.

Honolulu: Friday, Dec. 11, 1300, at J.J. Dolans.

Los Angeles at the MM&P Hall: Friday, Dec. 11, 1200.

San Francisco/Oakland at the MEBA Hall: Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1300.

Seattle: Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 1230, near the MEBA Hall. Please contact the Seattle Dispatcher for directions and more information at: 206-441-8700.


NMC INTRODUCES E-MAIL CREDENTIAL STATUS UPDATES

The National Maritime Center (NMC) says mariners who provide an e-mail address with their credential application will now receive automatic status updates as their documents travel through the Coast Guard evaluation process. Mariners will be notified when their applications are sent from a regional exam center (REC) to the NMC, when they are being evaluated by medical reviewers, etc. Reminder e-mails will be sent when the NMC says it needs more information. To be sure you can receive the e-mail updates, please ensure the address “donotreply_MMLD_NOTIFICATION@uscg.mil” is not being routed to sp…m.


SOME TWIC CENTERS HAVE NEW HOURS; TWO HAVE NEW ADDRESSES

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced changes in the hours of operation for several TWIC centers. In addition, two TWIC centers are moving. The Indiana Harbor facility will relocate to 200 Russell St., Suite 110, Hammond, IN 46320-1825. On Thursday, the Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., location will consolidate with the St. Ignace, Mich., center, located at 396 N State St., St. Ignace, MI 49781-1466.

Some TWIC centers have also announced new hours of operation:

— Panama City, Fla.: Monday-Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

— San Francisco: Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

— St. Ignace: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., effective Dec. 11.


PANAMA CANAL ADMINISTRATOR WINS 2008 INTERNATIONAL MARITIME PRIZE

Panama Canal Authority Administrator Alberto Alemán Zubieta has been awarded the International Maritime Prize for 2008 for his contribution to maritime safety, security and prevention of pollution from ships. He has led the Panama Canal Authority since it took over management of the Canal in 2000. The International Maritime Prize is awarded annually by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to the individual or organization judged to have made the most significant contribution to the work and objectives of the IMO.


MITAGS ANNOUNCES NEW ENGINE DEPARTMENT COURSES

In response to student requests, MITAGS has developed two unlicensed engine department license preparation courses that will be offered in 2010. The horsepower level is dependent on qualifying sea service. The QMED also covers Fireman, Oiler and Watertender endorsements. The schedule is: Designated Duty Engineer (DDE): Feb. 8-19; Qualified Member of the Engine Department (QMED): Jan. 18-29.


MITAGS ANNOUNCES DECK LICENSE UPGRADE COURSE SCHEDULE

MITAGS will also be running three different types of deck license preparation courses (Great Lakes, CMM Unlimited Tonnage Oceans and Original 3rd 500/1600 ton Oceans/Near Coastal). The schedule is as follows.

Great Lakes Mate License Prep: This course consists of three independent modules scheduled in sequence. Students will have the opportunity to sit for their Coast Guard Exam (if approved) during the last week of the prep session. The schedule is as follows: Original Radar (ROP-5): Jan. 25-29; Basic and Advanced Fire Fighting (FF-BADV): Feb. 1-5; Original Mate Great Lakes License Prep Course (LAP-Great Lakes): Feb. 8- March 12.

Chief Mate/Master Oceans License Prep: This license prep course is designed for members who have completed the 12 weeks of required STCW95 CMM training and want assistance in preparing for their unlimited tonnage oceans exams. The last week is the test week. The dates are: License Advancement (LAP): March 29-April 30 License Advancement (LAP): Sept. 20-Oct. 22.

Original 3rd Mate, Unlimited, 500/1600 tons, Oceans/Near Coastal: This prep course is designed for able seafarers who have completed the required STCW95 training for “Officer in Charge of a Navigation Watch” (OICNW) and want assistance in preparing for their USCG Third Mate Oceans or Near Coastal Exams. The last week is the test week. The schedule is as follows: Original 3rd Mate, Oceans Any Gross Tons (LAP-ORG3RD): June 7-July 2; Original 3rd Mate, Oceans Any Gross Tons (LAP-ORG3RD): Aug. 16-Sept. 10

For more information, please visit www.mitags.org, e-mail admissions@mitags.org or call Mary Matlock toll free at 866-656-5568.


LNG AWARENESS SEMINARS AT MITAGS IN DECEMBER

MITAGS has introduced a new seminar, offered in two-day or four-day modules, to familiarize terminal, shipboard and company personnel with liquefied natural gas (LNG) operations. Topics covered include LNG safety, theory, vessel/terminal designs, equipment and operations. The seminar length is dependent on the level of knowledge required. The four-day seminar includes time on an LNG vessel cargo loading simulator.

Successful completion of this course gives students a basic understanding of the properties and hazards of liquefied gas, cargo containment systems, LNG tanker and terminal designs, inert gas systems, tank environment control, safety precautions and emergency procedures.

The first four-day LNG Awareness seminar will take place Dec. 14-17. The first two-day LNG Awareness seminar will take place Dec. 14-15. For more information, or to register, contact Bob Becker at (443) 989-3235 or rbecker@mitags.org.


MITAGS ACADEMIC NOTES

CLASS OPENINGS: Between now and the end of February 2010, seats are available in the following courses:

AB- Able Bodied Seaman: 2/8

ARPA – Automatic Radar Plotting Aids: 1/5

AZIPOD-KAM-3: Azipod and Kamewa Propulsion Systems: 2/1

BST – Basic Safety Training: 2/1

BRM � Bridge Resource Management: 2/8

BRMP – Bridge Resource Management for Pilots: 1/18

[CMM – Chief Mate and Master Courses]

CMM-ADVSTB � Advanced Stability: 12/14, 2/8

CMM-ADVWX – Advanced Meteorology: 1/18

CMM-CHS I � Advanced Cargo Operations (week 11): 01/04

CMM-CHS II – Advanced Cargo Operations (week 2): 1/11

CMM-ECDIS – Electronic Chart Display Information Systems: 1/25

CMM-SHMGT I – Ship Management (week 1) : 2/22

CMM-SHS-ADV-I – Advanced Shiphandling (week 1):  12/14, 1/25, 2/1, 2/15

CMM-SHS-ADV-I I – Advanced Shiphandling (week 2): 01/04, 1/25, 2/1, 2/22

CMM-VPEN – Voyage Planning and Electronic Navigation: 2/1

CMM-WKP – Advanced Watchkeeping: 2/15

CONSTB � Ship Construction and Basic Stability: 2/15

CONT PLNG – Contingency Planning Workshop: 1/28

ENVRO-REGS PERMIT – Environmental Regulations In The Maritime Industry / Epa General Permit For Commercial Vessels:  1/13

FSM � Fatigue, Sleep & Medications: 1/19

FF-BADV – Basic and Advanced Fire Fighting Combined: 2/1

GMDSS – Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems: 2/22

HAZ – Hazardous Materials (5-Day) course: 1/18

LEG – Legal Aspects of Pilotage: 1/19, 2/22

MED-DOT-DA – Dept. of Trans Drug & Alcohol Testing: 1/9, 2/20

MED-PIC – Medical Person in Charge: 01/04, 2/15

MED-PRO – Medical Care Provider: 01/04, 2/15

MEDIA RSP – Media Response Workshop: 1/29

ROP-5 – Radar Observer Original or Renewal: 2/8

ROR-1 – Radar Observer Renewal: 1/04

SEC-VCF – Security Officer: Vessel, Company & Facility: 1/25

SHS-EMR5 – Emergency Shiphandling: 2/15

TC/NAV – Terrestrial/Coastal Navigation: 1/11

TPIC – Tankerman Person-In-Charge: 2/8

…remember: If you can’t make the class, make the call.  Be courteous, don’t be a “no show.”


Check the MITAGS website at www.mitags.org for course descriptions associated with the course title abbreviations, and schedule revisions. For class availability or info on MITAGS courses and programs, contact admissions toll-free at 866-656-5568 or e-mail: admissions@mitags.org.


PMI ACADEMIC NOTES

Schedule of Courses – Please also see our schedule online at www.mates.org

For registration, call our registrar, Jennifer Pitzen, at (206) 838-1126

December 2009

7          Radar Renewal
8-11     ARPA
14-16   Security VCF

January 2010

4          Radar Renewal
11         Security Refresher
11-12   Intro to Environmental Regulations/NPDES
11-29   Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation
11-22   GMDSS
12-14   Security VCF
25-29  Medical Care Provider
25-5    Medical Person-in-Charge

February 2010

1-3       Emergency Procedures
4-5      Search & Rescue
8-12    Radar Observer Unlimited
8-12    Tankerman Person-In-Charge
22        Radar Renewal

March 2010

1          Security Refresher
2-4      Security VCF
8-12    Electronic Navigation
16-19   ARPA
15-26  GMDSS
15        Flashing Light
22        Radar Renewal
23-9    Celestial Navigation


MM&P MARKET WATCH AS OF 12-4-2009

D O W N A S D A Q S & P 500
10,366.15 2,194.35 1,105.98
Fund Name & Trading Symbol
 Closing
Price
 Vanguard Asset Allocation Fund(VAARX)
48.93
 Vanguard 500 Index Fund (VFINX)
102.33
 Vanguard Extended Market Index Fund (VEXMX)
31.65
 Vanguard International Growth Fund (VWIGX)
17.42
 Vanguard Morgan Growth Fund (VMRGX)
15.00
 Vanguard Windsor II Fund (VWNFX)
23.78
 Vanguard GNMA Fund (VFIIX)
10.83
 Vanguard Growth Index Fund (VIGRX)
26.79
 Vanguard High Yield Corporate (VWEHX)
5.38
 Vanguard LifeStrategy Conservative Growth (VSCGX)
15.28
 Vanguard LifeStrategy Growth Fund (VASGX)
19.73
 Vanguard LifeStrategy Income Fund (VASIX)
13.45
 Vanguard LifeStrategy Moderate Growth (VSMGX)
17.92
 Vanguard Target Retirement 2005 (VTOVX)
11.26
 Vanguard Target Retirement 2015 (VTXVX)
11.55
 Vanguard Target Retirement 2025 (VTTVX)
11.51
 Vanguard Target Retirement 2035 (VTTHX)
11.76
 Vanguard Target Retirement 2045 (VTIVX)
12.17
 Vanguard Total Bond Index (VBMFX)
10.47
 Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund (VTSMX)
27.21
 Chase Growth Fund (CHASX)
15.33
 Fidelity Asset Manager (FASMX)
13.79
 Fidelity Growth and Income (FGRIX)
15.79
 Fidelity Intermediate bond Fund (FTHRX)
10.27
 Fidelity Magellan Fund (FMAGX)
62.91
 Fidelity Small Company Instl (FMACX)
15.75
 Fidelity Value Fund (FDVLX)
55.50
 Fidelity Equity-Income II Fund (FEQTX)
16.32
 Fidelity Blue Chip Growth Fund (FBGRX)
36.88
 Fidelity Diversified International Fund (FDIVX)
28.20
 Fidelity Dividend Growth Fund (FDGFX)
23.13
 Fidelity Freedom Income (FFFAX)
10.80
 Fidelity Freedom 2000 (FFFBX)
11.58
 Fidelity Freedom 2010 (FFFCX)
12.76
 Fidelity Freedom 2020 (FFFDX)
12.77
 Fidelity Freedom 2030 (FFFEX)
12.56
 Fidelity Freedom 2040 (FFFFX)
7.25
 Fidelity Freedom 2050 (FFFHX)
8.44
 Fidelity Total Bond Fund (FTBFX)
10.55
 Spartan Extended market Index Fund (FSEMX)
29.66
 Spartan US Equity Index Fund (FUSEX)
39.26
 Domini Social Equity Fund (DSEFX)
25.78





~ Reminders ~



MM&P FCU NEWS

GET NEW WHEELS OR LOWER EXISTING PAYMENTS WITH MM&P FCU VEHICLE FINANCING

Is it time to replace that car you’re driving? Vehicle loan rates are looking great at MM&P FCU.

Drive away in a new or used vehicle for a standard loan rate of:

6.50 percent for terms up to 24 months.
Standard loan rates for longer-term loans are:

6.75 percent for 25-48 months;
7.50 percent for 49-60 months ($20,000 minimum); and
8.00 percent for terms extending from 61-72 months ($25,000 minimum).
You can lower your loan rate even more — by 0.75 percent — by becoming a Preferred Borrower.

Are you paying a higher rate on your current vehicle loan at another institution? Consider refinancing your outside loan at the MM&P FCU and taking advantage of our lower loan rates.

MM&P FCU will finance up to 100 percent of your new vehicle loan, and up to 90 percent of NADA Book Value on a used vehicle. Maximum vehicle loan amount is $30,000.

PREFERRED BORROWERS GET LOWER LOAN RATES
MM&P FCU members can reduce the interest rate they pay on any new loan even further by becoming a preferred borrower. What is a preferred borrower? That’s a member who deposits at least 10 percent of the original loan amount into their MM&P FCU savings account and keeps those funds on deposit until the loan is paid in full. By doing this you save twice – first, your deposit works for you by earning our regular dividend savings rate, and second, you save money by reducing the interest rate on your loan by 0.75 percent.

Contact the MM&P FCU for full details on all loan programs by email to mmpfcu@bridgedeck.org or call 1-800-382-7777 toll-free.



 

MM&P HEALTH & BENEFIT PLAN NEWS

MEET OUR NEW PRESCRIPTION BENEFIT MANAGER, PHARMACARE

As you know, effective July 1, 2007, MM&P will have a new Prescription Benefit Manager, PharmaCare. If you use the mail service and have not sent your Confidential Mail Service Enrollment Form to the MM&P Plan Office, you have until June 30 to do so. Otherwise, you can call PharmaCare’s customer service line and give them the information over the telephone or send the form with your first new mail prescription directly to PharmaCare. In the next couple of days, you will be receiving a letter with your new MM&P identification cards and a prescription booklet with information on how to obtain your prescriptions. PharmaCare’s customer service number is listed in the booklet. If you have any questions, please contact the MM&P Health & Benefit Plan Advisors.



NOTICE TO MM&P HEALTH & BENEFIT PLAN PARTICIPANTS

As you know, MM&P Health & Benefit Plan members have a new prescription benefit manager, PharmaCare. When you first obtain a prescription at your retail drug store, please show your new Health & Benefit Identification Card with PharmaCare’s information. If you do not show your card, please inform your pharmacist of the following information so you can receive your prescriptions through the Plan. Your identification number HAS NOT CHANGED. Please provide the pharmacist with your full member identification number. You will have to also provide the following numbers. RxGrp#- Z50136968, RxBin: 610468 and RxPCN: PC2 

If your pharmacist has any questions, he or she should call PharmaCare directly at (800) 503-3241.  If you have any questions, PharmaCare members can call the company directly at (888) 364-6815.


WWII USCG VETERANS OUTREACH

The U.S. Coast Guard has announced an initiative to identify and collect the oral histories of its World War II veterans. Coast Guard WWII veterans, including SPARS and merchant mariners, are encouraged to record their histories online with the Library of Congress Veterans History Project at www.loc.gov/folklife/vets.

Those veterans needing assistance in recording their stories can receive help from their local Coast Guard Auxiliary public affairs contact by leaving a message at 1-877-875-6296, a toll-free call.



 

COMPANY GIVES BUCKS BACK FOR BUYING SAFE SHOES

LMS Ship Management, the company that manages vessels for Central Gulf, Sulphur Carriers and Waterman Steamship, wants to remind MM&P members that they offer their crewmembers a $75 reimbursement on the cost of purchasing certain slip-resistant shoes and boots for use aboard ship.

This offer has been in place for some time and LMS reports that “we have been pleased with the participation to date, but feel a reminder may be in order.” Their goal is for every crewmember to wear slip resistant footwear during working hours aboard their vessels.

The $75 reimbursement is available to each crewmember who provides LMS with an original receipt for the purchase of slip resistant footwear. In order for the crewmember to obtain the reimbursement, they must wear the shoes while on duty. Upon presentation of the receipt, the crewmember will be reimbursed on their pay voucher. The receipt will be retained by the Master and will remain aboard the vessel.
 

Vessels in the LMS footwear reimbursement program are:

  • Green Cove
  • Green Dale
  • Green Lake
  • Green Point
  • Atlantic Forest
  • Sulphur Enterprise
  • Energy Enterprise
  • SGT Matej C. Kocak
  • MAJ Stephen W. Pless, and
  • PFC Eugene A. Obregon

LMS notes that in order to receive reimbursement, crewmembers must purchase one of the following recommended brands:

  • WORX by Red Wing Slip Resistant Footwear
  • Caterpillar (must have steel toe & slip resistant sole)
  • Wolverine (must have steel toe and slip resistant sole)
  • Dunham Sierra Work Boot EH
  • Steel Toe Voyager
  • Georgia Boot 6- or 8-inch Safety Toe Boot
  • Dr. Marten’s (must have steel toe & slip resistant sole)

LOOK FOR THE UNION LABEL:

Of the boots listed above, Red Wing, Caterpillar and Wolverine boots are produced by US union labor.

Redwing’s Union-made products are: Red Wing shoes and boots, Red Wing motorcycle boots and Craftsman (Sears).

Wolverine World Wide manufactures boots under the Caterpillar brand using US union labor. (Other union made safety-shoe brands by Wolverine are the company’s Hy-Test, Durashock and Bates Military labels. The company’s Wolverine brand combat boots are also produced using US union labor.)

Most Dr. Marten’s shoes and boots are produced in the UK.

To find US, union-made products, visit the AFL-CIO Union Label Service and Trades website at www.unionlabel.org and click on “Union Made Product Search”. To shop for union-made products online, go to www.ShopUnionMade.org.


 

WEBSITE OFFERS UNION-MADE GOODS AND SERVICES

The Union Label recently went digital with a new website offering shoppers an array of union-made gifts, from clothing and chocolates to computers, games and greeting cards.

The website, www.shopunionmade.org, launches on the eve of the fall and winter holidays, when shoppers will spend an estimated $1 trillion on gifts, food, drinks and other seasonal items, explained Matt Bates, Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL-CIO Union Label & Service Trades Department. The all-union shopping site, however, will be a year-round operation because that is what consumers demand, he added.

“Shoppers spent $56 billion in Internet sales last year, and on-line spending is doubling every two to three years. Everyday we receive Email and calls from people who want to support good jobs by buying union-made goods and services. The website will reach millions of people, 24 hours a day, with a quick convenient way to shop union,” Bates said.

“The public is ready for this. People have seen millions of good jobs disappear and they are looking for ways to take a stand and make a difference,” he added.

The AFL-CIO will target the peak of the holiday shopping season by promoting “Buy Union Week” Nov. 26 through Dec. 5. The newly-launched, all-union shopping site will be a cornerstone of that campaign. MM&P has a link to the Shop Union Site on this website under “Links and Other Sources”.



The MM&P Wheelhouse Weekly is the official electronic newsletter of the International Organization of Masters, Mates, and Pilots, ILA, AFL-CIO, 700 Maritime Blvd. Suite B, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090-1953. Phone: 410-850-8700; Fax: 410-850-0973; Email: iommp@bridgedeck.org. For further info or to subscribe contact Lisa Rosenthal at lrosenthal@bridgedeck.org. The Wheelhouse Weekly is sent via Email to MM&P-contracted vessels at sea and is posted on our web page.

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