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Wheelhouse Weekly – December 18th, 2018

December 18th 2018

Volume 23… Number 51… Dec. 18, 2018

STORIES COVERED

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HOLIDAY GREETINGS FROM MM&P

MM&P wishes all readers of The Wheelhouse Weekly, on land and at sea, and their families and friends, a happy holiday season.

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“DON’T BALANCE THE BUDGET ON THE BACKS OF WORKING FAMILIES,” TRANSPORTATION UNIONS SAY

A proposal by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to address America’s budget deficit by ending all federal investments in transportation should be rejected outright, according to the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department (TTD).

In a report issued last week, CBO, the non-partisan office that provides economic analysis to Congress, suggested ending all federal investments in transit, passenger rail and air travel, along with slashing federal highway funding.

TTD, which represents 32 U.S. transportation unions, including MM&P, has criticized the proposal.

“Let me be crystal clear: our nation’s infrastructure is our economic competitive advantage in a global economy,” says TTD President Larry I. Willis.

“The frontline workers who design, build, operate, and maintain our infrastructure ensure that small business owners can keep the doors open and their employees paid… They provide a lifeline to rural communities that too often feel like they are being left behind. They move the goods we buy on and off ships, and operate the trains that carry them to every corner of our country.”

Infrastructure investments also have a significant multiplier effect, Willis notes.

The CBO itself estimates that for every dollar our government invests in infrastructure, we can expect up to $2.50 in GDP growth.

“Not to mention that for every billion dollars we invest in our must-have infrastructure, an additional 21,000 jobs are created across multiple sectors of our economy,” he says.

Because of high union density in transportation and infrastructure, working people in these sectors enjoy higher pay, better benefits, safer working conditions, and stronger job security than their non-union counterparts.

The CBO also suggested eliminating the prevailing wage requirements that ensure the high quality of many transportation jobs.

“Considering the fact that wages for U.S. workers have flat-lined,” Willis says, “these are exactly the kinds of jobs and worker protections we need right now.”

The Trump administration has proposed similar cuts in each of its annual budget proposals.

“If you want to have a real discussion about the budget, treat the conversation with the seriousness it deserves and understand how devastating these cuts would be to America’s working families and to our nation’s long-term economic wellbeing,” Willis says.

“Transportation labor calls on Congress to ignore these disastrous recommendations, and to do the right thing for working people, our country, and our economy.”

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HISTORIC VICTORY FOR STRIKING CHARTER SCHOOL TEACHERS IN CHICAGO

The first strike ever by charter school teachers in the United States ended in victory last week for 550 educators who work at a Chicago charter school chain.

Charter schools receive taxpayer funding but operate independently of established state school systems.

Teachers at charter schools in Chicago work longer hours than their counterparts in the city’s public schools, but are paid significantly less.

The four-day strike at 15 charter schools run by Acero Corp. ended Dec. 9 with a tentative agreement that includes a reduction in class sizes and salary increases that will raise standards for charter school teachers to levels comparable to those paid to teachers at Chicago’s public schools.

Critics of the Acero chain charge that it diverts a disproportionate share of taxpayer funds to top management rather than student education.

Besides salary increases and reductions in class size, teachers at Acero won a shorter school day, more time to prepare lessons and a reduction in the length of the school year.

Parents and public school teachers joined the charter school teachers on the picket line.

“The educators at Acero saw that their union was the vehicle to help strengthen their students’ educational opportunities and help get equity and fairness for themselves and their colleagues,” said American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten.

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GREEK SHIPPING COMPANIES GUILTY OF ILLEGAL OIL DISCHARGES

Two Greek shipping companies have pleaded guilty to illegally discharging oil in Texas ports in the summer of 2017, the Justice Department has announced.

A third was fined for discharging oily waste at sea after a member of the crew filmed the operation and informed authorities.

Avin International and Nicos I.V. Special Maritime Enterprises pleaded guilty earlier this month in federal court in Beaumont, Texas, to charges stemming from several discharges of oil in Texas ports by the oil tanker MT NICOS I.V.

The master and chief officer of the ship pleaded guilty to making material false statements to members of the Coast Guard. They face up to five years in prison.

Under the plea agreement, the companies will pay a $4 million criminal fine and serve a four-year term of probation, during which their vessels will be required to implement an environmental compliance plan.

“The international ports of Houston and Port Arthur are no one’s dumping ground,” said Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Bossert Clark of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division.

“Vessel operators coming to the United States must not foul American waterways. Those who knowingly discharge their waste and lie to the Coast Guard to dodge their legal responsibilities under federal law are on notice that our investigators and prosecutors stand ready to hold them accountable.”

“We take the violation of our environmental protection laws seriously,” said U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown.

“We expect shipping and oil companies to do the same. They can do terrible damage to our coastlines and wildlife, and we all have to make sure that does not happen.”

According to court documents, the tanker was equipped with a segregated ballast system which became contaminated with oil that was discharged twice from the vessel into the Port of Houston.

The two officers were informed but failed to report the discharges as required by law.
After leaving the Port of Houston, the deck crew was instructed to open the ballast tanks, and more oil was observed.

Additional oil began bubbling up next to the vessel when it arrived in Port Arthur.

Both officers admitted they lied to the Coast Guard when they were questioned as part of the investigation.

In the second case, the Department of Justice levied a $2 million fine against Navimax, a subsidiary of the Greek shipping company Navios Maritime, after a member of the crew supplied video of one of its ships pumping oily waste over the side from an overboard pipe.

“The defendant violated environmental laws that protect our marine environment from harmful pollution. The conviction and criminal fine, reinforced by a four-year term of probation, during which the defendant’s fleet of ships will be monitored, ensures that defendant is held accountable,” said U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware David C. Weiss.

“Environmental crimes at sea will not be tolerated,” he added.

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COAST GUARD SEEKS MERPAC MEMBERS

The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Merchant Mariner Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC).

Applications should be submitted by Feb. 4.

More information is included in the notice posted at: http://tiny.cc/merpacmembers

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COAST GUARD EXTENDS COMMENT PERIOD ON DRAFT MERCHANT MARINER MEDICAL MANUAL

The Coast Guard has extended the period for public comments on its draft merchant mariner medical manual until Feb. 13.

The agency says the manual is intended to help doctors, the maritime industry, individual mariners and Coast Guard personnel evaluate applicants’ “physical and medical status in meeting the requirements of the merchant mariner medical certificate.”

The draft includes guidance on procedures for application, issuance and cancellation of the medical certificate.

“The Coast Guard requests public comment on the draft medical manual, with emphasis on its readability, clarity and ease of use,” the agency says.

“We welcome suggestions on how the manual can be improved.”

The draft may be viewed on the Federal eRulemaking Portal, under docket number USCG-2018-0041.

For information about the document, contact Adrienne Buggs, M.D., USCG, Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing by telephone at (202) 372-2357 or by e-mail to MMCPolicy@uscg.milf.

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FOR THE HOLIDAYS, SHOP “AMERICAN-MADE”

Gifts say something about the giver. Uniqueness is always a good thing, but there’s also something special about a trusted brand that everyone knows and loves.

The brands listed below are trusted for several reasons–including the fact that they are produced by ethical companies which have histories of treating their workers with fairness and dignity.

When you give these ethical brands as gifts, you’ll be a holiday star.

To wear: Brooks Brothers; Timex watches; Nunn Bush shoes.

For that special occasion: Avon make-up; Revlon; Old Spice.

Something sweet: Ghirardelli chocolate; See’s Candies; Jelly Belly.

To play: Monopoly; Scrabble; Risk.

To ride: Cadillac; Jeep; Harley Davidson.

Remember that when you buy union, you’re supporting good jobs in American
communities, jobs that provide living wages and benefits, safe working conditions and dignity and respect for work.

Don’t know if something is union-made?

Search Consumer Products at www.labor411.org for an extensive list of union foods, goods and products or search Labor 411 City Directories for local union businesses.

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MM&P HOLIDAY CLOSING SCHEDULE

All MM&P union halls, the MM&P Federal Credit Union and MM&P headquarters will be closed on Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25, for the Christmas holidays.

All MM&P union halls, the MM&P Federal Credit Union and MM&P headquarters will be closed on Monday, Dec. 31 and Tuesday, Jan. 1 for New Year’s.

The MM&P Hawaii Hall will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 2 for Jack Hall Day, an ILWU holiday.

The MM&P Plan Office will be closed on Dec. 24, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

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MM&P HOLIDAY PARTY SCHEDULE

The following MM&P holiday parties have been scheduled:

ATLANTIC PORTS

NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY, for both the Offshore Group & the Atlantic Maritime Group, Thursday, Dec. 20, 1200-1700, at the Robert Treat Hotel, 50 Park Place, Newark, NJ.

GULF PORTS

HOUSTON, Friday, Dec. 21, 1200-1500, Perry’s Steakhouse and Grill, 700 Baybrook Mall Drive, Suite H 110, Friendswood, TX 77546.

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LAST DAY FOR PROCESSING VACATION AND PRO PAYMENTS

The Plan Office has received approval to close the year-end Internal Revenue Service and company reports and to process Vacation and PRO payments for 2018 no later than Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. EST.

All requests for 2018 Vacation and PRO payments received after this date and time will be held until Jan. 2, 2019 for processing and will therefore be taxable in 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact the Vacation Department at 410-850-8625, 410-850-8647 or Ken Ryan at 410-850-8617.

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MITAGS-PMI SEEKING PHOTOS FROM MEMBERS FOR USE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

MITAGS-PMI is interested in receiving photo submissions from MM&P members for use on the official MITAGS-PMI social media platform.

The goal is to document members’ voyages. As suggestions, photos can be of events and sights onboard, crewmembers at work or scenic locations.

If you are interested in sharing photos, please send them with caption information to admissions@mitags.org or admissions@mates.org.

Be sure to tell us whether you would like to be credited for the photo.

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/ MITAGS ACADEMIC NOTES /

MITAGS needs your current address! Have you moved recently? Did you remember to send MITAGS your new address for communications regarding courses? Please send your current contact information to admissions@mitags.org or to the fax number below.

New dedicated fax line for Admissions only: 1-443-568-1928. For all other MITAGS business, please continue to use: 410-859-5181.

For class availability or information on MITAGS courses and programs, contact Amanda Meadows, Admissions Coordinator, toll-free at 866-656-5568 or by e-mail: admissions@mitags.org.

Why not try our on-line calendar to register for class: mitags-pmi.org/courses/calendar.

For Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) processing, MMC problem resolution advice, STCW compliance and VA GI-Bill questions, contact MITAGS-PMI Student/Instructional Services Manager Jennifer Pitzen at 206-739-0720 (direct line); (888) 893-7829 (toll free); or by e-mail: jpitzen@mates.org.

Please include your Mariner Reference Number, date of birth and the last four digits of your social security number in all emails.

\\Classes are 5-day unless otherwise noted\\

Class dates followed by an * are full

AB – 4/15/19, 9/9/19

AIS-1 – Automatic Identifications Systems Orientation (1-Day): 5/2/19, 8/14/19

ARPA-OIC (4-Day) – Automated Radar Plotting Aids: 1/15/19, 4/2/19, 9/24/19

AZIPOD (2-Day) – 3/11/19, 5/2/19, 9/30/19

BRM-35 – Bridge Resource Management: 2/18/19, 8/5/19, 10/28/19

BRMP –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots (2-Day): 1/29/19, 3/11/19, 4/9/19, 5/2/19, 7/15/19, 7/29/19, 9/30/19

BRMP-EMR –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots with Emergency Shiphandling – (Now also included in BRMP-Refresher) (3-Day): 3/13/19, 4/29/18, 7/17/19, 10/2/19

BRMP-Refresher (Now including Emergency Shiphandling for Pilots) (3-Day) – Not currently scheduled

BT – Basic Safety Training: 1/14/19, 4/8/19, 8/12/19, 10/14/19

BT-Revalidation (2-day) (Must have 1 year of sea service in last 5 years) – 2/5/19, 3/6/19, 4/3/19, 4/30/19, 6/19/19, 7/30/19, 8/26/19, 9/25/19, 10/30/19, 12/17/19

BT-Refresher (3-day) – 2/4/19, 3/6/19, 4/29/19, 7/29/19, 9/25/19, 12/16/19

CHS-OIC – Cargo Handling Basic: 4/29/19, 10/21/19

[CMM – Chief Mate and Master Courses]

ADVSTB-CMM – Advanced Stability: 1/14/19, 3/11/19, 6/10/19, 7/29/19, 9/23/19, 12/16/19

ADVWX-CMM – Advanced Meteorology: 1/7/19, 4/8/19, 6/3/19, 8/5/19, 9/30/19, 12/9/19

CHS-CMM – Advanced Cargo Operations (10 Days): 3/18/19, 10/7/19

CM-OPS 1 – Chief Mate Operations – Week 1: 3/18/19, 5/6/19, 8/5/19, 12/2/19

CM-OPS 2 Maersk – Chief Mate Operations II Maersk Specific: 3/25/19, 5/13/19, 8/12/19, 12/9/18

ECDIS – Electronic Chart Display Information Systems: 3/25/19, 9/9/19, 12/2/19

LMS – Leadership and Managerial Skills (Management Level – Formerly MCL-CMM): 2/18/19, 5/20/19, 8/19/19, 12/16/19

MPP-CMM – Marine Propulsion Plants: 4/15/19, 11/4/19 (DCS-1 available on request – contact Admissions)

SEC-APPS – Practical Defense Tactics: Not Currently Scheduled

SHMGT-CMM- Ship Management: 2/25/19, 10/28/19

SHS-ADV-I-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 1): 1/21/19*, 2/4/19*, 3/4/19, 3/18/19, 4/8/19, 4/29/19, 5/13/19, 6/3/19, 6/17/19, 7/15/19, 8/12/19, 9/9/19, 9/30/19, 10/14/19, 11/4/19, 12/2/19

SHS-ADV-II-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 2): 1/28/19*, 2/11/19*, 3/11/19, 3/25/19, 4/15/19, 5/6/19*, 5/20/19, 6/10/19, 6/24/19, 7/22/19, 8/19/19, 9/16/19, 10/7/19, 10/21/19, 11/11/19, 12/9/19

**SHS-ADV-I & II now approved to include SAR-CMM assessments at MITAGS effective immediately**

VPEN-CMM – Voyage Planning & Electronic Navigation: 4/1/19, 10/21/19

WKP-CMM – Advanced Watchkeeping: 9/16/19

WX-HW-ATL – Heavy Weather Avoidance Routing: Atlantic Ocean (2-day) – 3/11/19, 6/10/19, 9/23/19

WX-HW-IND – Heavy Weather Avoidance Routing: Indian Ocean (2-day) – 3/15/19, 6/14/19, 9/27/19

WX-HW-PAC – Heavy Weather Avoidance Routing: Pacific Ocean (2-day) – 3/13/19, 6/12/19, 9/25/19

CNAV-OIC (15-Day) – Celestial Navigation: 4/8/19, 11/4/19

CRISIS-COMMS – Crisis Communications (1-Day): 2/19/19

CRSMGT – Crisis Management and Human Behavior (1-Day) – 7/11/19

CDMGT – Crowd Management (1-Day) – 7/12/19

CSE – Confined Space Entry (3-Day): 8/19/19

CSE-AWR – Confined Space Entry Awareness (2-Day): 5/23/19, 8/22/19

CY-MAR – Cyber-Skilled Mariner – 2/18/19*

DDE – Great Lakes (20-Day): 1/21/19, 6/3/19

DPA/IA – Designated Person Ashore & Internal Auditor (3-Day) – 1/16/19

ECDIS for Pilots (2-Day) – 2/18/19, 4/30/19, 8/12/19, 11/21/19

ERM – Engine Resource Management: 3/4/19, 4/22/19, 8/12/19, 12/9/19

FF-BADV – Fire Fighting Combined Basic & Advanced: 1/14/19, 4/8/19, 8/12/19, 10/14/19

FF-ADV-Rev (1-day) (Must have 1 year of sea service in last 5 years) – Advanced Fire Fighting Revalidation: 2/7/19, 3/5/19, 4/2/19, 5/2/19, 6/18/19, 8/1/19, 8/28/19, 9/24/19, 10/29/19, 12/19/19

FF-ADV-REF (2-day) – Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher: 3/9/19, 4/27/19, 7/27/19, 9/28/19, 12/14/19

FSM – Fatigue, Sleep, & Medications (1-Day): 1/29/19, 4/9/19, 9/17/19

GL-Pilot – Great Lakes Pilotage Familiarization (2-Day): 1/18/19

GMDSS – Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (10-Day): 3/4/19, 8/19/19

HAZ – Hazardous Materials (5 day): 4/15/19, 8/26/19, 11/18/19

IEN – Integrated Electronic Navigation (3-Day) – Not currently scheduled

LAP – License Advancement Program for Mate to Master (20-Day): 2/25/19*, 7/29/19, 10/21/19

LAP-Great Lakes – License Advancement Program – Great Lakes (20-Day): 1/21/19

LAP-ORG3rd – License Advancement Program for Original 3rd Mate, Oceans, Any Gross
Ton License (15-Day): 6/3/19

LEG – Legal Aspects of Pilotage (1-Day): 1/30/19, 3/12/19, 4/10/19, 4/30/19, 9/18/19

LNG-TPIC (10-Day) – 1/7/19

LTS –Leadership and Teamworking Skills (Formerly MCL-OIC) (1-Day): 9/23/19

MEECE – Management of Electrical and Electronic Control Equipment (Assessments not included): 2/25/19, 4/29/19, 8/5/19, 12/2/19

MED-PIC – Medical Person in Charge (10-Day): 1/21/19*, 3/18/19, 5/6/19, 7/8/19, 9/30/19, 12/2/19

MED-PIC-REF– Medical Person in Charge Refresher: 1/7/19, 3/11/19, 6/24/19, 8/19/19, 10/21/19

MED-PRO – Medical Care Provider: 1/21/19*, 3/18/19, 5/6/19, 9/30/19, 11/18/19

MED-DOT-DA – Dept. of Transportation Drug & Alcohol Testing (1-Day): 1/12/19, 1/26/19, 2/8/19, 3/9/19, 3/23/19, 4/1/19, 5/3/19, 5/11/19, 6/17/19, 7/14/19, 8/29/19, 9/23/19, 10/5/19, 10/28/19, 12/7/19, 12/20/19

[MSC – Military Sealift Command Courses]

MSC-CBRD-1 – Military Sealift Command Chemical, Biological, Radiological Defense Orientation (Basic) (1-Day): 2/22/19, 5/21/19 (evening), 6/5/19 (evening), 8/7/19, 9/12/19 (evening), 11/1/19 (evening)

MSC-DC – Military Sealift Command Damage Control (2-day): 2/18/19, 5/21/19, 6/5/19, 8/5/19, 9/12/19, 11/1/19

MSC-ENVPRO (1-Day) – 2/24/19, 6/2/19, 8/4/19, 11/3/19

MSC-FF-HELO (2-Day) – 6/3/19, 8/10/19, 10/30/19

MSC-SMA – Military Sealift Command Small Arms Qualifications (4-Day): 1/7/19, 2/25/19, 5/13/19, 6/9/19, 7/15/19, 8/11/19, 9/16/19, 11/4/19

MSC-Security Watch Basic (1-Day) – 2/23/19, 5/12/19, 6/7/19, 8/8/19, 9/14/19, 11/4/19

MSC-Security Watch Advanced (1-Day) – 1/11/19, 3/1/19, 5/17/19, 6/8/19, 7/14/19, 8/9/19, 9/15/19, 11/8/19

MSC-Ship’s Reaction Force (3-Day) – 1/13/19, 3/2/19, 5/18/19, 6/13/19, 7/19/19, 8/16/19, 9/20/19, 11/9/19

NSAP-MMP – Navigational Skills Assessment Program-MM&P (2-Day) – 1/24/19*, 3/18/19*, 4/22/19*, 4/24/19*, 6/24/19*, 6/26/19, 7/25/19, 7/29/19, 8/26/19, 8/28/19, 11/18/19, 11/20/19, 12/16/19, 12/18/19

ROR-1 – Radar Observer Renewal (1-Day): 1/14/19, 9/23/19

ROR-1N – Radar Observer Renewal Evening Classes (1-Night): 1/9/19, 1/29/19, 1/30/19, 2/6/19*, 2/7/19, 2/20/19, 3/6/19, 3/20/19, 4/3/19, 4/17/19, 4/24/19, 4/30/19, 5/8/19, 5/15/19, 6/5/19, 6/12/19, 6/19/19, 7/10/19, 7/24/19, 8/1/19, 8/7/19, 8/21/19, 8/28/19, 9/17/19, 9/18/19, 10/2/19, 10/16/19, 10/30/19, 11/6/19, 11/13/19, 12/4/19, 12/18/19

ROU-OIC – Radar Observer Program – Unlimited: 1/7/19, 3/4/19, 7/29/19

SAR – Search & Rescue – (Now with OIC and CMM assessments) (3-Day): 4/21/19, 12/2/19

SHS-BAS-OIC – Basic Shiphandling: 1/28/19, 5/13/19, 8/26/19, 10/28/19

SHS-EMR5 – Emergency Shiphandling (5 Day) – 2/25/19*, 4/1/19*, 6/17/19, 8/5/19, 9/23/19, 11/18/19, 12/16/19

STB-OIC – Ship Construction and Basic Stability: 1/21/19, 8/5/19

TCNAV/CO – Terrestrial Navigation and Compasses (15-Day): 1/28/19, 7/8/19

TPIC – Tankerman Person in Charge: 1/14/19, 4/8/19, 7/8/19

TRAC-TUG-2 (2-Day): Contact Admissions

TTT – 1/28/19

VPDSD – Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (1-Day): 2/14/19, 4/23/19

VSO – Vessel Security Officer (3-Day): 2/11/19, 4/24/19, 7/8/19, 9/4/19

WKP-OIC – Watchkeeping (Operational Level) (10-Day): 2/18/19, 10/7/19

WX-OIC –Meteorology (Operational Level): 3/18/19, 9/16/19

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PMI ACADEMIC NOTES

Summer-Fall 2018

For registration, contact our admissions department: 206.441.2880 or admissions@mates.org.

Please also see our schedule and enroll online at www.mitags-pmi.org.

January 2019
7-18 Advanced Shiphandling
8-11 ARPA
14th Radar Renewal
14-18 Train the Trainer
14-25 GMDSS
15-16 Basic Training Revalidation
17th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
21-25 Advanced Stability
21-25 Pilot Exam Preparation Course
22-25 Advanced Firefighting
28-1 ECDIS
28-1 Advanced Meteorology

February 2019
4-8 Leadership & Managerial Skills
4-8 Meteorology (Operational Level)
4-15 Watchkeeping (Operational Level)
11-15 Medical Care Provider
11-22 Medical Person-In-Charge
15-19 Basic Training Refrehser
18-19 Basic Training Revalidation
20th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
21-22 Advanced Firefighting Refresher
18-20 Security Officer – Vessel, Company, & Facility
18-22 Basic Cargo Handling & Stowage
25-29 Basic Shiphandling

March 2019
4th Vessel Personnel w/ Designated Security Duties
8th Flashing Light
11-14 Advanced Firefighting
11-29 Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation w/ Compasses
13-15 Rating Forming Part of a Navigation Watch
18-22 Advanced Stability
25-26 Basic Training Revalidation
27th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
25-29 Advanced Meteorology
25-29 Tank Ship Dangerous Liquids
28th Radar Renewal
29th Medical DOT

April 2019
1-5 Able Seaman
1-5 Ship Constructions & Basic Stability
1-5 Advanced Shiphandling I
8-11 Advanced Firefighting
8-12 Advanced Shiphandling II
8-12 Radar Observer Unlimited
8-12 Leadership & Managerial Skills
8-12 Medical Care Provider
8-19 Medical Person-In-Charge
15-18 ARPA
15-19 Basic Training
19th Radar Renewal
19-23 Basic Training Refresher
22-23 Basic Training Revalidation
22-26 ECDIS
24th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
25th Medical DOT
29-10 GMDSS
29-3 Advanced Shiphandling I

May 2019
6-9 Advanced Firefighting
6-10 Advanced Shiphandling II
6-24 License Preparation (Mate Level)
10th Radar Renewal
13-14 Advanced Firefighting Refresher
15th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
16-17 Basic Training Revalidation
16-20 Basic Training Refresher
13-17 Meteorology (Operational Level)
13-24 Watchkeeping (Operational Level)
20-24 Advanced Stability
20-24 Basic Training
28-30 Search & Rescue
31st Leadership & Teamworking Skills

June 2019
3-5 Security Officer – Vessel, Company, & Facility
3-21 Celestial Navigation
3-28 License Advancement Preparation (Chief Mate/Master Level)
10-13 Advanced Firefighting
17-21 Basic Firefighting
24-28 Meteorology (Operational Level)
21-25 Basic Training Refresher (no class on weekend)
24-25 Basic Training Revalidation
26th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
28th Medical DOT

July 2019
8-12 Advanced Meteorology
8-26 Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation w/ Compasses
9th Radar Renewal
10-11 Basic Training Revalidation
10-15 Basic Training Refresher (no class on weekend)
12th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
15-19 Basic Shiphandling
15-19 Advanced Stability
16-18 Advanced Firefighting Refresher
22-25 Advanced Firefighting
22-26 Cargo Handling & Stowage
22-26 Advanced Shiphandling I
29-31 Security Officer – Vessel, Company, & Facility
29-2 Advanced Shiphandling II

August 2019
5-8 Advanced Firefighting
12-13 Basic Training Revalidation
14th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
12-30 License Preparation (Mate Level)

September 2019
4th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
5-6 Basic Training Revalidation
6th Vessel Personnel w/ Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)
9th Radar Renewal
9-13 Basic Training
9-13 Marine Propulsion Plants
16-19 Advanced Firefighting
16-20 Ship/Shipboard Management
23-27 Voyage Planning & Electronic Navigation
30-1 ECDIS
30-1 Leadership & Managerial Skills

October 2019
2nd Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
3-4 Basic Training Revalidation
7-11 Engine Resource Management
7-11 Basic Training
7-11 Advanced Shiphandling I
8th Radar Renewal
14-18 Management of Electrical & Electronic Control Equipment (MEECE)
14-18 Advanced Shiphandling II
15-18 Advanced Firefighting
18th Medical DOT
21-25 Advanced Meteorology
21-25 Ship Construction & Basic Stability
28-1 Advanced Stability
28-15 Celestial Navigation

November 2019
4-8 Advanced Cargo Operations
4-15 Basic Training
12th Radar Renewal
13th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
14-15 Basic Training Revalidation
18-19 Advanced Firefighting Refresher
18-20 Security Officer – Vessel, Company, & Facility
18-22 Radar Observer Unlimited
18-22 Advanced Watchkeeping
25-27 Search & Rescue

December 2019
2-6 Leadership & Managerial Skills
2-20 License Preparation (Mate Level)
3-6 Advanced Firefighting
9-12 ARPA
9-13 Basic Training
13th Radar Renewal
16th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
17-18 Basic Training Revalidation

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The MM&P Wheelhouse Weekly is the official electronic newsletter of the International Organization of Masters, Mates, & Pilots, ILA, AFL-CIO, 700 Maritime Blvd. Suite B, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090-1953. Phone: 410-850-8700; Fax: 410-850-0973. All rights reserved. The MM&P Wheelhouse Weekly © 2018. Articles can be reprinted without prior permission if credit is given to The MM&P WheelhouseWeekly. For subscriptions, address changes or messages to the editor or to MM&P headquarters, e-mail communications@bridgedeck.org. Back issues of The Weekly are posted on www.bridgedeck.org.

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