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Wheelhouse Weekly – February 26th, 2019

February 27th 2019

Volume 24… Number 9… Feb. 26, 2019

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COAST GUARD SEEKS MARINER INPUT ON EXAMINATIONS

The Coast Guard’s National Maritime Center (NMC) is looking for professional mariners to participate in its Merchant Mariner Examination Working Group.

The Coast Guard is required under the 2015 Coast Guard Authorization Act to establish the working group to review current and new exam questions for accuracy and availability of examination references.

“Examination question review is an opportunity to help the National Maritime Center and your fellow mariners make long-term improvements to the knowledge examination system,” the agency said in a statement.

“We need your expertise. Let your voice be heard.”

The Exams page of the NMC website (https://tinyurl.com/uscgexamspage) has been updated to provide an outline of the process for requesting membership in the working group, and includes the required forms and e-mail address for submission.

Once on the Examinations page, click “Working Group” to access this information.

Requests may be submitted at any time.

The first working group meeting of 2019 for Deck Officer exam questions will be held on April 16-18 at the NMC in Martinsburg, W. Va.

Additional meetings are listed on the website. Date and location are subject to change based on the number of attendees.

If you would like to participate in any session, please follow the application instructions.

Once NMC reviews your request, it will contact you to discuss further details and confirm the session(s) you wish to attend.

Continue to check the website for updates.

If you have any questions, please use the e-mail address provided on the Examinations page, or contact the Customer Service Center by using the NMC online chat system, by e-mailing IASKNMC@uscg.mil or by calling 1-888-IASKNMC (427-5662).

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WAVE OF TEACHERS’ STRIKES CONTINUES

Striking teachers in West Virginia and Denver returned to their classrooms last week after winning significant concessions from state officials.

Meanwhile, a teachers’ strike in Oakland is now in its fourth day.

The teachers’ main objectives are similar although the specific demands differ somewhat from state to state: increases in classroom funding, including teacher pay, and a halt to the establishment of corporate-run charter schools that siphon taxpayer dollars away from public schools.

For West Virginia, this was the second teachers’ strike in less than a year.

The first, which lasted nine days, is credited with sparking the wave of teacher walkouts that has since swept other states.

It ended when teachers there won a 5 percent pay increase for themselves and other West Virginia state workers.

But the Republican-led state legislature later voted to couple the raise with new measures to direct public school dollars to charters and other private schools.

Teachers called the move “retaliation” for last year’s strike and walked out of their classrooms again to protest at the state capitol.

Within a matter of hours, the legislature had capitulated, voting to advance the 5 percent raise as a clean bill.

“This victory is unmistakable, and the power of working people standing together is undeniable,” said West Virginia AFL-CIO President Josh Sword.

“We are so proud to stand with our educators as they continue the fight for their students and working families across the state.”

The Denver strike ended last week with a settlement that puts more money into teachers’ base pay and also increases the salaries of nurses and counselors.

Colorado teachers are among the lowest-paid in the country, earning an average of $46,000 in 2016.

The state also spends about $2,500 less per student each year than the national average.

In the settlement, the district agreed to pay for the raises by ending five-figure bonuses to school administrators and reducing fees paid to outside consultants.

In Oakland, meanwhile, where charter schools now absorb $57 million of the overall education budget, teachers began a strike last Thursday.

The union has demanded a 12 percent raise for teachers, smaller classes and more counselors and nurses.

The school district said negotiations were back on as of Monday, but it was not planning to offer more than it had last week: a 7 percent wage increase and bonus over four years.

Oakland teachers say their students deserve more resources. They also say that without a larger raise, they can’t afford to live in the Bay Area.

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NEW PRESIDENT/SECRETARY-TREASURER FOR SAILORS’ UNION OF THE PACIFIC

MM&P extends congratulations to Dave Connolly, the long-time Sailors’ Union of the Pacific (SUP) official who will become the union’s President/Secretary-Treasurer on March 1.

At the same time, MM&P salutes current SUP President/Secretary-Treasurer Gunnar Lundeberg, a voice for working families and a staunch advocate for the U.S.-flag fleet and American mariners.

Lundeberg did not run for office in the SUP’s recent election, and Connolly was elected by members to lead the union going forward.

“MM&P recognizes outgoing SUP President Gunnar Lundberg for his uncompromising service on behalf of maritime labor and the American Merchant Marine,” said MM&P President Don Marcus.

“It has been a pleasure to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Gunnar over the years in the fight to defend the working conditions of union members in the maritime industry and beyond.”

“MM&P looks forward to continuing the close relationship between our two unions under the leadership of incoming SUP President Dave Connolly.”

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INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT WORKERS’ FEDERATION SAYS AUSTRALIAN COMPANY “STARVING CREW” ON TWO SHIPS

In Australia, where domestic crews are being booted off their ships and replaced with workers from low-wage countries following changes in cabotage laws, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is accusing coal mining giant BHP of starving the crews of two ships.

According to an ITF statement, a seafarer aboard the 80,000-ton bulk carrier VILLA DESTE, which is docked at the BHP terminal in Queensland, contacted the union pleading for help.

He said the crew has almost run out of food and is not being paid.

BHP has refused the ITF’s requests to inspect the vessel.

The Liberian-flagged VILLA DESTE is owned by a Greek company, Evalend Shipping Company S.A.

The ITF said its 2018 inspection of another ship owned by the company, the PENELOPE L., at the Port of Fremantle, found the same issues: desperate seafarers subsisting on rotting food.

“Seafarers are starving at BHP’s terminal in Queensland, and if BHP continues to deny the ITF access, ignoring these seafarers’ most basic rights to be fed and paid, then it is no better than the worst flag-of-convenience operators,” said ITF National Coordinator Dean Summers.

A coal company spokesperson has told journalists that it is not responsible for the conditions aboard the ships since it does not charter them directly.

The ITF said it contacted Australia’s Department of Home Affairs about BHP denying inspectors access, but was told that “approval to access a port facility is the responsibility of the port facility operator.”

“While BHP ignores a rapidly deepening crisis at anchorage at their Hay Point terminal, and the government’s security agencies deny unions the right to access foreign ships in Australian waters, the Greek shipowners go about their business of abusing human rights and denying these allegations in the name of bigger profits,” the ITF said in its statement.

“The plight of these seafarers, and the failure by BHP to take responsibility for their welfare, highlights why it is essential that ITF inspectors are provided access through BHP’s terminal. ITF needs to ensure the seafarers are fed, their wages are paid and appropriate human rights conditions are in place.”

The union has called on government ministers to urgently intervene.

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MEMBERSHIP MEETING MARCH 4 FOR UNITED INLAND GROUP-GREAT LAKES & GULF REGION

MM&P UIG-Great Lakes & Gulf Vice President Tom Bell will hold a Union meeting in Cleveland on Monday, March 4, at the Sachsenheim Hall.

The Sachsenheim Hall is located at 7001 Denison Ave., Cleveland.

MM&P President Don Marcus will attend the meeting, which will also include a general overview of the MM&P retirement plans by financial services consultant Ian Jones.

The meeting will begin at 1800. Food will be provided.

All MM&P members are encouraged to attend the meeting.

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PILOT EXAM FOR BAYS OF SAN FRANCISCO, SAN PABLO AND SUISUN

The Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo and Suisun is pleased to announce plans to host an exam for entrance into its Pilot Trainee Training Program during the week of June 3, 2019.

Details regarding the exam are posted at: www.bopc.ca.gov/application

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HEART HEALTH SCREENING… AT NO COST!

February is American Heart Month.

Did you know that heart disease is the #1 killer of women and men in the United States?

Doctors say however that 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events are preventable.

CVS has teamed up with Tylenol to offer free heart health screenings every Thursday in February to help you and your loved ones reduce your risk.

There are two easy ways to get screening.

Go to https://tinyurl.com/minuteclinicscreening to download the free voucher (PDF) and find a clinic near you, print it and bring it with you to scan at the registration kiosk.

Or, use your mobile phone to show the voucher to the provider after you register at the kiosk.

Walk-ins are always welcome or visit MinuteClinic.com to check wait times or schedule a visit.

The last free screening date is Feb. 28.

During your free screening, practitioners will check your health numbers for: total cholesterol; HDL (good) cholesterol; blood pressure; blood sugar; and body mass index (BMI).

Then they will talk with you about ways to lower your risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

For the most accurate results, we recommend fasting for 8 to 12 hours before your screening.

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MM&P HOLIDAY CLOSING SCHEDULE

The MM&P Houston Hall will be closed on Friday, March 1, for Texas Independence Day.

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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 and promote the maritime industry. 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 MITAGS-PMI’s marketing manager, Lindsay Moran, at lmoran@mitags.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: 4/2/19, 9/24/19

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

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

BRMP –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots (2-Day): 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: 4/8/19, 8/12/19, 10/14/19

BT-Revalidation (2-day) (Must have 1 year of sea service in last 5 years) – 3/5/19*, 4/2/19*, 4/30/19, 6/18/19, 7/30/19, 8/26/19, 9/25/19, 10/30/19, 12/17/19

BT-Refresher (3-day) – 3/5/19, 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: 3/11/19, 6/10/19, 7/29/19, 9/23/19, 12/16/19

ADVWX-CMM – Advanced Meteorology: 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): 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: 10/28/19

SHS-ADV-I-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 1): 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): 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): Not currently scheduled

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 ** This course is NOT covered by the MATES Program ** – 5/20/19, 8/5/19

DDE – Great Lakes (20-Day): 6/3/19

DPA/IA – Designated Person Ashore & Internal Auditor (3-Day) ** This course is NOT covered by the MATES Program ** – Not currently scheduled

ECDIS for Pilots (2-Day) – 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: 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: 3/4/19, 4/4/19*, 5/2/19, 6/20/19, 8/1/19, 8/28/19, 9/24/19, 10/29/19, 12/19/19

FF-ADV-REF (2-day) – Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher: 3/8/19, 4/27/19, 7/27/19, 9/28/19, 12/14/19

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

GL-Pilot – Great Lakes Pilotage Familiarization (2-Day): Not currently scheduled

GMDSS – Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (10-Day): 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): 7/29/19, 10/21/19

LAP-Great Lakes – License Advancement Program – Great Lakes (20-Day): Not currently scheduled

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): 3/12/19, 4/10/19, 4/30/19, 9/18/19

LNG-TPIC (10-Day) – Not currently scheduled

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

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

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

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

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

MED-DOT-DA – Dept. of Transportation Drug & Alcohol Testing (1-Day): 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): 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): 5/21/19, 6/5/19, 8/5/19, 9/12/19, 11/1/19

MSC-ENVPRO (1-Day) – 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): 5/13/19, 6/9/19, 7/15/19, 8/11/19, 9/16/19, 11/4/19

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

MSC-Security Watch Advanced (1-Day) – 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) – 5/18/19, 6/13/19, 7/19/19, 8/16/19, 9/20/19, 11/9/19

NDMS-ENAV – Navigational Decision Making Series – Best Practice in eNav – 11/18/19

NSAP-MMP – Navigational Skills Assessment Program-MM&P (2-Day) – 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

RFPNW – Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch (3-day) – 4/3/19

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

ROR-1N – Radar Observer Renewal Evening Classes (1-Night): 3/4/19, 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: 3/4/19, 7/29/19

SAR – Search & Rescue – (Now with OIC and CMM assessments) (3-Day): 3/30/19 12/2/19

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

SHS-EMR5 – Emergency Shiphandling (5 Day) – 4/1/19*, 4/22/19, 6/17/19, 8/5/19, 9/23/19, 11/18/19, 12/16/19

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

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

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

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

TTT – ** This course is NOT covered by the MATES Program ** Not currently scheduled

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

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

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

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

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PMI ACADEMIC NOTES

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.

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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