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Wheelhouse Weekly – February 5th, 2019

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Volume 24… Number 6… Feb. 5, 2019

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ANOTHER FIRE, THIS TIME ABOARD SINGAPORE-FLAGGED APL CONTAINERSHIP

A fire continued to burn Tuesday aboard the containership APL VANCOUVER, five days after crewmembers discovered the blaze in a cargo bay.

It is just the most recent in a series of serious fires, including one that left five dead at the end of December aboard the Panama-flagged car carrier SINCERITY ACE.

All 24 crewmembers of the APL VANCOUVER are reportedly in good health, and no pollution has been reported.

The vessel was said to be moored Tuesday off Freeport, in the Bahamas.

It was underway from Shenzhen, China, to Singapore when the fire forced crew to divert to Vung Ro Bay.

The frequency of ship fires, in particular in 2018 and since the beginning of this year, has raised alarm bells throughout the industry.

Five people died in the March 2018 fire aboard MAERSK HONAM.

A fire broke out on the YANTIAN EXPRESS on Jan. 3 of this year.

In a move intended to address safety concerns, Danish shipping giant Maersk in January began implementing a physical container inspection pilot in a number of North American ports.

“By performing these container inspections, we hope to remove some of the risk from mis-declared or incorrectly stuffed containers for all parties involved in handling and transporting cargo, as well as work towards an overall industry improvement of safety and reliability in the Containerized Maritime Supply Chain,” the company said in a statement.

After the fire aboard MAERSK HONAM which started in the forward cargo hold, Maersk implemented new guidelines on the stowage of dangerous goods across its entire fleet of more than 750 vessels.

The company said the guidelines aim to minimize risk to crew, cargo, environment and vessel in case a fire develops.

“The different container vessel designs were reviewed from a risk mitigation perspective and ultimately six different risk zones defined,” Maersk said.

Using statistics on container fires in the Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS), the company said it had defined which UN numbers can be stored in each risk zone.

Under the guidelines, cargo covered under the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code will no longer be stowed next to accommodations and main propulsion plant which is defined as the zone with the lowest risk tolerance.

Similarly, risk tolerance will be low below deck and in the middle of the vessel, whereas the risk tolerance will be higher on deck fore and aft.

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MILITARY SEALIFT COMMAND’S USNS YUKON IS IN THE NEWS

Fleet replenishment oiler USNS YUKON has conducted the first underway replenishment at sea (UNREP) of USS ZUMWALT, one of the Navy’s new guided missile destroyers.

The news was reported by Sarah Buford of Military Sealift Command (MSC) Pacific in the January edition of the MSC publication Sealift.

YUKON (T-AO 202) delivered nearly 47,000 gallons of diesel to the destroyer after the crews of the two vessels spent a day engaged in a practice operation that included maneuvering into position without actually extending hoses or delivering fuel.

“USS ZUMWALT is a brand new ship design, the uncertainty was knowing how she’d react in close quarters underway and the dynamics between both vessels,” Captain Dan Glazier, YUKON’s civil service master, was quoted as saying.

“According to Glazier,” Sealift reported, “training, calm sea states and the overall professionalism of the crews of both ships ensured a successful operation with no impact to the environment during the fuel transfer.”

“The crews of both ships did an outstanding job! UNREP was flawless,” Glazier said.

“We were honored to be the ship to give ZUMWALT its first UNREP.”
The licensed deck officers aboard USNS YUKON are represented by the MM&P Federal Employees Membership Group (FEMG).

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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES APPROVES PAY BOOST FOR FEDERAL WORKERS

The Democratic-led House of Representatives has passed legislation that would provide a pay increase to employees of the federal government.
The Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act was introduced by Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.).

It will still need to be approved by the Senate and signed into law by the president.

House passage of the bill comes on the heels of the longest federal government shutdown in history.

During the shutdown, about 800,000 government employees were either furloughed or working without pay.

“After five weeks of an unnecessary, costly and painful shutdown, the American people have been reminded how critical the work our federal employees perform is to our national and economic security,” said House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) in encouraging a “yes” vote on the pay raise.

“Americans were horrified to learn that many civilian federal employees live paycheck-to-paycheck… Even a single month’s delay of income sent many of them to food pantries and in search of emergency loans. That isn’t right.”

The 2.6 percent increase would match the boost in pay given to members of the military last year.

Under federal rules, pay for government employees would have automatically increased by roughly 2 percent last month, with additional raises based on workers’ locations, if neither Congress nor the president had taken action.

The Senate had passed a 1.9 percent increase last year, but the House under Republican leadership never followed suit, opening the door for President Trump to act unilaterally.

He responded with an executive order freezing the pay of all federal civilian workers, including Civil Service mariners represented by the MM&P Federal Employees Membership Group (FEMG).

MM&P and other unions that represent government workers have been working to make sure federal employees are treated fairly.

As per legal statute and MM&P’s collective bargaining agreements with federal agencies, MM&P Vice President Randall Rockwood and Government Fleet Representative Randi Ciszewski had begun justifying a pay boost–commensurate with the prevailing wages for comparable deep-sea maritime jobs–for the FEMG bargaining unit.

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ILWU MEMBERS PROTEST PLAN TO AUTOMATE LOS ANGELES TERMINAL

Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) picketed Jan. 24 in San Pedro to express their opposition to a plan by Maersk subsidiary APM Terminals to automate Pier 400.

The demonstration by more than 100 ILWU members coincided with a meeting of the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners at which a permit allowing APMT to introduce new automated equipment was slated to be discussed.

In a speech to the protesters, ILWU Local 13 President Mark Mendoza called the plan a threat to jobs, working conditions and the local community.

“You’re talking about medical plans, you’re talking about pension plans, you’re talking about community jobs,” he said.

Mendoza said the ripple effect of automation could ultimately compromise thousands of jobs.

The permit, which had earlier been approved by administrative action, was supposed to be discussed by commissioners at their Jan. 24 meeting.

But it was removed from the agenda in response to the longshore workers’ opposition and a spokesperson for the harbor commission said it would not be put back on the agenda until the ILWU and APMT had come to an agreement.

APMT has argued that the automation would allow it to operate in a more environmentally friendly manner.

It says the permit would allow it to use “electric, eco-friendly, self-guided straddle carrier container handling equipment at the facility.”

But former ILWU International Vice President Ray Familathe said the same equipment that the company is planning to acquire could be equipped with cabs so that longshoremen could keep their jobs.

“Robots are a loss to the community,” he told journalists.

He said the only reason terminal operators want to deploy them is not to protect the environment but to save on labor costs.

MM&P partners with the ILWU and four other leading maritime unions in the Maritime Labor Alliance (MLA).

The other members of the MLA are: the International Longshoreman’s Association (ILA), the Inlandboatmen’s Union (IBU), the American Radio Association (ARA) and the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association (MEBA).

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MLL SEEKS ASSISTANT SHIP MANAGER

Maersk Line, Limited has created a new position for an Assistant Manager in the Ship Management Department.

The ideal candidate would be a junior deck officer who desires to transition ashore.

Here is a link to the job description:

https://tinyurl.com/MLLAssistantShipManager

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2019 MM&P GENERAL EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE

The MM&P General Executive Board (GEB) will meet on the following dates in 2019: Feb. 20-21; May 7-8; July 30-31; and Nov. 13-14.

All meetings will take place at MM&P headquarters in Linthicum Heights, MD, and are open to union members.

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OFFSHORE MEMBERSHIP MEETING IN NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY HALL ON FEB. 14

There will be an Offshore membership meeting in the MM&P New York/New Jersey Hall on Thursday, Feb. 14, at 1100, following job call.

All Offshore members and applicants are encouraged to attend the meeting.
The New York/New Jersey Hall is located at 570 Broad St., Suite 701, Newark, NJ, 07102.

The phone number of the hall is: 201-963-1900.

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OFFSHORE ORIENTATION COURSE IN NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY HALL ON FEB. 13-14

The Offshore Orientation Course will be held at the MM&P New York/New Jersey Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 13 and Thursday, Feb. 14.

The course begins both days at 0930.

Thursday’s class will be followed by an Offshore membership meeting, which will take place following job call at 1100.

There is no sea-time requirement to take the course.

All Offshore applicants, potential transferees from other membership groups and other interested Offshore members are encouraged to take the course as soon as possible.

If you would like to attend the course, please contact the New York/New Jersey Hall: nynj@bridgedeck.org; 201-963-1900.

The New York/New Jersey Hall is located at 570 Broad St., Suite 701, Newark, N.J., 07102.

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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 Tuesday, Feb. 12, for Lincoln’s Birthday.

All MM&P union halls, the MM&P Federal Credit Union, MM&P headquarters and the MM&P Plan Office will be closed on Monday, Feb. 18, for Presidents 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: 2/18/19, 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) – 3/6/19*, 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) – 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: 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): 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): 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): 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 ** This course is NOT covered by the MATES Program ** – 2/18/19

DDE – Great Lakes (20-Day): 1/21/19, 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) – 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: 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: 3/5/19, 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): 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): 2/25/19*, 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): 2/25/19, 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): 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): 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) – 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) – 3/2/19*, 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

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

ROR-1N – Radar Observer Renewal Evening Classes (1-Night): 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: 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) – 2/25/19*, 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): 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

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.

February 2019
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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