Wheelhouse Weekly – February 6th, 2018

February 6th 2018

Volume 23… Number 6… Feb. 6, 2018


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American President Lines has announced that it will replace the five C-11s in the Maritime Security Program (MSP) with newer vessels.

Starting as early as May, the company says, the C-11s will be replaced with vessels from the CMA CGM international fleet.

Details of the turnovers are still being finalized, but tentative dates have been proposed for the reflagging of each ship.

The CC NARMADA is set to replace the APL SINGAPORE by late June or as early as mid-May.

The APL HAWAII will relieve the APL PHILIPPINES in late June or early July.

The CC INDUS will replace the APL CHINA in late June or mid-July.

The PRESIDENT TRUMAN (HS ROME) will flag-in in July.

The PRESIDENT CLEVELAND (HS PARIS) will replace the APL THAILAND in late July or mid-August.

All the replacement vessels will be renamed after former U.S. presidents.

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TOTE Maritime announced last week that it is canceling plans to build four new Jones Act ships and enter the mainland-to-Hawaii trade.

The company said in a statement that after a technical review, it had determined that its dedicated piers in Honolulu Harbor would need considerable work to make them usable for the new service.

Due to the “scope and timing of upgrades and improvements” at Honolulu Piers 1 and 2, TOTE said, it will suspend plans to compete on the route with Matson and The Pasha Group.

TOTE said it had also decided not to renew a letter of intent with Philly Shipyard for four LNG vessels similar to Matson’s Aloha Class ships.

Construction of the newbuilds would have directly followed on Matson’s two vessels.

Last August, Matson Chief Executive Officer Matt Cox warned that TOTE’s plan to add additional vessels would lead to “uneconomic” overcapacity in the U.S.-Hawaii trades.

“The severe losses experienced over time in Puerto Rico and trans-Pacific trade lanes provide examples of the detrimental impact that overcapacity can have in this business,” he told journalists at the time.

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The maritime authorities have issued U.S. Maritime Alert 2018-002B regarding insurgent activity in Yemen.

Fighting in the city of Aden has reportedly ceased and the port is operating normally, but tensions remain high.

U.S.-flag ships should exercise caution when transiting the area.

Questions regarding the alert should be directed to

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An oil products tanker with 22 Indian crewmembers on board has been missing since Feb. 2 in the Gulf of Guinea.

There are fears that the vessel has been hijacked.

The operating company, Hong Kong-based Anglo-Eastern, confirmed that the company lost contact with MT MARINE EXPRESS while it was at anchorage off Cotonou, Benin.

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Today, nearly every freight train in America is operated by two people: a conductor and an engineer.

The industry would like to cut that number in half and run mile-long trains weighing 19,000 tons, some carrying hazardous materials, with a single crew member on board.

“If you think that sounds like a terrible idea, you are not alone,” says Larry Willis, president of the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department (TTD).

“In transportation, almost everyone talks about the need to put safety first, but when given the choice between cutting costs and lowering standards, some companies choose wrong.”

Operating a freight train is not a simple task. Crews must be well trained and comply with a host of federal regulations.

“A single crewmember cannot perform all these tasks, maintain the highest level of safety and respond to an emergency,” Willis says.

He adds that the problem is compounded by the fact that rail workers often grapple with fatigue because of unpredictable work shifts.

TTD has voiced strong support for legislation introduced by Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) that would require there be two qualified crewmembers on all freight trains operating in the United States.

The transportation unions cite the case of BNSF conductor Mike Rankin, who worked with another crewmember to save the life of a man whose car had been struck by the train at a railroad crossing.

When the train Rankin and his colleague were operating hit the car, all three passengers in the vehicle were ejected. Two died instantly. The third was barely alive. An ambulance was on the way, but Rankin soon realized the ambulance was on the wrong side of the tracks. The only solution was to separate the train at the crossing so the ambulance could drive through, a maneuver that requires two people to execute.

“I’ve seen enough to know that those who want one-crew train operations are not fully grasping the risks, emergencies and close calls that my fellow conductors and engineers see on the rails regularly,” Rankin says.

“Conductors and engineers don’t just operate trains. In emergency situations, our presence and teamwork can mean the difference between life and death.”

“Ensuring two crew members are at the helm of our nation’s freight trains isn’t just a no-brainer,” Willis says. “It’s an idea the public fully supports.”

Polling shows a majority of Americans in every state want freight trains to be safe, and agree that at least two people are needed to operate these mechanical behemoths.

“Sen. Heitkamp’s legislation takes our nation’s freight rail industry in the right direction,” Willis says.

“With similar legislation in the House, members of Congress must now find the will to put safety ahead of profits and ensure freight trains are fully crewed.”

MM&P is one of the 32 transportation sector labor unions that belong to TTD.

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For some time now, well-paid, tenure-track professors have no longer been the norm in American higher education.

Today, graduate students and teaching assistants—not tenure-track professors–make up more than two-thirds of the instructors in institutions of higher learning.

Poorly paid and with scant benefits, graduate students and other “contingent faculty members” are increasingly turning to unions.

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) under President Obama gave a boost to their efforts with a ruling that graduate students have the right to bargain collectively.

Some universities now hope that the Republican-controlled NLRB under President Trump will reverse the ruling.

Columbia University said last week that it will refuse to bargain with its graduate student teachers, who won their NLRB case when there was a majority of Democrats on the board.

Management said in a Jan. 30 letter to the Columbia community that it will ask a federal appeals court to revisit the issue.

At Yale, grad students say, their pay was cut last year to an average of just $16,000.

Yale and Columbia are just two of the Ivy League schools using high-priced law firms to block unionization efforts by staff: Harvard, Duke, New York University, Emory and Barnard have all retained union-busting law firms.

But Georgetown University said last week it will recognize its graduate student workers’ right to join in union.

The school said it is preparing to sign an agreement for a third-party union election for graduate students, and that it will respect the outcome regardless of whether the Trump NLRB reverses the Obama-era ruling.

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The government of Cambodia has stepped up its campaign to stifle protests by hundreds of thousands of garment industry workers fighting for an increase in pay.

The country’s garment and shoe industry, a source of clothing and accessories for leading international brands such as H&M and the Gap, pays workers the equivalent of $140 per month.

Now the government has moved to jail the director of the Center for the Alliance of Labor and Human Rights (CENTRAL), Moeun Tola, one of the organizations supporting the country’s roughly 700,000 garment workers in their fight for a living wage.

CENTRAL provides legal aid, conducts training on rights and leadership, and advocates for wage increases.

On Jan. 18, a Phnom Penh prosecutor recommended that Tola be charged with breach of trust and detained pending trial.

If convicted, he and two other activists face imprisonment for six months to three years.

Please support Tola and CENTRAL’s work with Cambodian workers by taking action now!

Go to today to sign the petition.

The charges against Tola center on an unsubstantiated claim that he and two others misappropriated funds raised for the funeral of a critic of the government who was assassinated in 2016.

Human Rights Watch has called the charges in the case “politically motivated legal harassment.”

It says that the accusations are part of “the alarming escalation of repression against civil society organizations, unions, human rights defenders, opposition political parties and media outlets in the lead-up to this year’s national elections in Cambodia.”

Labor rights, including the right to freedom of association, are being threatened through restrictions on the right to organize.

The International Labor Rights Foundation (ILRF) asks that we support Tola and other human rights defenders in Cambodia by taking action.

Please go to to join the campaign.

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Each time we think the partisan bickering and the inability to get things done in Washington can’t possibly get any worse, it does.

While it makes for interesting television, it does nothing to help grow our industry or increase maritime jobs.

We know that our ability to change the situation is very limited except in one key area: involvement in the upcoming November 2018 midterm elections.

Too many of our longtime supporters in Congress are facing extremely difficult reelection campaigns against opponents who are well-funded by outside organizations.

An overwhelming majority of these outside groups have positions contrary to what is important to our industry.

They lead campaigns to repeal the Jones Act and promote efforts to stop funding for the Maritime Security Program.

We need the resources to help members of Congress from both political parties who share our commitment to strengthen the U.S.-flag merchant marine.

It is imperative that each and every MM&P member, pensioner and employee stand up and be counted by contributing to the MM&P PCF.

We need to do everything we can to help our friends and supporters withstand the attacks and make sure we help them keep their jobs as they fight to help us keep ours!

Go to and click on the “Protect Your Job” button in the top right-hand corner of the page to contribute to the PCF today!

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There will be an Offshore Membership Meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 7, immediately after job call at 1000. A representative of Fidelity Investments will attend the meeting to give a presentation on the IRAP and 401(k) retirement investment accounts.

All members in the area are encouraged to attend the meeting.

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The Offshore Orientation Course will be held in the Foreign Trade Zone Makai Conference Room from 0900 to 1600 on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 6 and 7.

The address of the conference room is: 521 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 258, Honolulu, HI 96813.

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 are interested in participating in the course, please contact Randy Swindell:

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An Offshore meeting will be held in the Newark hiring hall on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 1100.

All Offshore members and applicants are encouraged to attend.

The hall is located at 570 Broad Street, Suite 701, Newark, N.J. 07102.

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All MM&P union halls, the MM&P Federal Credit Union and MM&P headquarters will be closed on Monday, 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. 19, for Presidents Day.

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A group of offshore weather experts will discuss the factors that drive weather and the tools available to professional and recreational mariners at a Feb. 10 symposium at MITAGS.

The session starts at 0830 and ends at 1730, followed by a reception.

The cost is $175. Registration by Feb. 5 required.

To view the agenda and to register, go to:

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Additional STCW endorsements for Basic Training and Advanced Fire Fighting are now required for renewal of merchant mariner credentials.

Members are encouraged to register as soon as possible for the Basic Training Revalidation and Advanced Fire Fighting Revalidation courses at MITAGS-PMI.

Demand is high, so don’t wait until the last minute.

To renew your STCW endorsements for Basic Training and Advanced Fire Fighting, you must have: 360 days’ sea service aboard a vessel that is required to hold regular fire, emergency and abandon ship drills; the two-day Basic Training Revalidation course, dated within five years of renewal; the one-day Advanced Fire Fighting Revalidation, dated within five years of renewal.

There is also a BT-Refresher (3-day) and FF-ADV-Refresher (2-day) course for those who do not have the required 360 days of sea service.

For more information on renewal requirements, contact MITAGS-PMI Student/Instructional Services Manager Jennifer Pitzen at 206-739-0720 (direct line); (888) 893-7829(toll free); or by e-mail:

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

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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 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:

Why not try our on-line calendar to register for class:

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:

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

Please note the special addition to our on-campus schedule of MSC classes marked with an asterisk (*), which are not normally scheduled to be held at MITAGS.
AB – 4/16/18, 8/27/18, 10/15/18

AIS-1 – Automatic Identifications Systems Orientation: 5/23/18, 8/29/18

ARPA-OIC – Automated Radar Plotting Aids: 4/3/18, 9/25/18

AZIPOD 2-Day – 5/21/18, 10/15/18

BRM-35 – Bridge Resource Management: 2/26/18, 6/18/18, 9/24/18, 10/29/18

BRMP –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots: 2/22/18, 3/29/18, 5/21/18, 7/16/18, 12/19/18

BRMP-EMR –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots with Emergency Shiphandling: Contact Admissions

BRMP-Refresher – 3/26/18, 5/23/18, 7/18/18, 9/11/18

BT – Basic Safety Training: 4/9/18, 8/13/18, 10/22/18

BT-Revalidation (2-day) (Must have 1 year of seatime in last 5 years) – 3/6/18, 4/2/18, 4/30/18, 6/18/18, 7/31/18, 8/27/18, 9/26/18, 10/31/18, 12/18/18

BT-Refresher (3-day) – 3/5/18, 4/29/18, 7/30/18, 9/26/18, 12/17/18

CHS-OIC – Cargo Handling Basic: 5/7/18

[CMM – Chief Mate and Master Courses]

ADVSTB-CMM – Advanced Stability: 4/2/18, 6/11/18, 7/30/18, 9/24/18, 12/10/18

ADVWX-CMM – Advanced Meteorology: 3/12/18, 6/4/18, 8/6/18, 9/17/18, 12/3/18

CHS-CMM – Advanced Cargo Operations (2 weeks): 4/9/18, 10/1/18

CM-OPS 1 – Chief Mate Operations – Week 1: 3/5/18, 6/4/18, 8/6/18, 10/1/18

CM-OPS 2 Maersk – Chief Mate Operations II Maersk Specific: 3/12/18, 6/11/18, 8/13/18, 10/8/18

ECDIS – Electronic Chart Display Information Systems: 3/26/18, 6/25/18, 8/13/18, 11/12/18

LMS – Leadership and Managerial Skills (Management Level – Formerly MCL-CMM): 2/19/18, 5/14/18, 6/18/18, 8/20/18, 11/26/18

MPP-CMM – Marine Propulsion Plants: 3/5/18, 10/15/18

SEC-APPS – Practical Defense Tactics: 3/12/18, 10/1/18

SHMGT-CMM- Ship Management (2 weeks): 4/23/18, 10/29/18

SHS-ADV-I-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 1): 3/5/18, 3/19/18, 4/9/18, 4/23/18, 5/7/18, 6/4/18, 6/18/18, 7/16/18, 7/30/18, 8/13/18, 9/10/18, 10/1/18, 11/5/18, 11/26/18

SHS-ADV-II-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 2): 2/12/18, 3/12/18, 3/26/18, 4/16/18, 4/30/18, 5/14/18, 6/11/18, 6/25/18, 7/23/18, 8/6/18, 8/20/18, 9/17/18, 10/8/18, 11/12/18, 12/3/18

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

VPEN-CMM – Voyage Planning & Electronic Navigation: 3/19/18, 10/22/18

WKP-CMM – Advanced Watchkeeping: 5/7/18, 9/10/18

CNAV-OIC – Celestial Navigation: 4/23/18

CONT PLNG – Contingency Planning Workshop: Contact Admissions

CRISIS-COMMS – Crisis Communications: 2/19/18

CRSMGT – Crisis Management and Human Behavior – 7/12/18

CDMGT – Crowd Management – 7/13/18

CSE – Confined Space Entry: 7/23/18

CSE-AWR – Confined Space Entry Awareness: 5/24/18, 7/26/18

DDE – Great Lakes: 6/4/18

DPA – Contact Admissions

ECDIS for Pilots – 2/20/18, 5/24/18, 8/27/18, 12/17/18

ERM – Engine Resource Management: 4/23/18, 7/9/18, 11/26/18

FF-BADV – Fire Fighting Combined Basic & Advanced: 4/9/18, 8/13/18, 10/22/18

FF-ADV-Rev (1-day) (Must have 1 year of seatime in last 5 years) – Advanced Fire Fighting Revalidation: 3/8/18, 4/4/18, 5/2/18, 6/20/18, 8/2/18, 8/29/18, 9/25/18, 10/30/18

FF-ADV-REF (2-day) – Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher: 3/3/18, 4/27/18, 7/28/18, 9/29/18, 12/15/18

FSM – Fatigue, Sleep, & Medications: 4/17/18, 9/11/18

GL-Pilot – Great Lakes Pilotage Familiarization: Contact Admissions

GMDSS – Global Maritime Distress and Safety System: 3/5/18

HAZ – Hazardous Materials (5 day): 5/21/18, 8/20/18, 12/10/18

IEN – Integrated Electronic Navigation – Contact Admissions

LAP – 2/26/18, 7/9/18, 9/17/18

LAP-Great Lakes – License Advancement Program – Great Lakes: Contact Admissions

LAP-ORG3rd – License Advancement Program for Original 3rd Mate, Oceans, Any Gross
Ton License: Contact Admissions

LEG – Legal Aspects of Pilotage: 3/28/18, 4/18/18, 5/8/18, 9/12/18

LNG-TPIC – 12/3/18

LTS –Leadership and Teamworking Skills (Formerly MCL-OIC): 5/21/18

MEECE – Management of Electrical and Electronic Control Equipment (Assessments not included): 2/12/18, 4/30/18, 7/16/18, 12/3/18

MED-PIC – Medical Person in Charge: 3/19/18, 5/7/18, 7/9/18, 10/8/18, 11/26/18

MED-PIC-REF– Medical Person in Charge Refresher: 4/23/18, 6/25/18, 8/20/18, 9/17/18

MED-PRO – Medical Care Provider: 3/19/18, 4/16/18, 5/7/18, 10/8/18, 11/26/18

MED-DOT-DA – Dept. of Transportation Drug & Alcohol Testing: 3/9/18, 4/5/18, 5/3/18, 5/12/18, 6/21/18, 7/14/18, 8/30/18, 9/24/18, 10/13/18, 10/29/18, 12/1/18, 12/21/18

MSA –Maritime Security Awareness: Contact Admissions

[MSC – Military Sealift Command Courses]

MSC-CBRD-1 – Military Sealift Command Chemical, Biological, Radiological Defense Orientation (Basic): 2/23/18, 5/24/18, 6/8/18, 8/8/18, 9/12/18, 11/14/18

MSC-DC – Military Sealift Command Damage Control: 2/21/18, 5/22/18, 6/6/18, 8/6/18, 9/13/18, 11/12/18

*MSC-ENVPRO – 2/25/18, 6/3/18, 8/5/18, 11/4/18

*MSC-FF-HELO – 6/4/18, 8/13/18, 10/31/18

MSC-SMA – Military Sealift Command Small Arms Qualifications: 2/26/18, 5/14/18, 6/11/18, 7/16/18, 8/12/18, 9/17/18, 11/5/18

*MSC-Security Watch Basic – 2/24/18, 5/13/18, 6/9/18, 8/9/18, 9/15/18, 11/2/18

*MSC-Security Watch Advanced – 3/2/18, 5/18/18, 6/10/18, 7/15/18, 8/10/18, 9/16/18, 11/3/18

*MSC-Ship’s Reaction Force – 3/3/18, 5/19/18, 6/15/18, 7/20/18, 8/17/18, 9/21/18, 11/9/18

NSAP-MMP – Navigational Skills Assessment Program-MM&P – 3/29/18, 4/23/18, 4/25/18, 6/25/18, 6/27/18, 7/31/18, 8/2/18, 8/28/18, 8/30/18, 11/12/18, 11/14/18, 12/17/18, 12/19/18

ROR-1 – Radar Observer Renewal: 9/24/18

ROR-1N – Radar Observer Renewal Evening Classes: 2/21/18, 3/7/18, 3/21/18, 4/4/18, 4/18/18, 5/2/18, 5/9/18, 5/16/18, 6/6/18, 6/20/18, 7/11/18, 7/25/18, 8/8/18, 8/22/18, 10/3/18, 10/17/18, 10/31/18, 11/7/18, 11/14/18, 11/28/18, 12/5/18, 12/12/18, 12/19/18

ROU-OIC – Radar Observer Program – Unlimited: 9/17/18

SAR – Search & Rescue – (Now with OIC and CMM assessments): 5/22/18, 12/17/18

SHS-BAS-OIC – Basic Shiphandling: 5/14/18, 8/27/18, 10/22/18

SHS-EMR5 – Emergency Shiphandling-5 Day – 2/19/18, 3/12/18, 4/2/18, 5/21/18, 7/23/18, 9/24/18, 10/29/18, 12/10/18

SMS – Contact Admissions

STB-OIC – Ship Construction and Basic Stability: Contact Admissions

TCNAV/CO – Terrestrial Navigation and Compasses: Contact Admissions

TPIC – Tankerman Person in Charge: 2/12/18, 4/16/18, 7/9/18

TRAC-TUG-2: Contact Admissions

TTT – Contact Admissions

VPDSD – Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties: 4/12/18

VSO – Vessel Security Officer: 2/14/18, 4/9/18, 7/9/18

WKP-OIC – Watchkeeping (Operational Level): 2/19/18

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

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Winter-Spring 2018

For registration, please contact our registrar, Mary McGhee, at 206.838.1126 or You can also view our schedule and enroll online at

February 2018
8th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
9-10 Basic Training Revalidation
12th Radar Renewal
12-14 Security Officer – Vessel, Company, and Facility
12-16 Basic Training
12-23 GMDSS
19-21 24-Hour Hazwoper
20-23 Advanced Firefighting
23rd Medical DOT
24-26 Basic Training Revalidation (no class on Sunday)
26-2 Medical Care Provider
26-9 Medical Person-In-Charge
27th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
27th Vessel Personnel w/ Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)

March 2018
5-9 Engine Resource Management
7th Hazwoper Refresher
8th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
9-10 Basic Training Revalidation
12th Radar Renewal
12-16 MEECE
12-16 Tankerman PIC
13-16 Advanced Firefighting
19-21 24-Hour Hazwoper
19-23 Basic Training
19-23 Leadership & Managerial Skills
23-24 Basic Training Revalidation
26th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
26th Medical DOT
26-30 Able Seaman
27th Vessel Personnel w/ Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)

April 2018
3-6 ARPA
9-13 Basic Training
9-20 GMDSS
9-20 Watchkeeping (Operational Level)
9-27 Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation
11th Hazwoper Refresher
13th Radar Renewal
13-14 Basic Training Revalidation
16th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
16-18 24-Hour Hazwoper
16-20 Medical Care Provider
16-27 Medical Person-In-Charge
23rd Vessel Personnel w/ Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)
23-4 GMDSS
23-4 Watchkeeping (Operational Level)
26th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
27-28 Basic Training Revalidation
30-4 Leadership & Managerial Skills

May 2018
7-11 Radar Observer Unlimited
7-18 License Preparation
9th Hazwoper Refresher
11-12 Basic Training Revalidation
11-14 Basic Training Refresher (no class on Sunday)
14th Radar Renewal
14-18 Basic Training
14-18 Ship Construction and Basic Stability
15th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
21-23 Search and Rescue
21-25 ECDIS
23-25 24-Hour Hazwoper
25th Vessel Personnel w/ Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)
29-31 Security Officer – Vessel, Company, and Facility
29-1 Advanced Firefighting

June 2018
2-4 Basic Training Revalidation (no class on Sunday)
4th Radar Renewal
4th Leadership & Teamworking Skills
4-8 Medical Care Provider
4-15 Medical Person-In-Charge
5-8 ARPA
11-14 Advanced Firefighting
11-22 GMDSS
11-22 Watchkeeping (Operational Level)
18-22 Engine Resource Management
22-23 Basic Training Revalidation
22-24 Basic Training Refresher
25th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
25-29 Meteorology (Operational Level)
25-29 Leadership & Managerial Skills
26th Medical DOT

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