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Wheelhouse Weekly – January 15th, 2019

January 16th 2019

Volume 24… Number 3… Jan. 15, 2019

STORIES COVERED

Update on Federal Government Shutdown:

Labor News:

Important:

News for MM&P Members:

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COAST GUARD ADDS MEDICAL CERTIFICATES TO MMC EXTENSION

Medical certificates that expired in December 2018 or are due to expire in January 2019 are extended as valid until March 31, 2019, the National Maritime Center (NMC) has announced.

This is the most recent “mitigation measure” put in place by NMC to address some of the problems mariners are facing as a result of the government shutdown that began on Dec. 26.

As per a previous announcement issued by NMC on Jan. 4, Merchant Mariner Credentials (MMC) (National Endorsements only) that expired in December 2018 or will expire in January 2019 are also extended until March 31, 2019.

So are Additional Information (AI) letters that expired in December 2018 or are set to expire in January 2019 and Approval to Test (ATT) letters and mariner training course certificates that expired in December 2018 or are set to expire in January 2019.

Mariners whose documents need to be extended should go to the NMC website, https://www.dco.uscg.mil/national_maritime_center, to print an official copy of an explanatory letter to carry with their MMC.

The letter is also posted on bridgedeck.org under Latest News.

The extension covers national endorsements only and does not extend the expiration date of the STCW endorsement.

An additional obstacle to mariners is the fact that NMC and all Regional Exam Centers (RECs) remain closed.

For mariners whose 90-day testing cycles were interrupted by REC closures, the agency says the days the RECs were closed (starting on Dec. 26) will not count against the 90-day period.

Applications and course approval extension requests should be e-mailed to NMCCourses@uscg.mil and will be processed once the shutdown is over.

The Customer Service Call Center is open from 0800 to 1800 EST, Monday through Friday.

You can reach the call center at 1-888-IASKNMC (427- 5662) and IASKNMC@uscg.mil.

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TRANSPORTATION UNIONS CALL FOR END TO SHUTDOWN

Twenty-five days. That’s how long 420,000 federal workers have been asked to report for duty without knowing when they will be paid.

It’s how long another 380,000 workers have been furloughed.

And it’s how long thousands more who work for federal contractors have gone without pay.

Although Congress has always voted to pay government employees when past shutdowns have ended, contractors have little hope of ever recouping what they’ve lost while federal agencies remain closed.

Damage to America’s transportation sector is also significant, says Larry Willis, president of the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department (TTD).

“Two unfunded agencies are the Department of Transportation and the Department of Homeland Security, which means that across the country, our nation’s transportation network–and the people and businesses who rely on it—are facing uncertainty,” Willis says.

Transportation security officers and air traffic controllers are working without pay, along with 6,700 aviation systems specialists who support pilots and air traffic controllers by ensuring air traffic and communications equipment is functioning.

Many federal workers who inspect airlines, oversee aircraft manufacturing and maintenance have been furloughed.

“Without government oversight of this highly complex sector, the aviation industry is left to self-police safety inspections and standards, which is unsettling news for passengers and crews,” Willis says.

Nearly the entire staff of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has been furloughed.

“Failing to fund nine federal agencies is placing a strain on our economy, jeopardizing the safety and security of our transportation system, and wreaking havoc on real people and real families,” Willis says.

“The most tragic part of all is that these problems are preventable and can be fixed. The House passed commonsense legislation to reopen and fund the government last week. It is now up to the Senate to do the same. Transportation labor called on Congress to open the government and will continue putting pressure on lawmakers until federal workers are back on the job.”

TTD calls on union families across the country to join this effort by contacting their Senators and telling them to reopen the government.

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

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THIRTY THOUSAND LOS ANGELES TEACHERS OUT ON STRIKE

Educators in Los Angeles walked out of their classrooms Monday in a fight for higher pay, smaller class sizes, more support staff, fewer standardized tests and increased regulation of charter schools.

The walkout at the nation’s second largest school district is the most recent chapter in a teachers’ revolt that began last year in Republican-led states and is now spreading to traditional Democratic strongholds like Chicago and Oakland.

The Los Angeles strike affects around 500,000 students at 900 schools.

Teachers marched through the city in a rainstorm yesterday wearing brightly-colored ponchos and waving green and red signs with slogans such as “Fight for Our Kids” and “We Are in a Battle for the Soul of Public Education.”

Some parents and students joined the teachers on the picket lines, while many families decided to keep their children home.

City administrators have deployed substitute teachers, campus aides, technicians, administrative personnel and support staff to keep schools open.

The decision to strike came after a breakdown in negotiations between the teachers’ union, United Teachers Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Although Los Angeles officials have agreed to meet some of the union’s demands, they say meeting all of them would bankrupt the school system.

The revolt by America’s teachers’ was one of the biggest stories of 2018.

It began in West Virginia, where teachers and support staff went out on strike and ended up winning raises for themselves and other public sector workers.

Work stoppages in Oklahoma, Arizona, Kentucky, North Carolina and Colorado followed.

Though not all their demands were met, teachers won major gains and changed the public narrative about the reasons for the crisis in American public education.

The revolt by educators is above all a rejection of the austerity and privatization policies pushed by politicians in both parties, particularly since the 2008 recession.

Twenty-nine states spend less money on education now than they did ten years ago, according to a Center on Budget and Policy Priorities report.

Nationwide, annual education funding is still about $450 lower per student than it was a decade ago.

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SEATTLE TRAFFIC WARNING FOR PMI STUDENTS

The Alaskan Way Viaduct, part of Highway 99 that runs through downtown Seattle, is now permanently closed in preparation for the opening of a replacement tunnel.

Starting Jan. 11 and lasting for approximately three weeks, both the tunnel and the Alaskan Way Viaduct will be closed while crews connect ramps and prepare the new four-lane tunnel to open about Feb. 4.

Significant traffic delays are expected.

If you are driving into Seattle from any direction during this period, please allow for a much longer commute.

The city is warning that commuting time will be at least double what is typical.

Below are some resources for tracking traffic and navigating alternate routes.

Traffic Resources:

Visit www.seattle.gov/traffic for Seattle Squeeze information and resources; and subscribe to daily travel time updates for the paths to take to get to and through downtown Seattle.

For information on traffic circulation during the viaduct closure and after the SR 99 tunnel opens, review the north and south tunnel portal freight maps posted at www.seattletraffic.org/freight-maps.

Transit Resources:

Link Light Rail: https://www.soundtransit.org/schedules/route/40_100479

Metro Transit Route Planning: https://kingcounty.gov/depts/transportation/metro.aspx

If you are a PMI student staying at the Holiday Inn, Seattle Center, be sure to check with the hotel front desk to verify departure time of the PMI shuttle. Shuttle times may be adjusted to adapt to traffic patterns.

If you are running late for a course, please contact PMI at 206-441-2880 to let someone know.

Keep in mind that completing a course and earning your USCG-approved certificate depends on completion of the required amount of clock hours for that course.

If you miss more than 10 percent of any given course, you cannot earn your course certificate, so please plan accordingly and leave early to arrive at the school on time.

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MM&P PLANS ADMINISTRATOR PATRICK MCCULLOUGH ON PRESCRIPTION DRUG COSTS

As many of you know, the cost of medicine has been rising year after year. Prescription drug costs are the largest single expense of our health plan.

You may have heard in the news that just this month, some manufacturers have increased the cost of their medicines by 9.5 percent.

The Board of Trustees and the Plan are committed to making sure you have access to the medications you need at the lowest possible cost for you and the Plan.

We have been working with our Consultants and CVS Caremark on how we can help you and your physician choose a lower-cost medicine as the first step in treating your health condition. This program is called Step Therapy.

The program is only for new medications that your physician has prescribed for your medical condition effective Jan. 1, 2019.

If you are currently taking a medication, you are grandfathered–only new medications fall under Step Therapy.

Why choose a lower-cost medicine as the first step?

— It makes sense to try a lower-cost medicine as the first step in treating your condition. Why? Because for many people, they work just as well as other medicines but can cost up to 80 percent less.

— Some conditions have many treatment options that vary in cost. Step therapy helps make sure the medicines that are most effective and priced right are used first.

— To learn more about Step Therapy and how using a lower-cost medicine as the first step can help you, watch the short video posted at: www2.caremark.com/sitetour/steptherapy/.

How do you take the first step?

— Ask your doctor which lower-cost medicines will work for you. Ask your doctor to write or call in the new prescription.

— Fill your new prescription at a retail pharmacy in the CVS/Caremark Retail Pharmacy Network (find one at www.caremark.com) or through CVS/Caremark Mail Service Pharmacy.

Our Board of Trustees strives to provide Plan participants and covered dependents with good health coverage in the face of EVER-RISING HEALTH CARE COSTS.

This requires everyone’s cooperation.

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HOLIDAY CLOSING SCHEDULE

All MM&P union halls, the MM&P Federal Credit Union, the MM&P Plan Office and MM&P headquarters will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, for the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Nobel Prize laureate and civil rights activist was assassinated in 1968 on a trip to Memphis to support a strike by the city’s sanitation workers.

“The labor movement did not diminish the strength of the nation but enlarged it,” King once said.

“Those who attack labor forget these simple truths, but history remembers.”

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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): 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: 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: 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): 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 ** 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: 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): 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) – 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): 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: 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): 1/26/19, 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): 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

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): 9/23/19

ROR-1N – Radar Observer Renewal Evening Classes (1-Night): 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: 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: 4/8/19, 7/8/19

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

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

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
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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