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Wheelhouse Weekly – January 22nd, 2019

January 23rd 2019

Volume 24… Number 4… Jan. 22, 2019

STORIES COVERED

In This Issue:

Another Tragedy in the NEOPANAMAX Locks:

In Congress:

News for MM&P Members:

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GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN PUTS MARITIME SECURITY PROGRAM AT RISK

As the federal government shutdown drags on, one of the departments without the funds necessary to pay all its employees and meet all its program obligations is the Department of Transportation (DOT).

This means that it is possible funds may soon run out for DOT and the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD), which are responsible for making payments to U.S.-flag shipping companies operating vessels as part of the Maritime Security Program (MSP).

Absent the payments, it is possible vessel operators may be forced to lay-up some or all of their MSP ships, denying the Department of Defense the commercial sealift capability needed to support American troops deployed around the world.

We will be providing additional information on the effects of the shutdown on our industry in the days and weeks ahead.

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COAST GUARD PERSONNEL TO MISS SECOND PAYCHECK

Active duty personnel and civilian employees of the U.S. Coast Guard have already missed one paycheck as a result of the government shutdown.

Soon they will miss a second.

They are among the government employees caught in the middle as the stalemate over funding for a border wall between the United States and Mexico drags on.

Like the other branches of the military, the Coast Guard has continued operations: some 41,000 active-duty Coast Guard personnel and about 1,300 civilian employees are still working.

But unlike the other branches, the Coast Guard now has the unfortunate distinction of being the first arm of the military ever to miss a paycheck because of what is officially being described by the administration as “a temporary partial lapse in federal appropriations.”

Coast Guard and Homeland Security officials were able to meet payroll on Dec. 31, but they were unable to repeat the maneuver in mid-January.

And the situation is exacerbated by the fact that base pay for the more than 14,000 junior members of the Coast Guard–who make up about one-third of the active-duty force–is at or just below the poverty level.

“It is beyond troubling that Coast Guard men and women are being unnecessarily subjected to financial hardship while enduring the operational, mission-related circumstances that are accepted as part of their compact with their country,” wrote Adm. Thad Allen, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired), in an editorial published in the January issue of Proceedings, the magazine of the U.S. Naval Institute.

“I never believed it would be necessary to remind the leaders of all branches of government of their constitutional responsibilities, but it appears they have subordinated the ‘general welfare’ of their fellow citizens to parochial interests,” Allen wrote in his editorial, entitled “Senseless Government Shutdown Is Harming Coast Guard Families.”

Allen, who was also recently interviewed on National Public Radio about the shutdown, served as the 23rd Commandant of the Coast Guard.

“While this political theater ensues, there are junior Coast Guard petty officers, with families, who are already compensated at levels below the national poverty level, who will not be paid during this government shutdown,” he wrote.

“There is no reasonable answer as to why these families have to endure this hardship in the absence of a national emergency.”

Media reports describe the efforts to help Coast Guard families that are underway in many cities and towns.

According to The Associated Press, in New London, Conn., home of the Coast Guard Academy, residents have set up food pantries, local business are offering discounts on essentials and utilities have waived late fees.

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, a nonprofit charitable organization, has also reportedly expanded limits and eligibility criteria for interest-free loans.

The agency has suggested members download from its website a letter to send creditors asking for flexibility in repayment terms.

Several measures have been introduced in Congress to ensure funding for the Coast Guard despite the shutdown, but they still need to pass both houses and be approved by the White House.

If the shutdown lasts into late January, the agency says, some 50,000 Coast Guard retirees will not receive their pension checks.

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SECOND FATALITY IN NEW PANAMA CANAL LOCKS AS TUG CREWS BATTLE EXHAUSTION

Another man has died while working in the NEOPANAMAX locks, where tug captains have been protesting long hours and cuts in crewing levels.

Adams Caballero was killed on Jan. 15 in a line-handling accident, according to officials of MM&P’s Panama affiliate, Unión de Capitanes y Oficiales de Cubierta (UCOC).

Another man died in the NEOPANAMAX locks in November 2017. A third suffered serious injuries in a line-handling accident in April of last year.

“The Panama Canal Authority continues to prioritize profits over safety,” says Captain Ivan De La Guardia, a UCOC official.

In the new locks, tugboats must accompany vessels during the entire transit and maneuvers can take up to 10 hours.

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) commissioned a study last year of fatigue among Panama Canal tugboat captains.

The report was authored by Barry Strauch, who has investigated accidents for the National Transportation Safety Board for 30 years, and Isabel Gonzalez, an expert on occupational medicine.

For the study, they interviewed 55 captains, a third of the total working on the canal.

Nearly one in three captains interviewed said they had worked up to 20 hours in a single shift, and six of them reported falling asleep at work.

The tug captains say their workload has doubled since the elimination of the motorized “mules” that moved ships in the old locks and the opening, two years ago, of the new locks.

For this reason, it had been standard practice for the Canal Authority to supply an extra captain and a third deckhand aboard the tugs specifically during transits of the new locks.

But despite the death of a tugboat deckhand in November of the previous year, management eliminated the third deckhand position in April 2018.

The move was immediately followed by another accident in which a second deckhand was seriously injured.

In last week’s tragedy, Adams Caballero—a linehandler leader in the Cocoli Locks—died aboard the RIOJA KNUTSEN when a line snapped.

A spokesperson for the Panama Canal Authority said the most recent accident is under investigation.

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NEW SENATE PANEL TO DEAL WITH MARITIME ISSUES

The Senate Commerce Committee has combined jurisdiction over the Maritime Administration, the Coast Guard and merchant marine issues into a new Subcommittee on Security.

The new Senate subcommittee, created under the direction of Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Roger Wicker (Miss.), will be chaired by Alaska Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan.

Massachusetts Democrat Sen. Ed Markey will be the Ranking Member.

The remaining members of the subcommittee have not yet been named.

The new Subcommittee on Security will have primary jurisdiction in the Senate over the Maritime Security Program, U.S.-flag cargo preference shipping requirements and the Jones Act.

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WORLD WAR II MARINER LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Calif.) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) have reintroduced their legislation to provide a Congressional gold medal to the class of World War II merchant mariners.

Both bills failed to clear Congress last year.

Garamendi’s bill, HR 550, has already attracted 46 cosponsors.

Murkowski’s identical legislation, S 133, has four.

MM&P will be working with Rep. Garamendi, Sen. Murkowski and the other cosponsors of these bills in support of their enactment into law this year.

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SLNC SEEKS CREWING COORDINATOR/DISPATCHER IN ANNAPOLIS, MD.

SLNC is seeking a Crewing Coordinator/Dispatcher to assist the Crewing Director in meeting overall company objectives.

The position is based in Annapolis, Md.

The job entails administering and maintaining all crew management activities of the department in close coordination with the Crewing Director.

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume to Dana Harris, dharris@boldocean.com.

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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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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): 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): 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): 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): 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): 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) – 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: 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
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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