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Wheelhouse Weekly – July 25, 2017

July 25th 2017

Volume 22… Number 30… July 25, 2017

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MSC PURSERS VOTE TO JOIN MM&P

Pursers who sail on Military Sealift Command (MSC) vessels have voted by a wide margin to join the Masters, Mates & Pilots.

The election was conducted electronically by the Federal Labor Relations Authority.

Members of the new bargaining unit will now be part of the MM&P Federal Employees Membership Group (FEMG), which is represented by MM&P Government Fleet Representative Randi Ciszewski.

The FEMG also represents: deck officers who sail aboard MSC ships; MSC medical services officers; U.S. Navy Civil Service pilots; tug captains sailing for NUWC and CNIC; and professional mariners who sail under the auspices of the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

More information on the vote by MSC pursers to join MM&P will appear in future editions of the MM&P publications.

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COAST GUARD ISSUES REMINDER OF NATIONAL EXTENSION EXPIRATION

The U.S. Coast Guard has issued the following notice.

“On Dec. 23, 2016, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) exercised our authority under Title 46, U.S. Code, Section 7507, to grant extensions of national endorsements for any mariner whose Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) expired on or after Dec. 1, 2016.”

“The extension was effective immediately and remains valid until Sept. 30, 2017. Mariners are not authorized to sail on an expired MMC after Sept. 30, 2017. The extension does not apply to STCW endorsements or medical certificates.”

“Mariners are reminded that this extension deadline is rapidly approaching and are encouraged to apply for renewal as soon as possible. Overall processing time for applications remains approximately 60 days.”

“Through this bulletin, we are notifying those mariners operating on the extension to submit your applications without delay. Failure to do so could lead to our inability to process your applications prior to the extension expiration. Expiration dates of renewed MMCs will be five years from the date of expiration of the previous MMC. This means there is no advantage in waiting to submit a renewal application.”

“Mariners, employers and owner/operators are also reminded to print a copy of the letter explaining the extension. All mariners sailing on the extension are advised to carry a copy of this letter with their expired credentials and produce it upon the request of USCG personnel or other officials.”

“For questions, please see the NMC website, or contact the Customer Service Center by e-mail at IASKNMC@uscg.mil, by Chat, or by calling 1-888-IASKNMC (427-5662).”

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BRITISH RESEARCH ON FATIGUE CONFIRMS RISKS OF “SIX-ON/SIX-OFF” WATCH SYSTEM

New research released by the U.K. Maritime & Coastguard Agency has confirmed the results of previous studies that found the six-on/six-off watch pattern is significantly worse in terms of the quantity and quality of mariners’ sleep than other watch-standing schedules.

The news was reported by Nautilus, the union that represents British, Dutch and Swiss merchant mariners.

MM&P partners with Nautilus as a member of the Nautilus Federation.

The research examined the level of fatigue associated with different watch-keeping patterns.

One of the studies looked at seafarers working an eight-hours-on/eight-hours-off schedule on board five dredges.

The other used predictive software modeling to analyze five different two-watch systems and three different three-watch systems.

The first study found that the eight-on/eight-off schedule is much better than the six-on/six-off in terms of fatigue risks.

Mariners working on the eight-on/eight-off schedule slept longer and had better quality sleep. They also experienced less stress and sleepiness.

The six-on/six-off system, commonly used in the U.S. inland tug and barge industry, was associated with less sleep, poorer quality sleep, more stress and a heightened risk of fatigue.

The results are in keeping with the findings of The Horizon Project, a multi-year scientific study of the impact on cognitive performance of watch-keeping patterns.

In The Horizon Project, which was sponsored by the European Commission, researchers analyzed data drawn from realistic scenarios using experienced watch-keepers working on ship simulators.

The Horizon Project found substantial risks caused by fatigue-induced impairment of cognitive ability in the six-on/six-off watch system.

The new research reported by Nautilus found that the “dog watch” system used by the Royal Navy had the lowest risk of mariners falling asleep on watch.

In the dog-watch system, one watch is split into two shorter watches so that there is an odd number each day.

It allows crew members to have a different watch schedule each day.

Often, the dog watches are set at dinner time to allow the entire crew to be fed in a relatively short time period.

The researchers found that so-called “five-and-dime” schedules–which split the day into five-hour watches, with the exception of a four-hour watch from 2200 to 0200—had lower risks than any of the two-watch systems.

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AFL-CIO TRANSPORTATION TRADES DEPARTMENT ELECTS NEW OFFICERS

Larry I. Willis and Greg Regan were elected last week to head the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department (TTD), AFL-CIO.

Their election by unanimous vote of the TTD Executive Committee follows the decision by outgoing TTD President Edward Wytkind to step down after more than two decades at the helm of the transportation labor advocacy group.

During his tenure, Wytkind built TTD into a strong, vocal and results-driven organization, and increased the number of member unions from 18 to 32.

“Under Ed’s direction, we have become a leader in advocating for policies that empower working people and strengthen and expand our transportation network,” Willis said.

“I am eager to work with our affiliates and Greg Regan to build on what he has created.”

Willis has served TTD in a variety of roles for nearly 20 years.

Regan has been with TTD for six years. Before joining the organization, he worked on Capitol Hill as chief of staff to a senior member of Congress.

The TTD Executive Committee saluted Ed Wytkind for “his leadership, unwavering commitment to working people and ‘laser-like focus’ on TTD’s mission.”

Masters, Mates & Pilots is one of the 32 transportation unions that belong to TTD.

MM&P President Don Marcus praised the election of Willis and Regan, and thanked Wytkind for his years of service.

“Your tireless work ethic and your ability to forge partnerships both within the labor movement and across the political aisle have won the members of MM&P and the other TTD unions a strong voice in Washington, D.C., and forced open a place for us at the table,” he said.

Wytkind will continue to work with the labor movement as an advisor to the leadership of the national AFL-CIO.

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USNS LEWIS B. PULLER CONVERTED TO USS

USNS LEWIS B. PULLER (T-ESB 3) was converted to USS on June 24 to meet special mission needs.

PULLER has operated with a hybrid MSC/NAVY crew, as is the case with USS PONCE.

PULLER is crewed by licensed deck officers who are represented by the MM&P Federal Employees Membership Group (FEMG).

It has undergone upgrades at NASSCO shipyard to allow it to support special operations forces.

Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Muehlbauer, PULLER’s military crew officer-in-charge, was quoted in a NASSCO press release as saying that the 2015-commissioned expeditionary mobile base underwent upgrades and modifications prior to being permanently deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

“The PULLER will be able to support maritime interdictions, operations potentially in-country, and different adaptive military packages to perform different types of SOF contingencies throughout the world,” Muehlbauer said in an official statement.

The conversion, which has been in discussion for two years, called for transitioning PULLER from USNS to USS, under the command of a Navy CO, similar to USS PONCE.

For all crewmembers except the master and the chief engineer, duties and responsibilities will remain the same.

The master and the chief engineer will both report directly to the CO for operational matters. The chief engineer will continue reporting to the master for administrative matters.

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AUSTRALIA SENATE INVESTIGATION TARGETS SECURITY RISKS OF FLAG-OF-CONVENIENCE SHIPPING

An investigation by a subcommittee of the Australian Senate into flag-of-convenience shipping (FOC) has found it poses myriad threats to national security.

The inquiry, which ended July 19, found risks to border security and the environment, as well as human rights violations, smuggling and other criminal offenses to be among the consequences of the Australian government’s campaign to phase out the country’s national fleet and its Australian-citizen workforce.

“The government can no longer ignore its national security responsibilities in the wake of the damning findings of the Senate inquiry,” the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) commented in an official release to the press.

ITF Australia Coordinator Dean Summers said the inquiry had “officially laid bare the murky world of FOC shipping that the government has so far chosen to ignore.”

He said the Senate inquiry had heard “multiple accounts of the very worst of what FOC shipping has to offer: murders, gun-running, intimidation, bullying, harassment and slave labor.”

The Australian Border Force, a government security agency, submitted written testimony that stated, in part, “There are features of FOC registration, regulation and practice that organized crime syndicates or terrorist groups may seek to exploit.”

As major concerns, it cited “the lack of transparency of the identity of shipowners and consequent impediment to holding the owner to account for a ship’s actions and insufficient flag state regulatory enforcement and adherence to standards.”

“The Turnbull Government has allowed Australian seafarers to be replaced by FOC lawlessness that now threatens our very national security,” said ITF President Paddy Crumlin.

“Under the government’s abuses, Australian seafarers–properly trained, security-screened and resident taxpayers–have been sacked, and their jobs in a domestic transport sector given away to whoever comes over the horizon without a word of inquiry about their background.”

The ITF applauded the committee’s call for a comprehensive whole-of-government review into the potential economic, security and environmental risks inherent in FOC shipping.

The members of the committee cited as an area of grave concern the fact that FOC vessels crewed by foreign nationals not subject to security vetting are now transporting dangerous goods–including ammonium nitrate and petroleum products–around Australia’s coast.

They also called out abysmal working conditions on FOC ships, including job insecurity, inadequate wages and the risk of falling victim—as in the case of the SAGE SAGIATTARIUS, where three mariners died or disappeared in mysterious circumstances—to criminals.

“To have seafarers disappearing and dying in and around Australian waters, and while in transit to Australian ports, is unacceptable,” the committee concluded.

It recommended: a government-funded inspection program to verify that wages paid meet Australian legal requirements; the implementation of clear procedures on how to respond to deaths that occur on ships travelling in or to Australian waters; the establishment of an advisory body made up of key maritime industry stakeholders to advise the government on new Australian shipping policies and workforce development and training opportunities; and a federal government review of the Australian maritime industry with a view to growing and supporting it.

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UNION MEMBERS AT LIPTON TEA VOTE OVERWHELMINGLY TO RATIFY FIRST CONTRACT

Workers at the only Lipton tea plant in the United States have voted by a large margin to approve their first union contract.

After years of seeing their hard-won benefits taken away by management, they decided last year to join United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 400.

The contract they approved covers 240 workers at the Suffolk, Va., facility and includes significant improvements to working conditions and healthcare benefits.

“For the last ten years, we saw so many of our benefits taken away,” said Paul Garrison, a 16-year mechanic.

“But now that we have a union, we’re getting them back again.”

The votes were counted on July 24.

Philip Surace, a mechanic at Lipton, said his first experience with a union was when he called UFCW Local 400 last spring.

“I didn’t know much about unions, but I knew something had to be done,” he said.

“Enough was enough. I was looking for help and the union sent people right away.”

Surace quickly pulled together a meeting with his coworkers to learn about their rights to form a union.

“Two months later, we had our union,” he said.

“I would encourage anyone who wants to make their workplace better to do the same thing we did.”

It was the first time in the plant’s 60-year history that workers got a chance to vote on the terms and conditions of their employment.

The news was reported in Union City, the publication of the Metropolitan Washington Council AFL-CIO.

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NATIONAL MARITIME CENTER SEEKS PROFESSIONAL FOR EXAMINATION BRANCH/COURSE APPROVALS

The National Maritime Center (NMC) is seeking a marine transportation specialist (GS-2101-13) to work in Martinsburg, W. Va., in the NMC Examination Branch.

The incumbent will serve as a primary coordinator, consultant and evaluator regarding the administration of Merchant Marine Credentialing Examinations by the National Maritime Center and its 17 Regional Examination Centers.

Applicant must hold or have held a U.S. Merchant Mariner credential in the grade of Chief Mate, Any Gross Tons or higher or the equivalent military experience as Executive Officer or higher and as a qualified Officer of the Deck (OOD) on vessels of at least 1600 Gross Tons.

The annual salary for this permanent GS 13 position is $95,000- to $123,000.

To find out more about the position, search 17-1411-SE-BK-D on Google or USAJobs.

The position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Coast Guard, National Maritime Center, Mariner Training and Assessment Division, Examination Branch, in Martinsburg, WV.

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HARRY BRIDGES’ BIRTHDAY JULY 28

The MM&P union halls in Seattle, San Francisco/Oakland and Los Angeles/Long Beach are closed on Friday, July 28, in observance of the birthday of International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) founder Harry Bridges.
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OFFSHORE MEMBERSHIP MEETING IN NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY HALL ON AUG. 9

There will be an Offshore membership meeting in the MM&P New York/New Jersey Hall onWednesday, Aug. 9, 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, N.J., 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 AUG. 8-9

The Offshore Orientation Course will be held at the MM&P New York/New Jersey Hall on Aug. 8 and 9.

The course begins on Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 0900. The course begins on Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 0930.

Wednesday’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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WOMEN ON THE WATER CONFERENCE, OCT. 26-28 AT GLMA

The annual Women on the Water (WOW) Conference will be held this year at the Great Lakes Maritime Academy (GLMA) in Traverse City, Mich., Oct. 26-28.

WOW is supported by the Maritime Administration. It brings cadets from the state maritime academies and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy together with leaders in various sectors of the maritime industry.

The goal is to allow the cadets to learn about maritime careers directly from industry professionals.

The conference addresses current issues and provides industry contacts while helping cadets develop strategies for success going forward.

If you would like to be added to the list for the Women on the Water 2017 Conference, or if you have questions, please send an e-mail to the GLMA point of contact for the conference Judy Druskovich at jdruskovich@nmc.edu

GLMA is located at 715 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49686. The phone number is: (231) 995-1200

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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 Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) processing, MMC problem resolution advice, STCW compliance and VA GI-Bill questions, contact MITAGS Student Services Coordinator Victor Tufts toll free at (877)725-1194 or by e-mail: vtufts@mitags.org. Please include your Mariner Reference Number, date of birth and the last four digits of your social security number in all emails.

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.

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 – 8/21/17, 10/16/17

AIS-1 – Automatic Identifications Systems Orientation: Contact Admissions

ARPA-OIC – Automated Radar Plotting Aids: 8/8/17, 9/26/17, 1/16/18

AZIPOD 2-Day – 10/16/17

BRM-35 – Bridge Resource Management: 9/25/17, 11/13/17, 2/26/18

BRMP –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots: 11/14/17, 1/16/18, 2/22/18, 3/29/18

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

BRMP-Refresher – 9/12/17, 10/18/17

BT – Basic Safety Training: 8/14/17, 10/9/17, 1/15/18

BT-Revalidation (2-day) – 8/21/17, 9/26/17, 11/8/17, 12/12/17

BT-Refresher (3-day) – 8/20/17, 9/25/17, 11/8/17, 12/11/17

CHS-OIC – Cargo Handling Basic: 10/30/17

[CMM – Chief Mate and Master Courses]

ADVSTB-CMM – Advanced Stability: 7/31/17, 10/2/17, 12/11/17, 1/29/18

ADVWX-CMM – Advanced Meteorology: 8/7/17, 9/25/17, 12/4/17, 1/22/18, 3/12/18

CHS-CMM – Advanced Cargo Operations (2 weeks): 10/9/17

CM-OPS 1 – Chief Mate Operations Course – Week 1: 8/28/17, 9/18/17

ECDIS – Electronic Chart Display Information System: 8/14/17, 9/18/17, 1/15/18, 3/26/18

LMS – Leadership and Managerial Skills (Management Level – Formerly MCL-CMM): 8/21/17,9/11/17, 1/8/18, 2/19/18

MPP-CMM – Marine Propulsion Plants: 11/27/17, 3/5/18

SEC-APPS – Practical Defense Tactics: 11/6/17

SHMGT-CMM- Ship Management (2 weeks): 10/30/17

SHS-ADV-I-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 1): 7/31/17, 8/14/17, 9/11/17, 10/2/17,10/30/17, 12/4/17, 1/15/18, 2/5/18, 3/5/18, 3/19/18

SHS-ADV-II-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 2): 8/7/17, 8/21/17, 9/18/17, 10/9/17, 11/6/17,12/11/17, 1/22/18, 2/12/18, 3/12/18, 3/26/18

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

VPEN-CMM – Voyage Planning & Electronic Navigation: 10/23/17, 3/19/18

WKP-CMM – Advanced Watchkeeping: 11/13/17

CNAV-OIC – Celestial Navigation: 11/6/17

CONT PLNG – Contingency Planning Workshop: Contact Admissions

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

CRSMGT – Crisis Management and Human Behavior – Contact Admissions

CDMGT – Crowd Management – Contact Admissions

CSE – Confined Space Entry: 1/15/18

CSE-AWR – Confined Space Entry Awareness: Contact Admissions

DDE – Great Lakes: 1/22/18

DPA – Contact Admissions

ECDIS for Pilots – 11/14/17, 2/20/18

ERM – Engine Resource Management: 8/28/17, 10/16/17, 12/4/17

FF-BADV – Fire Fighting Combined Basic & Advanced: 8/14/17, 10/9/17, 1/15/18

FF-ADV-REV – Advanced Fire Fighting Revalidation & Refresher: 8/23/17, 9/28/17, 11/6/17, 12/14/17

FSM – Fatigue, Sleep, & Medications: 9/12/17

GL-Pilot – Great Lakes Pilotage Familiarization: 1/19/18

GMDSS – Global Maritime Distress and Safety System: 8/21/17, 3/5/18

HAZ – Hazardous Materials (5 day): 8/28/17, 11/27/17

IEN – Integrated Electronic Navigation – 9/6/17, 11/28/17

LAP- 9/11/17, 2/26/18

LAP-Great Lakes – License Advancement Program – Great Lakes: 1/22/18

LAP-ORG3rd – License Advancement Program for Original 3rd Mate, Oceans, Any Gross
Ton License: 12/4/17

LEG – Legal Aspects of Pilotage: 9/13/17

LNG-TPIC – 12/4/17

LTS –Leadership and Teamworking Skills (Formerly MCL-OIC): 8/15/17, 9/25/17 (*2-Evening Session)

MEECE – Management of Electrical and Electronic Control Equipment (Assessments not included): 8/14/17, 10/23/17, 12/11/17

MED-PIC – Medical Person in Charge: 9/11/17, 10/23/17, 1/22/18, 3/19/18

MED-PIC-REF– Medical Person in Charge Refresher: 8/28/17, 11/13/17, 12/4/17, 1/8/18

MED-PRO – Medical Care Provider: 9/11/17, 10/23/17, 11/27/17, 1/22/18, 3/19/18

MED-DOT-DA – Dept. of Transportation Drug & Alcohol Testing: 8/9/17 (Evening), 8/25/17, 9/16/17, 9/30/17, 10/28/17, 12/16/17, 1/13/18, 1/27/18, 3/10/18

MSA –Maritime Security Awareness: Contact Admissions

[MSC – Military Sealift Command Courses]

MSC-CBRD-1 – Military Sealift Command Chemical, Biological, Radiological Defense Orientation (Basic): 8/9/17, 9/8/17, 10/2/17, 2/23/18

MSC-DC – Military Sealift Command Damage Control: 8/7/17, 9/6/17, 10/3/17, 2/21/18

*MSC-ENVPRO – 8/6/17, 10/1/17, 2/25/18

*MSC-FF-HELO – 8/13/17, 10/16/17

MSC-SMA – Military Sealift Command Small Arms Qualification: 8/13/17, 9/11/17, 10/9/17, 1/8/18, 2/26/18

*MSC-Security Watch Basic – 8/10/17, 9/10/17, 10/5/17, 2/24/18

*MSC-Security Watch Advanced – 8/12/17, 9/15/17, 10/7/17, 1/12/18, 3/2/18

*MSC-Ship’s Reaction Force – 8/18/17, 9/16/17, 10/13/17, 1/13/18, 3/3/18

NSAP-MMP – Navigational Skills Assessment Program-MM&P – 7/31/17, 8/14/17, 8/23/17, 10/2/17, 1/22/18, 1/24/18

ROR-1 – Radar Observer Renewal: 8/17/17, 9/25/17, 1/15/18

ROR-1N – Radar Observer Renewal Evening Classes: 8/9/17, 8/23/17, 9/20/17, 10/4/17, 10/18/17, 11/1/17, 11/8/17, 11/15/17, 11/29/17, 12/6/17, 12/13/17, 1/10/18, 1/31/18, 2/7/18, 2/21/18, 3/7/18, 3/21/18

ROU-OIC – Radar Observer Program – Unlimited: 7/31/17, 11/27/18, 1/8/18

SAR – Search & Rescue – (Now with OIC and CMM assessments): 10/16/17

SHS-BAS-OIC – Basic Shiphandling: 8/28/17, 10/23/17, 1/29/18

SHS-EMR5 – Emergency Shiphandling-5 Day – 8/7/17, 9/25/17, 10/23/17, 11/27/17, 2/19/18

SMS – Contact Admissions

STB-OIC – Ship Construction and Basic Stability: 8/7/17, 1/22/18

TCNAV/CO – Terrestrial Navigation and Compasses: 1/29/18

TPIC – Tankerman Person in Charge: 8/7/17, 2/12/18

TRAC-TUG-2: Contact Admissions

TTT – Contact Admissions

VPDSD – Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties: Contact Admissions

VSO – Vessel Security Officer: 9/6/17, 2/14/18

WKP-OIC – Watchkeeping (Operational Level): 10/2/17, 2/19/18

WX-OIC –Meteorology (Operational Level): 9/11/17, 3/19/18

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PMI ACADEMIC NOTES

Spring 2017

For registration, please contact our registrar, Mary McGhee, at 206.838.1126 or mmcghee@mates.org. You can also view our schedule and enroll online at www.mitags-pmi.org.

July 2017

31-18 Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation
31-11 GMDSS

August 2017

2-4 24-Hour HAZWOPER
5-6 Basic Training – Revalidation
5-7 Basic Training – Refresher
7-11 Basic Training
8th Radar Renewal
14th Vessel Personnel w/ Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)
14-17 Advanced Firefighting
14-18 Leadership & Managerial Skills
19-20 Basic Training – Revalidation
19-21 Basic Training – Refresher
21-25 Radar Observer Unlimited
21-25 Tankship Dangerous Liquids
21-25 Engine Resource Management
23-25 Security – Vessel, Company, & Facility
28-30 Search & Rescue
29-31 Integrated Electronic Navigation

September 2017

5-9 ARPA
6th HAZWOPER Refrehser
8th Vessel Personnel w/ Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)
9-10 Basic Training – Revalidation
9-11 Basic Training – Refresher
11-15 Basic Training
11-15 ECDIS
11-15 Cargo Handling & Stowage (Operational Level)
18-21 Advanced Firefighting
18-21 Medical Care Provider
18-29 Celestial Navigation
18-29 Medical Person-In-Charge
23rd Medical DOT
23-24 Basic Training – Revalidation
23-25 Basic Training – Refresher
23-6 GMDSS
25th Radar Renewal

October 2017

2-3 ECDIS for Pilots
2-6 Medical Care Provider
4th HAZWOPER Refresher
7-8 Basic Training – Revalidation
7-9 Basic Training – Refresher
9-13 Basic Training
9-13 Meteorology (Operational Level)
9-13 Engine Resource Management
10-12 Integrated Electronic Navigation
16th Vessel Personnel w/ Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)
16-17 ECDIS for Pilots
16-19 Advanced Firefighting
16-27 Watchkeeping (Operational Level)
21-22 Basic Training – Revalidation
21-23 Basic Training – Refresher
23rd Radar Renewal
23-27 Leadership & Managerial Skills
25-27 24-Hour HAZWOPER
30-10 GMDSS

November 2017

4-5 Basic Training – Revalidation
4-6 Basic Training – Refresher
6-10 Basic Training
6-10 ECDIS
9th HAZWOPER Refresher
13th Vessel Personnel w/ Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)
13-14 ECDIS for Pilots
13-16 Advanced Firefighting
13-17 Tankship Dangerous Liquids
17th Leadership & Teamworking Skills
17th Flashing Light Exam
18-19 Basic Training – Revalidation
18-20 Basic Training – Refresher
20th Radar Renewal
20-22 Security Officer – Vessel, Company, & Facility
27-29 24-Hour HAZWOPER
27-1 Radar Observer Unlimited
27-1 Basic Shiphandling

December 2017

2-3 Basic Training – Revalidation
2-4 Basic Training – Refresher
4th Flashing Light Exam
4-8 Basic Training
4-8 Leadership & Managerial Skills
4-8 Medical Care Provider
4-15 Medical Person-In-Charge
4-15 GMDSS
8th HAZWOPER Refresher
11th Radar Renewal
11th Vessel Personnel w/ Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)
11-15 Construction & Stability (Operational Level)
11-15 Engine Resource Management
16-17 Basic Training – Revalidation
16-18 Basic Training – Refresher
18-20 Search & Rescue
18-21 Advanced Firefighting
18-22 ECDIS
20-22 24-Hour HAZWOPER

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