Wheelhouse Weekly – March 13th, 2018

March 13th 2018

Volume 23… Number 11… March 13, 2018


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The most recent issue of The Master, Mate & Pilot has been posted on the MM&P website,

In this issue: public sector unions under attack in the courts, in Washington, D.C.; Weeks Marine welcomes new hopper dredge MAGDALEN; crew of North Ferry MENANTIC rescues man from icy waters of Shelter Island Sound; Military Sealift Command accepts delivery of USNS CITY OF BISMARCK; new Chief Mate Operations courses at MITAGS attract 28 participants in 2017; MM&P holiday party photos.

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Teachers in West Virginia are celebrating a historic victory: a deal that will give them and all other West Virginia state workers a 5 percent pay raise.

Low wages were the impetus for the strike: in 2016, teacher pay in West Virginia ranked 48th in the country.

In the past, health care benefits helped make up for low wages, but because the state legislature hasn’t been putting enough money into the fund that insures public employees, teachers’ premiums and co-payments have been surging.

Some teachers said that because of the cost of insurance, they take home less money now than they did six or seven years ago.

The legislation that brought an end to the nine-day strike was unanimously passed on March 6 by the State Senate, where nine GOP holdouts had blocked a deal approved earlier by the governor and the West Virginia House.

While the details of how the pay hike will be funded were not immediately clear, what is certain is that the teachers, who were joined on the picket lines by school support personnel, won major concessions that will directly improve the lives of workers across the state.

The mass action was the longest statewide strike in West Virginia’s history.

It attracted attention and support in all 55 West Virginia counties and throughout the country, in part because unions in the state have been severely weakened by regressive laws and anti-labor politicians.

Strikes by teachers are unlawful in West Virginia, which is also a “right-to-work” state, where free riders in the workplace can benefit from union contracts without paying dues.

“The strike and its strong outcome should be seen as a shot across the bow to every lawmaker who may underestimate the support teachers have,” said Christine Campbell, president of the West Virginia chapter of the American Federation of Teachers.

“The bold actions by West Virginia’s teachers, school support personnel and other state employees to stand up for our state and our schoolchildren over these last two weeks are an inspiration,” said United Mine Workers President Cecil E. Roberts.

“To see these normally reserved, compassionate professionals take a proud position to improve their pay, for better security of their benefits and a better long-term education for West Virginia’s children sends a refreshing message of strength and hope to me and millions of others—not just within our state but across America.”

Just days after the West Virginia strike began, teachers across the state of Oklahoma announced their intention to walk off the job to win higher pay.

As is the case in West Virginia, Oklahoma teachers are among the lowest paid in the nation and are also barred by state law from striking.

But following West Virginia’s lead, 41,000 Oklahoma teachers could be on the picket lines within weeks.

Kentucky teachers, concerned about changes to their pension plans, could soon walk out as well.

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Negotiations have resumed between the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and the United States Maritime Alliance Ltd. (USMX).

USMX represents terminal operators and container shipping lines at ports from Maine to Texas.

The parties face a September deadline to reach a new contract.

Talks broke off in December over the controversial issues associated with automation.

ILA President Harold Daggett has said that blocking job losses due to automation would be central to talks on extending the current contract.

The decision to return to the bargaining table comes after pressure from shippers and other businesses concerned about a possible supply chain disruption during the fall peak shipping season.

Trade associations that represent retail, food and beverage, agriculture and logistics companies sent a letter last week to the ILA and USMX, urging them to resume negotiations.

On March 9, the ILA and USMX said in a joint statement that they are resuming talks “with the goal of completing terms on a contract that will keep cargo moving at Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports. The two sides will continue to negotiate Master Contract issues and will encourage local port areas to concurrently work out terms for local agreements.”

ILA spokesman Jim McNamara said that the earlier discussions over what constituted fully automated equipment and semi-automated terminals had moved forward to a point at which the two sides could resume negotiations.

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President Donald Trump and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer met with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and leaders of several major U.S. labor unions to discuss the ongoing renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

NAFTA is a 1994 agreement that created a U.S.-Canada-Mexico trade bloc. Trump made renegotiating NAFTA a central pillar of his election campaign.

NAFTA has accelerated the outsourcing of U.S. jobs, in particular because of the tremendous wage disparity between workers in Mexico and the United States.

NAFTA and other trade deals have also been criticized for weak or unenforceable worker rights provisions.

“The labor movement is united in our view that the North American Free Trade Agreement is a disaster for working people and must be fixed,” Trumka said.

“I joined five leaders from across our movement,” he added, “Leo W. Gerard (United Steelworkers-USW), James Hoffa (International Brotherhood of Teamsters-IBT), Robert Martinez Jr. (International Association of Machinists-IAM), Christopher Shelton (Communications Workers of America-CWA) and Dennis Williams (United Auto Workers-UAW)—for a meeting with President Donald Trump, where we delivered this message and discussed urgent trade issues impacting working people.”

“We made clear that a new NAFTA must create fair and balanced trade in North America. Real solutions for any new trade deal must dramatically improve workers’ rights and raise wages and living standards in all three countries.”

The union leaders, in a joint statement, called a Feb. 21 meeting with the White House “very productive.”

No date has been announced for the next round of discussions among trade representatives for the three countries, but ministers for Canada and Mexico said after the last round of negotiations that they’re looking forward to the talks starting up again in Washington in April.

U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer has been consulting with unions and Democrats in Congress over the past few weeks to come up with new proposals aimed at improving the rights and wages of Mexican workers.

U.S. unions are also demanding that Mexico do more to curb attacks on workers and their representatives, an issue underscored by recent assassinations of Mexican union leaders.

A January letter signed by 183 House Democrats demanded a new, stronger labor rights section than the first set of NAFTA modifications drafted by the Trump administration in 2017.

The Democrats’ votes would be needed to win approval for any new deal, in particular in view of the fact that corporations have criticized aspects of the administration plan to renegotiate NAFTA, a sign that may indicate a shortfall in GOP support.

Officials in Mexico have balked, saying they are addressing labor issues on their own through constitutional reforms.

Mexico’s chief negotiator, Kenneth Smith Ramos, said in a recent speech that NAFTA “is not an instrument through which salaries can be modified.”

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Several Democratic congressional campaigns have agreed to bargain collectively with the Campaign Workers Guild (CWG), a new union seeking to organize election campaign staffers.

The CWG announced in February that it had secured a contract with the campaign of Wisconsin steelworker Randy Bryce, the leading Democratic challenger to Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Campaign staffers are the most recent category of professionals to join unions to improve their pay and benefits.

In 2017, membership in the U.S. professional and technical services sector grew by close to 90,000 members, bringing the total number of unionized American workers to 14.8 million, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

The CWG’s effort is a first for congressional campaigns, which are staffed largely by contract and short-term workers.

Among the issues the union said it seeks to address are extremely long work weeks and wages of less than $15 an hour.

Under the agreement with Bryce’s campaign, workers will get paid time off and earn at least $3,000 per month. The new contract covers eight employees and includes a third-party reporting process for sexual harassment and monthly health insurance reimbursement of up to $500, the campaign said.

“Randy is a candidate who practices what he preaches,” said Bryce spokeswoman Lauren Hitt.

Additional House campaigns and one gubernatorial campaign have also recognized the CWG and are negotiating contracts.

CWG’s ultimate aim is a collective bargaining agreement that would cover all Democratic campaigns for local, state, and federal office and those for progressive ballot measures.

In a Twitter post, Democratic National Committee Deputy Chair Keith Ellison, a Minnesota congressman, shared an open letter from the union and said, “The progressive movement needs to live up to its values. We have to treat our organizers with respect and dignity.”

The Republican National Committee referred a press inquiry on the topic to the National Republican Congressional Committee, which didn’t immediately respond. Paul Ryan’s campaign declined to comment.

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Four people are missing and presumed dead, and one crewmember has died of injuries, in a fire that raged for four days aboard MAERSK HONAM.

The blaze aboard the ultra-large containership was brought under control by the Indian Coast Guard on March 10.

It broke out in a cargo hold when the Singapore-flagged vessel was around 900 nautical miles southeast of Salalah, Oman, en route from Singapore to Suez.

“Our most heartfelt condolences go out to the families of our deceased colleagues,” said Maersk Chief Operating Officer Soren Toft.

“We share their sorrow and do our utmost to support them in this devastating time.”

Maersk said the ship, which was built in 2017, was carrying 7,860 containers.

The company said it was working with authorities to discover the cause of the blaze.

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The Liberia-flagged MAERSK SHANGHAI on March 3 lost 76 containers due to a “heavy roll” about 17 miles off Oregon Inlet, N.C., the company said.

The Coast Guard confirmed in a press release that A. P. Moller-Maersk has reported that one missing container held 5,900 pounds of sulfuric acid.

The authorities said there are no indications that this container has washed up on shore yet.

Other than the container with sulfuric acid, no other containers have been reported to contain hazardous material.

Maersk and the Coast Guard are working together to detect and recover the containers that went missing in the ocean, as well as making sure that the submerged containers are not a threat to navigation for other vessels.

“Our main priority is ensuring the safety of navigation in the area and addressing potential environmental impacts,” said Coast Guard Captain Bion Stewart, commanding officer, Sector North Carolina, in a statement to the press.

“We are working with NOAA, the EPA, the National Park Service, state and local emergency management and the responsible party to reduce navigation and environmental hazards as quickly as possible.”

Plans developed by Maersk to ensure safe navigation and minimize the impact to the environment and marine life will be approved by the Coast Guard, NOAA and EPA prior to execution, according to officials.

Following the incident, MAERSK SHANGHAI continued sailing to Charleston, S.C., where it was inspected at anchor offshore.

The ship has since sailed for Freeport, Bahamas, where salvage of the collapsed containers and undamaged containers are scheduled to take place.

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The Coast Guard said last week that mariners can request harmonized expiration dates of their Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) and medical certificate in accordance with Section 304 of the 2015 Coast Guard Authorization Act, Public Law No. 114-120.

The agency said CG-MMC Policy Letter 01-18 provides detailed guidelines for those mariners who wish to harmonize the expiration dates of their original or renewed MMC and medical certificate.

If you would like to know more, please contact the National Maritime Center call center: e-mail to, online chat or phone: 1-888-IASKNMC (427-5662).

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Vice Adm. Karl L. Schultz has been nominated by the White House to be the 26th commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard.

“Vice Adm. Schultz has over 35 years of Coast Guard leadership experience, and I have complete confidence in his ability to lead the men and women of the Coast Guard with honor and integrity,” Secretary of Homeland Security Director Kirstjen Nielsen said in announcing the nomination.

“Vice Adm. Schultz has exemplified the selfless service that defines the U.S. Coast Guard throughout his remarkable career, and I look forward to working closely with him in this new role.”

Pending confirmation, Schultz is expected to relieve Adm. Paul Zukunft in a change-of-command ceremony scheduled for June 1 in Washington, D.C., after which Zukunft will retire from the Coast Guard.

In his current role as commander of the Atlantic Area, Schultz serves as the operational commander for all Coast Guard missions from the Rocky Mountains to the Arabian Gulf, covering five Coast Guard districts and 40 states.

He also serves as commander of Defense Force East, provides Coast Guard mission support to the Department of Defense and combatant commanders, and serves as director of the Department of Homeland Security Joint Task Force East.

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Military Sealift Command (MSC) has proposed a pilot Civil Service mariner (CIVMAR) crewing model intended to test the concept of assigning MSC crewmembers to a vessel for two years

The principal difference between this proposal and the present CIVMAR assignment model is that under the current model, CIVMARS are assigned to ships by Marine Placement Specialists (MPS) for a minimal period of four months.

MPS coordinate with the ship to manage leave, training and replacements for crewmembers who have completed their minimum four-month assignment.

Under MSC’s proposed plan, the ship’s Master will manage personnel readiness to include leave and training and ships will be manned to 115 percent of the ship’s manning.

The agency has proposed using USNS JOSHUA HUMPHREYS and USNS PECOS to function independently of MSC MPS with the exception of emergencies.

The ship’s Master will have authority granted within Navy Regulations and MSC Policy to manage the crew as necessary to maintain ship readiness, operational demands, crew leave and morale, good order and discipline. Leave will be granted at the discretion of the Master.

MM&P has through 21 March 2018 to request bargaining and/or submit counter proposals.

Please contact Randi Ciszewski, Government Fleet Representative ( /202-679-7594) with any questions or concerns.

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Members of the MM&P Atlantic Maritime Group who work at Reinauer Transportation and at New York Water Taxi can now vote on new contracts.

Members are encouraged to make their voices heard by voting their ballots.

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The MM&P Boston Hall is closed today for bad weather.

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MM&P Atlantic Ports union halls and MM&P headquarters will be closed on Friday, March 16, for Gleason’s Birthday, a longshore holiday.

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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: 6/18/18, 9/24/18, 10/29/18

BRMP –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots: 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) –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) – 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: 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: 6/4/18, 8/6/18, 10/1/18

CM-OPS 2 Maersk – Chief Mate Operations II Maersk Specific: 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): 5/14/18, 6/18/18, 8/20/18, 11/26/18

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

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

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

SHS-ADV-I-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 1): 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): 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: 5/1/18

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 – 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: 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: 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: Contact Admissions

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

IEN – Integrated Electronic Navigation – Contact Admissions

LAP – 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): 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: 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): 5/24/18, 6/8/18, 8/8/18, 9/12/18, 11/14/18

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

*MSC-ENVPRO – 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: 5/14/18, 6/11/18, 7/16/18, 8/12/18, 9/17/18, 11/5/18

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

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

*MSC-Ship’s Reaction Force – 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: 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 – 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: 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: 4/9/18, 7/9/18

WKP-OIC – Watchkeeping (Operational Level): Contact Admissions

WX-OIC –Meteorology (Operational Level): Contact Admissions

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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

March 2018
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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