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Wheelhouse Weekly – March 5th, 2019

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Volume 24… Number 10… March 5, 2019

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COAST GUARD EXTENDS CREDENTIAL EXPIRATION DATES AGAIN TO MITIGATE IMPACT OF SHUTDOWN

The Coast Guard’s National Maritime Center (NMC) has taken an additional step to mitigate the impact on mariners of the 35-day government shutdown.

Merchant Mariner Credentials (MMC) and Medical Certifications (National Endorsements only) that expire in December 2018, January 2019, February 2019, March 2019 or April 2019 will now be extended as valid until May 31, 2019.

NMC advises mariners who are actively working on expired credentials that meet the criteria to carry the expired credential with a copy of the letter that is posted on the NMC website as well as on bridgedeck.org under “Latest News.”

Additionally, the following items that expire in December 2018, January 2019 or February 2019 are extended to April 30, 2019: Additional Information (AI) letters; Qualified Assessor (QA) letters; Designated Examiner (DE) letters; Proctor approval letters; Approval to Test (ATT) letters; and mariner training course certificates.

For mariners whose 90-day testing cycles were interrupted by Regional Exam Center (REC) closures (starting on Dec. 26, 2018), the days the RECs were closed will not count against the 90-day period.

For questions, the agency advises that you visit the NMC website or contact Customer Service via the online chat system, email to IASKNMC@uscg.mil or call 1-888-IASKNMC (427-5662).

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MAERSK REPLACING TWO SHIPS IN MARITIME SECURITY PROGRAM

Maersk Line Limited (MLL) is swapping two ships enrolled in the Maritime Security Program (MSP) with vessels that the company says are better suited to program requirements.

In February, MLL replaced the MAERSK KENTUCKY with the newly flagged-in MAERSK DURBAN.

The MAERSK KENTUCKY has been flagged-out to the company’s international fleet.

The licensed and unlicensed crewmembers aboard KENTUCKY have transitioned to MAERSK DURBAN.

The company says it is now in the process of replacing MAERSK MEMPHIS with the SAFMARINE MAFADI, which it says is better suited to serve in the Trans-Atlantic Northern European Service.

The licensed and unlicensed crewmembers serving aboard MAERSK MEMPHIS are transferring to the SAFMARINE MAFADI.

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) has approved the transfer to the new ships of the MSP slots.

Maersk says MARAD views the incoming vessels as more commercially and militarily suitable than the vessels they are replacing.

MSP has a dry-cargo age limit of 25 years: the MAERSK DURBAN, built in 2005, is significantly younger than the MAERSK KENTUCKY, which was built in 1999.

The replacement vessels are covered by all terms and conditions of MM&P’s contract with MLL and will be crewed by MM&P members with no loss of billets.

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WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCES PLAN TO HELP VETERANS BECOME MERCHANT MARINERS

The White House yesterday released an executive order intended to make it easier for active duty service members and veterans with maritime experience to become merchant mariners.

White House adviser Peter Navarro said in a statement that the intent is to help veterans transition to well-paid jobs while addressing the serious shortfall in the number of qualified, licensed professional mariners available to support America’s sealift and defense needs in the event of war or other national emergency.

The executive order, which President Trump signed on Monday, waives some license fees for veterans and makes it easier for them to “receive appropriate credit for their military training and experience… toward credentialing requirements as a merchant mariner.”

It orders the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Homeland Security to “identify all military training and experience within the applicable service that may qualify for merchant mariner credentialing, and submit within one year a list of all identified military training and experience to the United States Coast Guard National Maritime Center (NMC) for a determination of whether such training and experience counts for credentialing purposes.”

It also orders NMC to “take all necessary and appropriate actions to provide for the waiver of fees for active duty service members, if a waiver is authorized and appropriate, and, if a waiver is not granted, take all necessary and appropriate actions to provide for the payment of fees for active duty service members by the applicable service to the fullest extent permitted by law.”

Veterans covered under the order would also be issued free of charge a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).

In announcing the measure, Navarro was joined outside the West Wing of the White House by U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Maritime Administrator Mark Buzby.

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STRIKING TEACHERS IN OAKLAND WIN NEW CONTRACT

After seven days on the picket line, Oakland teachers last week reached a four-year agreement with the school district that calls for an 11 percent salary boost and a 3 percent one-time bonus.

The Oakland Education Association, the union that represents the city’s 3,000 teachers, said the agreement will also lead to a reduction in class sizes and an increase in the number of counselors, special education professionals and other support staff at each school.

The teachers, who had been working without a contract since 2017, were back in their classrooms on Monday.

Administrators said the agreement will encourage teachers to stay in the school district rather than leave to seek higher salaries.

Up to now, Oakland teachers have been paid about 26 percent less than their counterparts in other school districts in the Bay Area.

A spokesperson for the union said in a statement that the district had accepted every major proposal that the teachers made.

The Oakland strike—along with others in West Virginia, Los Angeles and Denver–are part of the wave of teacher protests over classroom size, funding, support staff and pay that has been sweeping the country for the past 18 months.

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MITAGS-PMI EAST COAST SEEKS FULL-TIME SIMULATION DEVELOPER/LEAD SIMULATION DEVELOPER

MITAGS-PMI is seeking a full-time simulation developer for its East Coast campus in Linthicum Heights, MD.

The simulation developer is responsible for modeling, which may include creation and maintenance of area, vessel and video models for use by the MATES Program.

A simulation developer may be classified as a lead simulation developer based on experience, qualifications and skill level.

Major duties include developing ship models for systems and databases, leading maritime research projects and producing videos related to operational research study.

Desired qualifications include strong working knowledge of MS Office and Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field of study. Project management professional (PMP) certification is a plus, as is background or degree in naval architecture/hydrodynamics/coastal engineering or other related field, such as gaming, design or 3D modeling.

Please submit a cover letter with your resume to the MITAGS-PMI Human Resource Manager, Jane Sibiski, jsibiski@mitags.org.

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MITAGS-PMI WEST COAST SEEKS PART-TIME ACADEMIC INSTRUCTOR

MITAGS-PMI is seeking a part-time instructor for its West Coast campus in Seattle.

The instructor is responsible for presenting courses in the maritime field and providing quality classroom instruction.

The instructor will deliver content as provided by the organization, under the instruction of the Department Head, and mentor, educate and guide course participants.

Desired qualifications include U.S. Coast Guard officer level license, with experience sailing under his/her highest level license, or equivalent uniformed service (NOAA, USCG, USN).

A degree in adult education, maritime sciences or related field is desired, as is experience for one or more years teaching adults, including cadets, in professional subjects.

Please submit a cover letter with your resume to the MITAGS-PMI Human Resource Manager, Jane Sibiski, jsibiski@mitags.org.

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MITAGS-PMI WEST COAST SEEKS PART-TIME SIMULATOR OPERATOR

MITAGS-PMI is seeking a part-time simulator operator for its West Coast campus in Seattle.

The operator will be responsible for the operation of ship and tug simulators in support of classroom instruction and research.

This includes proper setup of the simulator and correction of technical issues that occur during operations.

The operator may be required to assist simulation engineers in testing and validation of ship models and databases.

Desired qualifications include a background or degree in computer science/engineering/gaming or related fields, along with knowledge of or work in maritime or aviation.

Please submit a cover letter with your resume to the MITAGS-PMI Human Resource Manager, Jane Sibiski, jsibiski@mitags.org.

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MM&P HOLIDAY CLOSING SCHEDULE

The MM&P Tampa Hall, the MM&P Federal Credit Union and MM&P headquarters will be closed on Monday, March 18, for Gleason’s Birthday, a longshore holiday.

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THOUSANDS OF RETIRED COAL MINERS TO LOSE BENEFITS UNLESS CONGRESS INTERVENES

A bankruptcy court has given Westmoreland Coal Company of Colorado permission to stop providing pension and health benefits to thousands of retired coal miners.

Unless Congress acts by the end of March, thousands of them will lose the benefits they earned over a lifetime spent working in the mines.

A number of mining companies have used the bankruptcy laws in recent years to escape their legal obligations to retirees, many of whom suffer from debilitating conditions such as black lung disease.

To secure the benefits of retired miners, a new bill—the American Miners Act of 2019–has been introduced in the Senate by Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Mark Warner, (D-Va.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Doug Jones (D-Ala.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.)

The bill would appropriate enough funds to meet pension and health care obligations for the retired miners and extend the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund.

“Our coal miners made a commitment to provide America with the energy we needed to power our nation to prosperity,” Manchin said in a statement.

“It is our turn now to keep our promise to them and ensure that we secure their hard-earned pensions and their promised healthcare and black lung benefits,” he added.

According to the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), Westmoreland Coal paid eight of its current and former executives more than $10.2 million in salary, bonuses and severance in the 12 months before it filed for bankruptcy protection in October of last year.

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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: 8/5/19, 10/28/19

BRMP –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots (2-Day): 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) – 4/2/19*, 4/30/19, 6/18/19, 7/30/19, 8/26/19, 9/25/19, 10/30/19, 12/17/19

BT-Refresher (3-day) – 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): 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: 10/28/19

SHS-ADV-I-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 1): 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): 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) – 6/10/19, 9/23/19

WX-HW-IND – Heavy Weather Avoidance Routing: Indian Ocean (2-day) – 6/14/19, 9/27/19

WX-HW-PAC – Heavy Weather Avoidance Routing: Pacific Ocean (2-day) – 6/12/19, 9/25/19

CNAV-OIC (15-Day) – Celestial Navigation: 11/4/19

CRISIS-COMMS – Crisis Communications (1-Day): Not currently scheduled

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 ** – 5/20/19, 8/5/19

DDE – Great Lakes (20-Day): 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) – 4/30/19, 8/12/19, 11/21/19

ERM – Engine Resource Management: 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: 4/4/19*, 5/2/19, 6/20/19, 8/1/19, 8/28/19, 9/24/19, 10/29/19, 12/19/19

FF-ADV-REF (2-day) – Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher: 4/27/19, 7/27/19, 9/28/19, 12/14/19

FSM – Fatigue, Sleep, & Medications (1-Day): 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): 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): 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): 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): 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): 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): 5/21/19, 6/5/19, 8/5/19, 9/12/19, 11/1/19

MSC-ENVPRO (1-Day) – 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): 5/13/19, 6/9/19, 7/15/19, 8/11/19, 9/16/19, 11/4/19

MSC-Security Watch Basic (1-Day) – 5/12/19, 6/7/19, 8/8/19, 9/14/19, 11/4/19

MSC-Security Watch Advanced (1-Day) – 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) – 5/18/19, 6/13/19, 7/19/19, 8/16/19, 9/20/19, 11/9/19

NDMS-ENAV – Navigational Decision Making Series – Best Practice in eNav – 11/18/19

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

RFPNW – Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch (3-day) – 4/3/19

ROR-1 – Radar Observer Renewal (1-Day): 9/23/19

ROR-1N – Radar Observer Renewal Evening Classes (1-Night): 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: 7/29/19

SAR – Search & Rescue – (Now with OIC and CMM assessments) (3-Day): 3/30/19 12/2/19

SHS-BAS-OIC – Basic Shiphandling: 5/13/19, 8/26/19, 10/28/19

SHS-EMR5 – Emergency Shiphandling (5 Day) – 4/1/19*, 4/22/19, 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): 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 ** Not currently scheduled

VPDSD – Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (1-Day): 4/23/19

VSO – Vessel Security Officer (3-Day): 4/24/19, 7/8/19, 9/4/19


WKP-OIC – Watchkeeping (Operational Level) (10-Day): 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.

March 2019
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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