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Wheelhouse Weekly – May 14th, 2019

Volume 24… Number 20… May 14, 2019

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U.S. AUTHORITIES ISSUE MARITIME SAFETY ALERTS

The U.S. maritime authorities have issued several advisories to U.S.-flag ships.

The first regards threats to U.S. interests from Iran in a geographic area that includes the Persian Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz, the Gulf of Oman, the Arabian Sea, the Gulf of Aden, Bab-el-Mandeb and the Red Sea.

It cites reports that indicate “heightened Iranian readiness to conduct offensive operations against U.S. forces and interests.”

U.S. commercial vessels operating in this area are advised to review U.S. Maritime Advisory 2019-004.

Any incidents should be reported immediately to coalition naval vessels on VHF Channel 16, the 5th Fleet Battle Watch via phone at 973-1785-3879 and by email CUSNC.BWC@ME.NAVY.MIL.

Any U.S.-flag commercial vessels bound for the Strait of Hormuz in either direction are encouraged to contact the U.S. Navy 5th Fleet Naval Cooperation and Guidance for Shipping Watch at least two days prior to transit at: CUSNC.BWC@ME.NAVY.MIL or 973-3904-9583.

The second advisory regards GPS interference in a geographic area that includes the Eastern Mediterranean and the Red Sea.

It states that “multiple instances of significant GPS interference continue to be reported by vessels and aircraft operating in the Eastern Mediterranean. These reports have been concentrated near Port Said, the Suez Canal and the Republic of Cyprus.”

“Instances of similar interference were also reported between Hadera, Israel, and Beirut, Lebanon, and near Jeddah Port, Saudi Arabia.”

“The interference results in lost of otherwise altered GPS signals affecting bridge navigation, GPS-based timing and communications equipment.”

Ships should exercise caution when transiting this area and report any incidents to NAVCEN: 703-313-5900.

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FOUR OIL TANKERS ATTACKED OFF COAST OF UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Four ships, including two Saudi oil tankers, were attacked Sunday off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

A spokesperson for the government of the UAE said that the four had been sabotaged by unknown objects near Fujairah, one of the world’s largest bunkering hubs, which is located just outside the Strait of Hormuz.

Two of the vessels were identified as the VLCC AMJAD and the tanker AL MARZOQAH, both owned by Saudi shipping firm Bahri.

The other two were the UAE-flagged fuel bunker barge A. MICHEL and the Norwegian-registered oil products tanker MT ANDREW VICTORY.

Footage of the MT ANDREW VICTORY showed a hole in the hull at the waterline with the metal torn open inwards.

Divers were inspecting the ships Monday to assess the cause and extent of the damage.
After the incident, Fujairah port was said to be operating normally.

Tensions in the region are increasing, in particular since the United States pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal and began tightening sanctions against the country to reduce its oil exports.

Iran has denied any involvement in the attacks and has called for an independent investigation.

A fifth of global oil consumption passes through the Strait of Hormuz.

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EX-IM BANK, IMPORTANT SOURCE OF CARGO FOR U.S.-FLAG SHIPS, WILL AGAIN HAVE A QUORUM

The Senate has voted to confirm three board members to the Export-Import Bank of the United States, giving the agency a quorum after three years in which its operations have been curtailed by some conservative critics in Congress who call it “a form of corporate welfare.”

The Export-Import Bank helps finance the export of American goods and services.
A percentage of the products exported with Export-Import Bank financing must be shipped on U.S.-flag commercial vessels, providing a significant source of cargo for the U.S.-flag fleet.

Without a quorum, the agency has been unable to provide loans above $10 billion.
After her confirmation by the Senate, Attorney Kimberly Reed was sworn in on May 9 as president and chairman of the bank.

Also confirmed were Rep. Spencer Bachus III, former Republican congressman from Alabama, and space industry and Overseas Private Investment Corp. executive Judith DelZoppo Pryor.

The bank is supported by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers and other organized business groups.

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HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL CLOSED FOR TWO DAYS AFTER LPG CARRIER COLLIDES WITH BARGE

The Houston Ship Channel was closed over the weekend after an LPG carrier collided with a barge, spilling at least 9,000 barrels of toxic petrochemicals into the water.

When the collision with the Panama-flagged tanker GENESIS RIVER took place, the tug VOYAGER was pushing two barges, each loaded with an estimated 25,000 barrels of the gasoline blend stock reformate.

No injuries were reported, but one barge was severely damaged in the accident and another capsized.

Since reformate is a known carcinogen, authorities have said they are continually monitoring air quality in the area. They have advised residents who can smell gas to remain inside.

Water quality testing teams are also contacting home and property owners to conduct sampling and assess the need for shoreline remediation.

The ship channel was reopened on Sunday after the damaged barge had been removed and salvage efforts on the capsized barge had begun.

The Houston Pilots reported that by Sunday morning, 44 vessels were waiting to enter the channel and 37 were waiting to leave.

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“BERNIE 2020” STAFFERS RATIFY FIRST-EVER UNION CONTRACT WITH A PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

In a historic first, workers on the Bernie Sanders campaign—now members of UFCW Local 400—have ratified the first collective bargaining agreement ever to be signed with a U.S. presidential campaign.

The Bernie 2020 campaign had agreed to remain neutral and to recognize Local 400 if a majority of workers signed union cards.

The contract sets new standards for political campaigns, known for their high-pressure, ‘round the clock work pace.

It establishes a flexible work week, days off each month, daily breaks and mandatory time off between long shifts.

There are defined wages and benefits, coverage of 100 percent of health care premiums for field organizers, $20/hour and full medical benefits for interns and 20 days of paid vacation.

All hourly employees are entitled to overtime pay. In addition to health insurance, the contract provides coverage for mental health care.

“I congratulate our members on the Bernie Sanders campaign for making their own revolution,” said Local 400 President Mark Federici.

In keeping with Sanders’ emphasis on fighting income inequality, the contract also puts a cap on management pay proportional to union employees’ salaries.

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DELTA TO WORKERS: “FORGET BENEFITS OF UNION MEMBERSHIP–DRINK BEER AND PLAY VIDEO GAMES INSTEAD”

The advantages of being a member of a labor union—including higher wages and health care–are less important than playing video games and drinking beer, according to Delta Air Lines.

The company became the target of jokes last week when it circulated flyers that read: “Union dues cost around $700 a year. A new video game system with the latest hits sounds like fun. Put your money towards that instead of paying dues to the union.”

Another poster advised: “Nothing’s more enjoyable than a night out watching football with your buddies.”

“All those union dues you pay every year could buy a few rounds.”

Pilots at Delta are already part of a union. Flight attendants, ramp personnel and baggage handlers are now trying to gain representation.

Delta is America’s least-unionized airline.

It reportedly spent $38 million in 2010 to quash an attempt by flight attendants to unionize. That year, the vote went against the union—but by a small margin.

“[T]here’s no denying that unions provide workers far more sustenance than do video games or a few rounds of beer,” wrote author Steven Greenhouse in an OpEd in the May 11 edition of The Guardian.

“Unionized workers are far more likely to have employer-sponsored health coverage—75 percent of unionized workers participate in employer-sponsored health plans, compared with just 49 percent of non-union workers,” he wrote.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, union members had median weekly earnings of $1,051 in 2018, while those who were not union members had median weekly earnings of $860.

Studies have found that in the United States, on average, union members earn 13.6 percent more than their non-union counterparts.

Soon after news of the flyers went viral, supporters of working families like Sen. Sherrod Brown took to social media to respond.

“Shame on @Delta for this condescending b.s.,” the Ohio Democrat tweeted.

“A gaming system can’t give you: fair wages, health care benefits, job security, retirement benefits.”

“Hmm… let me think,” joked one MM&P member.

“Health care and a pension or a new video game? A voice in my working conditions or a commitment to living in virtual reality?”

“Dang … whatever should I do?”

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RESEARCHERS AT U.S. AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT VOTE BY HUGE MARGIN TO JOIN UNION

Employees of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) have voted to join the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE).

The votes were counted on May 9. The tally was 138 to 4 in favor of joining in union.

The result is seen as a response to a Trump Administration plan to relocate the ERS from Washington, D.C., to an as-yet undisclosed locality.

Employees would have only 30 days to decide whether to move or lose their jobs.

Under the government’s locality pay rules, following the move their salaries would be cut by 12-13 percent.

The researchers also cite what they say are attempts by the Administration to keep them from reporting certain facts and statistics, pertaining for example to the impact on American agriculture of climate change.

“By joining AFGE, employees at the Economic Research Service are using their collective voice to demand a seat at the table when decisions are made that affect their jobs,” said AFGE President J. David Cox Sr.

“Under the Trump administration, the USDA is suppressing the publication of scientific research that ERS employees conduct and has proposed upending employees’ lives by relocating the agency outside the nation’s capital,” he added.

“ERS employees have done the right thing by organizing a strong union so that they will be more effective in defending the important work they do on the public’s behalf.”

The new unit comprises 204 economists, analysts and other ERS employees who were previously unrepresented.

Employees at another USDA agency, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), will also soon vote on joining AFGE.

The union has slammed the plan to move the ERS as a “misuse of government funds and an abuse of employees’ career plans,” saying that the Administration had not even conducted a cost-benefit analysis before announcing the plan.

“The Trump administration has put ERS and NIFA researchers through the wringer and created an environment hostile to objective data collection through deep budget cuts, elimination of whole areas of work, and now physical relocation of staff,” said Rebecca Boehm, economist at the Union of Concerned Scientists, in a statement.

“If we want clean air and water, safe food and sustainable farms, USDA researchers need resources and protections from political interference to do their job well.”

“We hope a union will help give researchers these protections.”

AFGE has said it will go to court to challenge the Administration’s plan to move the offices in which the newly unionized employees work.

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CAPTAIN RICHARD PHILLIPS-LANE KIRKLAND MARITIME TRUST RECEPTION AND DINNER ON MAY 21

The Captain Richard Phillips and Lane Kirkland Maritime Trust will hold a National Maritime Day Reception and Dinner on Tuesday, May 21, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at The Kimpton George Hotel in Washington, D.C.

All proceeds from the event will go to fund scholarships for individuals pursuing careers in maritime or related industries.

The event will include the opportunity for a frank, off-the-record exchange of ideas with keynote speaker Congressman Bradley Byrne (R- Alabama).

Byrne, a powerful advocate for the maritime industry, is a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, the Education and Labor Committee, the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections and the Shipbuilding Caucus.

The dinner is a celebration of our Nation’s maritime heritage and will help raise funds for scholarships for individuals pursuing a career in maritime or related industries.

A strong maritime industry is critical to our Nation’s economy and national security.

Seating is limited! Reserve today. Sponsors will be recognized on the Trust website, social media sites and at the event.

To RSVP or for more information, email:
eventregistration@captainphillipstrust.org or go to: https://captainphillipstrust.org/

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OFFSHORE MEMBERSHIP MEETING AT MM&P HONOLULU HALL ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 15

There will be an Offshore Membership Meeting at the MM&P Honolulu Union Hall on Wednesday, May 15, immediately after job call at 1000.

All Offshore members and applicants in the area are encouraged to attend the meeting.
The Honolulu Hall is located at 521 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 258, Honolulu, HI 96813.

The phone number is 808-523-8183.

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MM&P HOLIDAY CLOSING SCHEDULE

All MM&P union halls, the MM&P Plan Office, the MM&P Federal Credit Union and MM&P headquarters will be closed on Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day.

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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 – Able Seaman – 9/9/19

AIS-1 – Automatic Identifications Systems Orientation (1-Day): 8/14/19

ARPA-OIC (4-Day) – Automated Radar Plotting Aids: 9/24/19

AZIPOD (2-Day) – 9/30/19

BRM-35 – Bridge Resource Management: 8/5/19, 10/28/19

BRMP –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots (2-Day): 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): 7/17/19, 10/2/19

BRMP-Refresher (Now including Emergency Shiphandling for Pilots) (3-Day) – Not currently scheduled

BT – Basic Safety Training: 8/12/19, 10/14/19

BT-Revalidation (2-day) (Must have 1 year of sea service in last 5 years) – 6/18/19, 7/30/19, 8/26/19, 9/25/19, 10/30/19, 12/17/19

BT-Refresher (3-day) – 7/29/19, 9/25/19, 12/16/19

CHS-OIC – Cargo Handling Basic: 10/21/19

[CMM – Chief Mate and Master Courses]

ADVSTB-CMM – Advanced Stability: 6/10/19, 7/29/19, 9/23/19, 12/16/19

ADVWX-CMM – Advanced Meteorology: 6/3/19, 8/5/19, 9/30/19, 12/9/19

CHS-CMM – Advanced Cargo Operations (10 Days): 10/7/19

CM-OPS 1 – Chief Mate Operations – Week 1: 8/5/19, 12/2/19

CM-OPS 2 Maersk – Chief Mate Operations II Maersk Specific: 8/12/19, 12/9/18

ECDIS – Electronic Chart Display Information Systems: 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: 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): 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): 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 are now approved to include SAR-CMM assessments at MITAGS**

VPEN-CMM – Voyage Planning & Electronic Navigation: 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

CIW-DPA/IA – Continual Improvement Workshop: Designated Person Ashore & Internal Auditor (3-Day) ** This course is NOT covered by the MATES Program ** – 5/22/19, 6/25/19, 11/12/19

CIW-SMS – Continual Improvement Workshop: Successful Safety Management – 5/20/19, 7/16/19, 10/15/19

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): 8/22/19

CY-MAR – Cyber-Skilled Mariner ** This course is NOT covered by the MATES Program ** – 8/5/19

DDE – Great Lakes (20-Day): 6/3/19

ECDIS for Pilots (2-Day) – 8/12/19, 11/21/19

ERM – Engine Resource Management: 8/12/19, 12/9/19

FF-BADV – Fire Fighting Combined Basic & Advanced: 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: 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: 7/27/19, 9/28/19, 12/14/19

FSM – Fatigue, Sleep, & Medications (1-Day): 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): 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): 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): 8/5/19, 12/2/19

MED-PIC – Medical Person in Charge (10-Day): 7/8/19*, 9/30/19, 12/2/19

MED-PIC-REF– Medical Person in Charge Refresher: 6/24/19, 8/19/19, 10/21/19

MED-PRO – Medical Care Provider: 9/30/19, 11/18/19

MED-DOT-DA – Dept. of Transportation Drug & Alcohol Testing (1-Day): 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): 6/9/19, 7/15/19, 8/11/19, 9/16/19, 11/4/19

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

MSC-Security Watch Advanced (1-Day) – 6/8/19, 7/14/19, 8/9/19, 9/15/19, 11/8/19

MSC-Ship’s Reaction Force (3-Day) – 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) – 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) – Not currently scheduled

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

ROR-1N – Radar Observer Renewal Evening Classes (1-Night): 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): 12/2/19

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

SHS-EMR5 – Emergency Shiphandling (5 Day) – 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: 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): Not currently scheduled

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

WKP-OIC – Watchkeeping (Operational Level) (10-Day): 10/7/19

WX-OIC –Meteorology (Operational Level): 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.

May 2019
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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