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Wheelhouse Weekly – November 20th, 2018

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Volume 23… Number 47… Nov. 20, 2018

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MM&P wishes all readers of The Wheelhouse Weekly, their families and friends, at sea and ashore, a Happy Thanksgiving filled with good food and good times.
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COAST GUARD REQUESTS COMMENTS ON DRAFT MERCHANT MARINER MEDICAL MANUAL

The Coast Guard is seeking public comment on its draft merchant mariner medical manual.

The agency says the manual is intended to help doctors, the maritime industry, individual mariners and Coast Guard personnel evaluate applicants’ “physical and medical status in meeting the requirements of the merchant mariner medical certificate.”

The draft incorporates prior guidance contained in several Coast Guard documents.

It includes guidance on procedures for application, issuance and cancellation of the medical certificate.

“The Coast Guard requests public comment on the draft medical manual, with emphasis on its readability, clarity and ease of use,” the agency says.

“We welcome suggestions on how the manual can be improved.”

The agency said it is particularly interested in “whether the draft manual adequately addresses safety concerns in situations where the Coast Guard receives information indicating that a medical certificate holder has developed a medical condition that poses a significant risk of sudden incapacitation, or is taking a medication that poses a significant risk of impairment.”

The draft may be viewed on the Federal eRulemaking Portal, under docket number USCG-2018-0041.

Comments must be submitted to the online docket on or before Jan. 14, 2019.

For information about the document, contact Adrienne Buggs, M.D., USCG, Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing by telephone at (202) 372-2357 or by e-mail to MMCPolicy@uscg.mil.

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IMPORTANT REMINDER ON FILLING OUT APPLICATION FOR A TWIC

The Coast Guard has issued a reminder that mariners applying for a Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) must list their occupation as Merchant Mariner on the application for a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).

The agency says that it relies on data provided by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) when evaluating MMC applications.

This means that the personal data supplied to TSA must match what is provided to the Coast Guard on the MMC application.

“If a TWIC applicant does not list his or her occupation as Merchant Mariner,” the agency says, “the Coast Guard cannot reconcile the data provided by the TSA.”

“In such cases, mariners may be asked to work with TSA to update information, which could result in MMC application issuance delays.”

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ASIA’S TOP SEAFARING NATIONS CALL FOR “FAIR TREATMENT OF SEAFARERS” IN THE EVENT OF A MARITIME CASUALTY

Representatives of a number of countries meeting in Manila last week called for full and effective implementation of the Guidelines on the Fair Treatment of Seafarers established by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Labor Organization (ILO).

Seafarers are often unjustly “criminalized” in the event of a maritime accident, a serious problem that is exacerbated by the global nature of the shipping industry.

Participants in the regional meeting of Asia’s leading seafaring nations pledged to lead the drive towards implementation of the guidelines, which are voluntary and are not intended to interfere with any State’s domestic, criminal or civil law.

They aim instead to balance the rights and obligations of stakeholders such as port and coastal states, flag states, the seafarers’ states, shipowners and seafarers.

The meeting, which was held in Manila on Nov. 13, was organized by Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI), a body that researches maritime and seafarers’ law and DOLE, the Philippine Department of Labor and Employment.

Senior government representatives of more than 10 countries in the region who participated in the meeting issued the first ever Manila Statement on the Fair Treatment of Seafarers.

The move follows a conference on the guidelines held by SRI at IMO headquarters in London in June 2017.

There, representatives of more than 50 countries called for regional meetings to be convened to discuss the guidelines and how they align with national legal frameworks.

The Manila meeting received international support from the secretary-general of the IMO, the director of standards of the ILO, as well as ambassadors and embassy staff from more than 30 countries outside the region.

“A number of governments have already implemented the guidelines but many others need to consider them and look at how they can be implemented within their own legislation,” said SRI Executive Director Deirdre Fitzpatrick.

She called for “building capacity… among all stakeholders and role players to ensure more effective implementation and enforcement of the fundamental rights contained in the guidelines.”

“Now the hard work begins, we must create an implementation plan to roll out the statement to ensure that every seafarer feels the benefits of what has been agreed here today; that they receive fair treatment,” said International Transport Workers Federation President Steve Cotton, who also spoke at the meeting.

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AFL-CIO PRESIDENT: “UNIONS APPLAUD TRUMP’S STANCE ON TRADE, BUT OVERALL HIS POLICIES HAVE NOT HELPED WORKING FAMILIES”

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said last week that although he appreciates President Trump’s stance on trade, other actions he has taken since being elected have hurt workers.

“I applaud him for his willingness to take on trade and having a different paradigm on trade,” Trumka said at Yahoo Finance’s All Market Summit in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 13.

“What we tried to do since day one is call balls and strikes. When he does stuff good for workers, we say it.”

Trumka told journalist Ethan Wolff-Mann that it wasn’t clear at this point whether Trump’s trade proposals would be sufficient to improve the situation for U.S. workers and “outweigh the stuff that was ceded to corporate America.”

In the negative column, Trumka said, is the tax legislation passed with only Republican votes at the end of 2017, which mostly benefited the top 1 percent and corporations, and is even contributing in some cases to more jobs being sent out of the country.

Another big problem, the AFL-CIO president says, is the fact that the Trump administration has eliminated important worker protections as part of its promise to cut two regulations for every new one passed.

“That may be all right with superfluous regulation, but when you’re talking health and safety, workers’ rights, health care rights, that doesn’t apply,” Trumka said.

“His doing away with some things has hurt workers significantly.”

As an example, Trumka cited regulations the Trump administration has cut regarding two toxic chemicals, beryllium and silica.

“Seven people die every day from silicosis,” Trumka said. “Beryllium–exact same thing.”

When it comes to the 2020 presidential election, Trumka says the AFL-CIO will take an even-handed approach.

“What we will do is balance what he’s done positively and negatively and see where it comes out and let our members make a decision,” said Trumka.

“If that decision were made today, that balance would be against.”

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HOTEL WORKERS SETTLE WITH MARRIOTT IN BOSTON; STRIKE CONTINUES IN SAN FRANCISCO AND HAWAII

After walkouts that lasted almost seven weeks, Marriott has agreed on new contract terms with workers at its Boston hotels.

Unite Here, the union representing Marriott housekeepers, front desk personnel and food service workers, says it is still negotiating new contracts in San Francisco and Hawaii, where 3,500 people remain on strike.

The company has settled with employees in Detroit, San Jose, Oakland and San Diego.

“We are looking forward to welcoming our associates back to work,” Marriott said in a written statement.

“Now we expect the rest of the hotel industry to follow that leadership and settle new agreements for the thousands of hotel workers with expired contracts across Boston and Cambridge,” said Unite Here Local 26 President Brian Lang.

The strike against the world’s largest hotel chain has focused on winning increases in low wages and improving job security and workplace safety.

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CONFINED SPACE ACCIDENT KILLS TWO LONGSHORE WORKERS ABOARD PANAMA-FLAG FREIGHTER

Two dock workers died earlier this month while unloading logs from the hold of a freighter docked in Montevideo, Uruguay.

A mariner who tried to rescue them was hospitalized in critical condition.

The news was reported by Maritime Executive.

The men were probably exposed to a fumigant, a spokesperson for the Uruguayan Navy said.

“It is known that it was a poisoning accident, but it is not known which product produced this intoxication,” Captain Marcelo Etchevers told the press.

Investigators said the two Uruguayan dock workers, who were employed by an independent stevedoring company, lost consciousness and collapsed after entering one of the four holds of the Panama-flagged freighter AMERICAN BULKER at about 0600 on Nov. 6.

A member of the crew realized something was wrong and entered the hold wearing a face mask.

During the course of the attempted rescue, he reportedly removed his mask and lost consciousness.

The crewmember has been hospitalized and is in an induced coma.

A third stevedore was also receiving medical care.

Cesar Bernal, the president of a Uruguayan transport union, told the press that the stevedores did not know that half the ship’s cargo of timber had been treated with a fumigant.

He said it is likely that the toxin was phosphine, a broad-spectrum fumigation gas used to control pests in agricultural and wood product cargoes.

It is denser than air, and may settle and collect in low-lying pockets.

The accident in Montevideo is the most recent in a string of shipboard tragedies resulting from confined-space entry.

Another occurred just days earlier, when three crewmembers of the timber carrier APOLLO KITA died of asphyxiation while working in one of the vessel’s holds.

Timber cargoes absorb oxygen over time, creating the potential for dangerous deoxygenation.

On average, about 90 workers die each year in confined space accidents in the United States.

The incidents are often lethal for coworkers who respond to the initial casualty: according to the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, about 60 percent of confined-space fatalities in shore-side incidents are responders.

When multiple deaths occur, the majority of the victims are would-be rescuers.

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ARGENTINE SUB FOUND A YEAR AFTER ITS DISAPPEARANCE

The Argentine military submarine ARA SAN JUAN has been found.

In a Nov. 17 press conference, a spokesperson for the Argentine Defense Ministry said the vessel had been located by a private company hired by the government to carry out the search.

The sub and its 44-person crew disappeared last year while on a routine mission.

The vessel was found 2,975 feet below the ocean surface, in an underwater canyon, with its tail “partially imploded,” the spokesperson said.

Argentina “does not have the means to extract the submarine,” he added.

The families of the crew say they will continue to press for a full investigation to determine the cause of the tragedy.

“Much of what happens from here will have to be resolved by the justice department,” said the father of one crewmember.

“If there is someone responsible, they will be held responsible.”

At the time of the disappearance, the authorities said water that had entered the submarine’s snorkel caused its battery to short-circuit.

The crew had been ordered to return to Mar del Plata on the country’s east coast. But the vessel was never heard from again.

Naval officials said international organizations helping to search for the missing vessel a year ago detected a noise that could have been the submarine imploding two hours after its last contact.

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MM&P HOLIDAY CLOSING SCHEDULE

All MM&P union halls, the MM&P Federal Credit Union, MM&P headquarters and the MM&P Plan Office will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23 for Thanksgiving.

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LAST DAY FOR PROCESSING VACATION AND PRO PAYMENTS

The Plan Office has received approval to close the year-end Internal Revenue Service and company reports and to process Vacation and PRO payments for 2018 no later than Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. EST.

All requests for 2018 Vacation and PRO payments received after this date and time will be held until Jan. 2, 2019 for processing and will therefore be taxable in 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact the Vacation Department at 410-850-8625, 410-850-8647 or Ken Ryan at 410-850-8617.

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MITAGS-PMI WEST SEEKS FULL-TIME OICNW AND SAFETY COURSES INSTRUCTOR

MITAGS-PMI is seeking a full-time instructor for its West Coast campus in Seattle.
The instructor will present curriculum that aligns with the school’s industry-recognized apprenticeship program.

These courses are for mariners who want to serve as an officer in charge of a navigational watch (OICNW).

The instructor will also present courses in the Marine Safety and Security Department, including custom safety programs.

Desired qualifications include: USCG officer level license; experience sailing under his/her highest level license and similar experience are a plus, but may be substituted by equivalent uniformed service experience (NOAA, USCG or USN); degree in adult education, maritime sciences or related field; two years of experience supervising staff in a similar environment; experience teaching adults (including cadets) professional subjects for one or more years.

The successful applicant must have the experience, training and qualifications necessary to obtain Coast Guard approval to teach courses in the field.

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

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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. 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 admissions@mitags.org or admissions@mates.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: 1/15/19, 4/2/19, 9/24/19

AZIPOD (2-Day) – 3/11/19, 5/2/19, 9/30/19

BRM-35 – Bridge Resource Management: 2/18/19, 8/5/19, 10/28/19

BRMP –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots (2-Day): 12/19/18, 1/29/19, 3/11/19, 4/9/19, 5/2/19, 7/15/19, 7/29/19, 9/30/19

BRMP-EMR –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots with Emergency Shiphandling – (Now also included in BRMP-Refresher) (3-Day): 3/13/19, 4/29/18, 7/17/19, 10/2/19

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

BT – Basic Safety Training: 1/14/19, 4/8/19, 8/12/19, 10/14/19

BT-Revalidation (2-day) (Must have 1 year of sea service in last 5 years) – 12/18/18, 2/5/19, 3/6/19, 4/3/19, 4/30/19, 6/19/19, 7/30/19, 8/26/19, 9/25/19, 10/30/19, 12/17/19

BT-Refresher (3-day) – 12/17/18, 2/4/19, 3/6/19, 4/29/19, 7/29/19, 9/25/19, 12/16/19

CHS-OIC – Cargo Handling Basic: 4/29/19, 10/21/19

[CMM – Chief Mate and Master Courses]

ADVSTB-CMM – Advanced Stability: 12/10/18*, 1/14/19, 3/11/19, 6/10/19, 7/29/19, 9/23/19, 12/16/19

ADVWX-CMM – Advanced Meteorology: 12/3/18, 1/7/19, 4/8/19, 6/3/19, 8/5/19, 9/30/19, 12/9/19

CHS-CMM – Advanced Cargo Operations (10 Days): 3/18/19, 10/7/19

CM-OPS 1 – Chief Mate Operations – Week 1: 3/18/19, 5/6/19, 8/5/19, 12/2/19

CM-OPS 2 Maersk – Chief Mate Operations II Maersk Specific: 3/25/19, 5/13/19, 8/12/19, 12/9/18

ECDIS – Electronic Chart Display Information Systems: 3/25/19, 9/9/19, 12/2/19

LMS – Leadership and Managerial Skills (Management Level – Formerly MCL-CMM): 2/18/19, 5/20/19, 8/19/19, 12/16/19

MPP-CMM – Marine Propulsion Plants: 4/15/19, 11/4/19 (DCS-1 available on request – contact Admissions)

SEC-APPS – Practical Defense Tactics: Not Currently Scheduled

SHMGT-CMM- Ship Management: 2/25/19, 10/28/19

SHS-ADV-I-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 1): 1/21/19*, 2/4/19, 3/4/19, 3/18/19, 4/8/19, 4/29/19, 5/13/19, 6/3/19, 6/17/19, 7/15/19, 8/12/19, 9/9/19, 9/30/19, 10/14/19, 11/4/19, 12/2/19

SHS-ADV-II-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 2): 12/3/18*, 1/28/19*, 2/11/19*, 3/11/19, 3/25/19, 4/15/19, 5/6/19, 5/20/19, 6/10/19, 6/24/19, 7/22/19, 8/19/19, 9/16/19, 10/7/19, 10/21/19, 11/11/19, 12/9/19

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

VPEN-CMM – Voyage Planning & Electronic Navigation: 4/1/19, 10/21/19

WKP-CMM – Advanced Watchkeeping: 9/16/19

WX-HW-ATL – Heavy Weather Avoidance Routing: Atlantic Ocean (2-day) – 3/11/19, 6/10/19, 9/23/19

WX-HW-IND – Heavy Weather Avoidance Routing: Indian Ocean (2-day) – 3/15/19, 6/14/19, 9/27/19

WX-HW-PAC – Heavy Weather Avoidance Routing: Pacific Ocean (2-day) – 3/13/19, 6/12/19, 9/25/19

CNAV-OIC (15-Day) – Celestial Navigation: 4/8/19, 11/4/19

CRISIS-COMMS – Crisis Communications (1-Day): 2/19/19

CRSMGT – Crisis Management and Human Behavior (1-Day) – 7/11/19

CDMGT – Crowd Management (1-Day) – 7/12/19

CSE – Confined Space Entry (3-Day): 8/19/19

CSE-AWR – Confined Space Entry Awareness (2-Day): 5/23/19, 8/22/19

CY-MAR – Cyber-Skilled Mariner – 12/10/18, 2/18/19*

DDE – Great Lakes (20-Day): 1/21/19, 6/3/19

DPA/IA – Designated Person Ashore & Internal Auditor (3-Day) – 1/16/19

ECDIS for Pilots (2-Day) – 12/17/18, 2/18/19, 4/30/19, 8/12/19, 11/21/19

ERM – Engine Resource Management: 3/4/19, 4/22/19, 8/12/19, 12/9/19

FF-BADV – Fire Fighting Combined Basic & Advanced: 1/14/19, 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: 12/20/18, 2/7/19, 3/5/19, 4/2/19, 5/2/19, 6/18/19, 8/1/19, 8/28/19, 9/24/19, 10/29/19, 12/19/19

FF-ADV-REF (2-day) – Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher: 12/15/18, 3/9/19, 4/27/19, 7/27/19, 9/28/19, 12/14/19

FSM – Fatigue, Sleep, & Medications (1-Day): 1/29/19, 4/9/19, 9/17/19

GL-Pilot – Great Lakes Pilotage Familiarization (2-Day): 1/18/19

GMDSS – Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (10-Day): 3/4/19, 8/19/19

HAZ – Hazardous Materials (5 day): 12/10/18, 4/15/19, 8/26/19, 11/18/19

IEN – Integrated Electronic Navigation (3-Day) – Not currently scheduled

LAP – License Advancement Program for Mate to Master (20-Day): 2/25/19*, 7/29/19, 10/21/19

LAP-Great Lakes – License Advancement Program – Great Lakes (20-Day): 1/21/19

LAP-ORG3rd – License Advancement Program for Original 3rd Mate, Oceans, Any Gross
Ton License (15-Day): 6/3/19

LEG – Legal Aspects of Pilotage (1-Day): 1/30/19, 3/12/19, 4/10/19, 4/30/19, 9/18/19

LNG-TPIC (10-Day) – Not currently scheduled

LTS –Leadership and Teamworking Skills (Formerly MCL-OIC) (1-Day): 9/23/19

MEECE – Management of Electrical and Electronic Control Equipment (Assessments not included): 12/3/18, 2/25/19, 4/29/19, 8/5/19, 12/2/19

MED-PIC – Medical Person in Charge (10-Day): 1/21/19*, 3/18/19, 5/6/19, 7/8/19, 9/30/19, 12/2/19

MED-PIC-REF– Medical Person in Charge Refresher: 1/7/19, 3/11/19, 6/24/19, 8/19/19, 10/21/19

MED-PRO – Medical Care Provider: 1/21/19*, 3/18/19, 5/6/19, 9/30/19, 11/18/19

MED-DOT-DA – Dept. of Transportation Drug & Alcohol Testing (1-Day): 12/21/18, 1/12/19, 1/26/19, 2/8/19, 3/9/19, 3/23/19, 4/1/19, 5/3/19, 5/11/19, 6/17/19, 7/14/19, 8/29/19, 9/23/19, 10/5/19, 10/28/19, 12/7/19, 12/20/19

[MSC – Military Sealift Command Courses]

MSC-CBRD-1 – Military Sealift Command Chemical, Biological, Radiological Defense Orientation (Basic) (1-Day): 2/22/19, 5/21/19 (evening), 6/5/19 (evening), 8/7/19, 9/12/19 (evening), 11/1/19 (evening)

MSC-DC – Military Sealift Command Damage Control (2-day): 2/18/19, 5/21/19, 6/5/19, 8/5/19, 9/12/19, 11/1/19

MSC-ENVPRO (1-Day) – 2/24/19, 6/2/19, 8/4/19, 11/3/19

MSC-FF-HELO (2-Day) – 6/3/19, 8/10/19, 10/30/19

MSC-SMA – Military Sealift Command Small Arms Qualifications (4-Day): 1/7/19, 2/25/19, 5/13/19, 6/9/19, 7/15/19, 8/11/19, 9/16/19, 11/4/19

MSC-Security Watch Basic (1-Day) – 2/23/19, 5/12/19, 6/7/19, 8/8/19, 9/14/19, 11/4/19

MSC-Security Watch Advanced (1-Day) – 1/11/19, 3/1/19, 5/17/19, 6/8/19, 7/14/19, 8/9/19, 9/15/19, 11/8/19

MSC-Ship’s Reaction Force (3-Day) – 1/13/19, 3/2/19, 5/18/19, 6/13/19, 7/19/19, 8/16/19, 9/20/19, 11/9/19

NSAP-MMP – Navigational Skills Assessment Program-MM&P (2-Day) – 12/17/18*, 12/19/18*, 1/24/19*, 3/18/19*, 4/22/19, 4/24/19, 6/24/19, 6/26/19, 7/25/19, 7/29/19, 8/26/19, 8/28/19, 11/18/19, 11/20/19, 12/16/19, 12/18/19

ROR-1 – Radar Observer Renewal (1-Day): 1/14/19, 9/23/19

ROR-1N – Radar Observer Renewal Evening Classes (1-Night): 12/5/18, 12/12/18, 12/19/18*, 1/9/19, 1/30/19, 2/5/19, 2/20/19, 3/6/19, 3/20/19, 4/3/19, 4/17/19, 4/24/19, 4/30/19, 5/8/19, 5/15/19, 6/5/19, 6/12/19, 6/19/19, 7/10/19, 7/24/19, 8/1/19, 8/7/19, 8/21/19, 8/28/19, 9/17/19, 9/18/19, 10/2/19, 10/16/19, 10/30/19, 11/6/19, 11/13/19, 12/4/19, 12/18/19

ROU-OIC – Radar Observer Program – Unlimited: 1/7/19, 3/4/19, 7/29/19

SAR – Search & Rescue – (Now with OIC and CMM assessments) (3-Day): 12/17/18, 4/21/19, 12/2/19

SHS-BAS-OIC – Basic Shiphandling: 1/28/19, 5/13/19, 8/26/19, 10/28/19

SHS-EMR5 – Emergency Shiphandling (5 Day) – 12/10/18, 2/25/19*, 4/1/19, 6/17/19, 8/5/19, 9/23/19, 11/18/19, 12/16/19

STB-OIC – Ship Construction and Basic Stability: 1/21/19, 8/5/19

TCNAV/CO – Terrestrial Navigation and Compasses (15-Day): 1/28/19, 7/8/19

TPIC – Tankerman Person in Charge: 1/14/19, 4/8/19, 7/8/19

TRAC-TUG-2 (2-Day): Contact Admissions

TTT – 1/28/19

VPDSD – Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (1-Day): 2/14/19, 4/23/19

VSO – Vessel Security Officer (3-Day): 2/11/19, 4/24/19, 7/8/19, 9/4/19

WKP-OIC – Watchkeeping (Operational Level) (10-Day): 2/18/19, 10/7/19

WX-OIC –Meteorology (Operational Level): 3/18/19, 9/16/19

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PMI ACADEMIC NOTES

Summer-Fall 2018

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.

November 2018
21st Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
26-30 Radar Observer Unlimited
29-30 Basic Training Revalidation

December 2018
3rd Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
3-7 ECDIS
3-7 Leadership & Managerial Skills
3-7 Medical Care Provider
3-14 Medical Person-In-Charge
10-13 ARPA
10-14 Basic Training
14th Radar Renewal
14th Medical DOT
17-18 Basic Training Revalidation
17-20 Search & Rescue
18-21 Advanced Firefighting
19th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation

January 2019
7-18 Advanced Shiphandling
8-11 ARPA
14th Radar Renewal
14-18 Train the Trainer
14-25 GMDSS
15-16 Basic Training Revalidation
17th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
21-25 Advanced Stability
21-25 Pilot Exam Preparation Course
22-25 Advanced Firefighting
28-1 ECDIS
28-1 Advanced Meteorology

February 2019
4-8 Leadership & Managerial Skills
4-8 Meteorology (Operational Level)
4-15 Watchkeeping (Operational Level)
11-15 Medical Care Provider
11-22 Medical Person-In-Charge
15-19 Basic Training Refrehser
18-19 Basic Training Revalidation
20th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
21-22 Advanced Firefighting Refresher
18-20 Security Officer – Vessel, Company, & Facility
18-22 Basic Cargo Handling & Stowage
25-29 Basic Shiphandling

March 2019
4th Vessel Personnel w/ Designated Security Duties
8th Flashing Light
11-14 Advanced Firefighting
11-29 Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation w/ Compasses
13-15 Rating Forming Part of a Navigation Watch
18-22 Advanced Stability
25-26 Basic Training Revalidation
27th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
25-29 Advanced Meteorology
25-29 Tank Ship Dangerous Liquids
28th Radar Renewal
29th Medical DOT

April 2019
1-5 Able Seaman
1-5 Ship Constructions & Basic Stability
1-5 Advanced Shiphandling I
8-11 Advanced Firefighting
8-12 Advanced Shiphandling II
8-12 Radar Observer Unlimited
8-12 Leadership & Managerial Skills
8-12 Medical Care Provider
8-19 Medical Person-In-Charge
15-18 ARPA
15-19 Basic Training
19th Radar Renewal
19-23 Basic Training Refresher
22-23 Basic Training Revalidation
22-26 ECDIS
24th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
25th Medical DOT
29-10 GMDSS
29-3 Advanced Shiphandling I

May 2019
6-9 Advanced Firefighting
6-10 Advanced Shiphandling II
6-24 License Preparation (Mate Level)
10th Radar Renewal
13-14 Advanced Firefighting Refresher
15th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
16-17 Basic Training Revalidation
16-20 Basic Training Refresher
13-17 Meteorology (Operational Level)
13-24 Watchkeeping (Operational Level)
20-24 Advanced Stability
20-24 Basic Training
28-30 Search & Rescue
31st Leadership & Teamworking Skills

June 2019
3-5 Security Officer – Vessel, Company, & Facility
3-21 Celestial Navigation
3-28 License Advancement Preparation (Chief Mate/Master Level)
10-13 Advanced Firefighting
17-21 Basic Firefighting
24-28 Meteorology (Operational Level)
21-25 Basic Training Refresher (no class on weekend)
24-25 Basic Training Revalidation
26th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
28th Medical DOT

July 2019
8-12 Advanced Meteorology
8-26 Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation w/ Compasses
9th Radar Renewal
10-11 Basic Training Revalidation
10-15 Basic Training Refresher (no class on weekend)
12th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
15-19 Basic Shiphandling
15-19 Advanced Stability
16-18 Advanced Firefighting Refresher
22-25 Advanced Firefighting
22-26 Cargo Handling & Stowage
22-26 Advanced Shiphandling I
29-31 Security Officer – Vessel, Company, & Facility
29-2 Advanced Shiphandling II

August 2019
5-8 Advanced Firefighting
12-13 Basic Training Revalidation
14th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
12-30 License Preparation (Mate Level)

September 2019
4th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
5-6 Basic Training Revalidation
6th Vessel Personnel w/ Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)
9th Radar Renewal
9-13 Basic Training
9-13 Marine Propulsion Plants
16-19 Advanced Firefighting
16-20 Ship/Shipboard Management
23-27 Voyage Planning & Electronic Navigation
30-1 ECDIS
30-1 Leadership & Managerial Skills

October 2019
2nd Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
3-4 Basic Training Revalidation
7-11 Engine Resource Management
7-11 Basic Training
7-11 Advanced Shiphandling I
8th Radar Renewal
14-18 Management of Electrical & Electronic Control Equipment (MEECE)
14-18 Advanced Shiphandling II
15-18 Advanced Firefighting
18th Medical DOT
21-25 Advanced Meteorology
21-25 Ship Construction & Basic Stability
28-1 Advanced Stability
28-15 Celestial Navigation

November 2019
4-8 Advanced Cargo Operations
4-15 Basic Training
12th Radar Renewal
13th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
14-15 Basic Training Revalidation
18-19 Advanced Firefighting Refresher
18-20 Security Officer – Vessel, Company, & Facility
18-22 Radar Observer Unlimited
18-22 Advanced Watchkeeping
25-27 Search & Rescue

December 2019
2-6 Leadership & Managerial Skills
2-20 License Preparation (Mate Level)
3-6 Advanced Firefighting
9-12 ARPA
9-13 Basic Training
13th Radar Renewal
16th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
17-18 Basic Training Revalidation

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