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Wheelhouse Weekly – November 8, 2016

November 9th 2016

Volume 21 . . . Number 45. . . Nov. 8, 2016

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IT’S ELECTION DAY: STAND WITH CANDIDATES WHO SUPPORT MARITIME LABOR

Today is Election Day. If you have not already voted, please check out the list of candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate who stand with the maritime unions in the fight to protect your job and working conditions.

The list of candidates for office who have received support from the MM&P Political Contribution Fund or the International Longshoremen’s Association COPE is posted on bridgedeck.org in the Members’ Only section under “Who We Support.”

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TRADE DEAL OPPOSED BY CANADA’S MARITIME UNIONS IS SIGNED

The European Union (EU) and Canada have signed a far-reaching trade agreement that commits them to opening their markets, including domestic maritime sectors, to more competition.

Once it is ratified by the legislatures of the 28 EU member nations, the deal will cut or eliminate many tariffs on industrial goods, agricultural products and food. It also provides for “liberalization” in areas that include shipping and maritime.

The deal has been strenuously opposed by Canada’s maritime unions, which say it will allow European shipping companies employing low-wage workers to operate freely in Canada’s domestic trades.

It was signed nonetheless on Oct. 30 after proponents overcame a political obstacle in the form of objections from Wallonia, a region of Belgium that has been hard hit by globalization. To win over Wallonia, the Belgian government added promises to protect local farmers.

The pact, which is known as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), required the support of all 28 EU countries.

After the signing ceremony, anti-trade pact protesters splashed red paint on the building in which the agreement was signed and chanted slogans condemning a pending sister agreement, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), between Europe and the United States.

If the Obama administration has its way, the next major regional trade accord to be concluded will be the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which includes the United States, Canada, Japan and Vietnam.

Proponents of that deal have said they plan to put it up for a vote during the lame duck session of Congress that follows the U.S. Presidential election. Both candidates for President have said they oppose the deal.

In related news, global trade union leaders meeting in Panama under the auspices of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) last month expressed their strong opposition to the trade pacts.

The ITF has laid out how they will affect transport workers (https://goo.gl/OvVQMO) such as seafarers, dockers and aviation workers, by undermining maritime cabotage rules that support vital national marine trades and knowledge, and throwing open nations’ ports and airports to predatory corporate raiders.

“TiSA and CETA are a threat to all that trade unions hold dear: secure, safe and worthwhile jobs and the preservation of essential and hard-fought standards,” says ITF President Paddy Crumlin.

“No one should be surprised that we have pledged to go from this meeting and continue the fight against them.”

Critics of the trade deals say that the Maritime Labor Convention and SOLAS could be undercut by one provision that allows businesses access to special international courts where they can challenge any barrier to their ability to maximize profits.

For multinationals, the main barriers to profitability are of course labor standards and environmental protections.

“This should immediately set alarm bells ringing,” says John Hilary, author of an article on trade deals that was published in the February 2015 issue of Nautilus, the publication of the British, Dutch and Swiss maritime officers’ union.

“TTIP sets the basic principle of free trade as being that there can be no terms or conditions attached to the way in which business operates in a global economy,” Hilary writes.

“This means that safeguards to protect workers’ rights will be further eroded. These safeguards include health and safety, collective bargaining and pay.”

Targets, he says, could eventually include the Maritime Labor Convention, the International Bargaining Forum and even global safety legislation such as SOLAS, since complying with the standards they set has business costs.

In CETA, Canada has agreed to immediately liberalize the maritime sector, including dredging and feedering, two areas that under previous trade agreements had been reserved for national operators.

Although ports and the Shipping Federation of Canada have praised CETA, the Seafarers’ International Union of Canada has strenuously opposed it.

“This agreement will have a severe negative impact on Canadian seafarers and the Canadian marine industry as a whole by opening domestic trade to foreign carriers, doing away with our cabotage laws,” according to SIU Canada President Jim Given.

Claims that CETA will not take business away from Canadian-flag vessels and crews have also been strongly rejected by the Canadian Shipowners Association (CSA), which represents domestic carriers.

CSA has expressed concern over the fact that access to trades between Canadian ports may be given under the pact to EU carriers who employ international labor at much lower rates, do not pay Canadian taxes or employ Canadian workers and are not regulated to rigorous Transport Canada safety and operating standards for Canadian-flag vessels.

One of the most controversial provisions of CETA would allow any interested EU carrier to offer a feeder service between Halifax and Montreal; another opens Canada to EU dredging service providers.

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U.S. MARITIME COALITION URGES CONGRESS TO ACT ON EXPORT-IMPORT BANK

The U.S Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) supports millions of U.S. jobs and helps businesses of all sizes compete in a global economy. While a super-majority of Congress approved a multi-year reauthorization of the Ex-Im Bank about a year ago, the bank is not fully back at work.

As a result of congressional inaction, the governing board of directors for this critical agency is currently without a quorum, and cannot approve loans of more than $10 million.

As a result, businesses of all sizes in the United States–and their suppliers and workers–are still at a global disadvantage, as foreign governments continue to use their own export credit agencies to support their own exporters with generous and aggressive export credit.

Equally important, the inability of the Export-Import Bank to approve loans is directly depriving the U.S.-flag fleet of much needed cargo-carrying opportunities.

All of the transactions that are part of the $20 billion backlog waiting for Ex-Im Bank action are subject to the U.S.-flag shipping requirements. It is imperative that Congress act now to rectify this situation.

Please go to the following Ex-Im Call to Action link to tell your Congressman and Senators how important it is for them to act now: http://tinyurl.com/CargoNeeded

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USA MARITIME WEBSITE, FACEBOOK PAGE UP AND RUNNING

USA Maritime is the coalition that represents the U.S.-flag shipping companies engaged in the foreign trades, their seafaring unions and maritime associations.

To follow the activities of USA Maritime, check out their website at www.usamaritime.org and follow USA Maritime on Facebook, Twitter and Linked-In.

A link to all three can be found at the bottom of the USA Maritime website home page.

All are regularly updated and contain the most recent information regarding this segment of our industry, focusing most heavily on matters relating to the Maritime Security Program and cargo preference.

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POSITION VACANCY (MARITIME ENGINEER)

The National Maritime Center currently has a permanent position available in Martinsburg, W.Va., for someone with a shipboard engineering background to assist with the evaluation and approval of training courses and programs, qualified assessors and instructors.

Additional information and qualifications can be found on and applications may be submitted via the USA Jobs website at www.usajobs.gov under announcement number 16-2140-SE-BK-D.

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MM&P MEMBER REFLECTS ON VETERANS DAY

Paul Manning, who sails as a medical services officer on Military Sealift Command vessels, penned this moving reflection in November of last year.

We are proud to publish it once again, on the eve of Veterans Day, as a reminder of the sacrifice made by our veterans to keep America safe:

“Nov. 11 is the day set aside to honor those who serve in our military. This is only fitting in view of the contract–moral and written–that our service members make willingly, understanding that they may have to pay with their lives. Often our U.S. Merchant Marine gets overlooked on this day as they are civilians and ‘not in uniform.’ Unknown and unacknowledged are the risks taken by merchant mariners past and present.”

“A few years before I retired in 2005 after 20 years of honorable service in the U.S. Navy, I started to volunteer in the engine room of the SS JOHN W. BROWN, one of only two remaining operating Liberty Ships in the world. It was on the BROWN that I met World War II merchant marine veterans who were more than willing to show me what it took to run and maintain a triple expansion steam engine.”

“Mariners like Joe Carbo, “Blackie” Blackston and Delacy Cook, just to name a few, were my mentors. I learned what these mariners experienced moving war cargo from one continent to another through waters thick with Nazi U-boats. I learned that the U.S. Merchant Marine suffered more loss of life per capita than the Army or the Navy during World War II. I learned that a mariner’s pay was stopped if his ship was sunk because ‘his voyage was ended.’ I learned to what extent the Allied victory in World War II was made possible by the sacrifice of the American Merchant Marine.”

“I have been sailing for Military Sealift Command for just over ten years as a Medical Services Officer and the rewards have far surpassed the challenges. One thing I have witnessed is the same willingness to go into harm’s way, side by side with U.S. Navy combat vessels, to make sure that the Navy and our allies have the ordnance, fuel and food to fight and win in conflicts and contested waters around the world.”

“Many of today’s credentialed merchant mariners are veterans who wore uniforms and still serve their country today. Some never wore a uniform but serve our great nation nonetheless. Collectively they are called Civilian Mariners, or simply CIVMARs.”

“CIVMARs perform the same dangerous tasks as our great Navy: refueling at sea, handling ordnance and span wires parting, facing pirates and Iranian patrol boats to name just a few. CIVMARs are very much behind the scenes and often out of the public eye. They miss important holidays and many of the same life events that we all hold dear to ensure that the U.S. Navy has fuel, food and maybe some reminders of home in the form of mail. CIVMARs are fathers, mothers, grandparents and more, the same as many reading this message.”

“This Veterans Day please take a moment to stop and reflect not just on those who have gone into harm’s way in uniform but also on those who faced the same perils and are not required to wear a uniform but take the same risks for a greater purpose: our Nation.”

— Paul Manning, MM&P member since 2011

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NATIONAL MARITIME CENTER WARNS OF MERCHANT MARINER CREDENTIAL PROCESSING DELAYS

The National Maritime Center (NMC) says that until further notice, because of credential processing delays, mariners are “highly encouraged” to submit their applications to RECs other than Miami and Charleston.

Applications may be submitted via e-mail, standard mail, fax or drop off in person, preferably using the appointment scheduler on the NMC website.

Additionally, mariners whose documents are going to expire within the next six months should not wait until several weeks prior to their expiration date to submit their renewal applications, the agency says. It also reminds mariners that the post-dating of credentials up to eight months is still offered.

NMC says that the problems are due to the fact that it is experiencing a higher than average volume of applications for this time of the year.

And with Hurricane Matthew passing through Florida and South Carolina in October, both REC Miami and REC Charleston are still recovering from “excessive inventories,” the agency says.

Additionally, the NMC Evaluations Branch is experiencing a shortage of qualified evaluators at the upper credential levels which is contributing to increased processing time.

The agency says that medical certificate applications have not been affected by these problems.

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DEADLINE LOOMS FOR STCW STOPGAP TRAINING

The end of the year is the deadline for STCW-Gap Closing Training Requirements: in less than two months, the requirements go into force.

There are mandatory training requirements for operational and management deck/engine officers.

Unless the training has been completed, deck and engine officers will not be able to sail on their STCW credential after Dec. 31.

For the latest course availability for deck and engine officer training, please check the MITAGS website www.mitags.org, send an e-mail to Admissions@mitags.org or call the toll free number 866-656-5568.

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MM&P HOLIDAY PARTY SCHEDULE

The end of the year is the deadline for STCW-Gap Closing Training Requirements: in less than two months, the requirements go into force.

There are mandatory training requirements for operational and management deck/engine officers.

Unless the training has been completed, deck and engine officers will not be able to sail on their STCW credential after Dec. 31.

For the latest course availability for deck and engine officer training, please check the MITAGS website www.mitags.org, send an e-mail to Admissions@mitags.org or call the toll free number 866-656-5568.

MM&P HOLIDAY PARTY SCHEDULE

Atlantic Ports:
— Norfolk, Monday, Dec. 5, at The Dockside, 12:30–3:30pm;
— Charleston, Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Kickin Chicken, 12:30-3:30pm;
— Newark, for both the Offshore Group and the Atlantic Maritime Group, Wednesday, Dec. 14, the Robert Treat Hotel, 12pm-5pm;
— Boston, Friday, Dec. 16, MM&P Boston Hall, 11am-3pm.

Gulf Ports:
— Pompano, Monday, Dec. 19, at the Pompano Hall, 11am–2pm;
— Houston, Thursday, Dec. 8, 12pm-3pm at Brady’s Landing.

Pacific Ports:
— Los Angeles/Long Beach, Friday, Dec. 2, 12:00 noon, at the union hall;
— San Francisco/Oakland, Friday, Dec. 9, 12:00 noon, at the union hall;
— Honolulu, Thursday, Dec. 15, 10am-2pm, at the union hall;
— Seattle, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 12:00 noon at union hall.

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MEMBERSHIP MEETING IN MM&P HONOLULU HALL ON NOV. 10

There will be a membership meeting in the Honolulu Hall on Thursday, Nov. 10, after job call. All members in the area are encouraged to attend the meeting.

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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 Friday, Nov. 11, for Veterans Day and on Thursday and Friday Nov. 24-25, for Thanksgiving.

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MM&P OFFICER ELECTION AND CONSTITUTION BALLOT UPDATE

Ballots for the 2016 MM&P officer election and Constitutional amendments were mailed to all union members in September. There are two separate ballots—both of which go into the same Secret Ballot Envelope.

If you do not receive a ballot, or if you lose or destroy your ballot, you may request a duplicate ballot by contacting American Arbitration Association at 1-800-273-0726 (Monday to Friday, 0900 to 1700 ET).

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TWENTY-SIX CONFIRMED DEAD IN EXPLOSION AND FIRE AT PAKISTAN SHIPBREAKING YARD

The death toll from an explosion and fire at a Pakistan shipbreaking yard last week has risen to 26, the authorities say, and many people are still missing.

More than 50 others were wounded when a gas cylinder exploded and started a fire inside a decommissioned oil tanker at the Gadani yard in the southwestern part of the country, about 30 miles away from the port city of Karachi.

The families of those killed blocked a nearby highway to protest the lack of medical care for those injured, as well as a lack of compensation for relatives.

Laborers at the shipbreaking yards work in poor conditions and without basic protective gear.

The authorities have banned all activities at the yard while the investigation into the blast continues.

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UNION MEMBERS AT JIM BEAM DISTILLERIES RETURN TO WORK

Striking workers at two Jim Beam distilleries in Kentucky returned to their jobs during the last week of October after approving a third contract offer from the company.

Members of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 111D, who had been picketing for a week, voted overwhelmingly to pass the newest contract proposal.

One key issue was management’s use of lower-paid part-time and temporary workers to “round out” production when demand for bourbon peaked.

Union members also said that because of a shortage of full-time employees, they were sometimes required to work 60-80 hours a week to keep pace with production targets.

“The final proposal includes many of the key elements that we felt so strongly about, such as equal pay for equal work, a cap on temporary employees and the hiring of more full-time employees,” said Janelle Mudd, president of UFCW Local 111D.

The new contract also provides for pay raises and eliminates the two-tiered wage system at the plants.

“Through the negotiation of mutually beneficial changes in key areas such as staffing, the number and use of agency workers, wage inequities, seniority recognition, work schedules and the effect of excessive overtime on quality of life, the parties have committed to reestablishing a better workplace environment, early problem-solving and enhancing their pride in production and integrity of the Jim Beam brand,” said UFCW Vice President George Orlando.

Kentucky is home to about 95 percent of the world’s bourbon production. Both the bourbon and whiskey industries are enjoying growing sales worldwide, in part driven by higher demand for premium spirits and cocktails.

Bourbon is a $3 billion industry in Kentucky, with 15,400 jobs directly tied it, according to the Kentucky Distillers Association. Bourbon is made with a minimum of 51 percent corn, and Jim Beam says it ages its bourbon in charred new oak barrels for at least four years.

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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.

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 – 4/17/17, 8/21/17, 10/16/17

AIS-1 – Automatic Identifications Systems Orientation: 5/23/17

ARPA-OIC – Automated Radar Plotting Aids: 1/24/17, 4/4/17, 8/8/17, 9/26/17

AZIPOD 2-Day – 11/14/16, 3/6/17, 5/22/17, 10/16/17

BRM-35 – Bridge Resource Management: 1/30/17, 4/3/17, 6/19/17, 9/25/17, 11/13/17

BRMP –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots: 11/14/16, 3/6/17, 5/22/17, 7/20/17, 11/14/17

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

BRMP-Refresher – 11/16/16, 3/8/17, 5/24/17, 7/17/17, 9/12/17, 10/18/17

BT – Basic Safety Training: 1/23/17, 4/10/17, 8/14/17, 10/9/17

BT-Revalidation (2-day) – 3/9/17, 5/4/17, 6/22/17, 8/21/17, 9/28/17, 11/8/17, 12/14/17

BT-Refresher (3-day) – 3/9/17, 5/4/17, 6/22/17, 8/20/17, 9/28/17, 11/8/17, 12/14/17

CHS-OIC – Cargo Handling Basic: 11/14/16, 5/8/17, 10/30/17

[CMM – Chief Mate and Master Courses]

ADVNAV-CMM – Advanced Navigation (=ECDIS & VPEN): Contact Admissions

ADVSTB-CMM – Advanced Stability: 1/16/17, 4/10/17, 6/12/17, 7/31/17, 10/2/17, 12/11/17

ADVWX-CMM – Advanced Meteorology: 1/9/17, 3/13/17, 6/5/17, 8/7/17, 9/25/17, 12/4/17

CHS-CMM – Advanced Cargo Operations (2 weeks): 4/17/17, 10/9/17

ECDIS – Electronic Chart Display Information System: 11/28/16, 12/19/16, 1/23/17, 3/27/17, 6/26/17, 8/14/17, 9/18/17

LMS – Leadership and Managerial Skills (Management Level – Formerly MCL-CMM) –11/14/16,11/28/16, 12/5/16, 12/12/16, 12/19/16, 1/30/17, 2/20/17, 5/22/17, 6/19/17, 8/21/17, 9/11/17

MPP-CMM – Marine Propulsion Plants: 4/3/17

SEC-APPS – Practical Defense Tactics: 3/13/17, 7/31/17, 11/6/17

SHMGT-CMM- Ship Management (2 weeks): 5/1/17, 10/30/17

SHS-ADV-I-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 1): 11/28/16, 12/5/16, 1/16/17, 2/6/17, 3/6/17, 3/20/17, 4/10/17, 4/24/17, 5/8/17, 6/5/17, 7/17/17, 7/31/17, 8/14/17, 9/11/17, 10/2/17, 10/30/17, 12/4/17

SHS-ADV-II-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 2): 11/14/16, 12/5/16, 12/12/16, 1/23/17, 2/13/17, 3/13/17, 3/27/17, 4/17/17, 5/1/17, 5/15/17, 6/12/17, 7/24/17, 8/7/17, 8/21/17, 9/18/17, 10/9/17, 11/6/17, 12/11/17

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

VPEN-CMM – Voyage Planning & Electronic Navigation: 3/20/17, 10/23/17

WKP-CMM – Advanced Watchkeeping: 5/15/17, 11/13/17

CNAV-OIC – Celestial Navigation: 4/24/17, 11/6/17

CONT PLNG – Contingency Planning Workshop: Contact Admissions

CRISIS-COMMS – Crisis Communications: 3/2/17

CRSMGT – Crisis Management and Human Behavior – 7/11/17

CDMGT – Crowd Management – 7/10/17

DDE – Great Lakes: 1/30/17, 6/5/17

DPA – Contact Admissions

ECDIS-OIC – Contact Admissions

ECDIS for Pilots – 11/14/16, 2/28/17, 5/24/17, 11/14/17

ERM – Engine Resource Management: 11/14/16, 11/28/16, 12/5/16, 12/12/16, 12/19/16, 2/27/17, 7/10/17, 8/28/17, 10/16/17, 12/4/17

FF-BADV – Fire Fighting Combined Basic & Advanced: 1/23/17, 4/10/17, 8/14/17, 10/9/17

FF-ADV-REV – Advanced Fire Fighting Revalidation & Refresher: 3/7/17, 5/2/17, 6/20/17, 8/23/17, 9/26/17, 11/6/17, 12/12/17

FSM – Fatigue, Sleep, & Medications: 1/17/17, 4/4/17, 4/18/17, 9/12/17

GL-Pilot – Great Lakes Pilotage Familiarization: 1/6/17

GMDSS – Global Maritime Distress and Safety System: 3/6/17, 8/21/17

HAZ – Hazardous Materials (5 day): 12/5/16, 6/26/17, 8/28/17, 11/27/17

LAP- 2/13/17, 9/11/17

LAP-Great Lakes – License Advancement Program – Great Lakes: 1/9/17

LAP-ORG3rd – License Advancement Program for Original 3rd Mate, Oceans, Any Gross
Ton License: 12/5/16, 3/20/17, 6/5/17, 8/7/17, 12/4/17

LEG – Legal Aspects of Pilotage: 11/15/16, 1/18/17, 3/7/17, 4/19/17, 9/13/17

LNG-TPIC – 12/5/16, 12/4/17

LTS –Leadership and Teamworking Skills (Formerly MCL-OIC): 11/14/16*, 12/19/16*, 2/13/17, 4/3/17, 8/15/17, 9/25/17 (*2-Evening Session)

MEECE – Management of Electrical and Electronic Control: 11/28/16, 12/5/16, 12/12/16, 12/19/16,

MED-PIC – Medical Person in Charge: 12/12/16, 1/9/17, 3/20/17, 5/8/17, 7/10/17, 9/11/17, 10/23/17

MED-PIC-REF– Medical Person in Charge Refresher: 1/30/17, 4/24/17, 6/26/17, 8/28/17, 11/13/17, 12/4/17

MED-PRO – Medical Care Provider: 11/28/16, 12/12/16, 1/9/17, 3/20/17, 4/17/17, 5/8/17, 9/11/17, 10/23/17, 11/27/17

MED-DOT-DA – Dept. of Transportation Drug & Alcohol Testing: 11/12/16, 12/17/16, 1/14/17, 3/6/17, 5/1/17, 6/19/17, 7/16/17, 8/25/17, 9/25/17, 10/28/17, 12/11/17

MSA –Maritime Security Awareness: Contact Admissions

[MSC – Military Sealift Command Courses]

MSC-CBRD-1 – Military Sealift Command Chemical, Biological, Radiological Defense Orientation (Basic): 2/23/17, 6/9/17, 8/9/17, 10/2/17

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

*MSC-ENVPRO – 2/26/17, 6/4/17, 8/6/17, 10/1/17

*MSC-FF-HELO – 6/5/17, 8/13/17, 10/16/17

MSC-SMA – Military Sealift Command Small Arms Qualification: 1/9/17, 2/27/17, 6/12/17, 8/13/17, 10/9/17

*MSC-Security Watch Basic – 2/24/17, 6/10/17, 8/10/17, 10/5/17

*MSC-Security Watch Advanced – 1/13/17, 3/3/17, 6/16/17, 7/21/17, 8/12/17, 10/7/17

*MSC-Ship’s Reaction Force – 1/16/17, 6/17/17, 7/24/17, 8/18/17, 10/13/17

NSAP-MMP – Navigational Skills Assessment Program-MM&P – 1/25/17, 3/22/17, 5/9/17

ROR-1 – Radar Observer Renewal: 1/23/17, 8/17/17, 9/25/17

ROR-1N – Radar Observer Renewal Evening Classes: 11/16/16, 11/30/16, 12/7/16, 12/14/16, 1/11/17, 2/1/17, 2/8/17, 2/22/17, 3/8/17, 3/22/17, 4/5/17, 4/19/17, 5/3/17, 5/10/17, 5/17/17, 6/7/17, 6/21/17, 7/12/17, 7/26/17, 8/9/17, 8/23/17, 9/20/17, 10/4/17, 10/18/17, 11/1/17, 11/8/17, 11/15/17, 11/29/17, 12/6/17, 12/13/17

ROU-OIC – Radar Observer Program – Unlimited: 1/16/17, 7/31/17

SAR-OIC – Search & Rescue – 4/10/17, 10/16/17

SHS-BAS-OIC – Basic Shiphandling: 2/20/17, 5/15/17, 8/28/17, 10/23/17

SHS-EMR5 – Emergency Shiphandling-5 Day – 11/28/16, 2/20/17, 5/1/17, 6/26/17, 9/25/17, 11/27/17

SMS – 12/19/16

STB-OIC – Ship Construction and Basic Stability: 1/9/17, 8/7/17

TCNAV/CO – Terrestrial Navigation and Compasses: 1/30/17, 7/10/17

TPIC – Tankerman Person in Charge: 2/13/17, 8/7/17

TRAC-TUG-2: Contact Admissions

TTT – 12/12/16

VPDSD – Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties: Contact Admissions

VSO – Vessel Security Officer:, 2/14/17, 4/17/17, 5/22/17

WKP-OIC – Watchkeeping (Operational Level): 2/20/17

WX-OIC –Meteorology (Operational Level): 3/20/17

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PMI ACADEMIC NOTES

Please also see our schedule and enroll online at www.mitags-pmi.org. For registration contact our registrar, Mary McGhee: 206.838.1126 or mmcghee@mates.org.

November 2016

14-18 ECDIS
14-18 Leadership & Managerial Skills
14-18 Engine Resource Management
14-18 MEECE
28-2 Medical Care Provider
28-9 Medical Person-In-Charge
28-9 GMDSS

December 2016

5th Radar Renewal
5-9 Leadership & Managerial Skills
5-9 Engine Resource Management
12-16 ECDIS
12-16 Leadership & Managerial Skills
12-16 MEECE
19-23 Tankerman Person-In-Charge


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