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Wheelhouse Weekly, February 23, 2021

February 25th 2021

Volume 27… Number 8… Feb. 23, 2021

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VACCINATIONS UPON PRESENTATION OF MMC MEDICAL ENDORSEMENTS

MM&P members are reporting that they have been vaccinated based on presentation of the Medical First-Aid Provider/Person in Charge of Medical Care endorsements on their Merchant Mariner Credential at various testing centers around the country.

While MM&P efforts seeking universal vaccinations for essential worker merchant mariners continue to be a work in progress, members with the above medical caregiver endorsements are encouraged to seek vaccination.
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NAUTILUS FEDERATION CALLS FOR GLOBAL VACCINE PROGRAM FOR MARINERS

The Nautilus Federation, a group of 22 labor unions representing mariners who sail offshore and on the inland waterways, is calling on governments and global organizations to coordinate a worldwide vaccination program.

“[M]aritime and shipping professionals must travel to do their job,” said Nautilus Federation Director Mark Dickinson.

“This places them at additional risk. To mitigate that risk and protect employment, vaccination is an obvious step.”

A global campaign could ensure that mariners—who because they must travel for work might miss out on the chance to be vaccinated in national or local programs—receive the vaccine in a timely manner.

It would also go a long way towards resolving the crew change crisis, which has blocked hundreds of thousands of seafarers aboard their ships, in some cases for many months.

Accessing medical care has become a struggle for seafarers—even in emergency situations— because of Covid-19 border restrictions put in place by many countries: vaccinating seafarers would make it easier for them to obtain medical care ashore.

An international campaign, the federation notes, would need to ensure:

— seafarers can access two doses of the vaccine in cases a two-dose regimen is required;

— those who experience side effects as a result of the vaccination can obtain necessary medical advice and care; and

— vaccinations administered under the program are recognized as valid for seafarer transit by all participating jurisdictions.

“The maritime and shipping professionals who have kept global supply chains moving throughout the pandemic require an international solution to ensure they can access vaccines while they are at sea,” Dickinson said.

“While national vaccination programs progress, governments and global organizations must also recognize this urgent and growing need.”

MM&P is one of the 22 maritime labor unions that belong to the Nautilus Federation.

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WHITE HOUSE NOMINATES HIGHLY EXPERIENCED LABOR-SIDE LAWYER AS NLRB GENERAL COUNSEL

President Biden has nominated Jennifer Abruzzo as the new General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.

Abruzzo is currently Special Counsel to the Communications Workers of America.

She was previously Deputy General Counsel and Acting General Counsel at the NLRB, where she worked for almost 23 years.

“Abruzzo will bring her more than two decades of experience and knowledge at the NLRB to help rebuild America’s middle class,” The White House said in a statement.

“She will be an important member in supporting the NLRB’s work to build a stronger, more resilient, and more inclusive economy that delivers every American a fair return for their work and an equal chance to get ahead.”

“There is no better person than Jennifer Abruzzo to help return the NLRB to its core mission of upholding and protecting workers’ rights to form unions and bargain collectively,” said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.

“Jennifer has tirelessly fought for working people her entire career, most recently as CWA’s special counsel, where she provided sound legal counsel concerning innovative initiatives advancing worker power.”

“Even as workers have stepped up to the plate throughout this pandemic, we’ve been denied basic federal protections time and again,” Trumka said.

“Today, is another step toward righting the wrongs of the past four years.”

“The days of the NLRB actively blocking workers from organizing a union are over. We look forward to working people finally getting the fair treatment we deserve.”

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BIDEN, HARRIS MEET WITH UNIONS TO TALK INFRASTRUCTURE

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris met last week with leaders of the AFL-CIO and seven construction unions to discuss the nation’s economic recovery and the need for infrastructure investments.

“I think we have an incredible opportunity to make some enormous progress in creating jobs—good-paying jobs, Davis-Bacon and prevailing-wage jobs—to rebuild the infrastructure of this country in a way that everybody knows has to be done,” Biden opened the meeting by saying.

Union leaders who participated said they were encouraged by the discussion.

“For working people this was the most productive Oval Office meeting in years,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said.

“The President and Vice President share our belief that infrastructure is essential if we’re going to rebuild our communities.”

The Feb. 17 meeting, which lasted for more than 90 minutes, also touched on the Protecting the Right to Organize, or PRO Act, which would amend the country’s labor laws to give workers more power in work disputes, levy new penalties on companies that retaliate against union organizers and expand the right to negotiate for better wages and working conditions to hundreds of thousands of Americans.

It would also weaken “right-to-work” laws in 27 states that allow free riders in the workplace to benefit from union-negotiated contracts without paying any dues.

“If we make key structural changes to our economy, we can create a new generation of good-paying union jobs,” Trumka said.

“That means delivering long-overdue COVID-19 relief to working families. It means passing urgently needed infrastructure spending.”

“And, it means strengthening working people’s freedom to organize a union by passing the PRO Act.”

“President Biden ran on a promise to build back better,” Trumka said.

“As we made clear today, America can only build back better if unions are doing the building.”

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT WORKERS SUFFER GROWING NUMBER OF VIOLENT, ON-THE-JOB ATTACKS

The risks of being assaulted on the job are increasing for frontline transportation workers who interact with members of the public.

Transport workers have been spat on, stabbed and punched.

The problem is not new but it has worsened since the start of the pandemic.

Robberies and attacks by passengers who don’t want to pay the fare or are suffering from mental illness have long been a serious problem.

Now there are also assaults triggered by mask mandates and social distancing requirements.

“It’s a massive issue,” says Greg Regan, president of the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO.

“[I] don’t know what’s fueling it. But the direction of anger or frustration at people who are doing their jobs and operating our transit systems is completely unacceptable,” he told reporter Chris Teale for an article that appeared in the Feb. 17 issue of Smart Cities Dive.

Ismael Rivera, a member of the Amalgamated Transit Union who drives a bus in Orlando, Fla., testified before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on Feb. 4 about passengers reacting violently when asked to wear a mask on board or socially distance.

In July 2020, a Lubbock, Texas, bus driver was beaten bloody with a piece of wood for asking a passenger to wear a mask.

An MTA bus driver in New York had hot coffee thrown on him after a similar request.

A member of the Transport Workers Union, Monique Rondon, who drives a bus in New York City, has suffered numerous assaults, including once being spit on “so viciously that it covered her uniform and face,” according to press reports.

Afterwards Rondon, who said this was the fourth time she had been attacked on the job, considered quitting, spent months off work and had to attend therapy sessions.

She says the constant threat of physical and verbal assault makes many operators scared to come to work.

“There’s not much we can do,” Rondon says.

“You either sit there and take it, or you try to fight back. And I won’t fight back. I won’t lose my life, because I want to get home to my family.”

Some workers ask to be taken off the front lines for their own safety.

Amalgamated Transit Union International President John Costa said he’s seen “grown men crying, asking if they can get off the bus and be put in any job or maintenance position” because of the threats they’ve faced on the job.

TWU International President John Samuelsen said local transport agencies and government are partly responsible because public transportation has been underfunded for years.

“You have a situation where service delivery in public transit systems in America has been plummeting both in quality of service and quantity of service,” he says.

“And what that leads to is a frustrated ridership. The uniformed bus operator then becomes the target.”

TTD has supported legislation that would give transit agencies two years to develop safety plans.

The bill did not get approved in the last session of Congress but there are hopes it will be reintroduced this year.

President Biden signaled his support for such a law in a town hall meeting last year with ATU members, and pledged to “fight” to get it passed.

“As with a lot of things, federal leadership is important,” says TTD’s Regan, “because you need to have a baseline standard, you need to have requirements that are enforceable across the board.”

MM&P, ATU and TWU are all members of TTD, a coalition of 33 unions representing millions of transport workers nationwide.
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JAPANESE BUSINESSMEN CHARGED IN SCHEME TO DUMP OILY WASTEWATER, DEFRAUD NAVY

Three Japanese nationals, including the president and chief executive officer of Yokohama-based Kanto Kosan Co., have been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with an alleged long-running scheme to defraud the US Navy and pollute Japanese waters by dumping contaminated water removed from US Navy ships into the ocean.

Sojiro Imahashi, Tsuyoshi Ifuku and Yuki Yamamiya were charged with one count of conspiracy to make false claims, to commit ocean dumping and to commit major fraud against the US; four counts of major fraud against the US; and six counts of submitting false claims.

According to the indictment, from approximately 2007 to 2020, Kanto Kosan received contracts from the Navy valued at approximately $120 million, tens of millions of which related to the removal, treatment and disposal of contaminated oily wastewater generated by US Navy ships in Yokosuka, Sasebo and Okinawa.

Under the terms of the contracts, Kanto Kosan was required to treat the oily wastewater in accordance with Japanese environmental regulations.

The indictment alleges that defendants transferred wastewater to treatment barges on which Kanto Kosan was supposed to use various methods to clean it prior to discharging it into the ocean.

To ensure the discharged water met Japanese environmental standards, the Navy contracts required Kanto Kosan to “conduct semiannual sampling and testing of effluent discharge from the treatment barge[s] … in a laboratory certified by the Japanese regulatory authority … and provide copies of the test results to [the US Navy] … within five working days of receiving results.”

The indictment alleges that in approximately 2007, the defendants and others decided that, instead of properly treating the oily wastewater, Kanto Kosan would minimally treat it to remove visible contaminates and then discharge the improperly treated or untreated water into the ocean.

To circumvent the testing regime, the defendants directed that a storage tank on Kanto Kosan’s treatment barges be kept filled with tap water, and then directed personnel from the environmental testing labs to take samples from those tanks.

Kanto Kosan employees also added oily wastewater to the tanks filled with tap water on occasion to avoid exposing the scheme.

“The defendants deceived the Navy by willfully failing to satisfy the company’s obligations under $120 million in contracts with the Department of Defense that were designed, among other things, to ensure the company not only delivered the required services to the Navy but also complied with environmental safeguards,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Nicholas L. McQuaid for the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.

“The alleged conduct of the defendants in this case posed a threat to the critical strategic alliance between the United States and our valuable partner nation of Japan,” said Special Agent in Charge Stanley A. Newell of the Transnational Operations Field Office for the Defense Criminal Investigative Service.

“The defendants deserve to be held fully accountable for their alleged scheme to illegally dump wastewater as it threatened the integrity of the Department of the Navy procurement process… and squandered taxpayer dollars and valuable investigative resources,” said NCIS Far East Field Office Special Agent in Charge Tim Mahew.

“NCIS remains committed to working with DCIS and our federal and international law enforcement partners to root out crime that threatens the communities where our DON personnel live and work.”

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MITAGS EAST SEEKS NAVAL ARCHITECT & SIMULATION DEVELOPER

MITAGS East is seeking a full-time naval architect and simulation developer responsible for developing hydrodynamic ship simulation models and modeling tasks, which may include creation and maintenance of visual databases and video production for use by the MATES Program.

Minimum annual salary, commensurate with applicable skill set, is $53,535.

Major duties and responsibilities are:
— develop ship models for simulation systems (Wärtsilä simulator) and area databases;
— lead maritime research projects;
— produce videos related to operational research studies;
— organize, manage, and prepare document area and model databases, reports and videos;
— operate the simulator if directed to do so.

Qualifications are:

— background or degree in naval architecture/hydrodynamics/coastal engineering or other related field (such as computer gaming, design or 3D modeling);
— professional credential, licensed engineer or EIT;
— Bachelors’ degree in appropriate field of study or 2-3 years equivalent work experience;
— knowledge of, or work experience in maritime;
— strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a plus, as is experience with AutoCAD, 3D Studio Max or Matlab.

Position may require travel to MITAGS-West Coast (Seattle) campus or other sites.

If you are interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to MITAGS Human Resource Manager Jane Sibiski, jsibiski@mitags.org

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MITAGS EAST SEEKS PART-TIME SIMULATOR OPERATOR

MITAGS East is seeking a part-time simulator operator to support classroom instruction and research including simulator setup and correction of technical issues that occur during daily operations.

This is a contract position for a maximum of 1000 hours per year at a minimum salary of $23.88 per hour. Major duties and responsibilities are:

— preparing and operating ship and tug simulators under the direction of course instructors;
— if necessary, assisting simulation engineers in daily system checks, problem solving, testing and validation of ship models and databases;
— assisting with preparation and documentation of model and database testing as well as other reports as required;
— other duties as assigned by the department head, simulation research/operations directly related to the operation of a simulator and classroom support.

Desired qualifications are:

— background or degree in computer science/engineering/gaming or related fields;
— knowledge of, or work experience in, maritime or aviation;
— in-depth knowledge and skills surrounding the operation of computer systems;
— ability to work flexible hours, to include early morning, evening and/or weekend schedules;
— excellent writing and communications.

This position may require moderate physical activity and some travel to MITAGS West or other sites.

If you are interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to MITAGS Human Resource Manager Jane Sibiski, jsibiski@mitags.org

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MM&P HOLIDAY CLOSING SCHEDULE

The MM&P Houston Hall will be closed on Tuesday, March 2, for Texas Independence Day.

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ATTENTION MITAGS EAST STUDENTS

Due to the pandemic surge, students coming to the MITAGS East Campus must send Admissions a negative Covid-19 test result. The test must have been taken within 72 hours of arrival.

Students who cannot access testing but who otherwise meet all the requirements of the MATES Program Covid-19 policy will have to take a Covid-19 test offered at MITAGS East every Monday morning.

Members may also reschedule their classes for later in the year when the infection rates are expected to drop.

We appreciate your cooperation during these very trying times.

Also please note that the minimum number of days to obtain eligibility continues to be 42 days instead of 30.

Additionally, class sizes may be reduced in order to maintain proper physical distancing.

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/ MITAGS ACADEMIC NOTES /

\\Classes are 5-day unless otherwise noted\\

Class dates followed by an * are full

AB – Able Seaman – 4/12/21, 6/28/21

AIS-1 – Automatic Identifications Systems Orientation (1-Day): 5/5/21

ARPA-OIC (4-Day) – Automated Radar Plotting Aids: 6/1/21

AZIPOD (2-Day) – 4/29/21

BRM-35 – Bridge Resource Management: 8/2/21, 10/25/21

BRMP –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots (2-Day): 3/8/21, 4/13/21, 4/29/21, 5/17/21
Online: 4/20/21

BRMP-EMR –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots with Emergency Shiphandling – (Now also included in BRMP-Refresher) (3-Day): 3/10/21, 4/26/21

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

BT – Basic Safety Training: 5/3/21, 8/2/21, 10/11/21

BT-Revalidation (2-day) (Must have 1 year of sea service in last 5 years) – 4/27/21, 6/22/21

BT-Refresher (3-day) – 4/27/21

CHS-OIC – Cargo Handling Basic: Not currently scheduled

[CMM – Chief Mate and Master Courses]

ADVSTB-CMM – Advanced Stability: 3/8/21, 5/3/21, 6/21/21, 8/9/21, 10/18/21

ADVWX-CMM – Advanced Meteorology: 4/26/21, 6/14/21, 8/2/21, 10/11/21, 12/6/21

CHS-CMM – Advanced Cargo Operations (10 Days): 3/15/21

CM-OPS 1 – Chief Mate Operations – Week 1: 6/7/21

CM-OPS 2 Maersk – Chief Mate Operations II Maersk Specific: 6/14/21

CM-OPS 2 APL – Chief Mate Operations II APL Specific – Not currently scheduled

ECDIS – Electronic Chart Display Information Systems: 6/7/21, 7/26/21, 10/4/21, 11/29/21

LMS – Leadership and Managerial Skills (Management Level – Formerly MCL-CMM): 5/10/21, 6/28/21, 8/16/21, 11/8/21, 12/13/21

MPP-CMM – Marine Propulsion Plants: 4/12/21
(DCS-1 available on request – contact Admissions)

SEC-APPS – Practical Defense Tactics: Not Currently Scheduled

SHMGT-CMM- Ship Management: Not currently scheduled

SHS-ADV-I-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 1): 3/15/21, 4/19/21, 5/10/21, 6/7/21, 7/19/21, 8/9/21, 9/13/21, 9/27/21, 10/11/21, 11/1/21, 11/29/21

SHS-ADV-II-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 2): 3/1/21, 3/22/21, 4/26/21, 5/17/21, 6/14/21, 7/26/21, 8/16/21, 9/20/21, 10/4/21, 10/18/21, 11/8/21, 12/6/21

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

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

WKP-CMM – Advanced Watchkeeping: 3/1/21

WX-HW-ATL – Heavy Weather Avoidance Routing: Atlantic Ocean (2-day) – Contact Admissions

WX-HW-IND – Heavy Weather Avoidance Routing: Indian Ocean (2-day) – Contact Admissions

WX-HW-PAC – Heavy Weather Avoidance Routing: Pacific Ocean (2-day) – Contact Admissions

CIW-DPA/IA – Continual Improvement Workshop: Designated Person Ashore & Internal Auditor (3-Day) ** This course is NOT covered by the MATES Program **
Online: 4/7/21, 7/7/21, 10/6/21

CIW-SMS – Continual Improvement Workshop: Successful Safety Management (2-Day) – Online: 6/10/21, 12/9/21

CNAV-OIC (15-Day) – Celestial Navigation: Not currently scheduled

CRISIS-COMMS – Crisis Communications (1-Day): 3/10/21

CRSMGT – Crisis Management and Human Behavior (1-Day) – Not currently scheduled

CDMGT – Crowd Management (1-Day) – Not currently scheduled

CSE – Confined Space Entry (3-Day): Not currently scheduled

CSE-AWR – Confined Space Entry Awareness (2-Day): 5/20/21

CY-MAR – Cyber-Skilled Mariner ** This course is NOT covered by the MATES Program ** – Not currently scheduled

DDE – Great Lakes (20-Day): 4/19/21

ECDIS for Pilots (2-Day) – 3/8/21, 5/3/21

ERM – Engine Resource Management: 4/19/21

ADV-FF – Advanced Fire-Fighting (4-day) – Not currently scheduled

FF-BADV – Fire Fighting Combined Basic & Advanced: 5/3/21, 8/2/21, 10/11/21

FF-ADV-Rev (1-day) (Must have 1 year of sea service in last 5 years) – Advanced Fire Fighting Revalidation: 4/26/21, 6/21/21

FF-ADV-REF (2-day) – Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher: 4/30/21

FSM – Fatigue, Sleep, & Medications (1-Day): 4/13/21
Online: Not currently scheduled

GL-Pilot – Great Lakes Pilotage Familiarization (2-Day): 3/13/21

GMDSS – Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (10-Day): 4/12/21

HAZ – Hazardous Materials (5 day): 4/12/21

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

LAP – License Advancement Program for Mate to Master (20-Day): 8/2/21, 10/18/21

LAP-Great Lakes – License Advancement Program – Great Lakes (15-Day): 3/8/21

LAP-ORG3rd – License Advancement Program for Original 3rd Mate, Oceans, Any Gross
Ton License (15-Day): 4/12/21

LEG – Legal Aspects of Pilotage (1-Day): 3/9/21, 4/14/21, 4/29/21

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

LTS –Leadership and Teamworking Skills (Formerly MCL-OIC) (1-Day): Not currently scheduled

MEECE – Management of Electrical and Electronic Control Equipment (Assessments not included): 4/12/21

MED-PIC – Medical Person in Charge (10-Day): 4/12/21, 7/12/21, 9/27/21, 11/29/21

MED-PIC-REF– Medical Person in Charge Refresher: 5/10/21, 6/28/21, 8/30/21, 11/15/21

MED-PRO – Medical Care Provider: 4/12/21, 7/12/21, 9/27/21

MED-DOT-DA – Dept. of Transportation Drug & Alcohol Testing (1-Day): 4/17/21, 5/15/21, 6/24/21, 7/17/21, 8/19/21, 9/24/21, 10/2/21, 10/25/21, 12/4/21, 12/17/21


[MSC – Military Sealift Command Courses]

MSC-CBRD-1 – Military Sealift Command Chemical, Biological, Radiological Defense Orientation (Basic) (1-Day): 5/17/21, 6/11/21, 8/4/21, 9/16/21, 10/31/21

MSC-DC – Military Sealift Command Damage Control (2-day): 5/18/21, 6/9/21, 8/2/21, 9/14/21, 10/29/21

MSC-ENVPRO (1-Day) – 6/13/21, 8/6/21, 11/9/21

MSC-FF-HELO (2-Day) – 6/21/21, 8/2/21

MSC-SMA – Military Sealift Command Small Arms Qualifications (4-Day): 3/1/21*, 5/10/21, 6/14/21, 7/12/21, 8/9/21, 9/20/21, 11/1/21

MSC-Security Watch Basic (1-Day/ 8-hour) – 3/1/21 (Evening), 5/9/21 (Evening), 6/12/21 (Evening), 8/7/21, 9/17/21, 11/1/21 (Evening)

MSC-Security Watch Advanced (1-Day) – 3/5/21*, 5/9/21, 6/12/21, 7/16/21, 8/8/21, 9/18/21, 11/5/21

MSC-Ship’s Reaction Force (3-Day) – 3/6/21*, 5/14/21, 6/18/21, 7/17/21, 8/13/21, 9/24/21, 11/6/21

NDMS-ENAV – Navigational Decision Making Series – Best Practice in eNav (3-Day) – Not currently scheduled

NSAP-MMP – Navigational Skills Assessment Program-MM&P (2-Day) – 3/15/21*, 4/20/21*, 4/22/21*, 6/22/21*, 6/24/21, 7/12/21, 8/30/21, 9/1/21, 11/15/21, 11/17/21, 12/13/21, 12/15/21

PSC – Personal Survival Craft (5-Day) – Contact Admissions

PSC-REF – Personal Survival Craft Refresher (2-Day) – Not currently scheduled

RFPNW – Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch (3-day) – Not currently scheduled

ROR-1 – Radar Observer Renewal (1-Day): Not currently scheduled

ROR-1N – Radar Observer Renewal Evening Classes (1-Night): 4/13/21, 4/30/21

ROU-OIC – Radar Observer Program – Unlimited: 5/24/21

SAR – Search & Rescue – (Now with OIC and CMM assessments) (3-Day): Not currently scheduled

SHS-BAS-OIC – Basic Shiphandling: 5/3/21

SHS-EMR5 – Emergency Shiphandling (5 Day) – 4/12/21*, 6/14/21, 7/12/21, 8/30/21, 11/15/21, 12/13/21

STB-OIC – Ship Construction and Basic Stability: 5/17/21

TCNAV/CO – Terrestrial Navigation and Compasses (15-Day): 6/7/21

TPIC – Tankerman Person in Charge: 3/8/21, 4/26/21

TRAC-TUG-2 (2-Day): 3/8/21

TTT – ** This course is NOT covered by the MATES Program ** Not currently scheduled

VPDSD – Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (1-Day): 6/15/21

VSO – Vessel Security Officer (3-Day): 6/16/21

WKP-OIC – Watchkeeping (Operational Level) (10-Day): Not currently scheduled

WX-OIC –Meteorology (Operational Level): Not currently scheduled

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MITAGS-WEST ACADEMIC NOTES

Schedule of Courses – Please also see our schedule and enroll online at www.mitags.org. For Registration Contact our Admissions Department: 206.441.2880 or admissions.west@mitags.org

March 2021

1-5 Medical Care Provider
1-12 Medical Person-In-Charge
2-5 Advanced Firefighting
8-12 Meteorology (Operational Level)
8-19 GMDSS
10th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
11-12 Basic Training Revalidation
15-19 Radar Observer Unlimited
15-19 Basic Training
15-19 Basic Shiphandling
22nd Vessel Personnel w/ Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)
22-26 Basic Cargo Handling & Stowage
29-2 Able Seaman

April 2021

5-9 ECDIS
5-9 Medical Care Provider
5-16 Medical Person-In-Charge
5-23 License Preparation (Original 3rd)
12-13 Basic Training Revalidation
12-16 Ship Construction & Basic Stability
12-23 GMDSS
14th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
19-22 ARPA
26-7 Watchkeeping (Operational Level)

May 2021

3-7 Medical Care Provider
3-14 Medical Person-In-Charge
5th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
6-7 Basic Training Revalidation
6-7 & 10 Basic Training Refresher
10-14 Basic Training
10-28 Celestial Navigation
11-12 Advanced Firefighting Refresher
17-20 Advanced Firefighting
17-21 Advanced Shiphandling I
24-28 Advanced Shiphandling II

June 2021

1st Leadership & Teamworking Skills
2-3 Search & Rescue
7-11 Medical Care Provider
7-18 GMDSS
16-17 Basic Training Revalidation
18th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
21-23 Security Officer – Vessel, Company and Facility
28-2 Tankerman Person-In-Charge

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