Wheelhouse Weekly – April 23rd, 2019

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Captain William Boyce and Chief Mate Kevin Camarda of the MV GREEN LAKE were honored by the New York Marine Society on April 8 for their role in saving seven members of the crew of the SINCERITY ACE, a car carrier which caught fire in extreme weather conditions on Dec. 31, 2018.

The officers and crew of the GREEN LAKE–later joined by the Coast Guard and the crews of three other merchant ships–battled high winds and rough seas in a 19-hour search and rescue mission to save the 21 crewmembers of the SINCERITY ACE.

The licensed deck officers aboard GREEN LAKE, which is operated by SEACOR, are members of MM&P.

The engineers are represented by the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association (MEBA) and the unlicensed personnel are represented by the Seafarers International Union (SIU).

“The entire crew did a truly incredible job under extreme conditions,” Boyce said.

“They showed incredible perseverance, teamwork and determination, constantly improvising with each survivor’s recovery in very difficult and dangerous conditions.”

“I am proud of each and every one of this crew for saving seven souls that had experienced horrific conditions and were exhausted.”

The North Pacific weather was so bad when the GREEN LAKE left Japan that both the Japanese and U.S. routing services at first could not advise a safe route, Boyce told members of the New York Marine Society during the awards ceremony.

Ultimately both services decided to route the vessel very far to the south (25N, 172 W, about 700 miles west of Midway).

“This route ended up taking us directly to the SINCERITY ACE,” Boyce said.

“Now I am not one to believe in divine intervention, but I know that the seven survivors that we rescued do, as there was no way we should have been so far south on a run from Japan to Canada.”

“If you could pick a position that was the most isolated spot in the Pacific, this would be it. It was so far that it took a U.S. Coast Guard C-130 eight hours to fly from Honolulu.”

Boyce said maneuvering the ship in the wind and sea conditions was extremely challenging, as was recovery.

Given the state of the weather, launching a lifeboat was deemed not safe.

“We had no retrieval gear, except a pilot ladder and nets,” he said.

“Chief Mate Kevin Camarda did a remarkable job by jury-rigging the bunker crane and a harness arrangement” for survivors in the water to don.

Second Mate Chelsea Martin handled communications, documentation, telegraph and sat phone calls, and Third Mate Matthew Morgan assisted on bow as lookout/spotter.

“Some survivors were hypothermic and severely traumatized,” Boyce said.

“The entire crew was involved and took care of these guys as they were rescued.”

Overall, 16 members of the crew of the SINCERITY ACE were pulled from the water. It was not possible to recover the other five.

Boyce said in the aftermath of the experience, he believes all ships should have “some sort of retrieval equipment on board for rescue, also high wattage search lights.”

In recognition of his role in the rescue, The New York Marine Society voted to make Boyce a full member.

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Morgan McManus, master of the SUNY Maritime College training ship TS EMPIRE STATE IV, was made a member of the New York Marine Society at its annual awards ceremony on April 8.

McManus has over 12 years’ experience sailing as master, including on the SS CAPE JACOB, the sister ship to the TS EMPIRE STATE VI.

A long-time member of MM&P, his sailing career has taken him on various types of commercial ships including steam, motor, breakbulk, container, car carriers, tankers and cutting-edge dynamic positioned drill ships.

He also served as watch officer aboard TS EMPIRE STATE VI during a summer training cruise.

McManus graduated from SUNY Maritime College in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in Marine Transportation.

“Captain McManus’s shipping experience in the areas of navigation and safety, and his industry knowledge, will be of great benefit to the students and college,” said SUNY Maritime President Rear Adm. Michael Alfultis in announcing his appointment as master of the training ship.

“Most importantly, his current and wide range of experience will help us as we seek to elevate our license programs to new levels through rewarding applied learning experiences.”

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Unions and others fighting a plan to build a new, 34,000-seat stadium for the Oakland A’s at Howard Terminal are continuing their pressure on city leaders and port commissioners.

The Oakland Port Commission is currently considering whether to sell the land to the team.

Opponents of the plan include MM&P, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), the Inland Boatmen’s Union (IBU), MEBA, the San Francisco Bar Pilots Association, shipping organizations, the Union Pacific Railroad Company and a number of religious, community and environmental groups.

They have formed a coalition to fight the project, which they say would crowd out maritime activities, create safety risks and displace local residents and businesses.

Last Thursday, from the steps of Oakland City Hall, coalition members explained their opposition to the plan to city lawmakers, the public and the press.

MM&P President Don Marcus described the proposal to site the stadium and 4,000 housing units at Howard Terminal as “short-sided and absolutely irresponsible.”

Community and religious groups argue that the plan would result in the loss of thousands of living wage jobs at the port.

Another source of concern: The new stadium would be sited on the edge of the Inner Harbor turning basin.

“Given the size of the ships, the 1,500-foot-wide turning basin leaves pilots with very little room to spare,” said San Francisco Bar Pilots Association President Joseph Long.

The pilots’ concerns include how the ballpark’s lights, which Long likened to high beams from oncoming traffic, might interfere with their vision.

They’re also worried about people cheering on the Oakland A’s from the shoreline, kayaks or pleasure boats.

Long says navigating a container ship in such circumstances “would substantially increase the risk that a small vessel or kayak will be damaged or sunk… resulting in personal injury or fatalities, or cause the ship or tugs to go aground or strike a pier in evasive maneuvers, resulting in an oil spill.”

Besides the port commissioners, who have said they will decide by the end of April on whether or not to sell the land to the team, the plan would still need to be addressed by the Oakland City Council and the California State Legislature.

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In 2017 and 2018, Carnival cruise ships illegally discharged more than half a million gallons of oily waste and burned heavy fuel oil in protected areas, according to a court-appointed monitor who reviewed the company’s records.

Carnival Corporation is currently on probation for seven felonies stemming from pollution by the CARIBBEAN PRINCESS.

In that case, which dates to 2017, Carnival affiliate Princess Cruise Lines pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy, four counts of failure to maintain accurate records and two counts of obstruction of justice.

Princess Cruises was sentenced to pay a $40 million penalty, serve a five-year probation and fund the court-appointed monitor.

The 200-plus-page monitor’s report—which was published earlier this month by U.S. District Judge Patricia Seitz—cited hundreds of new incidents, each of which was reviewed by journalists at The Miami Herald.

The Herald reported that in 24 cases, Carnival illegally dumped sewage, food waste or oil and in 19 cases, its ships illegally burned heavy fuel oil in protected areas.

The monitor found 150 cases in which items like furniture accidentally went overboard.

In 2002, Carnival pleaded guilty to six felony counts after falsifying records to conceal pollution on six ships.

A court hearing on the new violations is scheduled for June.

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Maritime industry VIP Captain Richard Phillips is back in the news.

For five days in April 2009, Phillips became the focus of an extraordinary international drama when he was captured by Somali pirates who attacked and boarded his ship.

The heroic captain, whose remarkable story has been featured in a movie, a book and countless magazine and newspaper articles, was interviewed by MM&P Vice President Klaus Luhta on the 10th anniversary of the hijacking.

In the interview, Phillips discusses his work today as a board member of The Captain Richard Phillips-Lane Kirkland Maritime Trust, which seeks to educate the public about the American Merchant Marine and to help young people pursue careers in the maritime industry.

Listen to the interview at

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The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) announced Sunday that a tentative agreement had been reached on a new contract for the 31,000 Stop & Shop workers who walked off their jobs on April 11 to protest the company’s proposed cuts to take-home pay, health care and other benefits.

The work stoppage, which affected 240 stores in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, was the largest private-sector strike by American workers in the past three years.

“We are incredibly grateful to our customers and everyone who proudly stood together with us every day for a contract that invests in the communities we serve, and makes Stop & Shop a better place to work and a better place to shop,” the union said in a statement.

“Under this proposed contract, our members will be able to focus on continuing to help customers in our communities enjoy the best shopping experience possible and to keep Stop & Shop the number one grocery store in New England.”

“The agreement preserves health care and retirement benefits, provides wage increases, and maintains time-and-a-half pay on Sunday for current members.”

Workers at the stores returned to their jobs Monday after the 11-day strike.

The union called the strike’s resolution “a powerful victory for the 31,000 hardworking men and women of Stop & Shop who courageously stood up to fight for what all New Englanders want: good jobs, affordable health care, a better wage, and to be treated right by the company they made a success.”

The agreement now needs to be ratified by union members.

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The Coast Guard reminds the maritime community that despite recent changes in the laws of some states, marijuana is still a drug listed in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act.

“It remains unacceptable for any safety‐sensitive employee subject to drug testing under Department of Transportation (DOT) drug testing regulations to use marijuana,” the agency says.

The Coast Guard says drug use is rising among members of the general public as well as tested transportation workers.

It says much of the increase is attributable to the growing use of marijuana, which has become at least partially legal in 35 states but remains criminal at the federal level under U.S. Code.

“Testing positive for marijuana or any other dangerous drug triggers serious consequences for mariners, including termination of employment, removal from safety-sensitive duties and revocation of merchant mariner credentials,” the Coast Guard says.

“Even in circumstances in which the Coast Guard settles marijuana use cases, mariners are still required to complete rehabilitation and show a year or more of negative drug tests before returning to service.”

Coast Guard and DOT chemical testing continues to identify as dangerous drug users individuals with significant amounts of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, metabolized into their systems.

While CBD itself will not cause a positive DOT test, the agency says CBD products commonly contain psychoactive THC in sufficient amounts to cause a positive drug test.

Further, once THC is in a person’s system, it may remain detectible in urine samples for weeks and hair samples for months after its use is discontinued.

“The best decision a mariner can make is to avoid using marijuana or any products derived from marijuana that may contain THC, such as CBD oil,” the agency advises.

It adds that Medical Review Officers will not verify a drug test as negative based on information that a physician has recommended that the employee use “medical marijuana.”

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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

Be sure to tell us whether you would like to be credited for the photo.

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\\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) – 5/2/19, 9/30/19

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

BRMP –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots (2-Day): 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): 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: 8/12/19, 10/14/19

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

BT-Refresher (3-day) – 4/29/19*, 7/29/19, 9/25/19, 12/16/19

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

[CMM – Chief Mate and Master Courses]

ADVSTB-CMM – Advanced Stability: 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: 5/6/19, 8/5/19, 12/2/19

CM-OPS 2 Maersk – Chief Mate Operations II Maersk Specific: 5/13/19, 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): 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): 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CY-MAR – Cyber-Skilled Mariner ** This course is NOT covered by the MATES Program ** – 5/20/19, 8/5/19

DDE – Great Lakes (20-Day): 6/3/19

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

ECDIS for Pilots (2-Day) – 4/30/19, 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: 5/2/19, 6/20/19, 8/1/19, 8/28/19, 9/24/19, 10/29/19, 12/19/19

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

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

MED-PIC – Medical Person in Charge (10-Day): 5/6/19*, 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: 5/6/19*, 9/30/19, 11/18/19

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

[MSC – Military Sealift Command Courses]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NSAP-MMP – Navigational Skills Assessment Program-MM&P (2-Day) – 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): 5/1/19*, 5/8/19*, 5/15/19, 6/5/19, 6/12/19, 6/19/19, 7/10/19, 7/24/19, 8/1/19*, 8/7/19, 8/21/19, 8/28/19, 9/17/19, 9/18/19, 10/2/19, 10/16/19, 10/30/19, 11/6/19, 11/13/19, 12/4/19, 12/18/19

ROU-OIC – Radar Observer Program – Unlimited: 7/29/19

SAR – Search & Rescue – (Now with OIC and CMM assessments) (3-Day): 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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April 2019
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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