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Wheelhouse Weekly, April 27, 2021

Volume 27… Number 17… April 2, 2021

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MM&P APPLAUDS APPOINTMENT OF CELESTE DRAKE TO LEAD ADMINISTRATION’S “BUY AMERICA” OFFICE

As a follow-up to his Jan. 25 Buy America Executive Order, President Biden has named former AFL-CIO trade official Celeste Drake as the first director of the administration’s Made in America Office.

“MM&P enthusiastically supports the appointment of Celeste Drake to serve as the first director of the Made in America Office within the Office of Management and Budget,” MM&P President Don Marcus and Secretary-Treasurer Don Josberger said in a statement.

“We believe very strongly that she is eminently qualified to oversee the critically important buy-America policies and objectives set forth by President Biden in his January 25, 2021 Executive Order.”

“Ensuring that American taxpayer dollars are used to the fullest extent to purchase US goods and services, including maritime services, is a key component of our nation’s economic growth.”

“It will help bring an end to the outsourcing of American maritime jobs, encouraging instead the greater utilization of privately-owned US-flag commercial vessels.”

“In addition, ensuring that US-flag shipping policies are fully enforced will help guarantee that our nation has the US-flag commercial sealift readiness capability and the American mariners needed by the Department of Defense to enhance the security of the United States and to support American troops deployed overseas.”

“We look forward to working with Celeste Drake and her staff on behalf of America’s maritime workers.”
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WHITE HOUSE ESTABLISHES TASK FORCE AIMED AT STRENGTHENING LABOR

President Biden has issued an executive order that creates a high-level federal task force responsible for identifying strategies to empower workers both inside and outside the government.

The task force will be chaired by Vice President Kamala Harris. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh will serve as vice chair. The remaining members will be leaders of government agencies and departments.

The group will issue recommendations on how the administration can use its authority to help workers join labor unions and bargain collectively.

“No previous administration has taken a comprehensive approach to determining how the executive branch can advance worker organizing and collective bargaining,” the White House said in a statement announcing the executive order, which was issued on April 26.

The task force will focus on helping the federal government encourage its own workers to join unions and bargain collectively, and on finding ways to make it easier for workers, especially women and people of color, to organize and bargain in parts of the country and in industries that are hostile to unions.

One proposal is to use administrative action to allow workers to bargain on an industrywide basis, instead of company by company. This practice, known as sectoral bargaining, is employed in a number of countries.

Another idea is to use the administration’s ability to increase unionization through federal procurement law.

The task force will reach out to union leaders, academics and labor advocates in the process of formulating its recommendations, which are expected to be finalized in six months.

“The fight to strengthen working people’s freedoms on the job has never been more urgent, and President Biden is right to give this effort the resources and attention it demands,” said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.

“He understands that unionism is the single most effective tool we have for building a fairer economy and a more just society.”

“Of course,” Trumka added, “the most important thing we can do to empower workers is pass the PRO Act, and we look forward to working with the Biden administration to get the job done.”
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DECLINE OF UNIONS COSTS TYPICAL US WORKER $3,000/YEAR

The middle class in the United States is collapsing. The reason?

The unionization rate has been rapidly declining over the last 40 years.

This means that US workers lose out on collective bargaining and improved benefits. It also means that their take-home pay has suffered.

Data compiled by the Economic Policy Institute shows that if unionization hadn’t declined, the median hourly wage of US workers would be $21.27.

But the decline of unions has suppressed wages, costing the typical full-time worker more than $3,000 each year.

A new EPI report by economist Lawrence Mishel underlines this point.

“A major factor depressing wage growth for middle earners and driving the growth of wage inequality over the last four decades has been the erosion of collective bargaining,” he writes.

EPI’s research shows that the share of workers covered by a collective bargaining agreement fell from 27 percent in 1979 to just 11.6 percent in 2019.

In other words, more than 1 in 4 US workers used to be in a union. Now, however, the number is around 1 in 9.

The suppression of collective bargaining has ushered in a new era of inequality—one that impacts all workers, not just union members.

Congress must act to strengthen unions and help rebuild the middle class.

Tens of thousands of us have already written or called our senators about the landmark labor legislation known as the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act.

If you haven’t written to your senators yet to call for passage of the PRO Act, please go to https://aflcio.org/ today and click on “Lend Your Support.”
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AFL-CIO: CONVICTION OF DEREK CHAUVIN “JUST THE BEGINNING OF DISMANTLING SYSTEMIC RACISM”

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka released the following statement after the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for killing George Floyd.

“We are relieved the jury delivered justice for George Floyd’s family. Floyd’s murder shocked our collective conscience and sparked a movement for change that has inspired America over the past year.”

“While this verdict is welcome news, the work of dismantling systemic racism and white supremacy is just beginning.”

“As members of our communities and representatives of union public safety professionals, the labor movement has a unique role to play in changing this culture of policing.”

“We are hard at work developing a public safety blueprint for change, and we look forward to using our experience and influence to heal this nation through liberty and justice for all.”

“Derek Chauvin has been held accountable for murdering George Floyd,” said Minnesota AFL-CIO President Bill McCarthy.

“While we celebrate today’s verdict, we have so much work ahead of us in order to build a more just state and nation for everyone.”

“The verdict was monumental for our country,” said AFL-CIO Director of Civil, Human and Women’s Rights Clayola Brown.

“We pray that George Floyd’s family finds some peace in this decision.”

“The verdict confirms that if we fight, we can win. There is an appreciation that it’s not just us. The killing must stop, the violence must stop and justice must start.”
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STATUS OF APPLICATION FOR MEDICAL CERTIFICATE SERIES FORMS (FORM CG-719)

The Coast Guard has released the following information.

The forms currently in the CG-719 series of forms for merchant mariner credentialing show an expiration date of 03/31/2021.

At present, the forms and supporting documentation are proceeding through the periodic renewal process for an approved Collection of Information.

Until final approval is received, we ask the maritime community to continue using the current version of the CG-719 series of forms as posted on the. National Maritime Center website.

For questions or concerns, please contact the NMC Customer Service Center by e-mailing IASKNMC@uscg.mil, using the NMC online chat system or calling 1-888-IASKNMC (427-5662).
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2021 RANDOM DRUG TESTING RATE

The Coast Guard has issued a notice stating that for calendar year 2021, the minimum random drug testing rate has been set at 50 percent of covered crewmembers.
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CONSTRUCTION OF NEW POE-SIZED LOCK STARTS UP AGAIN AFTER WINTER BREAK

The US Army Corps of Engineers said last week that work on the new Poe-sized lock at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., has resumed following the winter break.

The Soo Locks, situated on the St. Marys River, allow vessels to transit the 21-foot elevation change at the St. Marys Falls Canal.

The vast majority of commodity shipments traveling through the locks are restricted by vessel size to the Poe Lock.

The new Poe-sized lock (110 feet by 1,200 feet) is being constructed on the decommissioned Davis and Sabin locks site.

Phase one of the massive project, scheduled for completion this November, consists of deepening the upstream channel to the Sabin and Davis Locks, which will be replaced by the new lock.

Phase two, which involves the rehabilitation and stabilization of the upstream approach walls to allow ships to tie up and wait their turn to transit the new lock, began during the last week in April and should be finished by fall 2023.

The designs are almost completed for phase three, construction of the new lock chamber and rehabilitation of the downstream approach walls.

Phase three construction is expected to start next spring.
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UPDATE ON VACCINES FOR SHIPS’ CREWS

As reported in last week’s Wheelhouse Weekly, the Chippewa County Health Department, in collaboration with the Lake Carriers’ Association and the US Army Corps of Engineers, is helping to make sure crewmembers on Great Lakes’ area ships are vaccinated against Covid-19.

Arrangements to vaccinate crews are being made on a per-ship basis through the Lake Carriers’ Association, which works with the Army Corps of Engineers to schedule health worker availability and arrange for docking the vessel so nurses can come on board.

According to a spokesperson for the Chippewa County Health Department, as of last Tuesday, 156 mariners had been vaccinated as part of the campaign.
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WITH HELP FROM ITF, SEAFARER IS REPATRIATED AFTER LIVING ALONE FOR YEARS ON ABANDONED SHIP

Chief Mate Mohammad Aisha returned home last week after four years spent living on a ship in the Suez Canal.

He had started working aboard the MV AMAN just two months before it was detained by the Egyptian authorities in July 2017 because of expired safety equipment and classification certificates.

After the vessel was detained, he was told to sign some papers that he did not understand at the time but that compelled him to remain on board as its “legal guardian” until a buyer could be found.

Aisha said he didn’t fully understand what had happened until he saw his crewmates departing the vessel and was stopped from going with them.

In the intervening years, rats and insects infested the vessel; he had to swim ashore to charge his phone, and for food and water.

Throughout this period, the ITF negotiated with Egyptian authorities on his behalf “on an almost daily basis,” said ITF Arab World and Iran network coordinator Mohamed Arrachedi.

After global news outlets began reporting on Aisha’s situation, the court allowed an ITF representative to take his place aboard the ship and he was permitted to return to his family in Syria.

“When we put forward one of our ITF contacts to take Mohammad Aisha’s place it was accepted by the court and we were then able to advance the necessary immigration processes and arrange the Covid PCR tests to start to get him home,” Arrachedi said.

“This has been one of the most frustrating abandonment cases I have worked on, because the situation has been so desperate for Mohammad for so long,” he added.

“His suffering could have been completely avoided if the shipowner and the other parties with obligations to him and the ship had done the right thing from the start.”

“So much has changed in the last four years. Mohamed’s home in Syria could be unrecognizable. Some of his family died years ago. The delays mean he will never see his mother again, and that is terribly sad.”

“He has lost four years of his life.”

Arrachedi said that Aisha cannot quite believe that the nightmare has finally come to an end.

“He is naturally overjoyed, but he is very tired. There have been so many false-starts to get him home. Until his feet were on that airplane, we took nothing for granted.”

Undeterred by his four years aboard the AMAN, Mohammad still wants a career in seafaring, he told the ITF.

“We wish him all the love in the world to rebuild his life,” Arrachedi said.

Aisha’s case is not yet over because the ITF is still fighting to recover his wages.

“It is absolutely unacceptable that it is always the seafarers who are made to pay the very high costs of abandonment,” Arrachedi said.

“Abandonment is the cancer of the maritime industry and it needs to be eradicated.”

Arrachedi said the case has put a spotlight on Egypt’s problematic system of “legal guardianship” in cases of seafarer abandonment.

“The appointment of seafarers as legal guardians is creating huge difficulties and suffering for seafarers,” he said.

Aisha’s case is similar to that of Vehbi Kara, a Turkish master who had been trapped aboard a ship in the Suez Canal for months after an Egyptian court made him the legal guardian of the abandoned MV KENAN METE.

Although the ITF was able to get him released to a nearby hotel, he is still blocked from leaving Egypt.

MM&P is one of the nearly 700 transport unions in 150 countries that belong to the ITF.
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INDONESIAN SUBMARINE SINKS AND BREAKS APART, KILLING 53

Indonesia’s navy said Sunday that a diesel-electric attack submarine that went missing on April 21 in the Bali Sea had been located in pieces and that the 53 sailors on board had died.

A naval spokesperson said the 44-year-old submarine, KRI NANGGALA-402, had been found broken into three parts: the hull, the stern, and the main section, which had cracked open.

Rescuers also found objects, including a life vest and a prayer rug, that they believe belonged to those aboard the vessel, which lost contact after receiving permission to dive for a torpedo-launch training exercise.

After the sub went missing, the navy released a statement saying that it had probably sunk to a depth of 600-700 meters, much deeper than its collapse depth of 200 meters, at which point the water pressure would have been greater than the hull could withstand.

Participating in the search for the vessel and its 53-person crew were a P-8 Poseidon US reconnaissance plane, 20 Indonesian ships, a sonar-equipped Australian warship, four Indonesian aircraft and rescue vessels from India, Singapore and Malaysia.

The crew missed a scheduled reporting call last Wednesday after a dive about 60 miles north of the island of Bali.

The authorities said that they had ruled out human error and that an electrical failure could have crippled the submarine, rendering it incapable of resurfacing.
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NEW FILM “HAYMARKET: THE BOMB, THE ANARCHISTS, THE LABOR STRUGGLE”

The Haymarket Affair took place in Chicago in 1886, when a bomb thrown into the ranks of the police was followed by an eruption of panic and violence, then by the trial and execution of innocent workers’ rights activists.

In this feature documentary, historians and professors describe the anarchist movement of the 19th century and the struggles of working people fighting for a shorter workday during America’s Gilded Age.

The movie will be shown to coincide with the launch of the 2021 DC Labor FilmFest.

Click here to register for free to watch the film.

You’ll be able to watch the film online at your convenience starting on April 28.

After it becomes available April 28 at 12:00 pm EDT, you’ll have 3 days 12 hours to start watching.

Once you begin, you’ll have 24 hours to finish watching.

Join the Livestream Q&A on May 1, 8:00 p.m. EST with director Adrian Prawica and labor historians Joe McCartin and Stephen Brier.

The film is presented by DC LaborFest, Workers Unite Film Festival, the Rochester Labor Film Series, Bread and Roses Heritage Committee, and Haifa International Labor Film Festival as part of the 2021 Global Labor Film Festival.

To pre-order a digital copy or DVD, and to learn more: filmadria.com/haymarket
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MITAGS WEST SEEKS PART-TIME INSTRUCTOR (FIREFIGHTER)

The MITAGS West Coast Campus is seeking a part-time instructor responsible for presenting courses in the maritime field and providing quality classroom instruction to attendees.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

— Presenting firefighting courses, specifically the following Navy courses: Shipboard FFT A-495-0018; FFT, Gen SCBA A-495-0416; Adv Shipboard FF J-495-0419; Gen Shipboard/DC K-495-0045; and Shipboard DC/FF ETT A-495-0021.

— Assisting in set up and delivery of fire field training.

— Presenting required curriculum for each lesson in order to achieve learning objectives and meet both regulatory and contractual obligations.

— Setting up classrooms for training and ensuring necessary training aids are present and serviceable.

Desired qualifications include:

— USCG and/or NFPA approved instructor.

— Train the Trainer certification.

— In-depth knowledge of firefighting and maritime industry.

— In-depth knowledge and technical skills, including experience with applicable subject matter, such as first aid, firefighting, hazardous materials and damage control.

— Experience in teaching adults in a classroom and laboratory setting.

— Technical knowledge of firefighting techniques and hazardous materials.

— Demonstrated ability to work effectively with staff and clients at all levels.

— Basic computer skills with programs like Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

Minimum $30.50 per hour. Travel may be required to off-site locations within the United States.

If you are interested, please submit a cover letter with your resume to MITAGS Human Resource Manager Jane Sibiski, jsibiski@mitags.org
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ATTENTION STUDENTS AT MITAGS EAST AND MITAGS WEST

Prior to attending any training at MITAGS East or MITAGS West, you must read the MITAGS Covid‐19 policy, which is posted on mitags.org.

At the end of the Covid-19 policy there is a statement acknowledging receipt of the policy and acceptance of the policy.

Before you attend either school, you must acknowledge receipt of the policy and acceptance of the policy by emailing a signed copy of the statement at the end of the policy document to Admissions.East@mitags.org or Admissions.West@mitags.org.

In addition, 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.

MITAGS West currently does not require negative Covid-19 test results and does not have the ability to test.

MITAGS West continues to follow established Covid-19 protocols, including daily temperature screening, health checks, masking and physical distancing.

Students attending MITAGS East or West under the MATES Program: Please note that the minimum number of days to obtain eligibility continues to be 42 days instead of 30, with a sunset date of Dec. 31, 2021.

We appreciate your cooperation during these very trying times.
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MITAGS ACADEMIC NOTES

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

Class dates followed by an * are full

AB – Able Seaman – 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, 9/21/21

AZIPOD (2-Day) – 8/9/21, 9/27/21

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

BRMP –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots (2-Day): 5/17/21, 8/9/21, 9/14/21, 11/9/21
Online: Not currently scheduled

BRMP-EMR –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots with Emergency Shiphandling – (Now also included in BRMP-Refresher) (3-Day): 8/11/21, 9/8/21, 9/29/21

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) – 6/22/21, 8/16/21, 9/21/21, 10/27/21, 12/14/21

BT-Refresher (3-day) – 9/20/21, 12/13/21

CHS-OIC – Cargo Handling Basic: Not currently scheduled

[CMM – Chief Mate and Master Courses]

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

ADVWX-CMM – Advanced Meteorology: 5/3/21, 6/14/21, 8/2/21, 10/11/21, 12/6/21

CHS-CMM – Advanced Cargo Operations (10 Days): 10/25/21

CM-OPS 1 – Chief Mate Operations – Week 1: 6/7/21, 8/23/21, 11/29/21

CM-OPS 2 Maersk – Chief Mate Operations II Maersk Specific: 6/14/21*, 8/30/21, 12/6/21

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: 9/13/21
(DCS-1 available on request – contact Admissions)

SEC-APPS – Practical Defense Tactics: Not Currently Scheduled

SHMGT-CMM- Ship Management: 9/20/21

SHS-ADV-I-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 1): 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): 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: 9/27/21

WKP-CMM – Advanced Watchkeeping: Not currently scheduled

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: 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: 11/1/21

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

CRSMGT – Crisis Management and Human Behavior (1-Day) – 8/27/21

CDMGT – Crowd Management (1-Day) – 8/26/21

CSE – Confined Space Entry (3-Day): 8/23/21

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): Not currently scheduled

ECDIS for Pilots (2-Day) – 5/3/21, 8/11/21, 11/11/21

ERM – Engine Resource Management: 8/30/21, 12/6/21

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: 6/21/21, 8/18/21, 9/23/21, 10/26/21, 12/16/21

FF-ADV-REF (2-day) – Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher: 9/16/21, 12/11/21

FSM – Fatigue, Sleep, & Medications (1-Day): 9/14/21
Online: Not currently scheduled

GL-Pilot – Great Lakes Pilotage Familiarization (2-Day): Not currently scheduled

GMDSS – Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (10-Day): 8/9/21

HAZ – Hazardous Materials (5 day): 8/30/21, 11/15/21

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): Not currently scheduled

LAP-ORG3rd – License Advancement Program for Original 3rd Mate, Oceans, Any Gross
Ton License (15-Day): Not currently scheduled

LEG – Legal Aspects of Pilotage (1-Day): 8/9/21, 9/15/21, 11/9/21

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

LTS –Leadership and Teamworking Skills (Formerly MCL-OIC) (1-Day): 9/20/21

MEECE – Management of Electrical and Electronic Control Equipment (Assessments not included): 8/23/21, 11/29/21

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

MED-DOT-DA – Dept. of Transportation Drug & Alcohol Testing (1-Day): 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, 10/27/21

MSC-SMA – Military Sealift Command Small Arms Qualifications (4-Day): 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) – 5/9/21 (Evening), 6/12/21 (Evening), 8/7/21, 9/17/21, 11/1/21 (Evening)

MSC-Security Watch Advanced (1-Day) – 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) – 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) – 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) – 9/18/21, 12/16/21

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

ROR-1 – Radar Observer Renewal (1-Day): 9/20/21

ROR-1N – Radar Observer Renewal Evening Classes (1-Night): 9/14/21, 9/20/21

ROU-OIC – Radar Observer Program – Unlimited: 5/24/21, 8/23/21

SAR – Search & Rescue – (Now with OIC and CMM assessments) (3-Day): 12/6/21

SHS-BAS-OIC – Basic Shiphandling: 5/3/21, 8/23/21, 10/25/21

SHS-EMR5 – Emergency Shiphandling (5 Day) – 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, 8/30/21

TCNAV/CO – Terrestrial Navigation and Compasses (15-Day): 6/7/21, 7/12/21

TPIC – Tankerman Person in Charge: 6/28/21

TRAC-TUG-2 (2-Day): 11/9/21

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, 9/8/21

WKP-OIC – Watchkeeping (Operational Level) (10-Day): 10/11/21

WX-OIC –Meteorology (Operational Level): 9/13/21
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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@mates.org.
MITAGS-WEST ACADEMIC NOTES

Schedule of Courses – Please also see our schedule and enroll online at .

For Registration Contact our Admissions Department: 206.441.2880 or admissions.west@mitags.org
April 2021

29th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation

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

June 2021

1st Leadership & Teamworking Skills
2-3 Search & Rescue
7-11 Advanced Shiphandling I
7-11 Medical Care Provider
7-18 GMDSS
14-18 Advanced Shiphandling II
16-17 Basic Training Revalidation
18th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
21-23 Security Officer – Vessel, Company and Facility
28-2 Basic Shiphandling

July 2021

6-9 Advanced Firefighting
12-16 Tankerman Person-In-Charge
12-30 Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation w/ Compasses
19-23 Basic Training
26-27 Basic Training Revalidation
28th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation

August 2021

2-6 Radar Observer Unlimited
9-20 Watchkeeping (Operational Level)
23-24 Basic Training Revalidation
23-27 Cargo Handling & Stowage
25th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
30-3 Meteorology (Operational Level)

September 2021

7-10 ARPA
7-8 Advanced Firefighting Refresher
8th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
9-10 Basic Training Revalidation
9-10 & 13 Basic Training Refresher
13th Flashing Light
13-17 Basic Training
13-17 Advanced Shiphandling I
14th Leadership & Teamworking Skills
20-23 Advanced Firefighting
20-24 Advanced Shiphandling II
27-1 ECDIS
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