Wheelhouse Weekly – April 9th, 2019

April 10th 2019

Volume 24… Number 15… April 9, 2019



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MM&P is preparing a paper to highlight the inherent conflict of interest built into the ISM/SMQS structure.

This conflict, between promoting safety and the pressures of economic competitiveness, has increasingly put ships’ masters, chief engineers, vessel inspectors and other maritime professionals at risk.

The paper, to be drafted in conjunction with an outside organization, is expected to be presented at the World Maritime Rescue Conference in Vancouver, Canada, later this year and submitted to the International Maritime Organization in London.

Among the contributors will be John Loftus, retired MM&P master and successful maritime industry whistle-blower.

MM&P is seeking input from our membership and other maritime professionals to assist us in documenting coercive pressures facing front line professionals in our industry.

Specifically, we are seeking examples of undue influence exerted by employers to discourage front line professionals from submitting Corrective Action Reports (CARS) or from otherwise providing appropriate documentation or recordkeeping of shipboard deficiencies which may or may not be known to shipowners/ship managers.

This input may be submitted anonymously or documented as desired by the individual respondent.

Personal interviews will be conducted during the week of May 20-24, 2019, at MM&P International headquarters in Linthicum Heights MD.

If you would like to participate in this important project, please contact or submit information to Star Dorsey at MM&P HQ: or 410-850-8131.

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The U.S. maritime authorities have issued Maritime Alert 2019-001A, regarding potential naval interactions with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), including the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN).

The U.S. has announced its intent to designate the IRGC as a foreign terrorist organization.

Authorities warn of potential naval interactions in the geographic area that includes the Persian Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz, the Gulf of Oman, the Arabian Sea, the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean.

U.S. commercial vessels operating in this area are advised to review U.S. Maritime Advisory 2019-004. The alert will automatically expire on April 15, 2019.

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Matson Navigation took delivery on March 28 of the KAMAINA HILA, the second of its new 3,600 TEU Aloha Class containerships.

The first, DANIEL K. INOUYE, is now in service between the U.S. West Coast and Hawaii.
MM&P licensed deck officers are at the conn of all the ships in the Matson fleet.

The DANIEL K. INOUYE and the KAIMANA HILA are built with dual fuel engines that can be adapted to use liquefied natural gas (LNG) and are designed to operate at speeds in excess of 23 knots.

Philly Shipyard and Matson previously partnered on the construction of four containerships that were delivered between 2003 and 2006.

All four of those vessels are currently servicing Matson’s Pacific trade.

The name KAIMANA HILA translates as “Diamond Head” in the Hawaiian language.

In addition to the two Philly Shipyard newbuilds, San Diego’s NASSCO Shipyard is in the process of constructing two combination container and roll-on/roll-off (Con-Ro) vessels for Matson’s fleet.

NASSCO has scheduled a Saturday, June 15 date for the christening and launch of the LURLINE.

The MATSONIA is scheduled to be completed in the second quarter of 2020.

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The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is advising stakeholders at Maersk—which operates APM terminals–to consult a recent study by McKinsey & Company that finds that automated ports are “generally less productive than their conventional counterparts.”

Researchers at McKinsey concluded that “while operating expenses decline [at fully automated terminals], so does productivity, and the returns on invested capital are currently lower than the industry norm.”

“It’s a myth that automated terminals can magically move more containers in less time,” says Neil Davidson, a port analyst with Drewry Maritime Consultants.

“In fact, most actually end up being slower than a manual terminal.”

Davidson said this is indeed the case with Maersk’s fully automated terminal in Rotterdam, a pilot project originally envisaged as a model for future APM operations.

In 2015, Maersk vowed that its new Rotterdam terminal would provide 40 percent increased productivity, but statistics show it only moves 25 containers per crane per hour.

In comparison, APM’s second terminal in Rotterdam, APMTR, which is not automated, moves 30-33 containers per crane per hour and can move as many as 40.

Citing these and other statistics, the ITF is asking Maersk to work with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) to address the impact of proposed automation at the Port of Los Angeles.

“The ITF delegation at the Maersk Annual General Meeting delivered an invitation to the company to create a constructive dialogue to ensure that the terminal at Pier 400 remains productive, competitive and profitable for the company as well as the workforce and communities that it sustains,” said ITF maritime coordinator Jacqueline Smith in a statement.

“We urge all Maersk shareholders to join us in calling on the company to meet with the ITF and the ILWU and address the grave concerns surrounding automation plans at the Port of Los Angeles,” she said.

Smith said the ITF stands in solidarity with the ILWU in defense of union members’ working conditions and jobs.

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The Coast Guard closed the Houston Ship Channel Sunday through Monday morning after bad weather hampered clean-up operations at the International Terminals Co. (ITC) tank farm, where a massive fire caused the release of toxic substances into the air and water for several days in March.

The most recent closure was ordered when containment booms on the side of the channel broke loose Sunday during severe thunderstorms.

Inbound traffic slowed almost to a halt and outbound vessels located inland of the terminal site were prevented from leaving.

The channel was closed for several days in mid- and late March as a result of the chemical fire, which generated billowing plumes of acrid black smoke and the runoff into the water of toxic substances.

Thousands of residents sought treatment at local emergency clinics and hospitals.

The director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, which is suing for pollution, said there was still a fire risk at the petrochemical storage site as recently as last week.

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The International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) has named Gaspar Matalaev, a journalist who is being held prisoner for fighting forced labor in the cotton fields of Turkmenistan, as winner of its 2019 Labor Rights Defender Award.

“Gaspar Matalaev has taken great personal risks in his work to expose state-run forced and child labor in one of the most repressive countries in the world today: Turkmenistan,” the ILRF said in announcing the award.

Matalaev, a journalist with Alternative Turkmenistan News, was arrested on Oct. 4, 2016, and sentenced to three years in a labor camp.

He has been tortured, held incommunicado and denied proper legal counsel.

Matalaev’s work has helped draw the attention of the world to the Turkmen government’s annual mobilization of tens of thousands of citizens, including children, teachers and doctors, who are forced to manually pick cotton under threat of charges like insubordination, incitement to sabotage and “contempt of the homeland.”

He was arrested two days after he published a report on the extensive use of forced and child labor in the 2016 cotton harvest.

“It is clear Gaspar’s arrest was politically motivated,” the ILRF says.

The ILRF Awards Ceremony will be held in Washington, D.C., on May 22.

In the meantime, please support Gaspar by signing the petition to the Turkmen government that is posted at

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Alan Coté, former national president of the Inlandboatmen’s Union (IBU), died on April 5. He was 61 years old.

He was first elected as the IBU’s national president in 2005 and was re-elected to successive terms in office until 2017.

IBU is the marine division of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU).

Coté served on the ILWU’s International Executive Board for a total of four terms, from 2006 to 2018.

He was instrumental in organizing the Maritime Labor Alliance (MLA), the six-union coalition that includes MM&P, the IBU, the ILWU, the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA), the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association (MEBA) and the American Radio Association (ARA).

He also served as president and secretary-treasurer of the Puget Sound Maritime Trades Council.

He never hesitated to speak out on issues that included safety, fatigue and fair working conditions, and will be remembered for his powerful advocacy for IBU members, maritime workers in general and America’s working families.

“In addition to the very sad loss of a true friend and Union Brother, the labor movement has lost a man of vision, action and integrity,” said MM&P President Don Marcus.

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The State University of New York Maritime College is looking for watch officers, day workers and instructors for this year’s summer training cruise aboard the TS EMPIRE STATE.

Employment on the summer training cruise offers an opportunity to assist with the at-sea, practical training of the mariners of tomorrow, as well as to participate in a great itinerary.

Salary commensurate with licensure, certification and experience.

MM&P has a labor referral agreement with SUNY. It allows active members to extend their MM&P medical coverage and MITAGS training benefits.

MM&P pensioners are allowed employment for the summer sea term under our Pension Plan Rules.

This year, the overall training sea term will begin April 29 and end Aug. 9.

You may apply for and be considered for: Cruise A (anticipated April 29-June 21); Cruise B (anticipated June 21-Aug. 9 or 11); full cruise (April 29-Aug. 9 or 11).

Destinations include New Orleans, Charleston, N.C., Manhattan, Montauk Training Area, Baltimore and Reykjavik, Iceland.

Naval orders can be issued for MMR Officers. Requirements: senior licenses preferred, and recent sea experience required along with medical clearances.

For more information or to apply, contact: Joann Sprague,, (718) 409-7286.

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There will be an Offshore Membership Meeting in the LA/LB Union Hall on Tuesday, April 16, immediately after the 1100 job call.

MM&P International President Don Marcus and Pacific Ports Vice President Lars Turner will attend the meeting.

All Offshore members and applicants in the area are encouraged to attend.

As a reminder, the LA/LB Hall is located at: 533 N. Marine Ave., Ste A Wilmington, CA 90744.

The phone number is 310-834-7201.

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There will be an Offshore Membership Meeting in the Oakland Union Hall on Thursday, April 18, immediately after the 1100 job call.

MM&P International President Don Marcus and Coast Agent Jeremy Hope will attend the meeting.

All Offshore members and applicants in the area are encouraged to attend.

As a reminder, the Oakland Hall is located at: 548 Thomas L. Berkley Way, Oakland, CA 94612.

The phone number is 510-808-7068.

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All MM&P union halls, the MM&P Plan Office, MM&P headquarters and the MM&P Federal Credit Union will be closed on April 19 for Good Friday.

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Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Minnesota walked off their jobs three times last month, while in Staten Island, N.Y., an employee who says he was fired for leading a unionization drive has filed a complaint against the company with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Amazon is the second largest employer in the United States and one of the largest employers in the world. It has aggressively fought past attempts by workers at its warehouses to join in union.

The worker who filed the NLRB complaint, Rashad Long, had appeared on television criticizing the company for working conditions at the Staten Island warehouse, including five-day, 12-hour shifts, broken fire sprinklers and smoke detectors and a lack of air conditioning.

Amazon, for its part, said Long was fired for picking up an item that had fallen off a robot, a violation of one of its safety rules.

Workers at the warehouse are attempting to organize with the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union, a union that is also involved in talks with employees at Whole Foods, which is owned by Amazon.

In July 2018, Amazon workers in Spain, Germany, Poland and France went on strike to protest poor working conditions, including unbearably hot temperatures in windowless buildings.

The company is refusing to install air conditioning in the warehouses because it says its robots cannot function optimally in cold weather.

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Journalists at the National Observer and The Beacon reported earlier this year on the results of a study conducted in 2018 aboard four cruise ships operated by Carnival Corporation.

The articles detailed measurements taken by a researcher using an “ultrafine particle counter,” a portable device that measures tiny particles of air pollution that, when inhaled, can harm people’s hearts and lungs.

In one article, “Reason No. 1,326 Not to Take a Cruise: The Air Is Putrid,” journalist Fatima Syed reported that the study, conducted over the course of two years by a researcher at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, found that air pollution on the four Carnival ships was “significantly worse than some of the world’s most polluted cities like Beijing, China, or Santiago, Chile.

Predictably, the researcher, Ryan Kennedy, found that average pollution particle counts were significantly higher at the stern, which is behind the smokestacks.

Researchers noted that it is also the area where running tracks, swimming pools and lounge areas are located on a cruise ship, and where passengers tend to spend a significant portion of time.

The study, commissioned by the international environmental organization, is the first to measure air quality on cruise ships when docked at port and while moving at sea during multi-day cruises.

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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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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 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:

Why not try our on-line calendar to register for class:

For Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) processing, MMC problem resolution advice, STCW compliance and VA GI-Bill questions, contact MITAGS-PMI Student/Instructional Services Manager Jennifer Pitzen at 206-739-0720 (direct line); (888) 893-7829 (toll free); or by e-mail:

Please include your Mariner Reference Number, date of birth and the last four digits of your social security number in all emails.

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

Class dates followed by an * are full

AB – Able Seaman – 4/15/19, 9/9/19

AIS-1 – Automatic Identifications Systems Orientation (1-Day): 5/2/19, 8/14/19

ARPA-OIC (4-Day) – Automated Radar Plotting Aids: 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: 4/15/19, 11/4/19 (DCS-1 available on request – contact Admissions)

SEC-APPS – Practical Defense Tactics: Not Currently Scheduled

SHMGT-CMM- Ship Management: 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): 4/15/19, 5/6/19*, 5/20/19*, 6/10/19, 6/24/19, 7/22/19, 8/19/19, 9/16/19, 10/7/19, 10/21/19, 11/11/19, 12/9/19

**SHS-ADV-I & II 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: 4/22/19, 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): 4/15/19, 8/26/19, 11/18/19

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

LAP – License Advancement Program for Mate to Master (20-Day): 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): 4/29/19, 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) – 4/22/19*, 4/24/19*, 6/24/19*, 6/26/19*, 7/25/19*, 7/29/19*, 8/26/19*, 8/28/19, 11/18/19, 11/20/19, 12/16/19, 12/18/19

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): 4/17/19*, 4/24/19*, 4/30/19*, 5/8/19*, 5/15/19, 6/5/19, 6/12/19, 6/19/19, 7/10/19, 7/24/19, 8/1/19, 8/7/19, 8/21/19, 8/28/19, 9/17/19, 9/18/19, 10/2/19, 10/16/19, 10/30/19, 11/6/19, 11/13/19, 12/4/19, 12/18/19

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

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

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

SHS-EMR5 – Emergency Shiphandling (5 Day) – 4/22/19, 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): 4/24/19, 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
1-5 Able Seaman
1-5 Ship Constructions & Basic Stability
1-5 Advanced Shiphandling I
8-11 Advanced Firefighting
8-12 Advanced Shiphandling II
8-12 Radar Observer Unlimited
8-12 Leadership & Managerial Skills
8-12 Medical Care Provider
8-19 Medical Person-In-Charge
15-18 ARPA
15-19 Basic Training
19th Radar Renewal
19-23 Basic Training Refresher
22-23 Basic Training Revalidation
22-26 ECDIS
24th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
25th Medical DOT
29-10 GMDSS
29-3 Advanced Shiphandling I

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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