Wheelhouse Weekly – December 11th, 2018

December 11th 2018

Volume 23… Number 50… Dec. 11, 2018


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Keo Films, a television production company based in the United Kingdom, is reaching out to MM&P members in the context of a documentary it is developing for National Geographic on storms at sea.

The producer of the show, Katherine Wootton, is interested in the unique perspective of men and women who work on the water, a perspective that many believe does not always receive the coverage it merits in the mainstream media.

Wootton is interested both in communicating with merchant mariners who already have footage of storms at sea and those who may be able to film the storms they encounter during the course of 2019.

As well as footage of storms themselves, Keo is interested in depicting the activities that take place aboard ships dealing with rough weather or preparing to deal with it.

Examples include specialized shipboard equipment—in particular as it measures storm conditions– shipboard personnel debating how to handle a storm: whether or not to reroute and change course, etc.

Wooton would like to maintain contact with participating mariners over the course of the coming year.

Any footage used in the production will be compensated.

If you are interested in participating in this project, please contact:

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The most recent edition of MM&P’s news magazine, The Master, Mate & Pilot, has been posted on In this issue:

— giant new Matson containership makes first Honolulu port call;

— officers and crew of USNS TRENTON, MV EDGAR B. SPEER and USNS YUMA receive awards for rescues, exemplary service;

— MM&P Government Group members overwhelmingly approve dues increase;

— International Boatmen’s Union of the Pacific celebrates 100 years of progressive unionism;

— MM&P members save humpback whale;


— in Washington, new Congress brings challenges and opportunities for maritime unions.

The Master, Mate & Pilot will be in your mailbox soon. In the meantime, look for it online at under “Latest News.”

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After March 23, 2019, mariners applying for a license upgrade will not be able to qualify for exam modules that are covered by the previous regulation and policy.

If you receive an “Approval to Test” letter prior to March 23, 2019, you will still be able to test under the prior regulations within a one-year period, or until March 23, 2020.

By March 24, 2019, the exam guide specific to the old modules will be pulled from the USCG National Maritime Center website.

Currently, assignment for the old or the new USCG exam is specified in your Approval to Test letter.

If the examination code on your Approval to Test Letter is preceded by a Q, the examination module is based on current regulation.

If the code is not preceded by a Q, the module is based on previous regulation.
All Rules of the Road modules will be preceded by a Q.

Should errors be found in the old exam that transfer to the new exam, those questions will be revised or archived.

If they do not transfer to the new exam, the National Maritime Center will not make corrections due to the archival of the old exam by 2020.

Article written by MITAGS-PMI’s Jenny Pitzen, Student / Instructional Services Manager & Rebecca Evans, Instructional Design Coordinator.

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A new minimum international standard wage for an Able-Bodied Seaman (AB) was established last month through collective bargaining between representatives of international shipowners and an International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) delegation representing seafarers.

The rate will be $618 a month effective July 1, 2019, $625 as of Jan. 1, 2020 and $641 as of Jan. 1, 2021.

The rates for other unlicensed ratings and licensed personnel will be extrapolated from the baseline for ABs.

Negotiations took place at ILO headquarters in Geneva in meetings of the Joint Maritime Commission (JMC).

The process is the only ILO mechanism which sets the basic wage for an entire industry.

“This unique mechanism is included in the Maritime Labor Convention, 2006 (as amended), which provides that the basic pay or wages of an able seafarer for a calendar month of service should be no less than the amount periodically set by the JMC or another body authorized by the Governing Body of the ILO,” according to a press release issued by the organization last month.

The process continues with submission to the ILO Governing Body in early 2019 of a resolution on the new minimum wage.

The ILO was established in 1919 as an agency of the League of Nations.

Its recommendations are not directly enforceable, but the ILO Maritime Labor Convention of 2006 represents a significant achievement nonetheless.

Also known as the “Seafarers’ Bill of Rights,” it entered into force in 2013 and has been ratified by 89 ILO member States, representing over 91 percent of world shipping tonnage.

It sets a recommended baseline for wages, working conditions and for the treatment of seafarers that, while below the collectively bargained standards of the ITF, nonetheless raises the bar for many of the world’s poorest and worst treated seafarers.

The United States is one of the few, if not the only, major trading nation that has refused to ratify the Maritime Labor Convention.

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A.P. Moller-Maersk announced last week that it is working to become carbon neutral by 2050.

To achieve the goal, the company plans to invest heavily in new technology over the next five-to-ten years, including development by 2030 of what it has termed “a commercially viable net zero CO2 emission vessel.”

“The only possible way to achieve the so-much-needed de-carbonization in our industry is by fully transforming to new carbon-neutral fuels and supply chains,” A.P. Moller-Maersk Chief Operating Officer Søren Toft said in a statement.

The company believes that because shipping volumes will continue to increase, efficiency improvements on current fossil fuel-based technology can only keep overall emissions at current levels—not actually reduce the release of CO2 into the air.

“The next 5-10 years are going to be crucial,” Toft added.

“We will invest significant resources for innovation and fleet technology to improve the technical and financial viability of de-carbonized solutions.”

The company said it has already invested about $1 billion over the past four years in developing and deploying energy efficient solutions.

It is calling on other industry players to join in the effort.

“Going forward we cannot do this alone,” Toft said.

In setting the target, the company is hoping to generate the participation of researchers, technology developers, investors and legislators to produce “strong industry involvement, co-development, and sponsorship of sustainable solutions that we are yet to see in the maritime industry.”

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Housekeepers at Marriott-Westin in San Diego will receive a 40 percent pay increase, stronger protections against sexual harassment and, for the first time, a pension.

The news was announced by their union, Unite Here.

Marriott surpassed Hilton as the world’s largest hotel chain in 2016 after it bought Starwood Hotels.

After previous contracts ended earlier this year, the union has been bargaining separate agreements with Marriott hotels in eight cities.

This was the first time the hospitality workers’ union has conducted a multicity job action against a single company.

All the strikes have now been settled under terms that vary from city to city.

In San Diego, for example, housekeepers had been earning $14.25 an hour, significantly below their peers at other San Diego union hotels.

Under the terms of the new agreement, their pay will increase to $18 an hour next July and at intervals until 2022, up to a level of $20.

The strikers’ battle cry was “One job should be enough.”

Although Marriott is the largest hotel chain in the world and one of the most profitable–the company recently reported that its net income for the second quarter of 2018 was up 25 percent over the previous year–many employees have to work two or even three jobs to make ends meet.

Now Westin employees in San Diego will also be eligible for a pension to which the company will contribute 40 cents for each hour worked.

The Boston agreement, reached after workers spent more than six weeks on the picket lines, marching and chanting in the wind, rain and snow, includes a roughly 20 percent increase in wages over 4½ years, a 37 percent increase in pension contributions, and six weeks of paid maternity leave, plus two weeks for spouses.

Across all the hotels, Unite Here won agreements from Marriott to equip employees who work directly with guests, like housekeepers and room service attendants, with GPS-enabled panic buttons that will let them call for help if they feel unsafe.

In addition, there is a provision that requires guests be removed mid-visit and banned from the hotel for three years if they’re believed to have been sexually harassing an employee.

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India’s Directorate General of Shipping has blacklisted three shipowners and a recruiting agency implicated in the abandonment of seafarers on Iran’s Kish Island.

In a notice issued on Nov. 26, the authorities bar the companies from recruiting seafarers and instruct government agencies not to issue visas or immigration clearances in any cases in which targeted shipowners manage to evade controls.

According to the U.K.-based charity Human Rights at Sea (HRAS), 17 mariners who were abandoned on Iran’s Kish Island—in some cases for more than a year–are victims of extreme human rights abuse.

The 17 were left on the island with little clean water, substandard food and no access to medical or dental care.

Some had not been paid in almost two years.

“It has been reported to this Directorate that Indian seafarers are stranded at Iran for last 12 months due to abandonment by the owners/recruiting agencies,” the authorities stated.

“The seafarers in these vessels are distressed, not paid wages for months and not repatriated after completion of contract.”

The government said that the Borhan Darya recruiting agency and three companies implicated in the scandal have continued to recruit seafarers despite being ordered not to.

“Since the companies have not taken any action and have lackadaisical response towards resolving issues of Indian seafarers, the said ships and company are backlisted,” the authorities said.

“Not only were these men left facing destitution in a foreign land, but they also had been denied their identity documents, so they could not travel,” according to HRAS.

“Such practices amount to slavery.”

HRAS intervened in October to facilitate the repatriation of an Ethiopian deck officer who had worked 10 months without ever being paid.

Earlier this year, another charity, Justice Upheld, rescued 17 abandoned seafarers none of whom had been paid for over two years.

Among them were 12 Indian nationals, three Ethiopians and two Filipinos.

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All MM&P union halls, the MM&P Federal Credit Union and MM&P headquarters will be closed on Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25, for the Christmas holidays.

All MM&P union halls, the MM&P Federal Credit Union and MM&P headquarters will be closed on Monday, Dec. 31 and Tuesday, Jan. 1 for New Year’s.

The MM&P Hawaii Hall will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 2 for Jack Hall Day, an ILWU holiday.

The MM&P Plan Office will be closed on Dec. 24, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

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The following MM&P holiday parties have been scheduled:


BOSTON, Friday, Dec. 14, 1100-1500, party for Offshore and Atlantic Maritime Group members in the union hall: Marine Industrial Park, 12 Channel St., Suite 606-A.

CHARLESTON, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 1200-1530, at Kickin Chicken West Ashley, 1179 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.

NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY, for both the Offshore Group & the Atlantic Maritime Group, Thursday, Dec. 20, 1200-1700, at the Robert Treat Hotel, 50 Park Place, Newark, NJ.

Please RSVP by Dec. 14 to: Ana Victorio, or 201-963-1900.

MIAMI/POMPANO, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 1200-1530, at Brew Fish Bar & Grill, 200 E. McNab Road, Pompano Beach.


HOUSTON, Friday, Dec. 21, 1200-1500, Perry’s Steakhouse and Grill, 700 Baybrook Mall Drive, Suite H 110, Friendswood, TX 77546.


HONOLULU, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 1100-1400, in the union hall: 521 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 254.

LOS ANGELES/LONG BEACH, party for Offshore and Pacific Maritime Region members, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 1200, in the union hall: 533 N. Marine Ave., Suite A, Wilmington.

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The Plan Office has received approval to close the year-end Internal Revenue Service and company reports and to process Vacation and PRO payments for 2018 no later than Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. EST.

All requests for 2018 Vacation and PRO payments received after this date and time will be held until Jan. 2, 2019 for processing and will therefore be taxable in 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact the Vacation Department at 410-850-8625, 410-850-8647 or Ken Ryan at 410-850-8617.

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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. 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 or

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 – 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: 1/15/19, 4/2/19, 9/24/19

AZIPOD (2-Day) – 3/11/19, 5/2/19, 9/30/19

BRM-35 – Bridge Resource Management: 2/18/19, 8/5/19, 10/28/19

BRMP –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots (2-Day): 1/29/19, 3/11/19, 4/9/19, 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): 3/13/19, 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: 1/14/19, 4/8/19, 8/12/19, 10/14/19

BT-Revalidation (2-day) (Must have 1 year of sea service in last 5 years) – 12/18/18*, 2/5/19, 3/6/19, 4/3/19, 4/30/19, 6/19/19, 7/30/19, 8/26/19, 9/25/19, 10/30/19, 12/17/19

BT-Refresher (3-day) – 12/17/18*, 2/4/19, 3/6/19, 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: 1/14/19, 3/11/19, 6/10/19, 7/29/19, 9/23/19, 12/16/19

ADVWX-CMM – Advanced Meteorology: 1/7/19, 4/8/19, 6/3/19, 8/5/19, 9/30/19, 12/9/19

CHS-CMM – Advanced Cargo Operations (10 Days): 3/18/19, 10/7/19

CM-OPS 1 – Chief Mate Operations – Week 1: 3/18/19, 5/6/19, 8/5/19, 12/2/19

CM-OPS 2 Maersk – Chief Mate Operations II Maersk Specific: 3/25/19, 5/13/19, 8/12/19, 12/9/18

ECDIS – Electronic Chart Display Information Systems: 3/25/19, 9/9/19, 12/2/19

LMS – Leadership and Managerial Skills (Management Level – Formerly MCL-CMM): 2/18/19, 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: 2/25/19, 10/28/19

SHS-ADV-I-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 1): 1/21/19*, 2/4/19*, 3/4/19, 3/18/19, 4/8/19, 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): 1/28/19*, 2/11/19*, 3/11/19, 3/25/19, 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 now approved to include SAR-CMM assessments at MITAGS effective immediately**

VPEN-CMM – Voyage Planning & Electronic Navigation: 4/1/19, 10/21/19

WKP-CMM – Advanced Watchkeeping: 9/16/19

WX-HW-ATL – Heavy Weather Avoidance Routing: Atlantic Ocean (2-day) – 3/11/19, 6/10/19, 9/23/19

WX-HW-IND – Heavy Weather Avoidance Routing: Indian Ocean (2-day) – 3/15/19, 6/14/19, 9/27/19

WX-HW-PAC – Heavy Weather Avoidance Routing: Pacific Ocean (2-day) – 3/13/19, 6/12/19, 9/25/19

CNAV-OIC (15-Day) – Celestial Navigation: 4/8/19, 11/4/19

CRISIS-COMMS – Crisis Communications (1-Day): 2/19/19

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 – 2/18/19*

DDE – Great Lakes (20-Day): 1/21/19, 6/3/19

DPA/IA – Designated Person Ashore & Internal Auditor (3-Day) – 1/16/19

ECDIS for Pilots (2-Day) – 2/18/19, 4/30/19, 8/12/19, 11/21/19

ERM – Engine Resource Management: 3/4/19, 4/22/19, 8/12/19, 12/9/19

FF-BADV – Fire Fighting Combined Basic & Advanced: 1/14/19, 4/8/19, 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: 12/20/18, 2/7/19, 3/5/19, 4/2/19, 5/2/19, 6/18/19, 8/1/19, 8/28/19, 9/24/19, 10/29/19, 12/19/19

FF-ADV-REF (2-day) – Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher: 12/15/18, 3/9/19, 4/27/19, 7/27/19, 9/28/19, 12/14/19

FSM – Fatigue, Sleep, & Medications (1-Day): 1/29/19, 4/9/19, 9/17/19

GL-Pilot – Great Lakes Pilotage Familiarization (2-Day): 1/18/19

GMDSS – Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (10-Day): 3/4/19, 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): 2/25/19*, 7/29/19, 10/21/19

LAP-Great Lakes – License Advancement Program – Great Lakes (20-Day): 1/21/19

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): 1/30/19, 3/12/19, 4/10/19, 4/30/19, 9/18/19

LNG-TPIC (10-Day) – 1/7/19

LTS –Leadership and Teamworking Skills (Formerly MCL-OIC) (1-Day): 9/23/19

MEECE – Management of Electrical and Electronic Control Equipment (Assessments not included): 2/25/19, 4/29/19, 8/5/19, 12/2/19

MED-PIC – Medical Person in Charge (10-Day): 1/21/19*, 3/18/19, 5/6/19, 7/8/19, 9/30/19, 12/2/19

MED-PIC-REF– Medical Person in Charge Refresher: 1/7/19, 3/11/19, 6/24/19, 8/19/19, 10/21/19

MED-PRO – Medical Care Provider: 1/21/19*, 3/18/19, 5/6/19, 9/30/19, 11/18/19

MED-DOT-DA – Dept. of Transportation Drug & Alcohol Testing (1-Day): 1/12/19, 1/26/19, 2/8/19, 3/9/19, 3/23/19, 4/1/19, 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): 2/22/19, 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): 2/18/19, 5/21/19, 6/5/19, 8/5/19, 9/12/19, 11/1/19

MSC-ENVPRO (1-Day) – 2/24/19, 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): 1/7/19, 2/25/19, 5/13/19, 6/9/19, 7/15/19, 8/11/19, 9/16/19, 11/4/19

MSC-Security Watch Basic (1-Day) – 2/23/19, 5/12/19, 6/7/19, 8/8/19, 9/14/19, 11/4/19

MSC-Security Watch Advanced (1-Day) – 1/11/19, 3/1/19, 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) – 1/13/19, 3/2/19, 5/18/19, 6/13/19, 7/19/19, 8/16/19, 9/20/19, 11/9/19

NSAP-MMP – Navigational Skills Assessment Program-MM&P (2-Day) – 12/17/18*, 12/19/18*, 1/24/19*, 3/18/19*, 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

ROR-1 – Radar Observer Renewal (1-Day): 1/14/19, 9/23/19

ROR-1N – Radar Observer Renewal Evening Classes (1-Night): 12/19/18*, 1/9/19, 1/29/19, 1/30/19, 2/6/19*, 2/7/19, 2/20/19, 3/6/19, 3/20/19, 4/3/19, 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: 1/7/19, 3/4/19, 7/29/19

SAR – Search & Rescue – (Now with OIC and CMM assessments) (3-Day): 4/21/19, 12/2/19

SHS-BAS-OIC – Basic Shiphandling: 1/28/19, 5/13/19, 8/26/19, 10/28/19

SHS-EMR5 – Emergency Shiphandling (5 Day) – 2/25/19*, 4/1/19*, 6/17/19, 8/5/19, 9/23/19, 11/18/19, 12/16/19

STB-OIC – Ship Construction and Basic Stability: 1/21/19, 8/5/19

TCNAV/CO – Terrestrial Navigation and Compasses (15-Day): 1/28/19, 7/8/19

TPIC – Tankerman Person in Charge: 1/14/19, 4/8/19, 7/8/19

TRAC-TUG-2 (2-Day): Contact Admissions

TTT – 1/28/19

VPDSD – Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (1-Day): 2/14/19, 4/23/19

VSO – Vessel Security Officer (3-Day): 2/11/19, 4/24/19, 7/8/19, 9/4/19

WKP-OIC – Watchkeeping (Operational Level) (10-Day): 2/18/19, 10/7/19

WX-OIC –Meteorology (Operational Level): 3/18/19, 9/16/19

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Summer-Fall 2018

For registration, contact our admissions department: 206.441.2880 or

Please also see our schedule and enroll online at

December 2018
14th Radar Renewal
14th Medical DOT
17-18 Basic Training Revalidation
17-20 Search & Rescue
18-21 Advanced Firefighting
19th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation

January 2019
7-18 Advanced Shiphandling
8-11 ARPA
14th Radar Renewal
14-18 Train the Trainer
14-25 GMDSS
15-16 Basic Training Revalidation
17th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
21-25 Advanced Stability
21-25 Pilot Exam Preparation Course
22-25 Advanced Firefighting
28-1 ECDIS
28-1 Advanced Meteorology

February 2019
4-8 Leadership & Managerial Skills
4-8 Meteorology (Operational Level)
4-15 Watchkeeping (Operational Level)
11-15 Medical Care Provider
11-22 Medical Person-In-Charge
15-19 Basic Training Refrehser
18-19 Basic Training Revalidation
20th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
21-22 Advanced Firefighting Refresher
18-20 Security Officer – Vessel, Company, & Facility
18-22 Basic Cargo Handling & Stowage
25-29 Basic Shiphandling

March 2019
4th Vessel Personnel w/ Designated Security Duties
8th Flashing Light
11-14 Advanced Firefighting
11-29 Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation w/ Compasses
13-15 Rating Forming Part of a Navigation Watch
18-22 Advanced Stability
25-26 Basic Training Revalidation
27th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
25-29 Advanced Meteorology
25-29 Tank Ship Dangerous Liquids
28th Radar Renewal
29th Medical DOT

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
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

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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