Wheelhouse Weekly – December 3rd, 2019

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Volume 24… Number 48… Dec. 3, 2019


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Former MM&P International Secretary-Treasurer Steve Werse, master mariner and longtime union official, will be among the maritime industry VIPs honored by Seafarers International House in April 2020 at its annual awards ceremony, “Setting the Course.”

The event honors men and women responsible for advances that benefit the world’s mariners and the maritime community as a whole.

Werse, a member of MM&P since 1979, has over 30 years at sea, including 21 as master with Central Gulf/Waterman.

He was elected MM&P International Secretary-Treasurer in 2012 and assumed office on Jan. 1, 2013.

Prior to becoming International Secretary-Treasurer, he served as the MM&P Atlantic Ports Vice President.

New York Marine Society President Tim Ferrie will also be honored by Seafarers International House.

Ferrie has been an MM&P member since 1978, a Sandy Hook Pilot since 1980 and for the last 22 years has done double duty as MM&P’s Pilot Membership Group East Coast Regional Representative.

He is being recognized for his central role in the New York maritime community and for promoting the New York Marine Society’s commitment to scholarship awards for young people seeking careers in the maritime industry.

American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier President and CEO Eric Ebeling will also be honored at the event, as will Jim Caponiti, president of the American Maritime Congress.

Caponiti worked for 37 years at the U.S. Maritime Administration, where he was a driving force behind the development and implementation of the Maritime Security Program.

SIH is a charitable organization that provides seafarers and travelers with pastoral care, hospitality, social assistance and advocacy.

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On the eve of Thanksgiving, the business publication Forbes posted an interview with Captain William Boyce about the rescue of seafarers forced to abandon ship because of a fire aboard their car carrier, the SINCERITY ACE.

The article, “After Saving 7 Lives, A Ship Captain Returns Home for a Special Thanksgiving,” was written by Gary Stoller for the ForbesLife section of

“After rescuing seven Philippine sailors in a deadly fire at sea, this Thanksgiving has extra meaning for William Boyce,” the article begins.

“I am thankful I was there to help,” says the 63-year-old captain who has sailed for 42 years and spends up to half of each year at sea.”

“I absolutely will be thinking on Thanksgiving Day about the seven Philippine sailors we rescued and their families.”

The fire aboard the SINCERITY ACE claimed the lives of five crewmembers. Sixteen others were saved by the GREEN LAKE and other rescue ships.

“The wind at the time was 25-30 knots with a heavy 25-foot swell, and the ship was pitching and rolling about 700 miles west of Midway Island,” Boyce recalled.

He noted the challenges of the rescue, “due to the sea conditions, the high freeboard of GREEN LAKE and no retrieval equipment to rescue persons from the sea…”

The actions of the GREEN LAKE crew were recognized in November when they were presented with the Gallant Ship Award by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

“Since the Gallant Ship Award hasn’t been awarded in about 25 years, it is quite an honor,” Boyce said.

“We have a crew of 21, and all share equally in this award.”

“What the crew accomplished was truly extraordinary, and I am so proud of them.”

The other MM&P members aboard the vessel at the time of the rescue were Chief Mate Kevin Camarda, Second Mate Chelsea Martin and Third Mate Matthew Morgan.

To read the article in its entirety, go to

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The dive boat CONCEPTION was exempt from some Coast Guard safety rules intended to help passengers escape in an emergency, according to an article by Mark Puente and Richard Winton that was published in the Nov. 25 edition of The Los Angeles Times.

Thirty-four people sleeping in stacked bunks below the waterline died in a Sept. 2 fire aboard the boat.

Investigative reporting by The Times found that the CONCEPTION was one of several hundred passenger vessels built before 1996 that are eligible for special exemptions from some safety standards imposed on more recently built vessels.

The newer rules require vessels to have an escape hatch at least 32 inches wide as well as illuminated exit signs.

The CONCEPTION, which was built in 1981, had 26-inch escape hatches. The exit signs on board were not illuminated.

Four survivors—the captain of the boat, the second captain, the second galley and a deckhand–told NTSB investigators that they had tried several times to rescue the 33 passengers and one crewmember who were sleeping below deck and unable to escape.

A preliminary NTSB investigation found that the CONCEPTION had violated a requirement that it have a roving watch on duty at night.

The NTSB has said the final report into the accident will be released in 2020.

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A number of European corporations are two-faced when it comes to respecting workers’ rights, according to a new report by the AFL-CIO.

The report uses case studies to demonstrate how some European corporations–while boasting about having good relationships with unions and upholding standards for working people in their home countries–have exploited weak labor rights laws in southern states.

It analyzes how low wages, low taxes, low levels of union representation and “right-to-work” laws in the South are magnets for European corporations seeking to escape European laws and social standards.

The study presents case studies of European corporations that respect labor laws in their base countries—among them Airbus, Fresenius, Ikea, LSG Sky Chefs and Nestlé—but use every loophole and opportunity to exploit working people in southern states where they relocate to reduce labor costs and maximize their profits.

“The way these European corporations operate in the American South is another example of corporate greed at its worst,” says AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.

“It shows how low corporations can go to make profits at the expense of working people’s rights and freedoms.”

“If they can respect working people’s freedom to join unions and negotiate for a fair return on their hard work in their home countries, they can certainly do the same here in America.”

The European Trade Union Confederation contributed to the report. It has been fighting to ensure that corporations based in Europe respect workers’ rights in every country in which they operate.

“Human rights, like freedom to join a trade union and negotiate collectively on wages and working conditions, must be upheld by companies wherever they operate,” said ETUC General Secretary Luca Visentini.

He said that as is the case under French law, the rest of the European Union should require corporations to make sure that their operations inside and outside the EU, and their subsidiaries and subcontractors, respect human rights.

“What is needed is an EU law on due diligence to uphold human rights, and to give companies legal clarity and predictability on what they need to do,” Visentini said.

The principal author of the report was Lance Compa, a senior lecturer at the ILR School of Cornell University.

It ends with recommendations on how all parties involved, from European corporations and governments to social organizations and labor unions, can work to change the situation and ensure that working people’s rights in the South are respected.

The study, “The Double Standard at Work: European Corporate Investment and Workers’ Rights in the American South,” is posted at

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Captain Andrzej Lasota, master of the Cyprus-flagged general cargo ship UBC SAVANNAH, has been under arrest in Mexico since August.

The charge against him is negligence for “failing to be aware” that 240 kilograms of cocaine had been buried in the ship’s hold under thousands of tons of coal.

The ship’s duty officer noticed suspicious packages in the hold during unloading and informed the first officer, who notified the master.

Lasota immediately suspended the unloading operation and notified Mexican authorities, who proceeded to arrest the vessel and its entire crew.

The arrests were made despite the fact that the vessel had been found to have no drugs on board during multiple searches by the authorities at the loading port, Barranquilla, Columbia.

The crewmembers–with the exception of Captain Lasota–were finally released two months later.

But they were then re-arrested by Mexican immigration authorities because their documents had expired while they were in prison.

After being held in detention for another six weeks, they were deported.

Lasota is said to be suffering from severe stress and several serious ailments.

While in detention, he has been deprived access to medications prescribed by his doctors.

He has been admitted to a medical facility on two occasions but is now back in jail.

During the last court hearing, the judge set a five-month deadline for the prosecutor’s office to gather evidence to start trial proceedings, which, according to the local court, may take up to two years.

Prosecutors are demanding a sentence of up to 20 years in jail.

In a message to the maritime community, his friend and coworker Piotr Rusinek writes: “Lasota, ‘Andy’ as he is known to his friends and colleagues, is the personification of a master mariner, having spent many years at sea, educating countless officers and other master mariners, never having neglected his duties and responsibilities and a highly respected and valued navigator, with an unblemished reputation.”

“It is his devotion to duty and adherence to procedures that have contributed to his current predicament.”

Everyone inside and outside the maritime community is asked to join calls to free Captain Andy Lasota by signing the petition posted at:

Please take a moment to demand the release of yet another professional mariner who is being punished simply for doing his job.

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They attack us. They attack our programs. They attack our supporters.

One thing we can say about our opponents: They never give up.

Now, these so-called “free trade” groups are vowing to repeal the Jones Act before June 2020, its 100th anniversary.

Their allies in government are fighting to circumvent the U.S.-flag cargo preference requirements that keep American ships sailing.

They are blocking our efforts to give U.S.-flag ships and American crews their fair share of our country’s oil and liquefied natural gas exports.

Maritime policy—and maritime jobs—depend on who wins on Election Day.

It’s a simple truth, and one that our enemies never forget.

What can you do to defend the U.S.-flag fleet and your job?

First: Vote. (But before you do, go to and click on “Who We Support” to see which candidates support the U.S.-flag merchant marine.)

Second: Contribute to the MM&P Political Contribution Fund.

Your contribution will be used to elect and reelect candidates who support the U.S.-flag fleet—without regard to political party, philosophy or other extraneous factors.

Your contribution—large or small—helps provide the resources we need to ensure America’s mariners have a seat at the table and can make their voice heard.

Please. Act. Now.

Your support helps the PCF to protect your job.

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Join us to ring in the season at the MM&P holiday parties!

LOS ANGELES/LONG BEACH, Thursday, Dec. 5, 1130 @ LA/LB Union Hall (Offshore/United Inland Group).

SAN FRANCISCO/OAKLAND, Friday, Dec. 6, 1200 @ San Francisco/Oakland Union Hall (Offshore/United Inland Group).

BOSTON, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1100-1500 @ Boston Union Hall.

SEATTLE, Thursday, Dec. 12, 1200 @ Seattle Union Hall (Offshore/United Inland Group).

POMPANO, Friday, Dec. 13, 1230-1530 @ Brew Fish Bar & Grill 200 E McNab Rd., Pompano Beach, FL 33060.

NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY, Monday, Dec. 16, 1200-1700 @ Robert Treat Hotel, 50 Park Place, Newark NJ 07102 (Offshore/Atlantic Maritime Group).

HOUSTON, Friday, Dec. 20, 1300-1545 @ Perry’s Steakhouse and Grill, 700 Baybrook Mall Drive, Suite H110, Friendswood, TX 77546.

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Mercy Ships is a faith-based, international development organization that sends the world’s largest non-government medical ship to some of the poorest countries in the world.

For over 40 years, Mercy Ships has delivered free, vital healthcare to people in desperate need.

With over 400 volunteers from more than 50 different nations, our hospital ship provides lifesaving surgeries to the people of sub-Saharan Africa.

The medical care Mercy Ships is able to provide would not be achievable without our maritime crew to operate our ship.

If you are interested in learning more about serving or getting involved with Mercy Ships, you can reach Ali Edwards at or by phone at (903) 939-7058.

Together, we can bring hope and healing!

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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 2019 no later than Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. EST.

All requests for 2019 Vacation and PRO payments received after this date and time will be held until January 2, 2020 for processing and will therefore be taxable in 2020.

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

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If you are interested in applying for Optional Life Insurance through MetLife but have not yet done so, please keep in mind that the simplified enrollment period ends on Dec. 31.

All MM&P members and employees are eligible to apply for coverage.

Note: MM&P does not receive financial compensation either for making this plan available or in the event that you choose to purchase Optional Life Insurance through this plan.

If you would like to learn more or apply, visit by Dec. 31.

If you have questions, please contact MM&P Federal Credit Union Manager Kathy Klisavage at: 1- 800-382-7777.

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MITAGS is interested in receiving photo submissions from MM&P members for use on the official MITAGS social media platforms.

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 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 – 4/13/20, 8/17/20, 10/5/20

AIS-1 – Automatic Identifications Systems Orientation (1-Day): 9/4/20

ARPA-OIC (4-Day) – Automated Radar Plotting Aids: 1/14/20, 3/31/20

AZIPOD (2-Day) – 3/9/20, 4/30/20

BRM-35 – Bridge Resource Management: 2/24/20, 5/11/20, 8/3/20, 9/28/20

BRMP –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots (2-Day): 1/15/20, 3/9/20, 3/31/20, 4/30/20, 5/18/20, 7/13/20, 9/15/20

BRMP-EMR –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots with Emergency Shiphandling – (Now also included in BRMP-Refresher) (3-Day): 3/11/20, 4/27/20, 7/15/20, 10/7/20

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

BT – Basic Safety Training: 2/24/20, 4/20/20, 8/10/20, 10/12/20

BT-Revalidation (2-day) (Must have 1 year of sea service in last 5 years) – 12/17/19, 2/4/20, 3/4/20, 4/2/20, 4/28/20, 6/15/20, 7/28/20, 8/31/20, 9/23/20, 10/28/20, 12/15/20

BT-Refresher (3-day) – 12/16/19, 3/4/20, 4/27/20, 7/27/20, 9/23/20, 12/14/20

CHS-OIC – Cargo Handling Basic: 4/6/20

[CMM – Chief Mate and Master Courses]

ADVSTB-CMM – Advanced Stability: 12/16/19, 2/3/20, 4/13/20, 6/8/20, 7/27/20, 10/5/20, 11/30/20

ADVWX-CMM – Advanced Meteorology: 12/9/19, 1/27/20, 4/6/20, 6/15/20, 8/3/20

CHS-CMM – Advanced Cargo Operations (10 Days): 2/10/20

CM-OPS 1 – Chief Mate Operations – Week 1: 3/16/20, 6/1/20, 8/24/20

CM-OPS 2 Maersk – Chief Mate Operations II Maersk Specific: 12/9/19*, 3/23/20, 6/8/20, 8/31/20

CM-OPS 2 APL – Chief Mate Operations II APL Specific – 3/9/20*

ECDIS – Electronic Chart Display Information Systems: 3/9/20, 6/1/20, 8/17/20, 11/9/20

LMS – Leadership and Managerial Skills (Management Level – Formerly MCL-CMM): 12/16/19, 3/2/20, 4/20/20, 6/22/20, 8/10/20, 11/16/20, 12/14/20

MPP-CMM – Marine Propulsion Plants: 1/13/20, 9/14/20 (DCS-1 available on request – contact Admissions)

SEC-APPS – Practical Defense Tactics: Not Currently Scheduled

SHMGT-CMM- Ship Management: 10/28/19, 1/6/20

SHS-ADV-I-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 1): 1/13/20, 2/10/20, 3/2/20*, 3/16/20, 4/13/20, 4/27/20, 6/1/20, 6/15/20, 7/20/20, 8/10/20, 9/14/20, 9/28/20, 10/12/20, 11/2/20, 1/30/20

SHS-ADV-II-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 2): 12/9/19*, 1/20/20*, 2/17/20, 3/9/20, 3/23/20, 4/20/20, 5/4/20, 6/8/20, 6/22/20, 7/27/20, 8/17/20, 9/21/20, 10/5/20, 10/19/20, 11/9/20, 12/7/20

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

VPEN-CMM – Voyage Planning & Electronic Navigation: 2/24/20

WKP-CMM – Advanced Watchkeeping: 1/20/20

WX-HW-ATL – Heavy Weather Avoidance Routing: Atlantic Ocean (2-day) – 5/18/20

WX-HW-IND – Heavy Weather Avoidance Routing: Indian Ocean (2-day) – 5/22/20

WX-HW-PAC – Heavy Weather Avoidance Routing: Pacific Ocean (2-day) – 5/20/20

CIW-DPA/IA – Continual Improvement Workshop: Designated Person Ashore & Internal Auditor (3-Day) ** This course is NOT covered by the MATES Program ** – 6/24/20, 10/14/20

CIW-SMS – Continual Improvement Workshop: Successful Safety Management (2-Day) – Not currently scheduled

CNAV-OIC (15-Day) – Celestial Navigation: 4/27/20

CRISIS-COMMS – Crisis Communications (1-Day): 2/21/20

CRSMGT – Crisis Management and Human Behavior (1-Day) – 2/14/20, 7/24/20

CDMGT – Crowd Management (1-Day) – 2/13/20, 7/23/20

CSE – Confined Space Entry (3-Day): 7/20/20

CSE-AWR – Confined Space Entry Awareness (2-Day): Not currently scheduled

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

DDE – Great Lakes (20-Day): 2/3/20

ECDIS for Pilots (2-Day) – 1/20/20, 4/30/20, 7/20/20

ERM – Engine Resource Management: 12/9/19, 3/9/20, 6/8/20, 8/17/20, 12/7/20

FF-ADV – Advanced Fire-Fighting (4-day) – 1/13/20

FF-BADV – Fire Fighting Combined Basic & Advanced: 2/24/20, 4/20/20, 8/10/20, 10/12/20

FF-ADV-Rev (1-day) (Must have 1 year of sea service in last 5 years) – Advanced Fire Fighting Revalidation: 12/19/19, 2/6/20, 3/2/20, 4/1/20, 4/30/20, 6/17/20, 7/30/20, 9/2/20, 9/22/20, 10/27/20, 12/17/20

FF-ADV-REF (2-day) – Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher: 12/14/19, 3/7/20, 4/25/20, 7/25/20, 9/26/20, 12/12/20

FSM – Fatigue, Sleep, & Medications (1-Day): 1/7/20, 4/7/20, 9/15/20

GL-Pilot – Great Lakes Pilotage Familiarization (2-Day): 3/14/20

GMDSS – Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (10-Day): 3/16/20, 8/24/20

HAZ – Hazardous Materials (5 day): 4/13/20, 8/24/20, 11/16/20

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

LAP – License Advancement Program for Mate to Master (20-Day): 1/6/20*, 7/27/20, 9/28/20

LAP-Great Lakes – License Advancement Program – Great Lakes (15-Day): 3/9/20

LAP-ORG3rd – License Advancement Program for Original 3rd Mate, Oceans, Any Gross
Ton License (15-Day): 6/1/20

LEG – Legal Aspects of Pilotage (1-Day): 1/8/20, 3/12/20, 4/8/20, 5/18/20, 9/16/20

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

LTS –Leadership and Teamworking Skills (Formerly MCL-OIC) (1-Day): 5/26/20

MEECE – Management of Electrical and Electronic Control Equipment (Assessments not included): 3/16/20, 6/15/20, 8/24/20, 11/30/20

MED-PIC – Medical Person in Charge (10-Day): 1/20/20, 3/16/20, 5/4/20, 7/6/20, 9/28/20, 11/30/20

MED-PIC-REF– Medical Person in Charge Refresher: 1/6/20, 3/9/20, 6/22/20, 8/17/20, 10/19/20

MED-PRO – Medical Care Provider: 1/20/20, 3/16/20, 4/13/20, 5/4/20

MED-DOT-DA – Dept. of Transportation Drug & Alcohol Testing (1-Day): 12/20/19, 1/11/20, 1/25/20, 2/7/20, 3/21/20, 3/31/20, 5/1/20, 5/9/20, 6/18/20, 7/11/20, 9/3/20, 9/21/20, 10/3/20, 10/26/20, 12/5/20, 12/18/20

[MSC – Military Sealift Command Courses]

MSC-CBRD-1 – Military Sealift Command Chemical, Biological, Radiological Defense Orientation (Basic) (1-Day): 2/20/20, 5/21/20, 6/3/20, 8/5/20, 9/11/20, 11/10/20

MSC-DC – Military Sealift Command Damage Control (2-day): 2/18/20, 5/19/20, 6/1/20, 8/3/20, 9/9/20, 10/30/20

MSC-ENVPRO (1-Day) – 2/23/20, 5/31/20, 8/2/20, 11/1/20

MSC-FF-HELO (2-Day) – Not currently scheduled

MSC-SMA – Military Sealift Command Small Arms Qualifications (4-Day): 1/6/20, 2/24/20, 5/11/20, 6/7/20, 7/6/20, 8/9/20, 9/14/20, 11/2/20 (2020 dates may shift based on gun range availability)

MSC-Security Watch Basic (1-Day) – 2/21/20, 5/10/20, 6/4/20, 8/6/20, 9/12/20, 11/2/20

MSC-Security Watch Advanced (1-Day) – 1/5/20, 2/22/20, 5/15/20, 6/5/20, 7/10/20, 8/8/20, 9/13/20, 11/6/20 (2020 dates may shift based on gun range availability)

MSC-Ship’s Reaction Force (3-Day) – 1/10/20, 2/28/20, 5/16/20, 6/11/20, 7/11/20, 8/14/20, 9/18/20, 11/7/20 (2020 dates may shift based on gun range availability)

NDMS-ENAV – Navigational Decision Making Series – Best Practice in eNav (3-Day) – 1/22/20

NSAP-MMP – Navigational Skills Assessment Program-MM&P (2-Day) – 12/16/19, 12/18/19, 1/13/20*, 3/16/20, 4/9/20, 6/22/20, 6/24/20, 7/13/20, 8/31/20, 9/2/20, 10/26/20, 10/28/20, 12/14/20, 12/16/20

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

ROR-1 – Radar Observer Renewal (1-Day): 1/13/20

ROR-1N – Radar Observer Renewal Evening Classes (1-Night): 12/18/19, 3/6/20, 3/7/20, 4/27/20, 4/28/20, 7/27/20, 9/15/20, 12/14/20

ROU-OIC – Radar Observer Program – Unlimited: 1/6/20, 7/27/20

SAR – Search & Rescue – (Now with OIC and CMM assessments) (3-Day): 3/28/20, 10/14/20, 11/30/20

SHS-BAS-OIC – Basic Shiphandling: 2/3/20, 5/18/20, 8/24/20, 10/19/20

SHS-EMR5 – Emergency Shiphandling (5 Day) – 12/16/19*, 1/27/20*, 3/30/20*, 5/4/20, 7/13/20, 8/31/20, 11/16/20, 12/14/20

STB-OIC – Ship Construction and Basic Stability: 1/20/20, 8/3/20

TCNAV/CO – Terrestrial Navigation and Compasses (15-Day): 1/27/20, 7/6/20

TPIC – Tankerman Person in Charge: 1/6/20, 5/11/20, 7/6/20

TRAC-TUG-2 (2-Day): 2/17/20

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

VPDSD – Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (1-Day): 2/9/20

VSO – Vessel Security Officer (3-Day): 2/10/20, 4/6/20, 5/27/20, 9/9/20

WKP-OIC – Watchkeeping (Operational Level) (10-Day): 2/17/20

WX-OIC –Meteorology (Operational Level): 3/2/20

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December 2019
9-12 ARPA
9-13 Basic Training
13th Radar Renewal
16th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
17-18 Basic Training Revalidation

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