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Wheelhouse Weekly – February 11th, 2020

February 13th 2020

Volume 25… Number 6… Feb. 11, 2020

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ADMINISTRATION MAY DENY UNION RIGHTS TO CIVIL SERVICE MARINERS

President Trump issued a memo last month that would exempt the Department of Defense from the law governing collective bargaining in the federal government.

The president’s action “could pave the way for his administration to outlaw collective bargaining by the Defense Department’s 750,000-person civilian workforce,” writes journalist Erich Wagner of Government Executive, which obtained a copy of the Jan. 29 memo.

Wagner reported that Government Executive has so far not received a White House response to a request for comment on the memo, called “Delegation of Certain Authority Under the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute.”

The memo cites an alleged need for flexibility as the basis for giving the Secretary of Defense the authority to exclude the Pentagon from the law that guarantees federal workers the right to unionize.

“It is unclear how widely [Defense Secretary Mark] Esper would use this new authority,” Wagner writes.

MM&P and other unions that represent Department of Defense employees have been quick to respond to news of the president’s memo.

“The DoD employees that MM&P represents perform their duties admirably every day, and their right to be represented with regards to their working conditions has not diminished their ability or their willingness to do their work effectively,” said MM&P Federal Employees Membership Group Represenative Randi Ciszewski.

“The existing CIVMAR structure has fostered a partnership with DoD that has enhanced the vitality and viability of military sealift and of the U.S. Merchant Marine,” she added.

“It operates in the best interests of national security and should not be altered.”

“MM&P CIVMARS greatly contribute to safe and efficient DoD mission accomplishment,” said MM&P President Don Marcus.

“They have answered the call of duty time and time again. The existing, time-tested system works.”

“MM&P will aggressively oppose any management action that eliminates workers’ rights to join together to collectively bargain for safe working conditions and decent wages.”

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PRESIDENT’S FISCAL YEAR 2021 BUDGET: SOME GOOD NEWS AND SOME BAD NEWS FOR MARITIME

The Administration has released its proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2021 and it contains some good news and some very bad news for the U.S.-flag maritime industry.

Significantly, the proposed budget recommends that Congress appropriate the full authorized amount for the Maritime Security Program–$314 million–which would provide each vessel enrolled in MSP with a $5.23 million stipend.

This amount will help offset the higher cost of operating vessels under the U.S. flag, thereby helping to keep the 60 privately owned, militarily useful U.S.-flag commercial vessels participating in MSP and their U.S.-citizen crews available to meet the requirements of the Department of Defense and to support American troops deployed anywhere in the world.

Unfortunately, the Administration’s proposed budget would completely eliminate the PL 480 Food-for-Peace and the Food-for-Progress programs which provide an important source of cargo for U.S.-flag vessels.

Both programs are covered by existing U.S.-flag cargo preference shipping requirements which mandate that at least 50 percent of these cargoes be transported on U.S.-flag commercial vessels.

Cargo preference is a critically important program that, when taken in conjunction with MSP, helps maintain the strategically important U.S.-flag commercial fleet.

Over the next few weeks, Congress will hold hearings on the proposals in the Administration’s budget.

We will be strongly supporting the full appropriation for the Maritime Security Program and we will be working to defeat the Administration’s proposal to eliminate the Food-for-Peace and Food-for-Progress programs.

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IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS GROWS AS NUMBER OF CASES INCREASES

The number of deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus surpassed 1,000 on Monday, and there are now at least 43,000 confirmed cases of the disease.

Predictably, as the virus spreads, the fallout for sectors that involve international travel and transport is also increasing.

Shipping analysts have reported a 20 percent drop in container traffic at China’s ports since the disease was first detected in January.

At least six cruise ships with thousands of passengers and crewmembers on board have been refused entry to ports or put under quarantine.

One cruise ship, the WESTERDAM, had been refused entry by five ports as of Tuesday morning, despite the fact that operator Holland America Line said the company has no reason to believe there are any cases of coronavirus on board.

Passengers aboard another cruise ship, the DIAMOND PRINCESS, are under a 14-day quarantine at a terminal in Yokohama because 135 cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed on board, 10 of them among members of the crew.

“Living conditions for crewmembers have given cause for alarm,” The New York Times reported Monday in an article entitled, “Cruise Ship’s Coronavirus Outbreak Leaves Crew Nowhere to Hide,” by Ben Dooley and Motoko Rich.

“Below decks,” they write, “hundreds of crew members are eating, living and working elbow to elbow as they try to keep life as comfortable as possible for those above. They line up for simple buffet meals and then sit down together to eat. Bathrooms are shared by up to four people, and cabins often by two.”

“These conditions have raised fears that a quarantine meant to halt the virus’s spread on board, and keep the contagion from expanding on Japan’s shores, is endangering the health and safety of the crew,” most of whom come from developing countries like India and the Philippines.

Crew members, who spoke to the reporters on the condition of anonymity for fear of losing their jobs, said they had been given masks, gloves and hand sanitizer, but had received little training on how to reduce their chances of infection.

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MILITARY SEALIFT COMMAND ISSUES FLEET UPDATE ON CORONAVIRUS PROTECTION MEASURES

MSC on Friday circulated correspondence outlining measures in place to reduce the risk of contracting the coronavirus. Excerpts follow:

— Department of Defense personnel are denied non-essential travel to mainland China.

— DoD personnel currently in China on temporary duty and leave status will depart mainland China immediately.

— MSC commanders and masters shall screen all personnel on leave status to ensure awareness of these requirements by those who may be in China.

— MSC commanders and masters of vessels are directed to ensure that military members and civilian employees, including Civil Service mariners, report any travel to China or contact with individuals who traveled to China since Dec. 31.

— Commanders and masters will direct such identified personnel not to report to work and await further instructions.

— Commanders and masters are instructed to report identified individuals to the MSC Total Force Management N1 administrative chain of command, providing name, DoD ID number, dates of travel and other details.

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HOUSE-PASSED BILL WOULD UPDATE AND STRENGTHEN LABOR LAW

The House of Representatives last week took what unions are calling the most significant step toward strengthening labor laws in the United States in more than 85 years.

The Protecting the Right to Organize Act, passed by the Democrat-led House on Thursday, would amend the country’s decades-old labor laws to give workers more power during disputes at work, add civil penalties for companies that retaliate against workers who organize and grant hundreds of thousands of workers collective bargaining rights they don’t currently have.

It would also weaken so-called “right-to-work” laws in 27 states that allow free riders in the workplace who don’t pay dues to benefit from union-negotiated contracts. RTW laws all but guarantee lower wages and benefits and insufficient health care coverage for all workers in the state.

In hailing passage of the bill, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka called current labor law outdated and ineffective, saying it fails to provide enough protection for workers exercising their legal right to form a union, “a right that’s been trampled on for decades by union-busting consultants and anti-worker politicians.”

He said President Trump’s threat to veto the bill “speaks volumes about who he is really fighting for.”

The PRO Act would let workers vote quickly to form a union without employer interference.

Newly unionized workers would have a right to binding arbitration if an employer refused to negotiate a first contract in good faith.

If workers exercised the right to strike, the PRO Act would protect their jobs by banning employers from hiring full-time replacements.

It would also tighten the definitions of independent contractor and supervisor, two groups that do not have the right to organize under the NLRA.

Employers have long misclassified their employees to get around legal responsibilities such as providing a minimum wage and health benefits, a problem that is getting more attention as the number of Americans relying on contract and part-time work increases.

A recent Gallup poll found that 64 percent of Americans approve of unions and research by MIT shows nearly half of non-union workers–more than 60 million people–would vote to join a union today if given the opportunity.

Twenty-five years ago, only one-third of workers said the same thing.

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MITAGS WEST SEEKS PART-TIME INSTRUCTOR

MITAGS West is seeking a part-time instructor to provide classroom instruction using content provided by the organization.

Instructor keeps appropriate records and evaluates attendees as required, prepares for the presentation and delivery of course as necessary and reports to the Department Head any items requiring curriculum development attention.

USCG Officer Level License, with experience sailing under his/her highest level license and similar experience are a plus; may be substituted with equivalent uniformed service experience (NOAA, USCG, USN).

Desired qualifications include: degree in adult education, maritime sciences or related field; two years’ experience supervising subordinates in a similar environment; experience teaching adults professional subjects for one or more years, including teaching cadets.

Experience, training and qualifications required to obtain approval to teach the courses in the field from the U.S. Coast Guard is required.

Excellent computer skills, including MS Office Suite and related information systems.

Capable of developing sound, detailed analyses to support actions and/or recommendations. Strong interpersonal, writing and communication skills.

Requires moderate physical activity and may require some travel, to include MITAGS East

Minimum pay is $15.75 per hour.

Please submit a cover letter with your resume to the MITAGS Human Resource Manager Jane Sibiski, jsibiski@mitags.org

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OFFSHORE MEMBERSHIP MEETING IN MM&P POMPANO HALL ON THURSDAY, FEB. 13

MM&P Atlantic Ports Vice President Tom Larkin will hold an Offshore Membership Meeting at the Pompano Union Hall on Thursday, Feb. 13, following the 1100 job call.

All members in the area are encouraged to attend the meeting.

As a reminder, the Pompano Hall is located at: Broward Outpatient Medical Center, 150 SW 12th Ave., Suite 205, Pompano, FL 33069-3237.

The telephone number is 954-946-7883.

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MM&P HOLIDAY CLOSING SCHEDULE

All MM&P union halls, the MM&P Federal Credit Union and MM&P headquarters will be closed on Wednesday, Feb. 12, for Lincoln’s Birthday.

All MM&P union halls, the MM&P Federal Credit Union, MM&P headquarters and the MM&P Plan Office will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17, for Presidents Day.

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MITAGS SEEKING PHOTOS FROM MEMBERS FOR USE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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 lmoran@mitags.org.

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

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MITAGS EAST ACADEMIC NOTES

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 admissions@mitags.org 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: admissions@mitags.org.

Why not try our on-line calendar to register for class: mitags-pmi.org/courses/calendar.

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: jpitzen@mates.org.

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: 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): 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) – 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) – 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: 4/13/20, 6/8/20, 7/27/20, 10/5/20, 11/30/20

ADVWX-CMM – Advanced Meteorology: 4/6/20, 6/15/20, 8/3/20

CHS-CMM – Advanced Cargo Operations (10 Days): 10/12/20

CM-OPS 1 – Chief Mate Operations – Week 1: 3/16/20*, 6/1/20, 8/24/20, 11/9/20

CM-OPS 2 Maersk – Chief Mate Operations II Maersk Specific: 3/23/20*, 6/8/20, 8/31/20, 11/16/20

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): 3/2/20, 4/20/20, 6/22/20, 8/10/20, 11/16/20, 12/14/20

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

SEC-APPS – Practical Defense Tactics: Not Currently Scheduled

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

SHS-ADV-I-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 1): 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): 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, 11/2/20

WKP-CMM – Advanced Watchkeeping: 10/26/20

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, 11/2/20

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

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

CDMGT – Crowd Management (1-Day) – 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): Not currently scheduled

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

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

ADV-FF – Advanced Fire-Fighting (4-day) – Not currently scheduled

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: 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: 3/7/20, 4/25/20, 7/25/20, 9/26/20, 12/12/20

FSM – Fatigue, Sleep, & Medications (1-Day): 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): 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): 3/12/20, 4/8/20, 5/18/20, 9/16/20

LNG-TPIC (10-Day) – 11/30/20

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): 3/16/20, 5/4/20, 7/6/20, 9/28/20, 11/30/20

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

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

MED-DOT-DA – Dept. of Transportation Drug & Alcohol Testing (1-Day): 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): 2/24/20*, 5/11/20, 6/7/20, 7/6/20, 8/9/20, 9/14/20, 11/2/20

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) – 2/22/20*, 5/15/20, 6/5/20, 7/10/20, 8/8/20, 9/13/20, 11/6/20

MSC-Ship’s Reaction Force (3-Day) – 2/28/20*, 5/16/20, 6/11/20, 7/11/20, 8/14/20, 9/18/20, 11/7/20

NDMS-ENAV – Navigational Decision Making Series – Best Practice in eNav (3-Day) – 7/22/20, 11/30/20

NSAP-MMP – Navigational Skills Assessment Program-MM&P (2-Day) – 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) – 9/30/20

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

ROR-1N – Radar Observer Renewal Evening Classes (1-Night): 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: 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: 5/18/20, 8/24/20, 10/19/20

SHS-EMR5 – Emergency Shiphandling (5 Day) – 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: 8/3/20

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

TPIC – Tankerman Person in Charge: 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): Not Currently Scheduled

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

WKP-OIC – Watchkeeping (Operational Level) (10-Day): 2/17/20, 10/5/20

WX-OIC –Meteorology (Operational Level): 3/2/20, 9/14/20

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MITAGS WEST ACADEMIC NOTES

For registration, contact our admissions department: 206.441.2880 or admissions@mates.org.

Please also see our schedule and enroll online at www.mitags-pmi.org.

February 2020

17-21 Cargo Handling and Stowage
18-19 Basic Training Revalidation
20th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
24-28 Tankerman Person-In-Charge
24-28 Basic Shiphandling
24-6 GMDSS

March 2020

4th Flashing Light
9-13 Advanced Stability
9-13 Basic Training
9-27 Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation
16-20 Medical Care Provider
16-20 Advanced Meteorology
16-27 Medical Person-In-Charge
23-27 Able Seaman
23-27 Advanced Shiphandling I
30-3 Advanced Shiphandling II
30-3 Radar Observer Unlimited

April 2020

6-9 ARPA
6-10 Leadership & Managerial Skills
6-10 Basic Training
13-15 Security Officer – Vessel, Company and Facility
13-17 Basic Shiphandling
13-17 Advanced Firefighting
17th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
20-21 Basic Training Revalidation
20-24 ECDIS
20-24 Medical Care Provider
20-31 Medical Person-In-Charge
27-8 GMDSS

May 2020

4-5 Advanced Firefighting Refresher
6th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
7-8, 11 Basic Training Refresher
7-8 Basic Training Revalidation
11-15 Basic Training
11-15 Medical Care Provider
11-15 Engine Resource Management
11-22 Medical Person-In-Charge
11-22 Watchkeeping (Operational Level)
18-22 Management of Electrical and Electronic Control Equipment (MEECE)
26th Leadership & Teamworking Skills
26-30 Advanced Firefighting
27th Flashing Light

June 2020

1-19 Celestial Navigation
8-10 Security Officer – Vessel, Company and Facility
8-19 GMDSS
8-26 Terrestrial and Coastal Navigation
9th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
11-12 Basic Training Revalidation
11-12,15 Basic Training Refresher
15-19 Basic Training
22-26 Medical Care Provider
29-1 Search & Rescue

July 2020

6-10 Ship Construction and Basic Stability
6-10 Leadership & Managerial Skills
13-17 Advanced Stability
13-24 Watchkeeping (Operational Level)
15th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
16-17 Basic Training Revalidation
20-24 Advanced Meteorology
20-24 Basic Training
27-29 Security Officer – Vessel, Company and Facility
27-31 Advanced Shiphandling I

August 2020

3-7 Advanced Shiphandling II
3-7 Able Seaman
3-7 Advanced Firefighting
10-14 Basic Training
10-28 Terrestrial and Coastal Navigation
14,17-18 Basic Training Refresher
17-18 Basic Training Revalidation
19th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
20-21 Advanced Firefighting Refresher
31-4 Radar Observer Unlimited

September 2020

14-18 Engine Resource Management
14-18 Basic Training
14-2 License Preparation (OICNW)
21-25 Management of Electrical and Electronic Control Equipment (MEECE)
21-2 GMDSS
28-29 Basic Training Revalidation
30th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation

October 2020

12-16 ECDIS
12-16 Ship Construction and Basic Stability
12-16 Basic Training
12-16 Medical Care Provider
12-23 Medical Person-In-Charge
19-20 Basic Training Revalidation
19-23 Advanced Meteorology
19-6 Celestial Navigation
21st Medical DOT
22nd Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
26-29 Advanced Firefighting
26-30 Advanced Shiphandling I

November 2020

2-6 Advanced Shiphandling II
2-6 Radar Observer Unlimited
2-6 Basic Training
9-12 Advanced Firefighting
9-13 Leadership & Managerial Skills
9-13 Medical Care Provider
9-20 Medical Person-In-Charge
13th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
16-17 Basic Training Revalidation
16-18 Security Officer – Vessel, Company and Facility
16-19 ARPA
16-20 Advanced Stability
30-4 Basic Training

December 2020

4, 7-8 Basic Training Refresher
7-8 Basic Training Revalidation
7-11 Medical Care Provider
7-18 Medical Person-In-Charge
9th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
10-11 Advanced Firefighting Refresher

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