Wheelhouse Weekly – February 25th, 2020

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Volume 25… Number 8… Feb. 25, 2020


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The National Labor Relations Board, now led by appointees of President Donald Trump, is engaged in a relentless campaign to strengthen the hand of employers in negotiations with working people and their unions.

The Board was created by Congress to protect the rights of working people, encourage collective bargaining and curtail private sector labor and management practices which can harm the general welfare of workers, businesses and the economy as a whole.

But now it has abandoned that mandate, rolling back decades of settled law and tipping the scale of justice further in favor of corporations.

With Trump appointees in control, “the NLRB has ignored ethics rules, marginalized career staff, reversed decades-old precedent (not just Obama-era decisions), and turned labor law upside down to favor employers,” writes former NLRB chair Wilma B. Liebman in an article published in the Feb. 19 edition of The New York Times.

She calls the situation “a crisis for workers’ rights.”

One example: New measures passed by the Board allow employers in some cases to bypass collective bargaining and unilaterally change the terms and conditions of employment without negotiating with the employees’ union.

“Even during the most anti-union administrations of the past, NLRB appointees made an effort to respect the institution and logically explain any changes to or departure from precedent,” says MM&P International Counsel Gabriel Terrasa.

“The current Board has no interest in such pretense; they are laser-focused on dismantling through administrative fiat employees’ statutory rights to bargain and be represented by a union.”

In its rush to upend precedent, the Board has trampled on ethics rules as well: In one case, the Republican majority included a member whose former law firm represented a company in the case that was pending before it.

The framework in which the Board has always conducted business has also been jettisoned.

“Historically, three of the five Board members are selected by the party in control of the White House, while the two minority members are selected by the opposing party,” Terrasa explains.

“The two minority members are able to write dissenting opinions, or at least introduce an opposing viewpoint in the decision-making process.”

“President Trump, however, has refused to fill the minority vacancies, leaving the Board functioning with a single anti-union/anti-employee voice.”

Leaders of the House Committee on Education and Labor notified the Trump appointees last year that they are investigating a raft of recent agency decisions that reverse years of legal precedent to favor business at the expense of working people and their unions.

Congressional investigators say that instead of being even-handed in enforcing the law, the agency under Trump is “significantly narrowing employers’ liability… and reviving charges against unions at an unprecedented level.”

In the first months of fiscal year 2019, for example, the board reversed its position and brought charges against 21 labor groups in cases in which the unions had previously been found to not be at fault.

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The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention warned Tuesday that the coronavirus outbreak could cause “severe disruption” in the United States and encouraged American communities to increase their level of preparedness.

In the meantime, the impact of the virus on the maritime industry is growing.

Last week, Maersk CEO Soren Skou reported that the company is experiencing high levels of disruption at Chinese ports.

“We are experiencing huge pressure at [Chinese] terminals because there aren’t enough workers at the ports to move the containers around, not enough truck drivers to move the goods, and no one to receive them at the factories or warehouses,” he told a reporter on Feb. 20.

In a bulletin released on Feb. 21, the shipping association BIMCO warned that in some Chinese provinces, as many as two-thirds of truck drivers are not reporting for duty.

Alphaliner, the ocean freight data company, estimates that about 1.7 million TEU of boxship capacity has been removed from the Chinese market since the end of January and that almost half of all transoceanic sailings from Chinese ports have been canceled.

On Monday, the number of coronavirus deaths in China approached 2,600. Italy has reported five deaths, making it the worst-hit country in Europe.

Most world stock markets, including the Dow, dropped significantly on Monday and Tuesday on fears related to the spread of the virus.

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The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, a D.C.-based independent research institute focused on national security strategy, is calling for a new policy approach that recognizes the inherent link between the maritime industry’s importance to the economy and its contributions to national security.

In a new report, “Strengthening the U.S. Defense Maritime Industrial Base,” the researchers call on government “to create and implement a U.S. National Maritime Strategy to grow the U.S. maritime industrial base and increase its competitiveness.”

The report urges policymakers to strengthen the American merchant marine by:

— stabilizing the stipend available to U.S.-flag vessels under the Maritime Security Program;

— improving enforcement of cargo preference shipping requirements; and

— reforming outdated taxes and regulations, especially those related to mariner wages and ship repair duties.

The researchers call for bringing specialized ships and tankers under the U.S. flag through MSP-like programs in order to increase the size of the militarily useful U.S.-flag fleet and to grow the number of trained and qualified U.S.-citizen mariners.

The report emphasizes that “a new comprehensive strategy is all the more important given the growing threat posed by Chinese maritime power…”

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The January-February issue of The Master, Mate & Pilot will be in your mailbox soon.

In the meantime, look for it online on under Latest News.

In this issue:

— Alaska study shows privatization “not feasible” for most ferry routes;

— crews of MAERSK COLUMBUS, MAERSK KINLOSS and USNS SALVOR commended for rescue operations;

— three mariners bid farewell to a ship and to life at sea;

— Maritime Labor Alliance opposes waterfront ballpark in Oakland.

Also on under Latest News: “A Working Waterfront Is No Place for a Ballpark,” in which MM&P Coast Agent Jeremy Hope reports on the controversy in Oakland and other cities over developers’ attempts to push out port operations to make way for luxury developments and sports facilities.

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Alaska intends to use private companies to fill the gap created by the budget cuts that have almost completely shut down the Alaska Marine Highway System, Gov. Mike Dunleavy said at a press conference on Feb. 19.

“We’re going to have to rely on the private sector as a stopgap to some degree,” Dunleavy told reporters.

It is not clear how the state would pay for private contractors, and no further details have been released on a plan to contract out service.

Due to the budget cuts and a maintenance backlog, only one of the state fleet of 11 ferries, the shuttle between Ketchikan and Metlakatla, is now operating. No mainline ferries will be available until at least March.

The consequences of the shutdown are being felt throughout the state.

Most of the Alaska communities that the AMHS serves lack surface access to the rest of the continent.

Food shortages are being reported in some towns. People in coastal regions served by the ferry system are unable to get to doctors’ appointments. Sports teams have been stranded. Salmon fisheries and timber businesses are suffering. There are worries about transporting visitors to the state as the tourism season looms.

“I call it a marine highway system in crisis,” says state Sen. Jesse Kiehl, D-Juneau,

Hundreds of residents protested the cuts to the ferry system in a series of events across the state earlier this month.

There were rallies in Juneau, Anchorage, Wrangell, Petersburg, Cordova and other communities.

Among the protesters were members of MM&P, IBU, MEBA, ILWU, ARA and other unions.

A number of protesters held signs blaming the governor for the situation and calling for him to be recalled.

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In accordance with Article IV, Sections 8. and 2., respectively, of the International Constitution, you are hereby notified that a CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION of the MM&P will be convened at 9:00 am on Monday, June 29, 2020.

The Constitutional Convention will be held at the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies, 692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090.

In accordance with Article IV, Section 8., Subsection c), the Constitutional Convention will be limited to Constitutional matters.

You are also hereby notified that in accordance with Article IV, Section 6., Subsection c), all proposed resolutions for the Constitutional Convention must be forwarded to the International Secretary-Treasurer at least thirty (30) days prior to the opening day of the Convention for inclusion on the agenda and determination by the Convention.

Procedures for Submitting Constitutional Resolutions

All Constitutional Resolutions submitted for consideration by the Convention must include the following to be accepted for submission:

1. The page number of the proposed change/addition;
2. The heading of the section of the Constitution being changed;
3. The paragraph (ex: 2. (a) (iii) etc.) to be changed;
4. The wording of the change/addition;
5. The purpose of the change/addition;
6. The name(s) of the submitter(s).

With best wishes, I remain,


Donald F. Josberger
International Secretary-Treasurer

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88th MM&P CONVENTION CALL, June 30–July 2, 2020

In accordance with Article IV, Section 2, of the International Constitution, you are hereby notified that the 88th MM&P CONVENTION will be convened at 9:00 am on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

The Convention will be held at the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies, 692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090.

You are also hereby notified that in accordance with Article IV, Section 6, Subsection c), all proposed resolutions for the Convention must be forwarded to the International Secretary-Treasurer at least thirty (30) days prior to the opening day of the Convention for inclusion on the agenda and determination by the Convention.

With best wishes, I remain,


Donald F. Josberger
International Secretary-Treasurer

Note: The Notice of Nomination and Election, the list of Offices to be Elected by Membership Groups, Election Period Rules and Conduct and Membership Communication Information are published in the new issue of The Master, Mate & Pilot, which is posted on under Latest News.

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There will be an Offshore membership meeting at the MM&P Seattle Hall on Wednesday, March 4.

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

As a reminder, the Seattle Hall is located at 15208 52nd Ave. South, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98188.

The phone number is: 206-441-8700.

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The MM&P Houston Hall will be closed on Monday, March 2, for Texas Independence Day.

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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,

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MITAGS has received approval from the National Maritime Center to conduct Proficiency in Survival Craft – Original and Refresher.

The PSC Original is designed for mariners upgrading to able seafarer and/or original deck and engine licenses.

The PSC Refresher is for mariners who do not have the 360 days of sea service in the last five years which is needed for STCW certificate renewals.

The next PSC Original and PSC Refresher courses will run at MITAGS on the following dates. Please check with Admissions for additional course offerings. Custom course dates can also be provided.

PSC – 5-Day Course:
Oct. 19 -23, 2020

PSC-REF – 2-Day Refresher Course:
July 30 -31, 2020
Dec. 10 -11, 2020

These courses use real survival craft and survival craft simulations.

Students will enhance their proficiency in the use of survival crafts (other than fast rescue boats).

The courses meet, and in many cases exceed, national and STCW Code requirements.

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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: 3/31/20

AZIPOD (2-Day) – 3/9/20, 4/30/20

BRM-35 – Bridge Resource Management: 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: 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): 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: 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: 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): 5/21/20, 6/3/20, 8/5/20, 9/11/20, 11/10/20

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

MSC-ENVPRO (1-Day) – 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): 5/11/20, 6/7/20, 7/6/20, 8/9/20, 9/14/20, 11/2/20

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

MSC-Security Watch Advanced (1-Day) – 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) – 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): Not currently scheduled

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): 10/5/20

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

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For registration, contact our admissions department: 206.441.2880 or

Please also see our schedule and enroll online at

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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