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Wheelhouse Weekly – February 4th, 2020

February 5th 2020

Volume 25… Number 5… Feb. 4, 2020

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MARITIME ADVISORY ON NOVEL CORONAVIRUS

U.S. maritime authorities yesterday issued the following advisory.

An outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) may affect mariners and maritime commerce.

2019-nCoV was first detected in Wuhan, China, and has since spread globally.

There are several known coronaviruses that infect people, usually causing only mild respiratory symptoms similar to the common cold.

However, 2019-nCoV appears capable of causing illness that is more serious. Signs and symptoms include fever, cough and difficulty breathing.

On Jan. 30, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of 2019-nCoV a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

On Jan. 31, the U.S. Health and Human Services Department declared the 2019-nCoV situation a Public Health Emergency in the United States.

HHS issued a quarantine order for specific airline passengers returning to the United States from the Hubei Province of China.

On Jan. 31, the President issued a proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Non-immigrants of Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus and Other Appropriate Measures to Address This Risk.

This proclamation includes temporary suspension of foreign nationals (with some exceptions such as vessel crewmembers) who were physically present in the People’s Republic of China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a Level 3 Travel Health Warning to avoid all nonessential travel to China and the Department of State increased its Travel Advisory for all of China to Level 4 “Do not travel to China.”

The CDC Travel Health Warning contains precautions to protect travelers and others if one must travel to China.

Illness of a person onboard a vessel that may adversely affect the safety of a vessel or port facility is a hazardous condition per 33 CFR 160.216 and must be immediately reported to the Coast Guard Captain of the Port under 33 CFR 160.206.

Cases of persons who exhibit symptoms consistent with 2019-nCoV must be reported to the COTP. Such persons will be evaluated and treated on a case by case basis.

Per 42 CFR 71.21, vessels destined for a U.S. port are required to report to the CDC any sick or deceased crew/passengers during the 15 days prior to arrival at a U.S. port.

Guidance to vessels on reporting deaths and illnesses to the CDC can be found at: https://go.usa.gov/xdjmj.

U.S. flag commercial vessels are also advised to report ill crewmembers in accordance with the requirements of each foreign port called on.

Vessel owners/operators and local stakeholders should be aware of the following:

• Passenger vessels or any vessel carrying passengers that have been to China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) or embarked passengers who have been in China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) within the last 14 days will be denied entry into the United States. If all passengers exceed 14 days since being in China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) and are symptom free, the vessel will be permitted to enter the United States to conduct normal operations. These temporary measures are in place to safeguard the American public.

• Non-passenger commercial vessels that have been to China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) or embarked crewmembers who have been in China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) within the last 14 days, with no sick crewmembers, will be permitted to enter the U.S. and conduct normal operations, with restrictions. Crewmembers on these vessels will be required under COTP authority to remain aboard the vessel except to conduct specific activities directly related to vessel cargo or provisioning operations.

• The Coast Guard considers it a hazardous condition under 33 CFR 160.216 if a crewmember who was in China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) within the past 14 days is brought onboard the vessel during transit. This requires immediate notification to the nearest Coast Guard COPT.

• The Coast Guard will continue to review all “Notice of Arrivals” in accordance with current policies and will communicate any concerns stemming from sick or deceased crew or passengers to their Coast Guard chain of command and the cognizant CDC quarantine station, who will coordinate with local health authorities.

• Vessel masters shall inform Coast Guard boarding teams of any ill crewmembers on their vessel prior to embarking the team and boarding teams should verify the type of illnesses with CDC if concerns arise.

• Local industry stakeholders, in partnership with their COPT, should review and be familiar with section 5310 Procedures for Vessel Quarantine and Isolation, and Section 5320 – Procedures for Security Segregation of Vessels in their Area Maritime Security Plan.

• Local industry stakeholders, in partnership with their COTP, should review and be familiar with their Marine Transportation System Recovery Plan.

• For situational updates, please check with the CDC at https://go.usa.gov/xdDsW

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NUMBER OF US WORKERS REPRESENTED BY UNIONS REMAINED STEADY IN 2019

Data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that 16.4 million workers in the United States were represented by a union in 2019.

Although there was very little change from the number reported in 2018, the share of workers represented by a union—“the union coverage rate”–ticked down from 11.7 percent to 11.6 percent.

The decline in the union coverage rate was caused by more workers entering the labor market, said Heidi Shierholz, senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute.

The share of workers covered by a union contract in 2019 was less than half of what it was 40 years ago, the BLS data showed.

“This is caused in large part by fierce corporate opposition spending millions of dollars on anti-union campaigns and lobbying the government to weaken labor laws,” Shierholz said.

A recent EPI report found that employers spend roughly $340 million annually on “union avoidance” consultants and that companies are charged with breaking the law in 41.5 percent of all union election campaigns.

“Despite attacks on unions, we’ve seen a surge of strikes in the last two years, showing that workers understand the importance of joining together with their coworkers to demand better wages and working conditions,” Shierholz added.

She also noted that survey data show 48 percent of nonunion workers would vote to join a union in their workplace if given the opportunity to do so.

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AT&T SAVES BIG UNDER NEW TAX LAW, BUT STILL CUTS THOUSANDS OF JOBS IN THE US

The 2017 tax law generated a windfall for AT&T and other giant US corporations, reducing the top corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent.

Under the law–the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act–91 corporations in the Fortune 500, including Amazon and Netflix, paid no federal taxes at all for 2018.

AT&T lobbied hard for passage of the law, pledging that it would result in thousands of new, high-paying jobs and billions in new investments.

“[T]his bill will stimulate investment, job creation and economic growth in the United States,” AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said in encouraging Congress to pass the tax cuts in December 2017.

“Research tells us that every $1 billion in capital invested in telecom creates about 7,000 good jobs for the middle class,” he added.

But the earnings report released by the company last week shows that the new jobs and new investments that it predicted would result from the tax cuts have not materialized.

AT&T has actually cut over 23,000 jobs since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act went into effect two years ago, including nearly 6,000 in the first quarter of 2019.

Almost all the jobs the company eliminated were in the United States.

AT&T’s investments in networks have also fallen steadily since passage of the tax cut law, dropping to $3.8 billion in the fourth quarter of 2019—the lowest level in roughly a decade.

AT&T CEO Stephenson, who made more than $25 million in 2018, says the company now plans to lay off even more workers in the U.S. and shift additional support positions overseas.

Unions have been quick to express their anger at AT&T and other companies that have benefited from the tax law, which was approved by Congress with only Republican votes.

“AT&T is using its profits to enrich wealthy shareholders instead of investing in building the next generation networks that Americans, especially in rural and underserved areas, so desperately need,” said Chris Shelton, president of the Communications Workers of America, in a statement released after the company’s earnings were announced on Jan. 29.

“The list of communities being destroyed all across America continues to grow with the elimination of jobs at AT&T, despite promises of job creation from company executives.”

“This massive tax giveaway to the rich was a big loser for the checkbooks of working folks,” says Michigan AFL-CIO President Ron Bieber.

“With wealth inequality at historic highs in this country, rich people and giant corporations don’t need more tax cuts,” he added.

“Rather, it’s time for them to pay their fair share.”

The corporate tax cuts, combined with big increases in government spending, have led to an explosion in the federal deficit, which grew last year to almost $1 trillion, prompting the administration to call for cuts in Social Security and Medicare.

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AMERICAN MANUFACTURING SEES BIGGEST DROP IN MORE THAN A DECADE

The U.S. factory sector experienced its biggest slump in more than 10 years in December.

The Institute for Supply Management reported that its index of national manufacturing fell to 47.2 in December from 48.1 in November.

When the index is below 50, a sector is “in contraction,” the ISM said, noting that December’s result was the fifth in a row below that benchmark level.

The December result was the lowest reading since June 2009, according to Reuters’ journalists Jason Lange and Dan Burns.

Overall, the US economy in 2019 grew by 2.3 percent last year, its slowest pace since 2016, according to preliminary data from the Commerce Department.

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DEADLINE FOR DOCUMENTING SEAFARERS’ SHORE ACCESS PROCEDURES IN FACILITY SECURITY PLAN

Yesterday was the deadline for owners/operators of maritime facilities to document in their Facility Security Plans the system they have put in place for providing access through the facility that enables individuals to transit to and from a moored vessel in accordance with guidelines in the Code of Federal Regulations at 33 CFR 105.237.

Access procedures must be documented in the Facility Security Plan for each facility and approved by the local Captain of the Port.

The facility owner/operator must implement their Coast Guard approved seafarers’ access system by June 1, 2020.

More information is posted at https://mariners.coastguard.blog/2020/01/07/seafarers-shore-access-important-dates-to-remember/.

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NMC ISSUES BACKGROUND INFO ON RECENT CHANGES TO REC EXAM PROCEDURES

The National Maritime Center has issued background information on its recent bulletin describing changes to exam procedures at RECs.

One of the changes announced by the agency last month was an end to walk-in exam services starting on Monday, April 6, 2020.

After that date, all examinations will have to be scheduled at least two business days in advance.

The agency said this week that these changes were motivated by its desire to standardize service levels across the REC network.

“Our internal improvement processes found that, while not significantly different, over time we had developed differing service levels at various Regional Exam Centers and Monitoring Units,” the agency said.

“To be clear, this was not a reflection on quality of service. This update is intended to ensure that mariners receive the same customer service opportunities at every REC and MU.”

“Previously, the NMC website advertised a three-day scheduling requirement for exams, but some RECs serviced walk-ins and others did not.”

“Of those that did not, some were due to the security restrictions in place at the base or government facility where they are located.”

In its recent announcement, NMC underlines the fact that besides eliminating walk-ins, the change in procedures reduces the scheduling time at all RECs to two business days.

“This should ensure the REC staff has time to complete the reasonably lengthy administrative process to prepare the examination,” the agency said.

The agency has also clarified another change announced last month as follows:

“In an effort to assist mariners in completing examinations, some RECs implemented a routine of starting a new 3.5 hour clock at any time a mariner wanted to begin an examination module.”

“Moving forward, each REC will establish the start time for exams based on local needs and government employee regulations. The times will be consistent from day to day with one session in the morning and one in the afternoon.”

“Mariners may still attempt more than one module in each session if the examiner has the capacity to administer them. The module must be completed prior to the scheduled end of that examination period. Additional time will not be allowed.”

“RECs should be open 1/2 hour prior to the start of examinations and mariners should plan to arrive early to complete the registration process.”

The agency also repeated that there will not be any changes at this time to the processes used to administer First Class Pilot exams.

As a reminder, a mariner who receives a letter from the NMC indicating that he or she has been approved to test can schedule an appointment to take the exam in one of three ways:

— Using the Schedule Exam/REC Appointment link on the Examinations page of the NMC Website: https://tinyurl.com/vn2e8xw

— Calling the NMC Contact Center at 1-888-IASKNMC (427-5662).

— Contacting the NMC Contact Center by chat: https://tinyurl.com/USCGchatlink

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CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE SEEKS OIL SPILL PREVENTION SPECIALIST

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking an oil spill prevention specialist.

The salary for the job, which is posted at https://tinyurl.com/oilspillprevention, is $5,425.00 to $6,735.00 per month.

The deadline to apply is this Thursday, Feb. 6.

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OFFSHORE FAMILIARIZATION COURSE IN MM&P CHARLESTON HALL ON FEB. 10-11

The Offshore Familiarization Course will be held at the MM&P Charleston Hall on Monday, Feb. 10 and Tuesday, Feb. 11.

The class will begin both days at 0930.

There is no sea-time requirement to take the course.

All Offshore applicants, potential transferees from other membership groups and other interested Offshore members are encouraged to take the course as soon as possible.

If you would like to participate or if you want additional information, please contact the Charleston Hall at 843-766-3565 or Charleston@bridgedeck.org.

As a reminder, the Charleston Hall is located at 1481 Tobias Gadson Blvd., Suite 2C, Charleston, SC 29407.

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OFFSHORE MEMBERSHIP MEETING IN MM&P CHARLESTON HALL ON FEB. 11

There will be an Offshore Membership Meeting in the MM&P Charleston Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 1100.

As a reminder, the Charleston Hall is located at 1481 Tobias Gadson Blvd., Suite 2C, Charleston, SC 29407.

The phone number is: 843-766-3565.

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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): 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: 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): 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): 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): 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) – 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): Not currently scheduled

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

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

FF-ADV – 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): 2/10/20, 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

10-14 Basic Training
10-14 Medical Care Provider
10-14 Management of Electrical and Electronic Control Equipment (MEECE)
10-21 Medical Person-In-Charge
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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