Wheelhouse Weekly – January 9th, 2018

January 9th 2018

Volume 23… Number 2… Jan. 9, 2018


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Matson Navigation has scheduled sea trials for CV KAMOKUIKI, the ship it acquired last year for its soon-to-be launched direct service between Honolulu and the Marshall Islands.

All the Licensed Deck Officers aboard Matson ships are members of Masters, Mates & Pilots.

The KAMOKUIKI, built in 2000, is a 707-TEU vessel that has been converted into a geared container ship with two 45-ton cranes.

It will call at three ports in the Marshall Islands: Kwajalein, Ebeye and Majuro.

Matson also announced that it has replaced one of three barges serving Hawaii’s Neighbor Island ports with a newer, larger container barge.

The barge COLUMBIA, to be renamed MAUNA LOA, is now Matson’s largest.

At 360 feet long, with a width of 100 feet and cargo-carrying capacity of 12,600 tons, it is 12 feet longer and 40 feet wider than the barge it replaces, with the capacity to carry nearly 8,000 tons more cargo.

The acquisition of the new barge follows Matson’s purchase of three new gantry cranes and the upgrading of three existing cranes as part of a $60 million project to expand its Sand Island terminal in Honolulu Harbor in preparation for the arrival of the first of four new containerships.

The company has two ships under construction at Philly Shipyard with deliveries scheduled for the third quarter of 2018 and the first quarter of 2019.

The two are designed to operate at speeds in excess of 23 knots and will be the largest containerships ever built in the United States.

The company has also ordered two vessels from General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego with deliveries scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2019 and the second quarter of 2020.

These ships will be combination container and roll-on/roll-off (Con-Ro) vessels built on a 3,500 TEU vessel platform 870 feet long and 114 feet wide, with enclosed garage space for up to 800 vehicles.

With the delivery of all four ships, Matson said in a statement that it will have completed the renewal of its Hawaii fleet.

“These investments in our Hawaii infrastructure underscore Matson’s long-standing commitment to serving our communities with the most reliable, efficient and environmentally friendly operations in the islands for the long-term,” said Matson Chairman and CEO Matt Cox.

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The crew of North Ferry’s MENANTIC saved the life of a man who had fallen from his boat into the icy waters of Shelter Island Sound on Dec. 15.

The crew of the MENANTIC–Captain Lance Willumsen, Dennis Raffelock, Jared “Jerry” Gibbs and Jason Brewer–had just pulled into the slip at Shelter Island when in the distance they saw a small boat turning in circles in the water a quarter to a half mile away.

“In the summer, it could have been a diver, but there are very few boats out at this time of year,” Willumsen said.

And, he added, it certainly wasn’t normal for a boat to be “cork-screwing itself into the bay.”

The crew could see no one aboard the smaller boat, but when Brewer looked through the binoculars, he thought he saw a head bobbing up and down in the water.

After unloading vehicles and passengers, the crew of the MENANTIC rushed to the turning boat.

Beside it, in the frigid water, they found 27-year-old David Javier, an employee of Southold Marine Center.

They threw him a life ring and lowered a ladder.

Javier was able to wrap an arm around the life ring and the crew helped him aboard.

“He said that he had gone under twice, and when he came up the second time, he saw a big white ferry coming,” Willumsen said.

Javier was “on the cusp of unconsciousness when they reached him,” a manager at the marina told a journalist for the Long Island newspaper Newsday.

“Somebody got an early Christmas present,” she added.

Javier, who was released from a local hospital after being treated for hypothermia, was indeed very lucky.

“If it had happened on August 15 instead of December 15, it could have been different,” Willumsen said.

Because in the summer there are more boats in the water, the small craft might not have attracted much attention.

“It’s also ironic that if he had been a little further away, we might not have seen him because another quarter mile down there’s a sandbar that would have blocked the view,” the captain added.

“He was lucky because weather conditions were favorable. There were no ripples on the water and there was no ice yet. It was a perfect scenario for noticing a boat and spotting a victim in the water.”

Company protocol at North Ferry is to train every week, alternating man overboard and fire drills, Willumsen said, so when the time came to perform a rescue, “it felt very normal.”

Besides the MENANTIC, North Ferry also operates two other ferries, the MASHOMACK and the MANHANSET.

The crewmembers of all three North Ferry vessels are members of the MM&P Atlantic Maritime Group.

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The newest vessel in the Weeks Marine fleet—the MAGDALEN–was delivered on Dec. 22.

Members of the MM&P Great Lakes & Gulf Group crew the Weeks Marine hopper dredges: the RN WEEKS, the BE LINDHOLM and now the MAGDALEN.

“All 34 permanent seafaring jobs created are net new jobs as no vessel is being taken out of service,” the company said in a press release.

It added that many other family-wage jobs will be created on the sites at which the new hopper dredge—one of the largest in the United States—will soon be operating.

After passing her sea trials and regulatory inspections, on Dec. 28 the MAGDALEN sailed from Panama City, Fla., on her maiden voyage to the East Coast.

“MAGDALEN is self-propelled and will bring formidable pumping power to off-load beach quality sand or other materials for land reclamation,” the company said in its statement.

The crew of the new dredge will get to work immediately on one of the state of North Carolina’s most important projects: protection of Highway 12 in the Buxton area of the Outer Banks.

“As the single largest investment in Weeks’ 99-year history, I am pleased that the MAGDALEN’s first project will be finishing up a project vital to North Carolina and to visitors from around the world,” said company President Richard S. Weeks.

“We work hard to identify and understand growing markets in the United States and are constantly evaluating new opportunities to meet new demand,” said Weeks’ Executive Vice President Eric Ellefsen.

“We are particularly attentive to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ program and have been pleased by the strong growth in our second home, Louisiana, as the state fights coastal erosion and the loss of valuable wildlife habitat.”

The addition to the fleet of the MAGDALEN effectively doubles Weeks’ hopper dredging capacity, the company said.

“We are all excited to see this world-class vessel in action,” said Weeks’ Vice President-Equipment Charlie McCaskill.

The MAGDALEN is “a game-changer for our company,” he added.

“MM&P congratulates Weeks Marine on their newest vessel,” said MM&P Great Lakes & Gulf Vice President Tom Bell.

“We look forward to working closely with them on the MAGDALEN and all their hopper dredges.”

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AT&T, which had pledged to give employees generous bonuses after passage of the new tax law, is now in the process of laying off thousands of employees.

Comcast, another corporation that had said tax cuts would allow it to be more generous with workers, laid off 500 salespeople immediately before the holidays.

The tax law, which includes massive tax cuts for corporations and wealthy individuals, passed with only Republican votes in December and was signed into law by President Trump before Christmas.

The CEOs of both AT&T and Comcast had announced in separate press releases that the corporate tax cuts would make it possible to give employees special $1,000 year-end bonuses.

GOP lawmakers have argued that based on the principle of “trickle-down economics,” their legislation, “The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” would allow companies to put money toward worker compensation and job creation.

But as has been widely reported in the media, corporations have repeatedly signaled that executives and shareholders will reap the lion’s share of the benefits.

Since the tax law passed, several major companies have announced massive share buybacks, which generate cash for shareholders but do not benefit employees.

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An oil tanker caught fire after colliding with a freighter off the eastern coast of China on the night of Jan. 6.

The entire 32-person crew of the tanker is missing.

The Panama-flagged SANCHI was sailing from Iran to South Korea when it struck the Hong Kong-flagged CF CRYSTAL in the East China Sea, 160 miles off the coast of Shanghai.

Oil has been spewing from the wreck since the collision.

China, South Korea and the United States have sent ships and planes to search for the 32 crewmembers of the SANCHI.

But their efforts have been hampered by poisonous gases and fire aboard the tanker and in the surrounding water.

All 21 crewmembers of the CRYSTAL, which was carrying grain from the United States to China, were rescued.

The SANCHI was carrying nearly 1 million barrels of condensate, a type of ultralight oil.

Although the light-oil cargo is expected at least in part to burn off and dissipate, the tanker’s own fuel will be difficult for responders to contain and remediate, authorities in China said.

Xinhua, the Chinese state-run news agency, reported that China had sent eight search and rescue vessels to the scene of the accident.

South Korea sent a fixed wing plane and a Coast Guard vessel.

An official in Iran’s oil ministry told a journalist for AP that 30 of the tanker’s 32 missing crewmembers were Iranians and the remaining two were Bangladeshi.

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The Coast Guard is seeking members for the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC).

The committee advises the Department of Homeland Security on matters related to personnel in the U.S. Merchant Marine including training, qualifications, certification, documentation and fitness standards.

Applicants are being sought for a total of eight positions.

There are three positions open for representatives of deck officers: one licensed for inland or river route with limited or unlimited tonnage; one licensed for oceans any gross tonnage; and one with an unlimited tonnage master’s license and significant tanker experience.

For information on the other positions that are open and to find out more about MERPAC, go to Federal Register/Vol. 82, No. 247/Wednesday, December 27, 2017/Notices, pages 61311-61312.

The deadline for submitting an application to the Coast Guard is Feb. 26.

If you are interested, send a cover letter expressing interest in a MERPAC appointment, specifying which category you would represent and including a resume detailing your experience.

You can also apply: by email to, Subject Line: The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee; by fax to (202) 372–8382, or by mail to Davis J. Breyer, Alternate Designated Federal Officer, MERPAC Commandant (CG–MMC– 1), U.S. Coast Guard Stop 7509, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE., Washington, DC 20593–7509.

For further information contact Davis Breyer at (202) 372–1445, fax (202) 372–8382 or

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Members of the MM&P Atlantic Maritime Group (AMG) who work at Buchanan Marine have approved a new contract.

Members of the Ballot Committee who oversaw the vote count were Nicholas Tosto and MM&P Plans Shop Steward Denise Brinkman.

Buchanan Marine, which operates a fleet of tugs and barges out of New Haven, Conn., has long-term agreements for the transportation of aggregate materials in the Hudson River, New York Harbor and Long Island Sound.

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There will be a membership meeting in the MM&P Oakland Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 10, immediately after job call.

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

The Oakland Hall is located at: 548 Thomas L. Berkley Way, Oakland, CA 94612.

The phone number is: 510-808-7068.

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The Offshore Orientation Course will be held at the MM&P Seattle Hall on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 18 and 19, beginning 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 are interested in taking the course, please contact the Seattle Hall: 206-441-8700 (phone) or e-mail

The hall is located at 15208 52nd Ave. South, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98188.

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All MM&P union halls, the MM&P Federal Credit Union, the MM&P Plan Office and MM&P headquarters will be closed on Monday, Jan. 15 for the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Nobel Prize laureate and civil rights activist was assassinated in 1968 on a trip to Memphis in support of a strike by sanitation workers.

“The labor movement did not diminish the strength of the nation but enlarged it,” King once said.

“Those who attack labor forget these simple truths, but history remembers.”

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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:

Please note the special addition to our on-campus schedule of MSC classes marked with an asterisk (*), which are not normally scheduled to be held at MITAGS.

AB – 4/16/18, 8/27/18, 10/15/18

AIS-1 – Automatic Identifications Systems Orientation: 5/23/18, 8/29/18

ARPA-OIC – Automated Radar Plotting Aids: 1/16/18, 4/3/18, 9/25/18

AZIPOD 2-Day – 5/21/18, 10/15/18

BRM-35 – Bridge Resource Management: 2/26/18, 6/18/18, 9/24/18, 10/29/18

BRMP –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots: 1/16/18, 2/22/18, 3/29/18, 5/21/18, 7/16/18, 12/19/18

BRMP-EMR –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots with Emergency Shiphandling: Contact Admissions

BRMP-Refresher – 3/26/18, 5/23/18, 7/18/18, 9/11/18

BT – Basic Safety Training: 1/15/18, 4/9/18, 8/13/18, 10/22/18

BT-Revalidation (2-day) (Must have 1 year of seatime in last 5 years) – 2/7/18, 3/6/18, 4/2/18, 4/30/18, 6/18/18, 7/31/18, 8/27/18, 9/26/18, 10/31/18, 12/18/18

BT-Refresher (3-day) – 2/7/18, 3/5/18, 4/29/18, 7/30/18, 9/26/18, 12/17/18

CHS-OIC – Cargo Handling Basic: 5/7/18

[CMM – Chief Mate and Master Courses]

ADVSTB-CMM – Advanced Stability: 1/29/18, 4/2/18, 6/11/18, 7/30/18, 9/24/18, 12/10/18

ADVWX-CMM – Advanced Meteorology: 1/22/18, 3/12/18, 6/4/18, 8/6/18, 9/17/18, 12/3/18

CHS-CMM – Advanced Cargo Operations (2 weeks): 4/9/18, 10/1/18

CM-OPS 1 – Chief Mate Operations – Week 1: 3/5/18, 6/4/18, 8/6/18, 10/1/18

CM-OPS 2 Maersk – Chief Mate Operations II Maersk Specific: 3/12/18, 6/11/18, 8/13/18, 10/8/18

ECDIS – Electronic Chart Display Information Systems: 1/15/18, 3/26/18, 6/25/18, 8/13/18, 11/12/18

LMS – Leadership and Managerial Skills (Management Level – Formerly MCL-CMM): 1/8/18, 2/19/18, 5/14/18, 6/18/18, 8/20/18, 11/26/18

MPP-CMM – Marine Propulsion Plants: 3/5/18, 10/15/18

SEC-APPS – Practical Defense Tactics: 3/12/18, 10/1/18

SHMGT-CMM- Ship Management (2 weeks): 4/23/18, 10/29/18

SHS-ADV-I-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 1): 1/15/18, 2/5/18, 3/5/18, 3/19/18, 4/9/18, 4/23/18, 5/7/18, 6/4/18, 6/18/18, 7/16/18, 7/30/18, 8/13/18, 9/10/18, 10/1/18, 11/5/18, 11/26/18

SHS-ADV-II-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 2): 1/22/18, 2/12/18, 3/12/18, 3/26/18, 4/16/18, 4/30/18, 5/14/18, 6/11/18, 6/25/18, 7/23/18, 8/6/18, 8/20/18, 9/17/18, 10/8/18, 11/12/18, 12/3/18

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

VPEN-CMM – Voyage Planning & Electronic Navigation: 3/19/18, 10/22/18

WKP-CMM – Advanced Watchkeeping: 5/7/18, 9/10/18

CNAV-OIC – Celestial Navigation: 4/23/18

CONT PLNG – Contingency Planning Workshop: Contact Admissions

CRISIS-COMMS – Crisis Communications: 2/19/18

CRSMGT – Crisis Management and Human Behavior – 7/12/18

CDMGT – Crowd Management – 7/13/18

CSE – Confined Space Entry: 1/15/18, 7/23/18

CSE-AWR – Confined Space Entry Awareness: 5/24/18, 7/26/18

DDE – Great Lakes: 1/22/18, 6/4/18

DPA – Contact Admissions

ECDIS for Pilots – 2/20/18, 5/24/18, 8/27/18, 12/17/18

ERM – Engine Resource Management: 4/23/18, 7/9/18, 11/26/18

FF-BADV – Fire Fighting Combined Basic & Advanced: 1/15/18, 4/9/18, 8/13/18, 10/22/18

FF-ADV-Rev (1-day) (Must have 1 year of seatime in last 5 years) – Advanced Fire Fighting Revalidation: 2/6/18, 3/8/18, 4/4/18, 5/2/18, 6/20/18, 8/2/18, 8/29/18, 9/25/18, 10/30/18

FF-ADV-REF (2-day) – Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher: 2/10/18, 3/3/18, 4/27/18, 7/28/18, 9/29/18, 12/15/18

FSM – Fatigue, Sleep, & Medications: 1/16/18, 4/17/18, 9/11/18

GL-Pilot – Great Lakes Pilotage Familiarization: 1/19/18

GMDSS – Global Maritime Distress and Safety System: 3/5/18

HAZ – Hazardous Materials (5 day): 5/21/18, 8/20/18, 12/10/18

IEN – Integrated Electronic Navigation – Contact Admissions

LAP – 2/26/18, 7/9/18, 9/17/18

LAP-Great Lakes – License Advancement Program – Great Lakes: 1/22/18

LAP-ORG3rd – License Advancement Program for Original 3rd Mate, Oceans, Any Gross
Ton License: Contact Admissions

LEG – Legal Aspects of Pilotage: 1/17/18, 3/28/18, 4/18/18, 5/8/18, 9/12/18

LNG-TPIC – 12/3/18

LTS –Leadership and Teamworking Skills (Formerly MCL-OIC): 5/21/18

MEECE – Management of Electrical and Electronic Control Equipment (Assessments not included): 2/12/18, 4/30/18, 7/16/18, 12/3/18

MED-PIC – Medical Person in Charge: 1/22/18, 3/19/18, 5/7/18, 7/9/18, 10/8/18, 11/26/18

MED-PIC-REF– Medical Person in Charge Refresher: 1/8/18, 4/23/18, 6/25/18, 8/20/18, 9/17/18

MED-PRO – Medical Care Provider: 1/22/18, 3/19/18, 4/16/18, 5/7/18, 10/8/18, 11/26/18

MED-DOT-DA – Dept. of Transportation Drug & Alcohol Testing: 1/13/18, 1/27/18, 2/5/18, 3/9/18, 4/5/18, 5/3/18, 5/12/18, 6/21/18, 7/14/18, 8/30/18, 9/24/18, 10/13/18, 10/29/18, 12/1/18, 12/21/18

MSA –Maritime Security Awareness: Contact Admissions

[MSC – Military Sealift Command Courses]

MSC-CBRD-1 – Military Sealift Command Chemical, Biological, Radiological Defense Orientation (Basic): 2/23/18, 5/24/18, 6/8/18, 8/8/18, 9/12/18, 11/14/18

MSC-DC – Military Sealift Command Damage Control: 2/21/18, 5/22/18, 6/6/18, 8/6/18, 9/13/18, 11/12/18

*MSC-ENVPRO – 2/25/18, 6/3/18, 8/5/18, 11/4/18

*MSC-FF-HELO – 6/4/18, 8/13/18, 10/31/18

MSC-SMA – Military Sealift Command Small Arms Qualifications: 1/8/18, 2/26/18, 5/14/18, 6/11/18, 7/16/18, 8/12/18, 9/17/18, 11/5/18

*MSC-Security Watch Basic – 2/24/18, 5/13/18, 6/9/18, 8/9/18, 9/15/18, 11/2/18

*MSC-Security Watch Advanced – 1/12/18, 3/2/18, 5/18/18, 6/10/18, 7/15/18, 8/10/18, 9/16/18, 11/3/18

*MSC-Ship’s Reaction Force – 1/13/18, 3/3/18, 5/19/18, 6/15/18, 7/20/18, 8/17/18, 9/21/18, 11/9/18

NSAP-MMP – Navigational Skills Assessment Program-MM&P – 1/22/18, 1/24/18, 3/29/18, 4/23/18, 4/25/18, 6/25/18, 6/27/18, 7/31/18, 8/2/18, 8/28/18, 8/30/18, 11/12/18, 11/14/18, 12/17/18, 12/19/18

ROR-1 – Radar Observer Renewal: 1/15/18, 9/24/18

ROR-1N – Radar Observer Renewal Evening Classes: 1/10/18, 1/31/18, 2/7/18, 2/21/18, 3/7/18, 3/21/18, 4/4/18, 4/18/18, 5/2/18, 5/9/18, 5/16/18, 6/6/18, 6/20/18, 7/11/18, 7/25/18, 8/8/18, 8/22/18, 10/3/18, 10/17/18, 10/31/18, 11/7/18, 11/14/18, 11/28/18, 12/5/18, 12/12/18, 12/19/18

ROU-OIC – Radar Observer Program – Unlimited: 1/8/18, 9/17/18

SAR – Search & Rescue – (Now with OIC and CMM assessments): 5/22/18, 12/17/18

SHS-BAS-OIC – Basic Shiphandling: 1/29/18, 5/14/18, 8/27/18, 10/22/18

SHS-EMR5 – Emergency Shiphandling-5 Day – 2/19/18, 3/12/18, 4/2/18, 5/21/18, 7/23/18, 9/24/18, 10/29/18, 12/10/18

SMS – Contact Admissions

STB-OIC – Ship Construction and Basic Stability: 1/22/18

TCNAV/CO – Terrestrial Navigation and Compasses: 1/29/18

TPIC – Tankerman Person in Charge: 2/12/18, 4/16/18, 7/9/18

TRAC-TUG-2: Contact Admissions

TTT – Contact Admissions

VPDSD – Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties: 4/12/18

VSO – Vessel Security Officer: 2/14/18, 4/9/18, 7/9/18

WKP-OIC – Watchkeeping (Operational Level): 2/19/18

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

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Winter-Spring 2018

For registration, please contact our registrar, Mary McGhee, at 206.838.1126 or You can also view our schedule and enroll online at

January 2018
15-19 Basic Shiphandling
16-19 Advanced Firefighting
17-19 24-Hour Hazwoper
22nd Vessel Personnel w/ Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)
22-26 Medical Care Provider
22-2 Medical Person-In-Charge
24th Hazwoper Refresher
25th Flashing Light
26th Medical DOT
26-28 Basic Training Refresher
27-28 Basic Training Revalidation
29th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation

February 2018
6th Hazwoper Refresher
8th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
9-10 Basic Training Revalidation
12th Radar Renewal
12-14 Security Officer – Vessel, Company, and Facility
12-16 Basic Training
12-23 GMDSS
19-21 24-Hour Hazwoper
20-23 Advanced Firefighting
23rd Medical DOT
24-26 Basic Training Revalidation (no class on Sunday)
26-2 Medical Care Provider
26-9 Medical Person-In-Charge
27th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
27th Vessel Personnel w/ Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)

March 2018
5-9 Engine Resource Management
7th Hazwoper Refresher
8th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
9-10 Basic Training Revalidation
12th Radar Renewal
12-16 MEECE
12-16 Tankerman PIC
13-16 Advanced Firefighting
19-21 24-Hour Hazwoper
19-23 Basic Training
19-23 Leadership & Managerial Skills
23-24 Basic Training Revalidation
26th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
26th Medical DOT
26-30 Able Seaman
27th Vessel Personnel w/ Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)

April 2018
3-6 ARPA
9-13 Basic Training
9-20 GMDSS
9-20 Watchkeeping (Operational Level)
9-27 Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation
11th Hazwoper Refresher
13th Radar Renewal
13-14 Basic Training Revalidation
16th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
16-18 24-Hour Hazwoper
16-20 Medical Care Provider
16-27 Medical Person-In-Charge
23rd Vessel Personnel w/ Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)
23-4 GMDSS
23-4 Watchkeeping (Operational Level)
26th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
27-28 Basic Training Revalidation
30-4 Leadership & Managerial Skills

May 2018
7-11 Radar Observer Unlimited
7-18 License Preparation
9th Hazwoper Refresher
11-12 Basic Training Revalidation
11-14 Basic Training Refresher (no class on Sunday)
14th Radar Renewal
14-18 Basic Training
14-18 Ship Construction and Basic Stability
15th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
21-23 Search and Rescue
21-25 ECDIS
23-25 24-Hour Hazwoper
25th Vessel Personnel w/ Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)
29-31 Security Officer – Vessel, Company, and Facility
29-1 Advanced Firefighting

June 2018
2-4 Basic Training Revalidation (no class on Sunday)
4th Radar Renewal
4th Leadership & Teamworking Skills
4-8 Medical Care Provider
4-15 Medical Person-In-Charge
5-8 ARPA
11-14 Advanced Firefighting
11-22 GMDSS
11-22 Watchkeeping (Operational Level)
18-22 Engine Resource Management
22-23 Basic Training Revalidation
22-24 Basic Training Refresher
25th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
25-29 Meteorology (Operational Level)
25-29 Leadership & Managerial Skills
26th Medical DOT

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