Wheelhouse Weekly – July 11, 2017

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Volume 22… Number 28… July 11, 2017


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Did you know that the legal support network for members of MM&P and the other Nautilus Federation unions is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week?

A major goal of the network, called JASON, is to protect union members from being unjustly “criminalized” after accidents at sea.

You can access the emergency helpline service in six ways: online, chat, by telephone, by e-mail, by SMS text or via Skype.

1. Go to

There you will find a link to an instant message chat or, if you prefer phone contact, a list of helpline emergency telephone numbers that you can call free of charge in 45 countries.

2. You can also send an SMS text message to +44 (0)7860 017 119.

3. You can e-mail

4. By Skype, search nautilus-247

When a member of one of the Nautilus Federation unions contacts the 24/7 helpline, the details (the member’s contact information and a description of the facts) will be forwarded for action to the member’s union.

In the event of an accident, you should access the helpline as soon as possible, and before making statements to the authorities.

Early contact with the Nautilus Federation is essential if you are to gain the necessary support and assistance and to ensure that you are given the best professional and technical advice available.

Further down in this issue of The Wheelhouse Weekly, there is a checklist of guidelines based on international law and on general principles that should be followed in the event of an accident.

(See below: Steps to Take in the Event of a Maritime Casualty.)

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The types of infrastructure investments that will create good jobs and leave a lasting impact for working people, communities and businesses will require a serious federal funding strategy and the right policies, says Ed Wytkind, president of the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department (TTD).

“But the details matter, and right now, many of the proposals we’ve seen [from the White House] don’t get us to where we need to be,” he says.

The AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department represents the members of 32 transportation sector unions, including MM&P.

Wytkind notes that the FY18 budget released by the White House earlier this year calls for “gutting transit expansion and TIGER grant projects, slashing Amtrak funding, and hollowing out the Maritime Security Program.”

Over the long term, President Trump’s proposed budget would also cut the already depleted Highway Trust Fund by $95 billion, shifting its future financial responsibilities to the states.

Wytkind says these proposals would simply “dump all transportation funding responsibilities on already tight state and city budgets, thereby dampening any hope for a national infrastructure investment strategy focused on real outcomes.”

Some in the Trump administration have also been promoting an idea called “asset recycling,” which encourages communities to sell local public transportation and other assets to private interests, like big banks.

The idea is that state and local governments would then use profits from the sales to fund other infrastructure projects.

But the program, which was implemented in Australia, where it failed, ends up “costing the taxpayer big time,” Wytkind says.

“Either through taxes or increased user fees, taxpayers not only foot the bill for infrastructure they’ve already paid for, but their dollars fund a profit stream for investors,” he explains.

He says that privatizing infrastructure in this manner also has a negative impact on the labor standards of the workers who build and operate it.

“Frankly,” Wytkind says, “all these ideas distract from the real challenge of finding enough courage to tell voters the truth: Enacting a package that approaches the scale of President Trump’s $1 trillion campaign pledge requires federal investment. That means expanding federal capital and loan programs, relying on user fees, a gas tax, bonds and debt, and using public-private partnerships only where they make sense.”

“Modern, safe and efficient transportation and infrastructure are not red or blue issues. This is something all Americans want, need and deserve,” Wytkind says.

”President Trump should be focused on negotiating a deal that, first and foremost, puts the needs and interests of the American people first, and that both Republicans and Democrats can support.”

“The time to act on a large infrastructure package is now,” Wytkind says.

“But let’s focus on a balanced, bipartisan initiative that unites the nation, doesn’t undermine working people or taxpayers, and puts millions to work.”

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Aaron Kirk, a member of the MM&P Federal Employees Membership Group, has been profiled by Waterways Journal Weekly.

The publication is known as “The Riverman’s Bible” because of its wide distribution among inland tug and barge operators and the fact that it has been published continuously since 1887.

Kirk enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a teenager and then went to work for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), where he now sails as first mate aboard the largest towboat in the country, the MV MISSISSIPPI.

He was interviewed about opportunities for military veterans in the maritime industry—in particular, on the inland rivers–for the series “Red, White, Blue and Brown: Veterans Work the River.”

Kirk, a New Hampshire native, decided to join the Navy at age 19.

He became a boatswain mate, participating in operations that included navigation, cargo, flight, search and seizure.

He moved to Columbus, Miss., when he married, and was quickly hired by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

“I was hired first by the Corps as a seasonal deckhand and within a year-and-a-half, I became a licensed merchant mariner,” he says.

He was promoted to first mate shortly thereafter.

Kirk says the military taught him to plan ahead and to understand the importance of teamwork.

The MV MISSISSIPPI, the largest diesel towboat on the river, is operated by USACE Memphis District.

Ninety percent of the time it is moving barges, equipment and supplies in support of mat sinking operations.

It also serves as an inspection boat for the Mississippi River Commission during a high- and low-water inspection trip each year.

Commissioners hold meetings at river towns in the boat’s hearing room, which can seat 115 people. Its dining room has a capacity of 85 people. The boat has 22 staterooms and can handle 150 passengers.

“For me, what the Corps team does by keeping the river open for traffic is amazing, because we’re literally battling Mother Nature every day,” Kirk says.

“What the commercial vessel guys are doing is equally amazing; most people don’t realize the work that it takes to build a tow or navigate a vessel.”

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The most recent edition of The Master, Mate & Pilot has been posted on

In this issue of the magazine: unions, U.S.-flag shipping companies, work to secure funding for essential maritime programs; military logistics chief says U.S.-flag fleet now too small to sustain prolonged operations; Rear Adm. Mark Buzby nominated to be next Maritime Administrator; SUNY Maritime honors founders of SLNC; World War II merchant mariners on Capitol Hill in push for recognition, benefits; new Washington State Ferry CHIMACUM sets sail; prestigious award to MITAGS-PMI for Navigational Skills Assessment Program (NSAP).

To read The Master, Mate & Pilot online, go to and scroll down to “Latest News.”

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Members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) have rejected a proposed contract with AT&T that would have forced them to shoulder a significantly larger share of their healthcare costs.

Some 17,000 AT&T workers in California and Nevada last week rejected the proposed contract, which would have covered union members employed in the carrier’s traditional wired telephone and Internet business and its DirecTV unit.

The deal, which was rejected by a margin of 53 percent, included a wage increase of 11 percent over four years, but also increased employees’ healthcare contributions to cover insurance premiums to 29 percent by 2020.

The workers had already walked out in May on a weekend labor strike.

They were joined by about 21,000 AT&T wireless workers in 36 states and Washington, D.C., who are involved in separate contract negotiations.

Sticking points in recent labor negotiations in the telecommunications industry have been healthcare costs and job security.

Union members at Verizon and AT&T have visited call center workers in the Dominican Republic who have been hired by the telecommunications giants to take calls from customers in the United States.

The May strike by a total of nearly 40,000 workers forced AT&T to close hundreds of stores from Alaska to Michigan to Rhode Island.

The wired unit employees who rejected the proposal had been working without a contract for over a year, while the wireless employees have been working without a contract since February.

“As we have throughout the process, we remain committed to working with the union to reach a fair agreement that will allow us to continue to provide solid union careers with wages and benefits that are among the best in the country, and we stand ready to return to the bargaining table to get that done as soon as possible,” the company said in an official statement.

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Here are guidelines to keep in mind if you are involved in a maritime accident. This list is based on general principles, including those laid down in international law.

A. If the vessel is boarded by officials:

i. Request to see proper identification of any law enforcement officer and record the full details of the identification.

ii. Notify owner/operator, flag state and consular authorities of the incident and any enquiries made.

iii. Cooperate reasonably with the law enforcement authorities involved without waiving any of your legal rights.

iv. Request to be informed of your rights, in a language that you can understand, under the national law of the boarding state.

v. Assert your rights as a citizen of the flag state to be dealt with by the authorities of the flag state.

B. If a search is carried out:

i. Refuse to allow a search of either yourself or your personal belongings unless a valid search warrant is produced.

ii. If there is no warrant but law enforcement officers still insist on a search, clearly state– preferably in front of witnesses–that you do not consent to the search.

iii. Do not use force to prevent a search.

iv. Request legal representation before any search is carried out on your person or your belongings.

v. Request contact with your union, a local trade union official or the Nautilus Federation helpline, JASON, before any search is carried out of you or your belongings.

vi. Remain present during any search of your belongings, preferably also with another crew member present, and note any personal items removed or damaged during the search.

C. If an interview is conducted:

i. Request legal representation before agreeing to answer any questions.

ii. You have the right not to incriminate yourself. Make no admissions without taking legal advice.

iii. If you decide to speak without a lawyer present, or cannot avoid doing so, then request that there are witnesses present whom you can trust, including an official of your trade union or another local trade union. (Again, contact JASON, the Nautilus Federation helpline.)

iv. Request a translator before giving a statement or answering any questions if the language spoken by the law enforcement officials is not your own, or if English is being spoken and you are not a native speaker.

v. Do not rely on promises of immunity made by law enforcement officers in exchange for any statement or for answering any questions. Valid offers of immunity from criminal prosecution can generally not be made by law enforcement officials.

vi. If the interview is to be conducted outside the ship, refuse to leave unless accompanied by a lawyer and an interpreter (if necessary), and only after your consular authorities have been notified of your whereabouts.

vii. Do not use force to resist your removal from your ship.

viii. If intimidated, notify your lawyer and/or consular authorities.

D. If you are detained or arrested:

i. Request to be informed at the time of your arrest/detention of the reason for your arrest and of any charges against you.

ii. Request legal assistance and confidential communication with counsel.

iii. Request consular assistance.

iv. Request the right to an interpreter (approved, by consular authorities) and to translation of essential documents.

v. Assert the right to be brought promptly before a judge to have the lawfulness of your detention reviewed.

vi. Assert the right to have a trial within a reasonable time and not to be detained pending trial without good reason.

vii. Assert your right not to be subjected to arbitrary arrest or detention, and not to be deprived of liberty except on such grounds and in accordance with such procedures as are established by law.

The Nautilus Federation unions have pledged to support each other’s members in the event of maritime accidents and to ensure they are afforded their rights and protections provided in the IMO/ILO Guidelines on Fair Treatment of Seafarers in the Event of a Maritime Casualty.

You can access the Nautilus Federation helpline at

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The Washington State Department of Ecology is seeking a vessel inspector (Marine Transportation Safety Specialist 3). The position is located in Whatcom County-Bellingham, Wash.

The salary is $64,620 – $84,816 annually. The job closes July 23, 2017, at 11:59 PM Pacific.

The Job Number is 2017-SPPR4114-06084. To find out more and to apply for this job, go to:

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The American Merchant Marine Museum cordially invites you and your family to the opening reception of the new exhibit “Liberty’s War.”

The exhibit highlights the experiences of Herman Melton, who received an appointment to Kings Point in 1942 and went on to serve in World War II aboard Liberty ships.

Melton spent time on convoy duty in three oceans and saw some of the fiercest fighting of the war, including as a cadet-midshipman on the treacherous Murmansk run of 1942-3.

His memoirs will be published by the U.S. Naval Institute Press in September.

The exhibit displays period uniforms, photographs and souvenirs, and documents Melton’s training as one of the first engineer cadet-midshipman of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

The opening will be held on Friday, Sept. 8, from 1800 to 2000. Dress is business casual, or the uniform of the day.

There will be light refreshments and music courtesy of the USMMA Jazz Ensemble.

The American Merchant Marine Museum is located at 300 Steamboat Road, Kings Point, NY.

RSVP by Aug. 15 to

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To All Members of the Atlantic Maritime Group who work at the Staten Island Ferry: The Union is having three Ferry meetings at Ocean Yacht Club, 370 Front Street, Staten Island, on July 14 at 0930 and 1600, and on July 17 at 1100. AMG will also address other Ferry issues. All members should attend one of these meetings.

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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 Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) processing, MMC problem resolution advice, STCW compliance and VA GI-Bill questions, contact MITAGS Student Services Coordinator Victor Tufts toll free at (877)725-1194 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.

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 – 8/21/17, 10/16/17

AIS-1 – Automatic Identifications Systems Orientation: Contact Admissions

ARPA-OIC – Automated Radar Plotting Aids: 8/8/17, 9/26/17, 1/16/18

AZIPOD 2-Day – 10/16/17

BRM-35 – Bridge Resource Management: 9/25/17, 11/13/17, 2/26/18

BRMP –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots: 7/20/17, 11/14/17, 1/16/18, 2/22/18, 3/29/18

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

BRMP-Refresher – 7/17/17, 9/12/17, 10/18/17

BT – Basic Safety Training: 8/14/17, 10/9/17, 1/15/18

BT-Revalidation (2-day) – 8/21/17, 9/26/17, 11/8/17, 12/12/17

BT-Refresher (3-day) – 8/20/17, 9/25/17, 11/8/17, 12/11/17

CHS-OIC – Cargo Handling Basic: 10/30/17

[CMM – Chief Mate and Master Courses]

ADVSTB-CMM – Advanced Stability: 7/31/17, 10/2/17, 12/11/17, 1/29/18

ADVWX-CMM – Advanced Meteorology: 8/7/17, 9/25/17, 12/4/17, 1/22/18, 3/12/18

CHS-CMM – Advanced Cargo Operations (2 weeks): 10/9/17

CM-OPS 1 – Chief Mate Operations Course – Week 1: 7/24/17, 8/28/17, 9/18/17

ECDIS – Electronic Chart Display Information System: 8/14/17, 9/18/17, 1/15/18, 3/26/18

LMS – Leadership and Managerial Skills (Management Level – Formerly MCL-CMM): 8/21/17,9/11/17, 1/8/18, 2/19/18

MPP-CMM – Marine Propulsion Plants: 11/27/17, 3/5/18

SEC-APPS – Practical Defense Tactics: 7/31/17, 11/6/17

SHMGT-CMM- Ship Management (2 weeks): 10/30/17

SHS-ADV-I-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 1): 7/17/17, 7/31/17, 8/14/17, 9/11/17,10/2/17, 10/30/17, 12/4/17, 1/15/18, 2/5/18, 3/5/18, 3/19/18

SHS-ADV-II-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 2): 7/24/17, 8/7/17, 8/21/17, 9/18/17, 10/9/17,11/6/17, 12/11/17, 1/22/18, 2/12/18, 3/12/18, 3/26/18

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

VPEN-CMM – Voyage Planning & Electronic Navigation: 10/23/17, 3/19/18

WKP-CMM – Advanced Watchkeeping: 11/13/17

CNAV-OIC – Celestial Navigation: 11/6/17

CONT PLNG – Contingency Planning Workshop: Contact Admissions

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

CRSMGT – Crisis Management and Human Behavior – Contact Admissions

CDMGT – Crowd Management – Contact Admissions

CSE – Confined Space Entry: 1/15/18

CSE-AWR – Confined Space Entry Awareness: Contact Admissions

DDE – Great Lakes: 1/22/18

DPA – Contact Admissions

ECDIS for Pilots – 11/14/17, 2/20/18

ERM – Engine Resource Management: 8/28/17, 10/16/17, 12/4/17

FF-BADV – Fire Fighting Combined Basic & Advanced: 8/14/17, 10/9/17, 1/15/18

FF-ADV-REV – Advanced Fire Fighting Revalidation & Refresher: 8/23/17, 9/28/17, 11/6/17, 12/14/17

FSM – Fatigue, Sleep, & Medications: 9/12/17

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

GMDSS – Global Maritime Distress and Safety System: 8/21/17, 3/5/18

HAZ – Hazardous Materials (5 day): 8/28/17, 11/27/17

IEN – Integrated Electronic Navigation – 9/6/17, 11/28/17

LAP- 9/11/17, 2/26/18

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: 12/4/17

LEG – Legal Aspects of Pilotage: 9/13/17

LNG-TPIC – 12/4/17

LTS –Leadership and Teamworking Skills (Formerly MCL-OIC): 8/15/17, 9/25/17 (*2-Evening Session)

MEECE – Management of Electrical and Electronic Control Equipment (Assessments not included): 7/17/17, 8/14/17, 10/23/17, 12/11/17

MED-PIC – Medical Person in Charge: 9/11/17, 10/23/17, 1/22/18, 3/19/18

MED-PIC-REF– Medical Person in Charge Refresher: 8/28/17, 11/13/17, 12/4/17, 1/8/18

MED-PRO – Medical Care Provider: 9/11/17, 10/23/17, 11/27/17, 1/22/18, 3/19/18

MED-DOT-DA – Dept. of Transportation Drug & Alcohol Testing: 7/16/17, 8/9/17 (Evening), 8/25/17, 9/16/17, 9/30/17, 10/28/17, 12/16/17, 1/13/18, 1/27/18, 3/10/18

MSA –Maritime Security Awareness: Contact Admissions

[MSC – Military Sealift Command Courses]

MSC-CBRD-1 – Military Sealift Command Chemical, Biological, Radiological Defense Orientation (Basic): 8/9/17, 10/2/17, 2/23/18

MSC-DC – Military Sealift Command Damage Control: 8/7/17, 10/3/17, 2/21/18

*MSC-ENVPRO – 8/6/17, 10/1/17, 2/25/18

*MSC-FF-HELO – 8/13/17, 10/16/17

MSC-SMA – Military Sealift Command Small Arms Qualification: 7/17/17, 8/13/17, 10/9/17, 1/8/18, 2/26/18

*MSC-Security Watch Basic – 8/10/17, 10/5/17, 2/24/18

*MSC-Security Watch Advanced – 7/21/17, 8/12/17, 10/7/17, 1/12/18, 3/2/18

*MSC-Ship’s Reaction Force – 7/24/17, 8/18/17, 10/13/17, 1/13/18, 3/3/18

NSAP-MMP – Navigational Skills Assessment Program-MM&P – 7/26/17, 7/31/17, 8/14/17, 8/23/17, 10/2/17, 1/22/18, 1/24/18

ROR-1 – Radar Observer Renewal: 8/17/17, 9/25/17, 1/15/18

ROR-1N – Radar Observer Renewal Evening Classes: 7/26/17, 8/9/17, 8/23/17, 9/20/17, 10/4/17, 10/18/17, 11/1/17, 11/8/17, 11/15/17, 11/29/17, 12/6/17, 12/13/17, 1/10/18, 1/31/18, 2/7/18, 2/21/18, 3/7/18, 3/21/18

ROU-OIC – Radar Observer Program – Unlimited: 7/31/17, 11/27/18, 1/8/18

SAR – Search & Rescue – (Now with OIC and CMM assessments): 10/16/17

SHS-BAS-OIC – Basic Shiphandling: 8/28/17, 10/23/17, 1/29/18

SHS-EMR5 – Emergency Shiphandling-5 Day – 8/7/17, 9/25/17, 10/23/17, 11/27/17, 2/19/18

SMS – Contact Admissions

STB-OIC – Ship Construction and Basic Stability: 8/7/17, 1/22/18

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

TPIC – Tankerman Person in Charge: 8/7/17, 2/12/18

TRAC-TUG-2: Contact Admissions

TTT – Contact Admissions

VPDSD – Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties: Contact Admissions

VSO – Vessel Security Officer: 9/6/17, 2/14/18

WKP-OIC – Watchkeeping (Operational Level): 10/2/17, 2/19/18

WX-OIC –Meteorology (Operational Level): 9/11/17, 3/19/18

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Spring 2017

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

July 2017

17th Vessel Personnel w/ Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)
17th HAZWOPER Refresher
17-20 Advanced Firefighting
17-21 ECDIS
17-21 Train the Trainer
22-23 Basic Training – Revalidation
22-24 Basic Training – Refresher
24-26 24-Hour HAZWOPER
25-27 Integrated Electronic Navigation
31-18 Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation
31-11 GMDSS

August 2017

2-4 24-Hour HAZWOPER
5-6 Basic Training – Revalidation
5-7 Basic Training – Refresher
7-11 Basic Training
8th Radar Renewal
14th Vessel Personnel w/ Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)
14-17 Advanced Firefighting
14-18 Leadership & Managerial Skills
19-20 Basic Training – Revalidation
19-21 Basic Training – Refresher
21-25 Radar Observer Unlimited
21-25 Tankship Dangerous Liquids
21-25 Engine Resource Management
23-25 Security – Vessel, Company, & Facility
28-30 Search & Rescue
29-31 Integrated Electronic Navigation

September 2017

5-9 ARPA
6th HAZWOPER Refrehser
8th Vessel Personnel w/ Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)
9-10 Basic Training – Revalidation
9-11 Basic Training – Refresher
11-15 Basic Training
11-15 ECDIS
11-15 Cargo Handling & Stowage (Operational Level)
18-21 Advanced Firefighting
18-21 Medical Care Provider
18-29 Celestial Navigation
18-29 Medical Person-In-Charge
23rd Medical DOT
23-24 Basic Training – Revalidation
23-25 Basic Training – Refresher
23-6 GMDSS
25th Radar Renewal

October 2017

2-3 ECDIS for Pilots
2-6 Medical Care Provider
4th HAZWOPER Refresher
7-8 Basic Training – Revalidation
7-9 Basic Training – Refresher
9-13 Basic Training
9-13 Meteorology (Operational Level)
9-13 Engine Resource Management
10-12 Integrated Electronic Navigation
16th Vessel Personnel w/ Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)
16-17 ECDIS for Pilots
16-19 Advanced Firefighting
16-27 Watchkeeping (Operational Level)
21-22 Basic Training – Revalidation
21-23 Basic Training – Refresher
23rd Radar Renewal
23-27 Leadership & Managerial Skills
25-27 24-Hour HAZWOPER
30-10 GMDSS

November 2017

4-5 Basic Training – Revalidation
4-6 Basic Training – Refresher
6-10 Basic Training
6-10 ECDIS
9th HAZWOPER Refresher
13th Vessel Personnel w/ Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)
13-14 ECDIS for Pilots
13-16 Advanced Firefighting
13-17 Tankship Dangerous Liquids
17th Leadership & Teamworking Skills
17th Flashing Light Exam
18-19 Basic Training – Revalidation
18-20 Basic Training – Refresher
20th Radar Renewal
20-22 Security Officer – Vessel, Company, & Facility
27-29 24-Hour HAZWOPER
27-1 Radar Observer Unlimited
27-1 Basic Shiphandling

December 2017

2-3 Basic Training – Revalidation
2-4 Basic Training – Refresher
4th Flashing Light Exam
4-8 Basic Training
4-8 Leadership & Managerial Skills
4-8 Medical Care Provider
4-15 Medical Person-In-Charge
4-15 GMDSS
8th HAZWOPER Refresher
11th Radar Renewal
11th Vessel Personnel w/ Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)
11-15 Construction & Stability (Operational Level)
11-15 Engine Resource Management
16-17 Basic Training – Revalidation
16-18 Basic Training – Refresher
18-20 Search & Rescue
18-21 Advanced Firefighting
18-22 ECDIS
20-22 24-Hour HAZWOPER

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