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Wheelhouse Weekly – July 2, 2019

Volume 24… Number 27… July 2, 2019

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MM&P GENERAL EXECUTIVE BOARD APPOINTS TOM LARKIN AS NEW ATLANTIC PORTS VICE PRESIDENT

The MM&P General Executive Board (GEB) has appointed Tom Larkin, a long-time union member who has sailed for MM&P-contracted companies in all licensed deck officer positions, as the new Offshore Atlantic Ports vice president.

Larkin replaces Don Josberger, who assumed the position of secretary-treasurer at MM&P Headquarters on July 1, following the retirement of Steve Werse, who stepped down on June 30 for reasons related to his health.

“Brother Larkin is a true professional who is highly respected by his shipmates,” said MM&P International President Don Marcus.

“He is calm under pressure, forthright and enthusiastic about joining the rest of the GEB in representing the interests of MM&P members.”

The new Atlantic Ports vice president joined the union as an applicant immediately after graduating from Massachusetts Maritime Academy in 2004, sailing mostly on the ASPHALT COMMANDER as second and third mate.

He sailed with Maersk on the SEALAND RACER as relief chief mate at the age of 28 and worked as second mate and chief mate with Waterman on the GREEN BAY.

He accepted a permanent job with APL Maritime as chief mate and took his first master’s job at the age of 32.

On his most recent APL ship, he was permanent master of the APL GULF EXPRESS, sailing in the Persian Gulf.

He lives in Keyport, N.J., in close proximity to the MM&P New York/New Jersey Hall, with his wife and two young sons.

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USNS SALVOR AND USNS WILLIAM MCLEAN RECOGNIZED WITH 2018 MSC EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Two Military Sealift Command (MSC) ships crewed by MM&P licensed deck officers have been honored with the MSC Maritime Excellence Award.

Rescue and salvage vessel USNS SALVOR (T-ARS 52) was awarded the 2018 MSC Gold Team Award for demonstrating the highest standards of readiness.

Dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS WILLIAM MCLEAN (T-AKE 12) received high honors in the underway replenishment category for day-to-day excellence in providing the highest degree of operational readiness, performance, efficiency and safety standards.

In an article in the monthly publication SEALIFT, MSC said the recognition of both ships is “a testament to the elite seamanship of MSC’s civilian mariners, and MSC’s steadfast commitment to operate forward and provide an unprecedented level of service to the Navy’s warfighters worldwide.”

“It’s a great honor to be recognized as the winner of the MSC Maritime Excellence Award for Gold Team,” said Captain Peter Lenardson, master of USNS SALVOR.

“Crew members both past and present have been grateful to have served on this vessel and contributed to SALVOR’s success.”

“To many of them, this is more than just a job or an assignment. They have a vested interest in the ship and place a tremendous sense of ownership and pride in the work they do—and their contributions have been noticed.”

Captain James White, master of USNS WILLIAM MCLEAN, expressed pride in the ship and its crew.

“They always work hard and do a fantastic job under sometimes very challenging conditions. The fact that they are being recognized for their outstanding efforts is the best part.”

“Our MM&P brothers and sisters, along with their families, continue to make daily sacrifices in support of our great nation and I’m thrilled that two MSC ships are receiving well-deserved recognition,” said MM&P Government Fleet Representative Randi Ciszewski.

“CIVMARS remain a pillar in supporting the American warfighter by shipping troops, fuel and supplies around the globe, often in harm’s way.”

“They spend most of their adult lives supporting our military, yet they are rarely recognized for their outstanding contributions to our nation,” she added.

“Well done!”

SALVOR is one of only two rescue and salvage ships in the MSC fleet, and the only vessel of its kind to be stationed in the Far East.

Among the missions it conducted last year was the removal of some 229,000 gallons of oil from the sunken German World War II ship PRINZ EUGEN in the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands.

USNS WILLIAM MCLEAN is one of MSC’s 12 Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo and ammunition ships. It is named in honor of William McLean, the U.S. Navy physicist who conceived and developed the heat-seeking sidewinder missile.

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CONGRESSMAN JOHN GARAMENDI’S WORLD WAR II MERCHANT MARINE CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL ACT POISED FOR HOUSE PASSAGE

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Calif.) has announced that his bipartisan Merchant Mariners of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2019 has secured the 290 cosponsors necessary to receive a mandatory vote in the House of Representatives.

The bill will move to the Consensus Calendar, which hosts legislation that is typically passed unanimously by the House.

“Throughout the Second World War, our armed forces relied on the Merchant Marine to ferry supplies, cargo and personnel into both theaters of operation, and they paid a heavy price in service to their country,” Garamendi says.

“The Merchant Marine suffered the highest per capita casualty rate in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II.”

“An estimated 8,300 mariners lost their lives, and another 12,000 were wounded. Yet these mariners who put their lives on the line were not even given veteran status until 1988.”

“Last year, I got the chance to meet with three World War II Merchant Mariners: Charles Mills from Texas, age 97; Eugene Barner from Kansas, age 92; and Robert Weagant from Illinois, age 92,” Garamendi said.

“These mariners put their lives on the line for this country, braving German and Japanese submarines in their Liberty Ships as they delivered critical supplies to our servicemembers in the European and Pacific theaters.”

“Unfortunately, their sacrifice is commonly overlooked.”

“A Congressional Gold Medal would give them the recognition they deserve, and that’s why I’ve introduced this bill: to give these veterans and their families the honor and respect they are owed. I’m pleased that this bill will receive a vote in the full House of Representatives and is in an excellent position to become law,” he said.

“The time has come for our nation to provide a well-deserved thank you and honor the remaining Merchant Marine Veterans of World War II with a Congressional Gold Medal. This group of unsung heroes nobly served our country by operating the ships that transported critical supplies to front lines of the war, and in doing so suffered a casualty rate higher than any other branch of the military.”

“In fact, one out of every 26 casualties during World War II was a volunteer Merchant Mariner. America would not be the great nation it is today without their valiant service of yesterday. I urge Congress to support this important bill and recognize this dwindling group of Merchant Marine Veterans from World War II that have served our nation so admirably,” says Christian Yuhas, vice president of American Merchant Marine Veterans.

The Merchant Mariners of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act was introduced in the Senate simultaneously by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska).

Reps. Don Young (R-Alaska) and Susan Brooks (R-Ind.) are the original cosponsors in the House of Representatives.

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U.S. ISSUES NEW WARNING ON INTERNATIONAL REGIONAL CONFLICTS

The authorities have issued U.S. Maritime Advisory 2019-007 on violence due to regional conflict and piracy in the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden, the Arabian Sea, the Gulf of Oman and the Indian Ocean.

The advisory states as follows:

Regional conflict and piracy threats continue to pose potential risks to commercial vessels operating in the above listed geographic areas.

Conflict in Yemen continues to pose potential risk to U.S.-flagged commercial vessels transiting the southern Red Sea, Bab al Mandeb Strait and Gulf of Aden despite the current cease-fire between the Houthis and the Saudi-led Coalition in the vicinity of Al Hudaydah, Yemen.

Since 2016, this conflict has threatened Coalition navy and logistics vessels.

In May 2018, a missile or rocket damaged a Turkish-flagged bulk cargo vessel at anchor in the Red Sea awaiting entry into As-Salif, Yemen.

Potential attacks continue to pose a direct or collateral risk to U.S.-flagged commercial vessels operating in the region.

Additionally, piracy continues to pose a threat in the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean, and Gulf of Oman.

Specific case details are available at the Office of Naval Intelligence’s Worldwide Threat to Shipping and Piracy Analysis and Warnings website at https://go.usa.gov/xUa5p.

With regard to the conflict in Yemen, U.S.-flagged commercial vessels are advised to avoid entering or loitering near Yemen’s Red Sea ports.

Vessels at anchor, operating in restricted maneuvering environments, or proceeding at slow speeds should be especially vigilant.

U.S.-flagged commercial vessels transiting the conflict area should conduct a pre-voyage risk assessment and incorporate appropriate protective measures into their vessel security plans.

Threats may come from a variety of different sources including, but not limited to, missiles, projectiles, mines, small arms or waterborne improvised explosive devices.

Vessels in the conflict area should report hostile activities immediately and contact coalition naval forces on VHF Channel 16.

Prior to entering the conflict area, U.S.-flagged commercial vessels should also contact the U.S. Fifth Fleet Naval Cooperation and Guidance for Shipping detachment via the Fifth Fleet Battle Watch Captain at phone: +011 973 1785 3879 or email: cusnc.ncags_bw@me.navy.mil.

Suspicious activities and incidents are also required to be reported by U.S.-flagged commercial vessels to the U.S. Coast Guard National Response Center at phone: 1-800- 424-8802.

Vessels operating in this region are also advised to establish contact with the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO). UKMTO advisories, warnings, and contact info are available at www.ukmto.org.

Additional U.S. Coast Guard port specific requirements may be found in Port Security Advisory 1-18 at: https://go.usa.gov/xUa57.

With regard to piracy, the newly released Best Management Practices to Deter Piracy and Enhance Maritime Security in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea (BMP5), and Maritime Global Security website at: www.maritimeglobalsecurity.org (which contains BMP5) provide excellent security recommendations and should be consulted prior to operating in the above listed geographic areas.

U.S.-flagged commercial vessels operating within High Risk Waters (HRW), as defined in U.S. Coast Guard MARSEC Directive 104-6, are required to comply with its requirements due to the risk of piracy, kidnapping, hijacking, and armed robbery in the HRW. Vessels are further advised to:

— Navigate at least 200 nautical miles from the Somali coast to the extent practicable

— Follow the guidance in Best Management Practices 5, BMP5 www.maritimeglobalsecurity.org; and

— Comply with their Coast Guard approved Vessel Security Plan annex on counter piracy.

Mariners operating near this area are also advised to consult Department of State Travel Advisories at: https://go.usa.gov/xUa5F.

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AFL-CIO REPORT: CORPORATE CEOS ARE GETTING RICHER

The CEOs of S&P 500 companies received, on average, $14.5 million each in total compensation in 2018.

The CEO-to-worker pay ratio at the average S&P 500 company last year was 287 to 1. The tax cut law passed by Congress in 2017 is making the situation worse.

These are the findings of “Executive Paywatch,” the annual AFL-CIO report that charts the stark divide in the fortunes of corporate CEOs and American families.

It’s the first time that almost all S&P 500 companies agreed to disclose the pay ratio between CEOs and the median employee.

The AFL-CIO said in a statement that compiling the report was not easy, adding, “Major corporations and industry groups lobbied long and hard to hide this information from shareholders and the general public.”

“It couldn’t be more clear that there’s an inequitable share of power in our economy….”

“And it hasn’t been getting better—in the report, we found not only a massive gap between worker and CEO pay, but that the Trump administration’s tax law further benefits executives and Big Business.”

“Too many working families are struggling just to make ends meet—to afford the basics, like child care, groceries and rent.”

“All the while, CEOs are paying themselves more and more and more.”

Check out the 2018 Executive Paywatch at: https://tinyurl.com/therichkeepgettingricher

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PLEASE RESPOND TO THE NAUTILUS FEDERATION SURVEY ON STCW

The Nautilus Federation is conducting a survey in advance of a proposed review of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW).

The STCW Convention and Code establish minimum training standards that maritime industry operators are required by law to meet.

Some in the industry have suggested that the STCW Convention and Code need to be updated to take into account technological and other changes which call for new competencies and skills.

Feedback from mariners who belong to MM&P and other Nautilus Federation member unions will help ensure that the voices of the men and women best suited to weigh in on this important topic are heard.

“Input from seafarers is essential to ensure that any review takes into consideration the experiences of the maritime professionals who will be most affected by any changes,” Nautilus says.

To complete the survey, please go to https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NFedSTCW.

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MM&P CLOSED ON JULY 4; PACIFIC PORTS ALSO CLOSED JULY 5 FOR BLOODY THURSDAY

All MM&P union halls, the MM&P Plan Office, the MM&P Federal Credit Union and MM&P headquarters will be closed on Thursday, July 4, for Independence Day.

Pacific Ports will also be closed on Friday, July 5, for the ILWU holiday Bloody Thursday, in memory of the union members who were shot and killed during the 1934 maritime strike.

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USCG SHOULD ASK IMO TO ACT ON GPS JAMMING AND SPOOFING, STAKEHOLDERS SAY

A group of maritime organizations that includes MM&P has urged the U.S. Coast Guard to raise the problem of “jamming” and “spoofing” of GPS and other global navigation satellite system (GNSS) signals at the July meeting of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council.

“GNSS signals have become an important part of marine operations,” they wrote in a June 25 letter to Coast Guard Commandant Karl Schultz.

“Interference with [these signals] places the efficiency and safety of maritime operations at risk, and can impact seafarer lives.”

During the past two years, the Maritime Administration has issued advisories on GPS signal interference in the Eastern Mediterranean.

There have also been reports of Russian interference in the Black Sea and Syria.

The letter was coordinated by the Resilient Navigation and Timing Foundation, a scientific and educational charity based in Alexandria, Va.

The signatories to the letter noted that some nations block GPS and GNSS signals for security reasons, but said that in these cases, mariners should be notified so as to preserve navigational safety.

The letter requests that the Coast Guard propose a resolution at the July IMO meeting urging member states to:

— enact measures to prevent unauthorized transmissions on GNSS frequencies;

— refrain from interfering with GNSS signals except when required for security reasons; and

— issue a notice to mariners in this case that specifies the time periods and areas affected so as to help minimize any negative effects on maritime operations.

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MITAGS-PMI SEEKING PHOTOS FROM MEMBERS FOR USE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

MITAGS-PMI is interested in receiving photo submissions from MM&P members for use on the official MITAGS-PMI social media platform.

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-PMI’s 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 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 – 9/9/19

AIS-1 – Automatic Identifications Systems Orientation (1-Day): 8/14/19

ARPA-OIC (4-Day) – Automated Radar Plotting Aids: 9/24/19

AZIPOD (2-Day) – 9/30/19

BRM-35 – Bridge Resource Management: 10/28/19

BRMP –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots (2-Day): 7/15/19, 7/29/19, 9/30/19

BRMP-EMR –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots with Emergency Shiphandling – (Now also included in BRMP-Refresher) (3-Day): 7/17/19, 10/2/19

BRMP-Refresher (Now including Emergency Shiphandling for Pilots) (3-Day) – Not currently scheduled

BT – Basic Safety Training: 8/12/19, 10/14/19

BT-Revalidation (2-day) (Must have 1 year of sea service in last 5 years) – 7/30/19*, 8/26/19, 9/25/19, 10/30/19, 12/17/19

BT-Refresher (3-day) – 7/29/19*, 9/25/19, 12/16/19

CHS-OIC – Cargo Handling Basic: 10/21/19

[CMM – Chief Mate and Master Courses]

ADVSTB-CMM – Advanced Stability: 7/29/19, 9/23/19, 12/16/19

ADVWX-CMM – Advanced Meteorology: 8/5/19, 9/30/19, 12/9/19

CHS-CMM – Advanced Cargo Operations (10 Days): 10/7/19

CM-OPS 1 – Chief Mate Operations – Week 1: 8/5/19*, 12/2/19

CM-OPS 2 Maersk – Chief Mate Operations II Maersk Specific: 8/12/19*, 12/9/18

ECDIS – Electronic Chart Display Information Systems: 9/9/19, 12/2/19

LMS – Leadership and Managerial Skills (Management Level – Formerly MCL-CMM): 8/19/19, 12/16/19

MPP-CMM – Marine Propulsion Plants: 11/4/19 (DCS-1 available on request – contact Admissions)

SEC-APPS – Practical Defense Tactics: Not Currently Scheduled

SHMGT-CMM- Ship Management: 10/28/19

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

SHS-ADV-II-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 2): 7/22/19*, 8/19/19*, 9/16/19*, 10/7/19, 10/21/19, 11/11/19, 12/9/19

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

VPEN-CMM – Voyage Planning & Electronic Navigation: 10/21/19

WKP-CMM – Advanced Watchkeeping: 9/16/19

WX-HW-ATL – Heavy Weather Avoidance Routing: Atlantic Ocean (2-day) – 9/23/19

WX-HW-IND – Heavy Weather Avoidance Routing: Indian Ocean (2-day) – 9/27/19

WX-HW-PAC – Heavy Weather Avoidance Routing: Pacific Ocean (2-day) – 9/25/19

CIW-DPA/IA – Continual Improvement Workshop: Designated Person Ashore & Internal Auditor (3-Day) ** This course is NOT covered by the MATES Program ** –11/12/19

CIW-SMS – Continual Improvement Workshop: Successful Safety Management (2-Day) –10/15/19

CNAV-OIC (15-Day) – Celestial Navigation: 11/4/19

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

CRSMGT – Crisis Management and Human Behavior (1-Day) – Not currently scheduled

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

CSE – Confined Space Entry (3-Day): 8/19/19

CSE-AWR – Confined Space Entry Awareness (2-Day): 8/22/19

CY-MAR – Cyber-Skilled Mariner ** This course is NOT covered by the MATES Program ** – 8/5/19

DDE – Great Lakes (20-Day): Not currently scheduled

ECDIS for Pilots (2-Day) – 8/12/19, 11/21/19

ERM – Engine Resource Management: 8/12/19, 12/9/19

FF-BADV – Fire Fighting Combined Basic & Advanced: 8/12/19, 10/14/19

FF-ADV-Rev (1-day) (Must have 1 year of sea service in last 5 years) – Advanced Fire Fighting Revalidation: 8/1/19, 8/28/19, 9/24/19, 10/29/19, 12/19/19

FF-ADV-REF (2-day) – Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher: 7/27/19, 9/28/19, 12/14/19

FSM – Fatigue, Sleep, & Medications (1-Day): 9/17/19

GL-Pilot – Great Lakes Pilotage Familiarization (2-Day): Not currently scheduled

GMDSS – Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (10-Day): Not currently scheduled

HAZ – Hazardous Materials (5 day): 8/26/19, 11/18/19

IEN – Integrated Electronic Navigation (3-Day) – Not currently scheduled

LAP – License Advancement Program for Mate to Master (20-Day): 7/29/19, 10/21/19*

LAP-Great Lakes – License Advancement Program – Great Lakes (20-Day): Not currently scheduled

LAP-ORG3rd – License Advancement Program for Original 3rd Mate, Oceans, Any Gross
Ton License (15-Day): Not currently scheduled

LEG – Legal Aspects of Pilotage (1-Day): 9/18/19

LNG-TPIC (10-Day) – Not currently scheduled

LTS –Leadership and Teamworking Skills (Formerly MCL-OIC) (1-Day): 9/23/19

MEECE – Management of Electrical and Electronic Control Equipment (Assessments not included): 12/2/19

MED-PIC – Medical Person in Charge (10-Day): 7/8/19, 9/30/19*, 12/2/19

MED-PIC-REF– Medical Person in Charge Refresher: 8/19/19, 10/21/19

MED-PRO – Medical Care Provider: 9/30/19*, 11/18/19

MED-DOT-DA – Dept. of Transportation Drug & Alcohol Testing (1-Day): 7/14/19, 8/29/19, 9/23/19, 10/5/19, 10/28/19, 12/7/19, 12/20/19

[MSC – Military Sealift Command Courses]

MSC-CBRD-1 – Military Sealift Command Chemical, Biological, Radiological Defense Orientation (Basic) (1-Day): 8/7/19, 9/12/19 (evening), 11/1/19 (evening)

MSC-DC – Military Sealift Command Damage Control (2-day): 8/5/19, 9/12/19, 11/1/19

MSC-ENVPRO (1-Day) – 8/4/19, 11/3/19

MSC-FF-HELO (2-Day) – 8/10/19, 10/30/19

MSC-SMA – Military Sealift Command Small Arms Qualifications (4-Day): 7/15/19, 8/11/19, 9/16/19, 11/4/19

MSC-Security Watch Basic (1-Day) – 8/8/19, 9/14/19, 11/4/19 (evening)

MSC-Security Watch Advanced (1-Day) – 7/14/19, 8/9/19, 9/15/19, 11/8/19

MSC-Ship’s Reaction Force (3-Day) – 7/19/19, 8/16/19, 9/20/19, 11/9/19

NDMS-ENAV – Navigational Decision Making Series – Best Practice in eNav (3-Day) – 11/18/19

NSAP-MMP – Navigational Skills Assessment Program-MM&P (2-Day) – 7/25/19*, 7/29/19, 8/26/19*, 8/28/19, 11/18/19, 11/20/19, 12/16/19, 12/18/19

RFPNW – Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch (3-day) – Not currently scheduled

ROR-1 – Radar Observer Renewal (1-Day): 9/23/19

ROR-1N – Radar Observer Renewal Evening Classes (1-Night): 7/10/19, 7/24/19, 8/1/19, 8/7/19, 8/21/19, 8/28/19, 9/17/19, 9/18/19, 10/2/19, 10/16/19, 10/30/19, 11/6/19, 11/13/19, 12/4/19, 12/18/19

ROU-OIC – Radar Observer Program – Unlimited: 7/29/19

SAR – Search & Rescue – (Now with OIC and CMM assessments) (3-Day): 12/2/19

SHS-BAS-OIC – Basic Shiphandling: 8/26/19, 10/28/19

SHS-EMR5 – Emergency Shiphandling (5 Day) – 8/5/19, 9/23/19*, 11/18/19, 12/16/19

STB-OIC – Ship Construction and Basic Stability: 8/5/19

TCNAV/CO – Terrestrial Navigation and Compasses (15-Day): 7/8/19

TPIC – Tankerman Person in Charge: Not currently scheduled

TRAC-TUG-2 (2-Day): Contact Admissions

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): 9/4/19

WKP-OIC – Watchkeeping (Operational Level) (10-Day): 10/7/19

WX-OIC –Meteorology (Operational Level): 9/16/19

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PMI 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.

July 2019
8-12 Advanced Meteorology
8-26 Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation w/ Compasses
9th Radar Renewal
10-11 Basic Training Revalidation
10-15 Basic Training Refresher (no class on weekend)
12th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
15-19 Basic Shiphandling
15-19 Advanced Stability
16-18 Advanced Firefighting Refresher
22-25 Advanced Firefighting
22-26 Cargo Handling & Stowage
22-26 Advanced Shiphandling I
29-31 Security Officer – Vessel, Company, & Facility
29-2 Advanced Shiphandling II

August 2019
5-8 Advanced Firefighting
12-13 Basic Training Revalidation
14th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
12-30 License Preparation (Mate Level)

September 2019
4th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
5-6 Basic Training Revalidation
6th Vessel Personnel w/ Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)
9th Radar Renewal
9-13 Basic Training
9-13 Marine Propulsion Plants
16-19 Advanced Firefighting
16-20 Ship/Shipboard Management
23-27 Voyage Planning & Electronic Navigation
30-1 ECDIS
30-1 Leadership & Managerial Skills

October 2019
2nd Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
3-4 Basic Training Revalidation
7-11 Engine Resource Management
7-11 Basic Training
7-11 Advanced Shiphandling I
8th Radar Renewal
14-18 Management of Electrical & Electronic Control Equipment (MEECE)
14-18 Advanced Shiphandling II
15-18 Advanced Firefighting
18th Medical DOT
21-25 Advanced Meteorology
21-25 Ship Construction & Basic Stability
28-1 Advanced Stability
28-15 Celestial Navigation

November 2019
4-8 Advanced Cargo Operations
4-15 Basic Training
12th Radar Renewal
13th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
14-15 Basic Training Revalidation
18-19 Advanced Firefighting Refresher
18-20 Security Officer – Vessel, Company, & Facility
18-22 Radar Observer Unlimited
18-22 Advanced Watchkeeping
25-27 Search & Rescue

December 2019
2-6 Leadership & Managerial Skills
2-20 License Preparation (Mate Level)
3-6 Advanced Firefighting
9-12 ARPA
9-13 Basic Training
13th Radar Renewal
16th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
17-18 Basic Training Revalidation

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