Wheelhouse Weekly – July 26, 2016

July 27th 2016

Volume 21 . . . Number 30. . . July 26, 2016


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Delegates to the 86th MM&P Convention, now known as the Tim Brown Memorial Convention, welcomed a series of high-powered speakers to the union’s training institute in Linthicum Heights, Md., last week.

They also deliberated a number of resolutions submitted by the members and heard reports from the union’s leadership team.

The convention included a memorial service for MM&P President Emeritus Timothy Brown.

It culminated in the nomination of candidates for elected office.

It was the first convention for delegates representing the new MM&P Atlantic Maritime Group (AMG), which merged into Masters, Mates & Pilots at the beginning of 2015.

Unions and labor groups participating in the convention included: the Inland Boatmen’s Union (IBU); the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA); the Maritime Labor Alliance (MLA); the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association (MEBA); Nautilus, which represents British, Dutch and Swiss maritime officers; the Organization of Black Maritime Graduates (OBMG); and the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department (TTD).

Richard Phillips, the captain of the MAERSK ALABAMA when it was hijacked by Somali pirates in 2009, kept the audience transfixed with the story of what happened when the ship was seized and during the four days he was held hostage on a lifeboat.

“I’m so grateful for what the union has given me,” said Phillips, an MM&P member for over 37 years. “Fair pay for a fair job, every day.”

Long-time MM&P employer Trinity Management was represented by Steve Miceli, his son Steve Jr. and his granddaughter Heather, the third generation of the family to enter company management.

Also attending the convention was former AFL-CIO President and Secretary-Treasurer Tom Donahue. Donahue serves on the Board of Directors of MM&P’s new charity, The Captain Richard Phillips and Lane Kirkland Maritime Trust.

A delegation of the Panama tugboat captains’ union, Unión de Capitanes y Oficiales de Cubierta (UCOC), was also in attendance.

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MM&P President Don Marcus opened the proceedings by extending a warm welcome to the AMG delegates.

“AMG is a proud part of our past and a bright part of our future,” Marcus said.

“The mariners of New York Harbor are back where they can be served best and we are doing everything we can to build the Atlantic Maritime Group and make New York Harbor a 100 percent union waterfront once again.”

In his report, Marcus addressed challenges the union has faced since the last convention, as well as high points such as the new relationship with Schuyler Line Navigation and the award of additional government contracts to Patriot Contract Services and Matson.

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Awards for meritorious service were given to Pacific Ports Vice President Dave Boatner, Gulf Ports Vice President Wayne Farthing and United Inland Group Vice President Mike Murray, who collectively have served the union for 107 years.

Pilots Group Vice President George Quick received an award from the union for meritorious service.

In addition, MITAGS Executive Director Glen Paine presented him with an award on behalf of the MATES Program for sharing his knowledge of “the quickly evolving world of international regulation and STCW.”

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Among the ILA officials who attended the convention were: Executive Vice President Dennis Daggett; Secretary-Treasurer Steven Knott; and General Organizer John D. Baker.

They spoke of the importance of union coalitions that span jurisdictions and borders, a case in point being the Maritime Labor Alliance, which includes the ILA, MM&P, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), MEBA, the IBU and the American Radio Association.
MM&P is the marine affiliate of the ILA.

“Solidarity is our key word,” ILA Executive Vice President Dennis Daggett told the delegates.

“Our affiliation, nearly a half-century strong, has represented the best in union solidarity, mutual respect and worker power,” said ILA General Organizer John D. Baker.

ILA Vice President Ken Riley spoke of the importance of teamwork in the context of a hard-fought drive by the ILA and other labor groups to organize a union in the port of Freeport in the Bahamas. The fight lasted more than three years. “I’m proud to say we now have a union with a collective bargaining agreement in the Freeport container port,” he said.

Ed Wytkind, president of the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department (TTD), gave a rousing defense of the Maritime Security Program and the Jones Act. “We are doggedly committed to MSP,” he said. “And we’re never going to let the Jones Act get repealed.”

MM&P is one of 32 transportation sector unions that belong to TTD.

In his remarks, Wytkind thanked MM&P for supplying “the underpinnings” of TTD’s campaign to defend the jobs and working conditions of U.S. aviation workers against a “flag-of-convenience airline” that employs cabin and flight crews from low-wage countries such as Thailand and Singapore.

Mark Dickinson, general secretary of Nautilus International, spoke of the essential role of “cross-border cooperation in today’s world.”

“Despite Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, we live in a deeply interconnected world,” he said.

“Our commitment to protect our members remains undimmed after Brexit,” he added.

Tom Mackell, executive director of the Maritime Labor Alliance, spoke on the topic of pensions and the lack of retirement security in the United States.

“The American pension system is basically destroyed,” said Mackell, the author of the 2008 book “When the Good Pensions Go Away: Why America Needs a New Deal for Pension and Healthcare Reform.”

“We in the maritime industry are mandated to be involved in politics to protect the interests or our seagoing and shore-side members,” he said.

IBU President Alan Cote spoke of the battle being waged in Alaska to defend the jobs of IBU and MM&P United Inland Group–Pacific Maritime members on Prince William Sound.

“I’m proud to be associated with your union,” he said. “Our solidarity is critical to our success.”

“The Maritime Labor Alliance is doing great work: everything is firing on all cylinders,” agreed MEBA President Marshall Ainley, who addressed this initiative at the convention.

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The following nominations for elected office were made on the last day of the convention:

  • International President–Donald J. Marcus
  • International Secretary-Treasurer–Steven E. Werse
  • Offshore Group Vice President Atlantic Ports–Donald F. Josberger
  • Offshore Group Vice President Gulf Ports (subject to referendum, Gulf Ports and Government Affairs)–Klaus Luhta
  • Offshore Group Vice President Pacific Ports–Douglas B. Adriance and J. Lars Turner
  • Vice President United Inland Group–Pacific Maritime Region–Timothy C. Saffle
  • Vice President United Inland Group–Great Lakes & Gulf–Thomas E. Bell
  • Vice President Pilots Group–George A. Quick
  • Vice President Federal Employees Membership Group–Randall H. Rockwood
  • Vice President Atlantic Maritime Group–Stephen H. Doherty and Ronald Tucker

An International Ballot Committee was seated. A 90-day ballot will be mailed to members in the coming weeks. The new administration will take office on Jan. 1, 2017.

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The convention ended with a tribute to MM&P President Emeritus Captain Timothy A. Brown, during which speakers, delegates, MM&P officials and employees shared their memories of the iconic union leader who died on April 10.

MM&P President Don Marcus read a eulogy in which he remembered Tim’s intelligence, strength and dedication to the members of Masters, Mates & Pilots.

“For me, Tim Brown was proof that there are indeed people who can be described as having the heart of a lion,” he said.

“We are proud of what Tim has given to our brothers and our sisters, and proud of what he has achieved in our industry.”

Representing the family was Captain Brown’s cousin, Kathleen Lohse. Former MM&P Comptroller Beverly A. Gutmann, who stood by his side throughout his union career and during his illnesses, was also in attendance and delivered a brief and moving reminiscence.

Brown gained office in 1991 as an insurgent candidate in a badly fractured organization. After six terms at the helm, he left a legacy of stability, integrity and dedication to the membership of the Masters, Mates & Pilots.

MM&P Pilots Group Vice President George Quick described how Tim came to office in extremely difficult times and then “turned the union around.”

“Tim brought stability and respect to our organization,” said MM&P International Secretary-Treasurer Steve Werse. “His achievements laid a foundation of integrity and unity on which the membership of our union can build going forward.”

“Captain was an appropriate rank for Tim Brown,” said the ILA’s John Baker. “He was a leader, he was courageous and he protected his crew.”

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An administrative law judge has awarded Captain John Loftus over $1 million damages in a whistleblower case involving Horizon Lines.

The judgment includes $655,000 in back wages, $225,000 in punitive damages, $10,000 for emotional distress and more than $200,000 in legal costs.

In 2013, the company fired Loftus, an MM&P member who had worked for Horizon Lines for more than 20 years, when he reported safety violations aboard the ship on which he was sailing, the HORIZON TRADER, to the U.S. Coast Guard and the American Bureau of Shipping.

“Captain Loftus was the most safety conscientious Master in the entire Horizon Lines fleet” with “an unusually strong commitment to the safety of his vessel and crew,” said U.S. Department of Labor Administrative Law Judge Jonathan C. Calianos in his 48-page decision.

Calianos called the company’s behavior “reprehensible.” The award for damages is close to the maximum that can be imposed in such cases.

“The need to deter others from engaging in similar conduct is uniquely critical in the whistleblower context given such claims involved public safety, and an adverse action may have a chilling effect on the willingness of other seamen to report a violation,” he wrote.

“This is especially true considering how small the marine industry is, and how quickly word travels within it. Horizon’s retaliation against Loftus is exceptionally troublesome considering his reputation for being an exemplar of safety, which is exactly what the whistleblower statute is designed to promote.”

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Rep. Mark Takai, a first-term Hawaii Democrat who was outspoken in his support for the Maritime Security Program and the Jones Act, died on July 20 of pancreatic cancer. He was 49.

Before taking his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, he served in the Hawaii National Guard, deployed to the Middle East as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and served 20 years in the Hawaii State Legislature.

Takai fought for veterans and their families, supported efforts to fight climate change and championed the American Merchant Marine. He was also a staunch advocate for public schools who pushed tirelessly for education funding.

“In the often tumultuous world of politics, he has been a shining example of what it means to be a public servant,” Hawaii Gov. David Ige said in an official statement.

“This is the deepest of losses and one that I feel very personally because of my friendship with Mark,” said U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii.

“Throughout his life, he was all about serving the people of Hawaii. He gave so much, and had so much more yet to give.”

The Hawaii Office of Elections will probably hold a special election in November for a replacement to serve through the remainder of Takai’s term, which would have ended in January.

In the same election, voters will also choose who will replace him for the two-year term starting in January.

Former Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, who previously held Takai’s seat in Congress but left to run unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate, is running in the general election to replace him for the two-year term.

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A 41-year-old Filipino mariner died July 20 when a lifeboat broke free from an NCL cruise ship during a training drill in Bermuda.

Three other members of the crew were injured in the accident, which left the lifeboat hanging from a single wire.

As professional mariners are well aware, accidents during lifeboat drills are an all-too-common occurrence.

The most frequent causes: failure of the on-load release mechanism; inadvertent operation of the on-load release mechanism; inadequate maintenance of lifeboats, davits and launching equipment; communication failures; design faults.

In May, the IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) adopted regulations designed to improve the safety of rescue craft.

MSC adopted amendments to SOLAS regulations III/3 and III/20 on mandatory requirements for the maintenance, examination, testing, overhaul and repair of lifeboats and rescue boats, launching appliances and release gear.

The measures are expected to enter into force on Jan. 1, 2020.

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CMA CGM has announced that its acquisition of Neptune Orient Lines Limited (NOL) is complete.

The French shipping line now owns almost 98 percent of NOL’s share capital. NOL is the parent of MM&P-contracted American President Lines.

Family-owned CMA CGM is the world’s largest privately held container shipping group.

It was founded by Jacques Saadé, who currently serves as the company’s chairman and chief executive officer.

CMA CGM says that adding NOL will give it 12 percent of the global market share with 18 million TEU per year carried and $21 billion in turnover. It will operate a combined fleet of 540 vessels with a capacity of 2.4 million TEU.

Since NOL is centered on the Asia-Pacific trades, CMA CGM says it expects the acquisition to bolster its strength in this key global market, complementing its presence in the Atlantic and on the Asia-Europe route.

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Top officials of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), will be in court in Seoul on July 26 to witness the latest in a series of unjust trials of South Korean union leaders.

They will then report to journalists on what they have seen in a press conference to be held directly outside the courtroom.

Cho Sung-deok, vice-president of the Korean Public Service and Transport Workers Union (KPTU), is charged with involvement in a Nov. 15 march in favor of workers’ rights.

The peaceful demonstration was violently suppressed by 20,000 police officers who used water cannons and tear gas to disperse union members.

Two weeks ago, KPTU President Han Sang-gyun was sentenced to five years in prison for his participation in the march.

“Any prison sentence against these men is unjust,” said ITF President Paddy Crumlin.

“These are attacks on the entire Korean union movement for daring to expect to be able to engage in lawful trade union activities and to enjoy the inalienable right to freedom of assembly.”

“This court case is part of a wider crackdown on the democratic labor movement in Korea which is clearly designed to punish unions for their legitimate opposition to the government’s planned labor reforms,” said ITF General Secretary Steve Cotton.

“The fight will continue, with transport workers and their unions at the center of the struggle, including potential strikes in rail and road transport later this year. Transport unions and their unions are helping to lead the resistance, with the admiration and guaranteed support of the entire ITF worldwide.”

Said MM&P President Don Marcus: “American trade unionists have to question where protections for Korean workers were in the U.S.–Korea Trade Agreement of 2012, and what similar outrages will occur under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) if it is passed.”

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District is seeking a full-time, permanent master for the MV GOODWIN, a 64-foot, 1000 HP, twin-screw towboat engaged in revetment plant tending and towing operations on the Mississippi River and tributaries.

Applicants must possess a USCG Master of Towing License. Salary range is $33.08 to $38.59/hour.

The position closes July 28 so please act quickly if you are interested. Go to and type “Master Towboat” in the keyword search box to read about this job.

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The MM&P union halls in Seattle, San Francisco/Oakland and Los Angeles/Long Beach are closed on Thursday, July 28, for the holiday that commemorates the birthday of International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) founder Harry Bridges.

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The SS JEREMIAH O’BRIEN and the SS JOHN BROWN, the only two operational World War II Liberty Ships, have scheduled tours and special sailing events this summer and fall.

The JEREMIAH O’BRIEN is homeported in San Francisco Bay. The JOHN BROWN is berthed in Baltimore. Both are open year round for visits.

The JEREMIAH O’BRIEN has scheduled a four-hour cruise and wine tasting on Sunday, Aug. 21, entitled the “Hidden Gems of San Francisco Bay.”

Passengers will enjoy views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Angel Island, Bay Bridge and the San Francisco Skyline.

On Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8-9, the O’BRIEN will cruise the Bay during San Francisco Fleet Week. Passengers can watch the U.S. Navy Blue Angels air show. There will be live music, food and drink.

Book your passage now at

The SS JOHN BROWN will dock at Manhattan’s Pier 36 on the East River on Sept. 9. It will be open to the public from Saturday, Sept. 10 through Saturday, Sept. 17, from 1000 to 1600.

On Sunday, Sept. 18, a six-hour living history cruise is scheduled aboard the BROWN. When the ship returns to Baltimore, another living history cruise will take place in the vessel’s home port.

Visit to learn more.

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A Chinese containership hit a wall of the new lane of the Panama Canal, according to news reports.

The incident, which took place July 25, is the third since the expanded waterway opened one month ago.

The XIN FEI ZHOU, owned by China Shipping Container Lines, was anchored outside the canal when a photograph published by the maritime online news site showed the vessel with a big gash in its hull.

The expansion, which triples the size of ships that can pass through the waterway, has drawn criticism from industry groups and representatives of the local tugboat captains’ union, the UCOC, who claim its design makes the transit of larger ships unsafe for vessels and workers. cited unnamed sources in reporting that the LYCASTE PEACE, the first LPG tanker to pass through the new section of the canal, ripped off a fender during a collision in late June.

The Panama Canal Authority has confirmed that the COSCO SHIPPING PANAMA, the container ship that made the inaugural journey through the canal, also made contact with its fenders.

The International Transport Workers’ Federation commissioned a study of the expansion in response to safety concerns of its members. Among other issues identified in April, the study found the dimensions of the new locks were too small for safe operations.

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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 – 8/22/16, 10/17/16

AIS-1 – Automatic Identifications Systems Orientation: Contact Admissions

ARPA-OIC – Automated Radar Plotting Aids: 9/27/16, 1/24/17

AZIPOD 2-Day – 11/14/16, 3/6/17

BRM-35 – Bridge Resource Management: 8/8/16, 10/31/16, 1/30/17

BRMP –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots: 11/14/16, 3/6/17

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

BT – Basic Safety Training: 8/15/16, 10/10/16, 1/23/17

BT-Revalidation (2-day) – 8/22/16, 10/31/16, 3/9/17

BT-Refresher (3-day) – 10/30/16, 3/9/17

CHS-OIC – Cargo Handling Basic: 11/14/16

[CMM – Chief Mate and Master Courses]

ADVNAV-CMM – Advanced Navigation (=ECDIS & VPEN): Contact Admissions

ADVSTB-CMM – Advanced Stability: 8/1/16, 10/17/16, 1/16/17

ADVWX-CMM – Advanced Meteorology: 8/8/16, 11/7/16, 1/9/17, 3/13/17

CHS-CMM – Advanced Cargo Operations (2 weeks): 10/24/16

ECDIS – Electronic Chart Display Information System: 8/15/16, 9/12/16, 10/10/16, 11/28/16,12/19/16, 1/23/17, 3/27/17

LMS – Leadership and Managerial Skills (Management Level – Formerly MCL-CMM – 8/1/16,8/8/16, 8/15/16,8/22/16, 8/29/16, 9/12/16, 10/3/16, 10/31/16, 11/14/16,11/28/16, 12/5/16,12/12/16, 12/19/16, 1/30/17, 2/20/17

MPP-CMM – Marine Propulsion Plants: 9/19/16

SEC-APPS – Practical Defense Tactics: 8/1/16, 10/31/16, 3/13/17

SHMGT-CMM- Ship Management (2 weeks): 10/3/16

SHS-ADV-I-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 1): 8/15/16, 9/12/16, 10/24/16, 11/7/16,12/5/16, 1/16/17, 2/6/17, 3/6/17, 3/20/17

SHS-ADV-II-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 2): 8/22/16, 9/19/16, 10/31/16, 11/14/16,12/12/16, 1/23/17, 2/13/17, 3/13/17, 3/27/17

**SHS-ADV-I & II now approved to include SAR-CMM assessments at MITAGS effective immediately. Both weeks must be taken together in order to complete SAR-CMM**

VPEN-CMM – Voyage Planning & Electronic Navigation: 9/12/16, 3/20/17

WKP-CMM – Advanced Watchkeeping: 9/26/16

CNAV-OIC – Celestial Navigation: 10/24/16

CONT PLNG – Contingency Planning Workshop: Contact Admissions

CRISIS-COMMS – Crisis Communications: 3/2/17

DDE – Great Lakes: 1/30/17

DPA – 8/2/17

ECDIS-OIC – Contact Admissions

ECDIS for Pilots – 11/14/16, 2/28/17

ERM – Engine Resource Management: 8/22/16, 9/26/16, 10/24/16, 11/14/16, 11/28/16, 12/5/16, 12/12/16, 12/19/16, 2/27/17

FF-BADV – Fire Fighting Combined Basic & Advanced: 8/15/16, 10/10/16, 1/23/17

FF-ADV-REV – Advanced Fire Fighting Revalidation & Refresher: 3/7/17

FSM – Fatigue, Sleep, & Medications: 9/20/16, 10/3/16

GL-Pilot – Great Lakes Pilotage Familiarization: 1/6/17

GMDSS – Global Maritime Distress and Safety System: 8/22/16, 3/6/17

HAZ – Hazardous Materials (5 day): 8/29/16, 12/5/16

LAP- 9/19/16, 2/13/17

LAP-Great Lakes – License Advancement Program – Great Lakes: 1/9/17

LAP-ORG3rd – License Advancement Program for Original 3rd Mate, Oceans, Any Gross
Ton License: 8/8/16, 12/5/16

LEG – Legal Aspects of Pilotage: 9/21/16, 11/15/16

LNG-TPIC – 12/5/16

LTS –Leadership and Teamworking Skills (Formerly MCL-OIC): 9/26/16, 10/26/16*, 11/14/16*, 12/19/16*, 2/13/17 (*Evening Session)

MEECE – Management of Electrical and Electronic Control: 8/29/16, 9/19/16, 10/17/16, 11/7/16, 11/28/16, 12/5/16, 12/12/16, 12/19/16

MED-PIC – Medical Person in Charge: 11/7/16, 12/12/16, 1/9/17, 3/20/17

MED-PIC-REF– Medical Person in Charge Refresher: 8/29/16, 10/3/16, 1/30/17

MED-PRO – Medical Care Provider: 11/7/16, 11/28/16, 12/12/16, 1/9/17, 3/20/17

MED-DOT-DA – Dept. of Transportation Drug & Alcohol Testing: 8/28/16, 11/12/16, 12/17/16, 1/14/17, 3/6/17

MSA –Maritime Security Awareness: Contact Admissions

[MSC – Military Sealift Command Courses]

MSC-CBRD-1 – Military Sealift Command Chemical, Biological, Radiological Defense Orientation (Basic): 8/10/16, 10/17/16, 2/23/17

MSC-DC – Military Sealift Command Damage Control: 8/8/16, 10/18/16, 2/21/17

*MSC-ENVPRO – 8/7/16, 10/16/16, 2/26/17

*MSC-FF-HELO – 8/22/16, 10/31/16, 3/9/17

MSC-SMA – Military Sealift Command Small Arms Qualification: 8/14/16, 10/23/16, 1/9/17, 2/27/17

*MSC-Security Watch Basic – 8/11/16, 10/20/16, 2/24/17

*MSC-Security Watch Advanced – 8/13/16, 10/22/16, 1/13/17, 3/3/17

*MSC-Ship’s Reaction Force – 8/18/16, 10/27/16, 1/16/17

NSAP-MMP – Navigational Skills Assessment Program-MM&P – 10/25/16

ROR-1 – Radar Observer Renewal: 8/8/16, 9/26/16, 1/23/17

ROR-1N – Radar Observer Renewal Evening Classes: 8/10/16, 8/24/16, 9/21/16, 10/5/16, 10/19/16, 11/2/16, 11/9/16, 11/16/16, 11/30/16, 12/7/16, 12/14/16, 1/11/17, 2/1/17, 2/8/17, 2/22/17, 3/8/17, 3/22/17

ROU-OIC – Radar Observer Program – Unlimited: 8/1/16, 1/16/17

SAR-OIC – Search & Rescue – 11/7/16

SHS-BAS-OIC – Basic Shiphandling: 8/29/16, 10/17/16, 2/20/17

SHS-EMR5 – Emergency Shiphandling-5 Day: 8/1/16, 10/3/16, 11/28/16, 2/20/17

SMS – 12/19/16

STB-OIC – Ship Construction and Basic Stability: 8/8/16, 1/9/17

TCNAV/CO – Terrestrial Navigation and Compasses: 1/30/17

TPIC – Tankerman Person in Charge: 8/8/16, 2/13/17

TRAC-TUG-2: Contact Admissions

TTT – 12/12/16

VPDSD – Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties: Contact Admissions

VSO – Vessel Security Officer: 9/7/16, 10/22/16, 2/14/17

WKP-OIC – Watchkeeping (Operational Level): 10/3/16, 2/20/17

WX-OIC –Meteorology (Operational Level): 9/19/16, 3/20/17

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Please also see our schedule and enroll online at For registration contact our registrar, Mary McGhee: 206.838.1126 or

August 2016

1-5 Leadership & Managerial Skills
1-5 Bridge Resource Management
8-12 Basic Meteorology
8-12 Engine Resource Management
15th Radar Renewal
15-19 Leadership & Managerial Skills
22-26 ECDIS
22-26 MEECE
22-2 GMDSS
29-2 Leadership & Managerial Skills

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