Wheelhouse Weekly – March 12th, 2019

March 12th 2019

Volume 24… Number 11… March 12, 2019


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Representatives of the maritime labor unions, U.S.-flag shipping companies, the maritime schools and industry trade groups headed to Capitol Hill on March 6 to advocate for the U.S.-flag fleet and the men and women who crew American vessels.

The occasion was the “Congressional Sail-In,” now in its 10th year, an advocacy campaign aimed at consolidating relationships with friends of our industry in Congress and establishing new ties with legislators who in the past may have had only moderate awareness of maritime issues.

Over the course of the day, representatives of the U.S.-flag fleet held nearly 200 separate meetings with members of the House and Senate and their staffs.

The schedule included meetings with legislators on key committees charged with oversight and legislation that affects the U.S. maritime industry, as well as conversations with many newly elected members.

More than 150 men and women from across the industry participated in the discussions: they included licensed mariners, labor relations professionals, ship owners and operators, retired Coast Guard and Navy officers and experts on maritime training and education.

The discussions centered on the strategic national imperative of having a strong American Merchant Marine, along with the benefits to our country—including the significant return on investment–of the Maritime Security Program (MSP), which must be fully funded by Congress on an annual basis.

Another priority: dispelling myths, misconceptions and misunderstandings about the Jones Act and Cargo Preference.

Sail-In participants urged Congress to ensure that as our government works to promote “Buy American” and “Hire American,” it also guarantees that U.S. cargo is “Shipped American.”

Shipping American is an important way to create jobs in our country, bolster the economy and strengthen our commercial sealift capability.

The group also appealed for the long overdue recognition of the significant contributions of World War II merchant mariners, including award of the Congressional Gold Medal.

The Sail-In, which was organized by MIRAID President Jim Patti, included executives from all the major U.S.-flag shipping companies and officials representing all the seafaring unions.

MM&P was represented by: International President Don Marcus, Vice President-Gulf Klaus Luhta, Vice President-Great Lakes Tom Bell, Vice President-Pacific Maritime Region Tim Saffle, Pacific Coast Representative Jeremy Hope, Atlantic Maritime Group Representative Paulina Czernek and MIRAID staffers Steve Wines and James A. Patti.

Representing the Captain Richard Phillips-Lane Kirkland Maritime Trust were Executive Director Rear Adm. Wendi Carpenter and Board Chair Klaus Luhta.

The two attended meetings with senators and also spoke at length with Congressman John Garamendi (D-Calif.), a strong advocate for the maritime industry.

“The Sail-In gives us a unique opportunity to share important information with members of Congress who may not have regular interactions with the maritime industry or awareness of its important role in our nation’s economic prosperity and security,” Luhta said.

“We are honored to be able to participate and help raise awareness of the value, benefits and strategic role of the United States Merchant Marine.”

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Legislators in the House and Senate held hearings March 6 on the state of the American maritime industry.

Witnesses at the hearings were united in affirming that the U.S.-flag fleet needs strong Congressional support to continue to fulfill its role in the nation’s economy, homeland security and defense.

They called for:

— full funding for the Maritime Security Program (MSP) through 2025 and new authorization through 2035;

— restoring cargo preference laws to require that 75 percent of Food for Peace cargoes be carried on U.S.-flag vessels; and

— requiring that a percentage of liquefied natural gas and crude oil be exported on U.S.-built, U.S.-flag ships as stipulated by the 2018 Energizing American Shipbuilding Act, which has been introduced by Congressman John Garamendi (D-Calif.)

“If we are to continue to meet the challenges of the 21st century and an unstable world, the federal government and the maritime industry must work together to find solutions to help keep our industry viable against the un-level playing field that is world commerce and the opposition of misguided interest groups on both the left and the right here at home,” said Seafarers International Union Executive Vice President Augustin Telez, who testified on behalf of the maritime labor unions.

His testimony touched on a number of issues, including the shortage of mariners and the threat it poses to national security.

“Our mariner pool is at the breaking point,” he told legislators, and “this is the paramount issue facing the Merchant Marine today…”

Rear Adm. Michael Alfultis, president of SUNY Maritime, testified on behalf of the Consortium of State Maritime Academies.

He noted the urgent need to replace aging training ships at all the academies, while recognizing the successful effort by Congress to support the funding of two new national security multi-mission vessels in fiscal years 2018 and 2019.

A third witness on the House side, Maritime Administrator Rear Adm. Mark Buzby, said MARAD is working with industry stakeholders to stem the decline in the size of the U.S.-flag fleet.

He said the agency “continues to leverage its existing congressionally authorized programs to support mariner training, improve port infrastructure and assist industry to address environmental challenges.”

In the Senate, the industry was represented by witnesses that included Berit Eriksson, workforce development director of the Sailors’ Union of the Pacific and Matthew Woodruff, president of the American Maritime Partnership.

“To ensure that we have enough vessels to grow new mariners on, it is imperative that the Jones Act is protected, that MSP is fully funded and that Food for Peace should come from U.S. farmers directly and be carried on U.S. vessels,” Eriksson said.

“Without these programs, our ability to make more U.S. mariners will be imperiled which will in turn impact our ability to support our military missions at sea.”

“We have one primary request when it comes to the Jones Act and that is legal certainty,” said Matt Woodruff, president of the American Maritime Partnership.

“Our industry is a great American success story, and the key to our continued success is a predictable, sound, consistent legal framework so that we can ‘deliver the goods’ for our nation,” he added.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) has introduced legislation that would repeal the Jones Act to allow foreign-flag, foreign-owned, foreign-built and foreign-crewed vessels unrestricted access to U.S. waterways.

In introducing the bill, Lee cited the same type of misinformation about the Jones Act that is regularly circulated by opponents of the U.S.-flag fleet, and in particular the negative propaganda that was disseminated following the hurricanes that struck Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico in 2017.

“It is long past time to repeal the Jones Act entirely so that Alaskans, Hawaiians and Puerto Ricans aren’t forced to pay higher prices for imported goods and so they rapidly receive the help they need in the wake of natural disasters,” Lee said in introducing his bill, the “Open America’s Water Act of 2019” (S 694).

“Restricting trade between U.S. ports is a huge loss for American consumers and producers,” he added.

The truth is that the Jones Act does not restrict trade and has never been shown to significantly affect prices paid by consumers in Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico.

It does, on the other hand, guarantee essential, state-of-the-art shipping services to local communities there and elsewhere in the country.

It also keeps thousands of American mariners, shipyard and associated workers in family-supporting jobs and available to support our country’s defense and homeland security needs.

MM&P and MIRAID will be working closely with our colleagues in the industry and our friends in Congress to defeat this short-sighted, misguided legislative proposal.

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The Trump Administration’s FY ‘20 budget, released on March 11, calls on Congress to fully fund the Maritime Security Program (MSP) at its congressionally authorized level of $300 million.

This amount will provide each privately owned, militarily useful commercial vessel enrolled in the program with a stipend of $5 million in FY ‘20.

“The MSP fleet strengthens national security and allows the Maritime Administration and the U.S. merchant marine to meet its Department of Defense mission requirement while providing assured access to global supply chains,” the White House said in a statement.

“The MSP fleet provides employment for 2,400 highly trained, qualified U.S. merchant mariners who are critical to manning the U.S. government-owned surge fleet in times of war or national emergency. Additionally, the MSP program supports more than 5,000 shore-side maritime industry jobs.”

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Matson on Saturday christened the KAIMANA HILA.

The 850-foot-long vessel is the second of the company’s two new Aloha Class containerships.

The first is the DANIEL K. INOUYE, which entered service in November.

The two are the largest ships ever built in the United States and also the company’s fastest, capable of a top speed of nearly 24 knots.

The company plans to use them in its Hawaii service.

Both vessels were built at Philly Shipyard.

“DANIEL K. INOUYE has performed well in its first four months of service, and we are excited to have KAIMANA HILA joining it soon,” said Matson Chairman and CEO Matt Cox.

“These new vessels herald the beginning of a new era in our Hawaii service and will allow us to serve our customers better than ever for decades to come.”

The two have duel-fuel engines that can be adapted to use liquefied natural gas.

All the licensed deck officers aboard the Matson vessels are members of Masters, Mates & Pilots.

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MITAGS-PMI is seeking a full-time simulation developer for its East Coast campus in Linthicum Heights, MD.

The simulation developer is responsible for modeling, which may include creation and maintenance of area, vessel and video models for use by the MATES Program.

A simulation developer may be classified as a lead simulation developer based on experience, qualifications and skill level.

Major duties include developing ship models for systems and databases, leading maritime research projects and producing videos related to operational research study.

Desired qualifications include strong working knowledge of MS Office and Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field of study. Project management professional (PMP) certification is a plus, as is background or degree in naval architecture/hydrodynamics/coastal engineering or other related field, such as gaming, design or 3D modeling.

Please submit a cover letter with your resume to the MITAGS-PMI Human Resource Manager, Jane Sibiski,

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MITAGS-PMI is seeking a part-time instructor for its West Coast campus in Seattle.

The instructor is responsible for presenting courses in the maritime field and providing quality classroom instruction.

The instructor will deliver content as provided by the organization, under the instruction of the Department Head, and mentor, educate and guide course participants.

Desired qualifications include U.S. Coast Guard officer level license, with experience sailing under his/her highest level license, or equivalent uniformed service (NOAA, USCG, USN).

A degree in adult education, maritime sciences or related field is desired, as is experience for one or more years teaching adults, including cadets, in professional subjects.

Please submit a cover letter with your resume to the MITAGS-PMI Human Resource Manager, Jane Sibiski,

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MITAGS-PMI is seeking a part-time simulator operator for its West Coast campus in Seattle.

The operator will be responsible for the operation of ship and tug simulators in support of classroom instruction and research.

This includes proper setup of the simulator and correction of technical issues that occur during operations.

The operator may be required to assist simulation engineers in testing and validation of ship models and databases.

Desired qualifications include a background or degree in computer science/engineering/gaming or related fields, along with knowledge of or work in maritime or aviation.

Please submit a cover letter with your resume to the MITAGS-PMI Human Resource Manager, Jane Sibiski,

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Monday, March 18, is Gleason’s birthday, a longshore holiday.

All MM&P Atlantic Port union halls, the Tampa union hall, MM&P headquarters and the MM&P Federal Credit Union will be closed on that day.

Last week’s Wheelhouse Weekly neglected to note that all Atlantic Port union halls will be closed on March 18.

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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

Be sure to tell us whether you would like to be credited for the photo.

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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:

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:

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 – 4/15/19, 9/9/19

AIS-1 – Automatic Identifications Systems Orientation (1-Day): 5/2/19, 8/14/19

ARPA-OIC (4-Day) – Automated Radar Plotting Aids: 4/2/19, 9/24/19

AZIPOD (2-Day) – 5/2/19, 9/30/19

BRM-35 – Bridge Resource Management: 8/5/19, 10/28/19

BRMP –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots (2-Day): 4/9/19, 5/2/19, 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): 4/29/18, 7/17/19, 10/2/19

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

BT – Basic Safety Training: 4/8/19, 8/12/19, 10/14/19

BT-Revalidation (2-day) (Must have 1 year of sea service in last 5 years) – 4/2/19*, 4/30/19, 6/18/19, 7/30/19, 8/26/19, 9/25/19, 10/30/19, 12/17/19

BT-Refresher (3-day) – 4/29/19, 7/29/19, 9/25/19, 12/16/19

CHS-OIC – Cargo Handling Basic: 4/29/19, 10/21/19

[CMM – Chief Mate and Master Courses]

ADVSTB-CMM – Advanced Stability: 6/10/19, 7/29/19, 9/23/19, 12/16/19

ADVWX-CMM – Advanced Meteorology: 4/8/19, 6/3/19, 8/5/19, 9/30/19, 12/9/19

CHS-CMM – Advanced Cargo Operations (10 Days): 3/18/19, 10/7/19

CM-OPS 1 – Chief Mate Operations – Week 1: 3/18/19*, 5/6/19, 8/5/19, 12/2/19

CM-OPS 2 Maersk – Chief Mate Operations II Maersk Specific: 3/25/19*, 5/13/19, 8/12/19, 12/9/18

ECDIS – Electronic Chart Display Information Systems: 3/25/19, 9/9/19, 12/2/19

LMS – Leadership and Managerial Skills (Management Level – Formerly MCL-CMM): 5/20/19, 8/19/19, 12/16/19

MPP-CMM – Marine Propulsion Plants: 4/15/19, 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): 3/18/19*, 4/8/19, 4/29/19, 5/13/19*, 6/3/19, 6/17/19, 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): 3/25/19, 4/15/19, 5/6/19*, 5/20/19*, 6/10/19, 6/24/19, 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 now approved to include SAR-CMM assessments at MITAGS effective immediately**

VPEN-CMM – Voyage Planning & Electronic Navigation: 4/1/19, 10/21/19

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

WX-HW-ATL – Heavy Weather Avoidance Routing: Atlantic Ocean (2-day) – 6/10/19, 9/23/19

WX-HW-IND – Heavy Weather Avoidance Routing: Indian Ocean (2-day) – 6/14/19, 9/27/19

WX-HW-PAC – Heavy Weather Avoidance Routing: Pacific Ocean (2-day) – 6/12/19, 9/25/19

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) – 7/11/19

CDMGT – Crowd Management (1-Day) – 7/12/19

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

CSE-AWR – Confined Space Entry Awareness (2-Day): 5/23/19, 8/22/19

CY-MAR – Cyber-Skilled Mariner ** This course is NOT covered by the MATES Program ** – 5/20/19, 8/5/19

DDE – Great Lakes (20-Day): 6/3/19

DPA/IA – Designated Person Ashore & Internal Auditor (3-Day) ** This course is NOT covered by the MATES Program ** – Not currently scheduled

ECDIS for Pilots (2-Day) – 4/30/19, 8/12/19, 11/21/19

ERM – Engine Resource Management: 4/22/19, 8/12/19, 12/9/19

FF-BADV – Fire Fighting Combined Basic & Advanced: 4/8/19, 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: 4/4/19*, 5/2/19, 6/20/19, 8/1/19, 8/28/19, 9/24/19, 10/29/19, 12/19/19

FF-ADV-REF (2-day) – Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher: 4/27/19, 7/27/19, 9/28/19, 12/14/19

FSM – Fatigue, Sleep, & Medications (1-Day): 4/9/19, 9/17/19

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

GMDSS – Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (10-Day): 8/19/19

HAZ – Hazardous Materials (5 day): 4/15/19, 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): 6/3/19

LEG – Legal Aspects of Pilotage (1-Day): 4/10/19, 4/30/19, 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): 4/29/19, 8/5/19, 12/2/19

MED-PIC – Medical Person in Charge (10-Day): 3/18/19*, 5/6/19*, 7/8/19, 9/30/19, 12/2/19

MED-PIC-REF– Medical Person in Charge Refresher: 6/24/19, 8/19/19, 10/21/19

MED-PRO – Medical Care Provider: 3/18/19*, 5/6/19*, 9/30/19, 11/18/19

MED-DOT-DA – Dept. of Transportation Drug & Alcohol Testing (1-Day): 3/23/19, 4/1/19, 5/3/19, 5/11/19, 6/17/19, 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): 5/21/19 (evening), 6/5/19 (evening), 8/7/19, 9/12/19 (evening), 11/1/19 (evening)

MSC-DC – Military Sealift Command Damage Control (2-day): 5/21/19, 6/5/19, 8/5/19, 9/12/19, 11/1/19

MSC-ENVPRO (1-Day) – 6/2/19, 8/4/19, 11/3/19

MSC-FF-HELO (2-Day) – 6/3/19, 8/10/19, 10/30/19

MSC-SMA – Military Sealift Command Small Arms Qualifications (4-Day): 5/13/19, 6/9/19, 7/15/19, 8/11/19, 9/16/19, 11/4/19

MSC-Security Watch Basic (1-Day) – 5/12/19, 6/7/19, 8/8/19, 9/14/19, 11/4/19

MSC-Security Watch Advanced (1-Day) – 5/17/19, 6/8/19, 7/14/19, 8/9/19, 9/15/19, 11/8/19

MSC-Ship’s Reaction Force (3-Day) – 5/18/19, 6/13/19, 7/19/19, 8/16/19, 9/20/19, 11/9/19

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

NSAP-MMP – Navigational Skills Assessment Program-MM&P (2-Day) – 3/18/19*, 4/22/19*, 4/24/19*, 6/24/19*, 6/26/19*, 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) – 4/3/19

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

ROR-1N – Radar Observer Renewal Evening Classes (1-Night): 3/20/19, 4/3/19*, 4/17/19, 4/24/19, 4/30/19, 5/8/19*, 5/15/19, 6/5/19, 6/12/19, 6/19/19, 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): 3/30/19 12/2/19

SHS-BAS-OIC – Basic Shiphandling: 5/13/19, 8/26/19, 10/28/19

SHS-EMR5 – Emergency Shiphandling (5 Day) – 4/1/19*, 4/22/19, 6/17/19, 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: 4/8/19, 7/8/19

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): 4/23/19

VSO – Vessel Security Officer (3-Day): 4/24/19, 7/8/19, 9/4/19

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

WX-OIC –Meteorology (Operational Level): 3/18/19, 9/16/19

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March 2019
13-15 Rating Forming Part of a Navigation Watch
18-22 Advanced Stability
25-26 Basic Training Revalidation
27th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
25-29 Advanced Meteorology
25-29 Tank Ship Dangerous Liquids
28th Radar Renewal
29th Medical DOT

April 2019
1-5 Able Seaman
1-5 Ship Constructions & Basic Stability
1-5 Advanced Shiphandling I
8-11 Advanced Firefighting
8-12 Advanced Shiphandling II
8-12 Radar Observer Unlimited
8-12 Leadership & Managerial Skills
8-12 Medical Care Provider
8-19 Medical Person-In-Charge
15-18 ARPA
15-19 Basic Training
19th Radar Renewal
19-23 Basic Training Refresher
22-23 Basic Training Revalidation
22-26 ECDIS
24th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
25th Medical DOT
29-10 GMDSS
29-3 Advanced Shiphandling I

May 2019
6-9 Advanced Firefighting
6-10 Advanced Shiphandling II
6-24 License Preparation (Mate Level)
10th Radar Renewal
13-14 Advanced Firefighting Refresher
15th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
16-17 Basic Training Revalidation
16-20 Basic Training Refresher
13-17 Meteorology (Operational Level)
13-24 Watchkeeping (Operational Level)
20-24 Advanced Stability
20-24 Basic Training
28-30 Search & Rescue
31st Leadership & Teamworking Skills

June 2019
3-5 Security Officer – Vessel, Company, & Facility
3-21 Celestial Navigation
3-28 License Advancement Preparation (Chief Mate/Master Level)
10-13 Advanced Firefighting
17-21 Basic Firefighting
24-28 Meteorology (Operational Level)
21-25 Basic Training Refresher (no class on weekend)
24-25 Basic Training Revalidation
26th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
28th Medical DOT

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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