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Wheelhouse Weekly – March 17th, 2020

March 18th 2020

Volume 25… Number 10… March 17, 20201

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NOTICE TO THE MM&P COMMUNITY REGARDING COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES

MM&P Headquarters, the MM&P Plan Office and the Federal Credit Union would like you to know that we remain committed to keeping each other, our families, and our members safe, supporting our members’ vital mission, and protecting our organization.

To protect against the risks posed by the virus, MM&P Headquarters has implemented a policy of only allowing Union members and visitors into the building after they have set up an appointment.

If you need to do business with someone at the Union, please call them directly or email them for instructions.

For faster service, please visit our Members’ website at https://members.bridgedeck.org

Union offices at MM&P Headquarters can be contacted as follows:

— For Membership/Registration/Dispatch, please contact membership@bridgedeck.org or leave a message at (410) 691-8133

— For Dues Payments and Information, please contact dues@bridgedeck.org or leave a message at (410) 691-8143

— For the MM&P Federal Credit Union, please contact mmpfcu@bridgedeck.org or leave a message at (410) 850-8700 ext. 143

— For the Political Contribution Fund, please contact pcf@bridgedeck.org or leave a message at (410) 691-8145.

The MM&P Plan Office can be contacted as follows:

— For Plans/Health & Benefits Information (Claims/Pension/IRAP/401K/ or Vacation), please contact (410) 850-8500 ext. 0

MM&P Port Offices

— Please contact your local office by phone for routine business other than registration and shipping. Special rules apply for mariners returning from ships from China and Korea within a 14-period.

Please avoid unnecessary visits to our port offices and call first for local information. Special operating hours may apply.

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MITAGS WEST CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 24

Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee directed all schools in the state to cease in-person classes as of March 17, 2020 through at least April 24, 2020.

In compliance with this directive, MITAGS WEST was closed to the public on Monday, March 16.

Please note that to date, there have been NO confirmed cases of COVID 19 at the school.

In the next few days, MITAGS will be working with students and staff to reschedule and accommodate these changes.

“We understand this disruption is difficult for our students and staff, and we will do our best to mitigate these challenges,” the school said in a statement.

For questions about credentialing, go to the NMC website https://www.dco.uscg.mil/national_maritime_center/

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MILITARY SEALIFT COMMAND MEMORANDUM ON FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION MEASURES

MSC has issued a memorandum on force health protection measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease.

The guidance applies to all MSC military and civilian personnel and incorporates extensive updates recently promulgated by the Department of Defense and the Navy.

MSC advises that the guidance, which is posted on bridgedeck.org under Latest News, be read in its entirety.

It states in part that a “stop movement” order has been issued for all DoD military and civilian personnel.

Effective immediately and until further notice, all continental US and outside continental US government-funded travel–including TAD, TDY and PCS assignments–is canceled.

Exceptions may be granted by COMSC only, for travel that is: determined to be mission essential; necessary for humanitarian reasons; or warranted due to extreme hardship.

Individuals traveling under a waiver or exemption remain subject to travel screening protocols.

COMSC retains authority for determination of mission-essential activity for purposes of denying or approving movement of personnel, prioritizing and executing actions in support of MSC missions, functions and tasks, or deviating from established policy and directives.

Each MSC staff member should register on the Wide Area Alert Network (WAAN) to receive updates via phone or email.

Opportunities for leave shall continue to be afforded for all personnel, to the extent practical to assure the safety and health of the workforce balanced against mission requirements.

Civilian personnel granted leave, while not restricted to the local area, are highly discouraged from travel outside the local area.

Authority to grant leave outside of local area for all DoD personnel, military and civilian, is retained by the first Flag/SES in an individual’s chain of command.

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IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON MARINER CREDENTIALING PROGRAM

The National Maritime Center has issued the following release.

NMC is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and, as the situation evolves, is prepared to adjust operations accordingly.

First and foremost, we are concerned for your safety and the safety of our staff.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, including any symptoms of flu or COVID-19, please seek the appropriate medical attention and postpone any planned visits to a Regional Examination Center or Monitoring Unit.

You may cancel or reschedule any REC appointment by contacting NMC’s Customer Service Center at 1-888-IASKNMC.

This includes appointments for application submission, payment of fees associated with an application, or appointments for examinations.

During this time of heightened concern and to minimize public exposure risks, the following guidance is provided.

— For improved service and security, mariners should use electronically submittedapplication materials. Guidance on electronic submission and REC/MU emailaddresses are located at www.uscg.mil/nmc.

— User fees may be paid electronically with a credit card or with a check by visiting www.pay.gov. If you make an electronic payment, include a copy of your receipt with your application. You may also submit a check with your application by mail.

— Visit www.uscg.mil/nmc to view the latest updates, download and complete
application forms and view additional credentialing guidance.

In the event of facility closures and related operational shutdowns, the NMC will enact measures to minimize any negative impacts to our customers.

We recognize that these issues will affect the maritime industry and we plan to provide as much assistance as possible, to ensure that applications are processed in a timely manner.

For questions or concerns, contact the NMC Customer Service Center:
IASKNMC@uscg.mil, or by calling 1-888-IASKNMC (427-5662).

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NOAA TO SUSPEND SAILING OPERATIONS FOR 30 DAYS

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued the following communication to MM&P and the other maritime labor unions and the NOAA mariners they represent.

To minimize the potential exposure of our employees to COVID-19 and prevent the spread of the virus, we are implementing a 30-day suspension of sailing operations.

Ships underway will return to port and we will conduct an orderly ramp down to suspend sailing operations.

Minimum staffing will be identified on the ships to ensure employees remaining onboard can practice recommended social distancing and preventative measures.

We will continue to follow OPM, OMB and DOC guidance for our personnel and the majority of our workforce will be sent home.

There is no planning for any kind of furlough.

The health and wellbeing of our employees and mitigating the spread of the virus is our top priority.

We will provide you with updates when guidance changes.

Thank you for your support and collaboration.

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PENTAGON TO DEPLOY HOSPITAL SHIPS MERCY AND COMFORT IN CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

USNI News reported Tuesday that the Pentagon has begun the process of activating USNS MERCY and USNS COMFORT to aid in domestic response to COVID-19.

“We’ve already given orders to the Navy… to lean forward in terms of getting them ready to deploy,” Secretary of Defense Mark Esper told reporters Tuesday.

According to USNI reporter Sam LaGrone, the ships will now begin the process of bringing aboard medical staff and equipment ahead of deploying along the East and West coasts.

He quotes two sources who say the ships will aid coastal hospital systems by taking on non-COVID-19 cases to permit the hospitals to focus on the most critical patients suffering from the virus.

On Monday, Joint Staff surgeon Air Force Brig. Gen. Paul Friedrichs gave more details on how the ships could support civilian hospitals.

“If, for example, a community has a large outbreak and there’s a need for emergency room support or trauma support, a hospital ship is perfectly designed to do that,” Friedrichs told Politico on Monday.

“It’s hard to get the hospital ship to St. Louis, but along the coasts, it is an option to use.”

Each ship has a 1,000-bed capacity and is manned by military medical personnel.

It takes a week or more to mobilize medical personnel from across the active duty and reserve forces.

Pentagon officials say many of the reserve medical personnel that would be called up to staff mobile hospitals or MERCY and COMFORT would be partially pulled from civilian medical facilities.

Esper said he’s been in consultation with several state governors on how the military can best support civilian medical efforts.

USNS MERCY is homeported at Naval Station San Diego, Calif. USNS COMFORT is homeported at Naval Station Norfolk, Va.

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WORLD WAR II MARINER LEGISLATION SIGNED

On Friday, March 13, the president signed into law HR 5671, the “Merchant Mariners of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2020.”

The legislation authorizes issuance of a Congressional Gold Medal collectively to the American Merchant Mariners of World War II in recognition of their dedicated and vital service to the nation.

Thanks in large measure to the efforts of Rep. John Garamendi, Sen. Lisa Murkowski and the American Merchant Marine Veterans Association, America’s World War II merchant mariners and their families will finally receive their long-overdue and well-deserved thanks and recognition from our government.

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MM&P CAPTAIN STEVE WERSE HONORED BY THE MARINE SOCIETY OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

Steve Werse, master mariner and longtime MM&P official, has been honored by the Marine Society of the City of New York with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

He was elected MM&P International Secretary-Treasurer in January 2013, after previously serving as MM&P Atlantic Ports Vice President.

An MM&P member since 1979, he has over 30 years at sea, including 21 as master with Central Gulf/Waterman.

“Steve is the quintessential ship’s master,” said MM&P President Don Marcus in his introductory remarks.

“Honoring him continues the great tradition of the Marine Society of New York in saluting the achievements of the finest practitioners of the art of being a master mariner.”

“As master with Central Gulf Lines and Waterman Corporation, Steve, his officers and crew received two Citations of Merit for rescues at sea, conducted another four successful rescues at sea and for four consecutive years received the Chamber of Shipping’s Jones-Devlin Award for no down-time injuries.”

“His temperament, his professionalism, his sense of personal honor and integrity separate him from the crowd.”

“Aboard ship or ashore, Steve is a teacher and a mentor,” Marcus added.

“He will bend over backwards to give of himself in passing on the skills of our chosen profession to the next generation.”

“His sincere connection with our young members has been a great gift to our organization.”

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MM&P OPPOSES PLAN TO BAIL OUT CRUISE LINES: “NOT ONE DIME IN FEDERAL STIMULUS MONEY TO FOC PARTY BOATS”

MM&P President Don Marcus has issued the following statement in response to reports that the administration is considering a relief bill to help the cruise industry in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

“President Trump has floated the idea of providing financial assistance to the cruise ship industry, hard hit by the spread of COVID-19.”

“We should not give one dime in stimulus money to ‘flag-of-convenience’ party boats; they should be the last on the list for a federal bailout.”

“The major cruise lines have owners who live in the United States, but register their vessels in foreign countries and sail under foreign flags.”

“They use flag-of-convenience laws to avoid hiring American crews and adhering to American labor laws and standards, as well as environmental codes.”

“They depend on the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard for protection, while avoiding paying taxes to the US Treasury.”

“Over the weekend, Vice President Pence described the cruise lines as ‘great companies.’ They are not. American taxpayers should not be sending their hard-earned dollars to an industry that freeloads off our government and is notorious for exploiting low-cost foreign crews.”

“If Congress and the White House want to protect American interests, foster an economic recovery and help the maritime community, monies would be better spent assisting ferry systems such as the Alaska Marine Highway System, which is now taking a double blow from the economic downturn and the decline in oil revenue.”

“Assistance should also be offered to commuter ferries such as the Washington State Ferries and Staten Island Ferry, which have suffered a loss of commuter traffic.”

“Domestic ferry systems employ American workers, and they are an essential part of our transportation infrastructure.”

“The virus crisis and our dependence on foreign trade also highlight our nation’s overreliance on foreign cargo fleets, especially those of China, Hong Kong and South Korea.”

“For reasons of national security and the free flow of commerce, Congress should increase incentives for cargo vessels that fly the American flag.”

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DHS WARNS OF INCREASED RISK OF CYBERATTACKS

The Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is warning that malicious cyber actors could take advantage of public concern about COVID-19 to carry out phishing attacks and disinformation campaigns.

Phishing attacks often use a combination of email and bogus websites to trick victims into revealing sensitive information.

Disinformation campaigns can spread discord, manipulate the public conversation, influence policy development or disrupt markets.

Phishing emails may appear to come from legitimate government agencies (e.g., the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control).

The CISA encourages individuals to guard against COVID-19-related phishing attacks and disinformation campaigns by taking the following precautions:

— Avoid clicking on links in unsolicited emails and be wary of email attachments.

— Do not reveal personal or financial information in emails, and do not respond to email solicitations for this information.

— Review the Federal Trade Commission’s blog post on coronavirus scams (https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/coronavirus-scams-what-ftc-doing)

— Use trusted sources—such as legitimate government websites—for up-to-date, fact-based information about COVID-19.

— Review phishing attack information below for more on recognizing and protecting against phishing.

Common indicators of phishing attacks include:

— Suspicious sender’s address. Cybercriminals often use an email address that closely resembles one from a reputable company by altering or omitting a few characters.

— Generic greetings and signature. Both a generic greeting—such as “Dear Valued Customer” or “Sir/Ma’am”—and a lack of contact information in the signature block are strong indicators of a phishing email. A trusted organization will normally address you by name and provide their contact information.

— Spoofed hyperlinks. If you hover your cursor over any links in the body of an email and the links do not match the text that appears when hovering over them, the link may be spoofed.

Malicious websites may look identical to a legitimate site, but the URL may use a variation in spelling or a different domain (e.g., .com instead of .net). Cybercriminals may also use a URL shortening service to hide the true destination of the link.

— Spelling and layout. Poor grammar and sentence structure, misspellings and inconsistent formatting are other indicators of a possible phishing attempt.

— Suspicious attachments. An unsolicited email requesting that a user download or open an attachment is a common delivery mechanism for malware. A cybercriminal may use a false sense of urgency or importance to help persuade a user to download or open an attachment without examining it first.

When you receive a suspicious email:

— Do not “Reply, “Reply All” or “Forward” the email to any other users.

— Do not open any attachments.

— Do not click any website links in the message

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MM&P CLOSING SCHEDULE

The MM&P Honolulu union hall will be closed on Monday, March 30, for Harry Bridges Memorial Day.

MM&P Pacific Ports, with the exception of Honolulu, will be closed on Tuesday, March 31, for Cesar Chavez Day.

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MITAGS SEEKING PHOTOS FROM MEMBERS FOR USE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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

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 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 EAST 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 – 4/13/20, 8/17/20, 10/5/20

AIS-1 – Automatic Identifications Systems Orientation (1-Day): 9/4/20

ARPA-OIC (4-Day) – Automated Radar Plotting Aids: 3/31/20

AZIPOD (2-Day) – 4/30/20

BRM-35 – Bridge Resource Management: 5/11/20, 8/3/20, 9/28/20

BRMP –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots (2-Day): 3/31/20, 4/30/20, 5/18/20, 7/13/20, 9/15/20

BRMP-EMR –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots with Emergency Shiphandling – (Now also included in BRMP-Refresher) (3-Day): 4/27/20, 7/15/20, 10/7/20

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

BT – Basic Safety Training: 4/20/20, 8/10/20, 10/12/20

BT-Revalidation (2-day) (Must have 1 year of sea service in last 5 years) – 4/2/20, 4/28/20, 6/15/20, 7/28/20, 8/31/20, 9/23/20, 10/28/20, 12/15/20

BT-Refresher (3-day) – 4/27/20, 7/27/20, 9/23/20, 12/14/20

CHS-OIC – Cargo Handling Basic: 4/6/20

[CMM – Chief Mate and Master Courses]

ADVSTB-CMM – Advanced Stability: 4/13/20, 6/8/20, 7/27/20, 10/5/20, 11/30/20

ADVWX-CMM – Advanced Meteorology: 4/6/20, 6/15/20, 8/3/20

CHS-CMM – Advanced Cargo Operations (10 Days): 10/12/20

CM-OPS 1 – Chief Mate Operations – Week 1: 6/1/20, 8/24/20, 11/9/20

CM-OPS 2 Maersk – Chief Mate Operations II Maersk Specific: 3/23/20*, 6/8/20, 8/31/20, 11/16/20

CM-OPS 2 APL – Chief Mate Operations II APL Specific – Not currently scheduled

ECDIS – Electronic Chart Display Information Systems: 6/1/20, 8/17/20, 11/9/20

LMS – Leadership and Managerial Skills (Management Level – Formerly MCL-CMM): 4/20/20, 6/22/20, 8/10/20, 11/16/20, 12/14/20

MPP-CMM – Marine Propulsion Plants: 9/14/20 (DCS-1 available on request – contact Admissions)

SEC-APPS – Practical Defense Tactics: Not Currently Scheduled

SHMGT-CMM- Ship Management: 9/21/20

SHS-ADV-I-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 1): 4/13/20, 4/27/20, 6/1/20, 6/15/20, 7/20/20, 8/10/20, 9/14/20, 9/28/20, 10/12/20, 11/2/20, 1/30/20

SHS-ADV-II-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 2): 3/23/20, 4/20/20, 5/4/20, 6/8/20, 6/22/20, 7/27/20, 8/17/20, 9/21/20, 10/5/20, 10/19/20, 11/9/20, 12/7/20

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

VPEN-CMM – Voyage Planning & Electronic Navigation: 11/2/20

WKP-CMM – Advanced Watchkeeping: 10/26/20

WX-HW-ATL – Heavy Weather Avoidance Routing: Atlantic Ocean (2-day) – 5/18/20

WX-HW-IND – Heavy Weather Avoidance Routing: Indian Ocean (2-day) – 5/22/20

WX-HW-PAC – Heavy Weather Avoidance Routing: Pacific Ocean (2-day) – 5/20/20

CIW-DPA/IA – Continual Improvement Workshop: Designated Person Ashore & Internal Auditor (3-Day) ** This course is NOT covered by the MATES Program ** – 6/24/20, 10/14/20

CIW-SMS – Continual Improvement Workshop: Successful Safety Management (2-Day) – Not currently scheduled

CNAV-OIC (15-Day) – Celestial Navigation: 4/27/20, 11/2/20

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

CRSMGT – Crisis Management and Human Behavior (1-Day) – 7/24/20

CDMGT – Crowd Management (1-Day) – 7/23/20

CSE – Confined Space Entry (3-Day): 7/20/20

CSE-AWR – Confined Space Entry Awareness (2-Day): Not currently scheduled

CY-MAR – Cyber-Skilled Mariner ** This course is NOT covered by the MATES Program ** – Not currently scheduled

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

ECDIS for Pilots (2-Day) – 4/30/20, 7/20/20

ERM – Engine Resource Management: 6/8/20, 8/17/20, 12/7/20

ADV-FF – Advanced Fire-Fighting (4-day) – Not currently scheduled

FF-BADV – Fire Fighting Combined Basic & Advanced: 4/20/20, 8/10/20, 10/12/20

FF-ADV-Rev (1-day) (Must have 1 year of sea service in last 5 years) – Advanced Fire Fighting Revalidation: 4/1/20, 4/30/20, 6/17/20, 7/30/20, 9/2/20, 9/22/20, 10/27/20, 12/17/20

FF-ADV-REF (2-day) – Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher: 4/25/20, 7/25/20, 9/26/20, 12/12/20

FSM – Fatigue, Sleep, & Medications (1-Day): 4/7/20, 9/15/20

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

GMDSS – Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (10-Day): 8/24/20

HAZ – Hazardous Materials (5 day): 4/13/20, 8/24/20, 11/16/20

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

LAP – License Advancement Program for Mate to Master (20-Day): 7/27/20, 9/28/20

LAP-Great Lakes – License Advancement Program – Great Lakes (15-Day): Not currently scheduled

LAP-ORG3rd – License Advancement Program for Original 3rd Mate, Oceans, Any Gross
Ton License (15-Day): 6/1/20

LEG – Legal Aspects of Pilotage (1-Day): 4/8/20, 5/18/20, 9/16/20

LNG-TPIC (10-Day) – 11/30/20

LTS –Leadership and Teamworking Skills (Formerly MCL-OIC) (1-Day): 5/26/20

MEECE – Management of Electrical and Electronic Control Equipment (Assessments not included): 6/15/20, 8/24/20, 11/30/20

MED-PIC – Medical Person in Charge (10-Day): 5/4/20*, 7/6/20, 9/28/20, 11/30/20

MED-PIC-REF– Medical Person in Charge Refresher: 6/22/20, 8/17/20, 10/19/20

MED-PRO – Medical Care Provider: 4/13/20, 5/4/20*

MED-DOT-DA – Dept. of Transportation Drug & Alcohol Testing (1-Day): 3/31/20, 5/1/20, 5/9/20, 6/18/20, 7/11/20, 9/3/20, 9/21/20, 10/3/20, 10/26/20, 12/5/20, 12/18/20

[MSC – Military Sealift Command Courses]

MSC-CBRD-1 – Military Sealift Command Chemical, Biological, Radiological Defense Orientation (Basic) (1-Day): 5/21/20, 6/3/20, 8/5/20, 9/11/20, 11/10/20

MSC-DC – Military Sealift Command Damage Control (2-day): 5/19/20, 6/1/20, 8/3/20, 9/9/20, 10/30/20

MSC-ENVPRO (1-Day) – 5/31/20, 8/2/20, 11/1/20

MSC-FF-HELO (2-Day) – Not currently scheduled

MSC-SMA – Military Sealift Command Small Arms Qualifications (4-Day): 5/11/20, 6/7/20, 7/6/20, 8/9/20, 9/14/20, 11/2/20

MSC-Security Watch Basic (1-Day) – 5/10/20, 6/4/20, 8/6/20, 9/12/20, 11/2/20

MSC-Security Watch Advanced (1-Day) – 5/15/20, 6/5/20, 7/10/20, 8/8/20, 9/13/20, 11/6/20

MSC-Ship’s Reaction Force (3-Day) – 5/16/20, 6/11/20, 7/11/20, 8/14/20, 9/18/20, 11/7/20

NDMS-ENAV – Navigational Decision Making Series – Best Practice in eNav (3-Day) – 7/22/20, 11/30/20

NSAP-MMP – Navigational Skills Assessment Program-MM&P (2-Day) – 4/9/20*, 6/22/20*, 6/24/20*, 7/13/20, 8/31/20, 9/2/20, 10/26/20, 10/28/20, 12/14/20, 12/16/20

RFPNW – Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch (3-day) – 9/30/20

ROR-1 – Radar Observer Renewal (1-Day): 9/21/20

ROR-1N – Radar Observer Renewal Evening Classes (1-Night): 4/27/20, 4/28/20, 7/27/20, 9/15/20, 12/14/20

ROU-OIC – Radar Observer Program – Unlimited: 7/27/20

SAR – Search & Rescue – (Now with OIC and CMM assessments) (3-Day): 3/28/20, 10/14/20, 11/30/20

SHS-BAS-OIC – Basic Shiphandling: 5/18/20, 8/24/20, 10/19/20

SHS-EMR5 – Emergency Shiphandling (5 Day) – 3/30/20*, 5/4/20*, 7/13/20*, 8/31/20, 11/16/20, 12/14/20

STB-OIC – Ship Construction and Basic Stability: 8/3/20

TCNAV/CO – Terrestrial Navigation and Compasses (15-Day): 7/6/20

TPIC – Tankerman Person in Charge: 5/11/20, 7/6/20

TRAC-TUG-2 (2-Day): Not currently scheduled

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): 4/6/20, 5/27/20, 9/9/20

WKP-OIC – Watchkeeping (Operational Level) (10-Day): 10/5/20

WX-OIC –Meteorology (Operational Level): 9/14/20

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MITAGS WEST 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.

April 2020

27-8 GMDSS

May 2020

4-5 Advanced Firefighting Refresher
6th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
7-8, 11 Basic Training Refresher
7-8 Basic Training Revalidation
11-15 Basic Training
11-15 Medical Care Provider
11-15 Engine Resource Management
11-22 Medical Person-In-Charge
11-22 Watchkeeping (Operational Level)
18-22 Management of Electrical and Electronic Control Equipment (MEECE)
26th Leadership & Teamworking Skills
26-30 Advanced Firefighting
27th Flashing Light

June 2020

1-19 Celestial Navigation
8-10 Security Officer – Vessel, Company and Facility
8-19 GMDSS
8-26 Terrestrial and Coastal Navigation
9th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
11-12 Basic Training Revalidation
11-12,15 Basic Training Refresher
15-19 Basic Training
22-26 Medical Care Provider
29-1 Search & Rescue

July 2020

6-10 Ship Construction and Basic Stability
6-10 Leadership & Managerial Skills
13-17 Advanced Stability
13-24 Watchkeeping (Operational Level)
15th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
16-17 Basic Training Revalidation
20-24 Advanced Meteorology
20-24 Basic Training
27-29 Security Officer – Vessel, Company and Facility
27-31 Advanced Shiphandling I

August 2020

3-7 Advanced Shiphandling II
3-7 Able Seaman
3-7 Advanced Firefighting
10-14 Basic Training
10-28 Terrestrial and Coastal Navigation
14,17-18 Basic Training Refresher
17-18 Basic Training Revalidation
19th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
20-21 Advanced Firefighting Refresher
31-4 Radar Observer Unlimited

September 2020

14-18 Engine Resource Management
14-18 Basic Training
14-2 License Preparation (OICNW)
21-25 Management of Electrical and Electronic Control Equipment (MEECE)
21-2 GMDSS
28-29 Basic Training Revalidation
30th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation

October 2020

12-16 ECDIS
12-16 Ship Construction and Basic Stability
12-16 Basic Training
12-16 Medical Care Provider
12-23 Medical Person-In-Charge
19-20 Basic Training Revalidation
19-23 Advanced Meteorology
19-6 Celestial Navigation
21st Medical DOT
22nd Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
26-29 Advanced Firefighting
26-30 Advanced Shiphandling I

November 2020

2-6 Advanced Shiphandling II
2-6 Radar Observer Unlimited
2-6 Basic Training
9-12 Advanced Firefighting
9-13 Leadership & Managerial Skills
9-13 Medical Care Provider
9-20 Medical Person-In-Charge
13th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
16-17 Basic Training Revalidation
16-18 Security Officer – Vessel, Company and Facility
16-19 ARPA
16-20 Advanced Stability
30-4 Basic Training

December 2020

4, 7-8 Basic Training Refresher
7-8 Basic Training Revalidation
7-11 Medical Care Provider
7-18 Medical Person-In-Charge
9th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
10-11 Advanced Firefighting Refresher

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