Wheelhouse Weekly – March 19th, 2019

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Transportation labor leaders meeting in New Orleans last week called for new investments in American infrastructure and stronger measures to protect frontline transportation workers from safety threats.

The meeting of the Executive Committee of the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department (TTD) marked the group’s first gathering since the new Congress was seated in January.

TTD represents 32 transportation sector labor unions, including Masters, Mates & Pilots.

“The policies we fight for today will strengthen our economy, empower frontline transportation workers, and ensure this industry remains a source of good, middle-class jobs now and in the future,” said TTD President Larry I. Willis.

Members of the Executive Committee discussed their agenda and goals for the new Congress with House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), who has signaled a desire to pass a robust infrastructure investment bill this year.

“Meeting the challenges of the 21st century economy requires a well-funded transportation network and well-trained workers who are ready and able to build, operate and maintain a world-class system,” DeFazio said.

“We have a real opportunity to rebuild this country, strengthen our economy and create good, family-sustaining jobs. I will fight to get a bill across the finish line that remedies decades of neglect of our infrastructure and paves the way for the future. I look forward to working with TTD and its unions to get the job done.”

MM&P was represented at the meeting by International President Don Marcus, who thanked DeFazio for his support in Congress for transportation labor.

Marcus also expressed MM&P’s appreciation for the work TTD is doing on behalf of maritime labor and all union members who work in the transportation sector.

Union presidents at the TTD meeting explored ways to increase spending on infrastructure, improve rail safety and address the problem of fatigue among commercial operators.

They called for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to be protected from any future government shutdowns.

They also set forth a plan to protect the jobs of transit workers from the threat of automation and reinforced transportation labor’s role in ending human trafficking.

“The breadth of issues we addressed in this meeting reflects the urgency frontline transportation workers feel to invest in our system, improve safety and strengthen the rights of all working people,” said TTD Secretary-Treasurer Greg Regan.

Among other priorities, the coalition of transportation unions is calling for operators to remain on board automated vehicles to ensure safety, respond in emergencies and provide backup in case of technological failure.

They also want Congress to establish a fund that would supplement wages, health care costs and training or retraining programs of workers affected by automation.

“Driverless technology is coming at a time when the economy is balanced against working people, wages are stagnating, and workers are finding it harder and harder to get by,” Willis said.

“Not only do transit workers stand to see their jobs changed dramatically or automated away, but serious concerns about safety remain. So far, elected leaders do not seem to be taking these threats seriously.”

Other measures approved by the TTD Executive Committee include: protecting the right of rail and aviation workers to join in union; improving drug and alcohol testing and treatment; and opposition to the attempts by the Trump Administration to cut the pay and benefits of employees of the U.S. Postal Service.

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The AFL-CIO says it will oppose Congressional passage of President Trump’s replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) unless Mexico changes its labor laws in advance.

The labor federation has also expressed opposition to the Green New Deal, a resolution introduced by two Democrats in Congress to curb carbon emissions and create new green energy jobs.

“[T]he current draft of the new NAFTA recognizes [that] Mexico must enact and fully and effectively implement reforms to its labor law,” the AFL-CIO said in a statement.

“But if the Administration insists on a premature vote on the new NAFTA in its current form, we will have no choice but to oppose it.”

The White House is working to build support in Congress for the deal, which it calls the U.S.-Mexico-Canada-Agreement, or USMCA.

One key provision requires Mexico to set the average wages for factory workers at the equivalent of $16 an hour.

Another would require autos sold in the United States to include a certain percentage of U.S.-produced components.

The White House says these provisions would discourage outsourcing to Mexico by U.S. manufacturers, but the AFL-CIO disagrees.

“The ‘new NAFTA’ does little to stop the continued outsourcing of U.S. jobs to Mexico across all sectors,” the labor federation said.

“For example, it does not prevent U.S. corporations like General Motors or Carrier from closing plants and hurting workers and communities across the supply chain. Provisions like the auto labor value content requirement, which appear promising on the surface, are actually likely to be ineffective at addressing outsourcing.”

The group says that the White House proposal lacks provisions for monitoring and enforcing labor laws, and has no mechanism to fund such activities.

At the same time, the labor federation is expressing opposition to the Green New Deal, warning that the ambitious plan to combat climate change could adversely affect American workers.

The Green New Deal calls for the government to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions with a “fair and just transition” to renewable energy, including by creating millions of high-wage jobs.

In a joint letter to the Congressional Democrats who introduced the plan, two members of the AFL-CIO Energy Committee have voiced labor’s opposition.

“We will not stand by and allow threats to our members’ jobs and their families’ living standards go unanswered,” wrote Cecil Roberts, president of the United Mine Workers of America, and Lonnie Stephenson, president of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

The two say the proposal as now drafted is “not achievable or realistic.”

Unions have suggested that a “cap-and-trade” system would be a better starting point for new legislation to fight climate change.

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Keo Films, a television production company based in the United Kingdom, is reaching out to MM&P members in the context of a documentary it is developing for National Geographic on storms at sea.

The producer of the show, Katherine Wootton, is interested in the unique perspective of men and women who work on the water, a perspective that many believe does not always receive the coverage it merits in the mainstream media.

Wootton is interested both in communicating with merchant mariners who already have footage of storms at sea and those who may be able to film the storms they encounter during the course of 2019.

As well as footage of storms themselves, Keo is interested in depicting the activities that take place aboard ships dealing with rough weather or preparing to deal with it.

Examples include specialized shipboard equipment—in particular as it measures storm conditions– shipboard personnel debating how to handle a storm: whether or not to reroute and change course, etc.

Wooton would like to maintain contact with participating mariners over the course of the coming year.

Any footage used in the production will be compensated.

If you are interested in participating in this project, please

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Workers at Anchor Brewing Co. in San Francisco have voted to join the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU).

The 160 employees of the brewery and an affiliated restaurant have said they are unionizing because management has been scheduling many to work only 29 hours a week to keep them from getting full-time status and the associated benefits.

Since the 123-year-old brewery was acquired by Sapporo in 2017, workers say, management has cut the number of sick days, shortened lunch breaks and increased premiums and co-pays on health insurance.

The ILWU filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board in February after several workers at the brewery alleged they had been told by managers to take off pins with the phrase “Union Strong.”

“Anchor is proud of its long history of firsts, which ignited the modern craft beer movement,” the company said in a statement after the results of the vote to unionize were made public.

“We look forward to discussions with the newly formed union and strengthening our collective future with all of our employees.”

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Pacific Ports Vice President Lars Turner will hold an Offshore Membership Meeting in the MM&P Seattle Union Hall on Tuesday, March 19, immediately after the 11:00 job call. MM&P International President Don Marcus will attend the meeting.

All Offshore members and applicants in the area are encouraged to attend.
As a reminder, the Seattle Hall is located at: 15208 52nd Ave., South, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98188. The phone number is: 206-441-8700.

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A chemical fire that broke out Sunday in the vicinity of the Houston Ship Channel is expected to burn for several days, according to local authorities and officials at Intercontinental Terminals Co. (ITC), which operates the petrochemical storage site.

The blaze was reportedly started by a pipe leaking volatile naphtha. As of Tuesday morning, eight tanks of chemicals were on fire.

The Coast Guard has restricted access to docks at the ITC and Vopak terminals, but ships are continuing to transit the channel, which links refineries and chemical plants in Houston and Texas City with the Gulf of Mexico.

The burning tanks hold tens of thousands of barrels of products used to boost gasoline octane and make solvents and plastics.

No injuries have been reported, and county officials say the thick, acrid plume of smoke and gas from the fire has been ascending mostly upwards into the atmosphere over the city of Houston.

But they urged Houston residents to stay inside Monday and a “shelter-in-place” order has been implemented for the 32,000 residents of Deer Park City.
Representatives of ITC said the company has set up containment booms to limit the liquids from running into the ship channel.

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A qualified member is being sought for the position of ROS Chief Mate/FOS Master aboard CAPE HENRY.

This is a long-term assignment (1.5 years’ minimum commitment).

Unlimited Master’s license required.

Must be willing to activate as FOS Master.

Please e-mail for more information on training requirements.

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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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MM&P Pacific Port union halls will be closed on Monday, April 1, for Cesar Chavez Day.

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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): 10/7/19

CM-OPS 1 – Chief Mate Operations – Week 1: 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): 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): 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: 5/6/19*, 9/30/19, 11/18/19

MED-DOT-DA – Dept. of Transportation Drug & Alcohol Testing (1-Day): 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) – 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): 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): 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): 9/16/19

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For registration, contact our admissions department: 206.441.2880 or

Please also see our schedule and enroll online at

March 2019
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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