Wheelhouse Weekly – March 24th, 2020

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MM&P is working to assist our members in responding to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our members are keeping the supply chains open, just as MM&P members always have in times of national emergency.

Across the length and breadth of our membership and their families—as in the nation as a whole—we are seeing our lives and working conditions dramatically altered. Anxiety is widespread, but it must be tempered by the knowledge that this, too, shall pass.

Composure under pressure is an enduring quality of MM&P members aboard ships and vessels of all types.

As we speak, MM&P members are keeping our communities nourished, our industries fueled and our troops overseas provisioned. First responders, healthcare providers and essential workers of all kinds are commuting to work aboard MM&P-crewed ferries. MM&P pilots are guiding vessels safely in and out of our ports. MM&P civil service mariners are operating the hospital ships USNS COMFORT and USNS MERCY, as well as other essential government vessels around the world.

Thanks to our dedicated staff, our hiring halls remain open on a limited basis and crews continue to be changed out as circumstances permit. Similarly, essential services at MM&P Plans and our Union offices continue on.

The pressures and health care concerns of our members aboard vessels and their families at home cannot be underestimated. What’s more, this comes at the same time that a great many of our members have been suddenly and indefinitely laid off work.

The blow has been particularly devastating in the tourist and ferry sectors in our major harbors where many MM&P inland members are employed. This is true also for our hard-working members at our MITAGS campuses at Linthicum Heights, MD, and Seattle, WA.

To all of our members, let’s recall that members before us have come through more cataclysmic emergencies before us and weathered the storms. United we will see this through and deliver as we always have.

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To assist MM&P Plan participants who may need to get in touch with their physician regarding symptoms, a refill or a new prescription during the current public health emergency, MM&P Plans has introduced a new Tele Medicine benefit that allows participants and covered dependents to obtain medical services by calling their doctor without leaving home.

For information on coverage for Tele Medicine, go to, enter the Members’ Only site and scroll down to the bottom of the Members’ Only home page.

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Remote registration procedures have been established due to the COVID-19 emergency.

The procedures are described in the Members’ Only section of

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In-house classroom and simulation training activities at both MITAGS East and West Coast have been suspended due to concerns over the novel coronavirus and COVID-19. MITAGS Executive Director Glen Paine has issued the following message to the MITAGS community.

Although the schools have robust risk mitigation strategies in place, government regulation and CDC guidelines led us to this decision. In the case of our West Coast Campus, we are complying with Governor Jay Inslee’s executive order that private career schools close through at least April 24, 2020.

All classes are cancelled. We are working with the Coast Guard to explore blended and on-line learning options to provide the classes our students need. We will be in contact when we have plans to enable you to take on-line courses or portions of courses. If you would like to reschedule for a later date, please contact us.

All rental sessions in our simulator are cancelled. We will work with you to reschedule once we are allowed to reopen for routine business.

For those attendees who have classes scheduled after April 24, both campuses will re-evaluate guidance, executive orders and any other relevant information beginning April 10. We will do our best to provide notice at that time regarding our return to normal operations.

Please note that to date, there have been NO confirmed cases of COVID-19 at MITAGS East or West.

Your safety is our primary concern. Our hope is that our actions will contribute to the end of this period of uncertainty and anxiety. In the meantime, please be safe.

Please contact us via e-mail if you have questions or concerns at:;

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The Maritime Labor Alliance has issued the following statement.

While much of the economy has shut down or otherwise gone into hibernation as a result of COVID-19, there is one essential United States industry that continues its work uninterrupted and undaunted. That is the maritime industry.

The women and men working the docks, ships, tugs, ferries and vessels of all types continue to maintain the flow of essential supplies that sustain our lives.

Essential products and commodities are transported by water to keep our communities nourished, industry fueled and troops overseas provisioned. First responders, healthcare workers and essential workers of all kinds commute to work aboard the ferries of our major port cities.

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, American maritime labor maintains our logistical lifelines at sea and on the waterfront.

In peace and in war, be it torpedoes or the current pandemic, Union Labor has always risen to the challenge, gotten the job done and delivered the goods.

What does maritime labor require in return? Nothing more than we have ever fought for: safe workplaces, reasonable terms and conditions of employment and the respect and security that all working Americans should have.

Today, at a time when organized labor and collective bargaining rights are under relentless attack, the Maritime Labor Alliance underlines the fact that Union Labor has always made the sacrifices and collective effort necessary to see us through times of national emergency.

Today is no different: the women and men loading and discharging cargo and delivering the goods across the waterways of our country and the oceans of the globe are doing their part as they have always done and always will as long as our nation remains a democracy and respects the rights of working people.

The Maritime Labor Alliance consists of five leading maritime labor unions: American Radio Association (ARA), Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific (IBU), International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association (M.E.B.A.), and International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots (MM&P).

Together, the MLA member unions represent maritime workers employed in every sector of the industry who have served the country on the docks and at sea in peace and war from 1875 to today.

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The National Maritime Center has issued a marine safety information bulletin, “Extension of Merchant Mariner Credential Endorsements and Medical Certificates,” that provides guidance concerning mariner credentials and medical certificates and the action being taken by the Coast Guard due to the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes (COVID-19).

The agency says it is doing so in keeping with national guidance to meet the challenge of the disease and in response to questions and concerns raised by the maritime industry and mariners.

The Coast Guard says it has also been consulting with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and other administrations to ensure alignment with respect to the extension of endorsements issued in accordance with the Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended (STCW).

The agency says it is taking a pragmatic approach consistent with the IMO Secretary General’s circular Letter No.4204/Add.5 dated 17 March, 2020.

To mitigate the impact on seafarers and the industry caused by the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19, the Coast Guard is taking the following actions:

— Regional Examination Centers and Monitoring Units are closed until further notice. Mariners may cancel or reschedule any REC appointment by contacting NMC’s Customer Service Center at 1-888-IASKNMC, by emailing, or through the NMC online chat system.

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

— National Endorsements: Merchant Mariner Credentials (MMC) and Medical Certificates (National Endorsements only) expiring between March 1, 2020 and July 31, 2020 are extended until Oct. 31, 2020.

Mariners who are actively working on expired credentials that meet the expiration criteria must carry the expired credential with a copy of this notice.

— STCW Endorsements: MMCs with STCW endorsements expiring between March 1, 2020 and July 31, 2020 are extended until Oct. 31, 2020.

Mariners who are actively working on expired credentials that meet the expiration criteria must carry the expired credential with a copy of this notice.

— STCW Medical Certificates are valid for three months from the expiration date in accordance with STCW Regulation I/9.

Mariners who are actively working on an expired medical certificate that meets the expiration criteria must carry the expired certificate with a copy of this notice.

— Additional administrative measures: The following items that expire between March 1, 2020 and July 31, 2020 are extended until Oct. 31, 2020: Additional Information (AI) letters, Qualified Assessor (QA) letters, Designated Examiner (DE) letters, Proctor approval letters, Approval to Test (ATT) letters, and mariner training course certificates.

— Pilot Annual Physical examinations. 46 USC 7101(e)(3) requires that pilots undergo an annual physical examination each year while holding a credential. The Coast Guard does not intend to enforce this requirement given the current national emergency and the lack of medical care.

This measure ONLY relaxes the requirement for an annual physical and not the actual medical standards.

The National Maritime Center will post additional guidance on MMC extensions and other measures at

If you have questions, visit the NMC website or contact the NMC Customer Service Center by using the NMC online chat system, by e-mailing, or by calling 1-888-IASKNMC (427-5662).

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A template posted on under “Latest News” provides an outline to write your member of Congress to oppose a federal bailout of the cruise ship industry.

“We should not give one dime in stimulus money to ‘flag-of-convenience’ party boats,” says MM&P President Don Marcus in response to reports that the administration is considering a relief bill to help the cruise industry in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

“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 US Navy and Coast Guard for protection, while avoiding paying taxes to the US Treasury.”

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

Send a letter to Congress today. Go to to use the template posted under “Latest News.”

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The officers and crew of the 6th Fleet Flagship USS MOUNT WHITNEY are using music to demonstrate their support for Italians who have been under a nationwide lockdown order since March 11.

Italy has suffered more fatalities than any other country as a result of the coronavirus pandemic: as of March 26, more than 6,000 people have died.

Mariners aboard MOUNT WHITNEY played the Italian national anthem over the ship announcement system two days after the lockdown began.

Since then, in a show of solidarity prior to evening colors, the ship has played popular Italian songs such as “Volare” and “Ma Che Ce Frega.” After the musical interlude, the ship’s horn is sounded.

“As the melodic tones of the anthem coursed through the port city, sailors aboard the ship hoped to convey their solidarity with the community in this time of crisis,” reported WSLS News in Roanoke, Va.:

USS MOUNT WHITNEY has a combined civil service mariner/uniformed Navy crew. It is forward-deployed to the port of Gaeta, south of Rome, under the command of Navy Captain Cassidy Norman.

The MM&P Federal Employees Membership Group represents the other deck officers, as well as the MSOs and pursers.

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The AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department, of which MM&P is one of 33 member unions, has published three principles for fighting COVID-19 and the growing economic crisis:

— addressing the immediate health crisis and keeping workers safe;

— providing immediate economic relief for those whose livelihood is threatened;

— administering long-term economic stability for transportation workers and the systems they support.

Members of America’s labor unions are leading the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, says AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.

He is pushing for new legislative and regulatory protections for working men and women on the frontlines, including first responders–who urgently need more equipment to protect themselves from infection–and the nation’s nurses, who are critically short of masks and gowns.

In other labor news:

— hundreds of machinists—members of International Association of Machinists Local 1406–who build anesthesia, respiratory and infant care machines, have ratified a one-year emergency contract extension in a lightning fast attempt to meet the sudden increased global demand for ventilators;

— with most of the nation’s K-12 teachers conducting “distance-learning,” American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten has proposed a “capstone” program to give students a way to end the school year on a high note (;

— members of the United Food and Commercial Workers in Washington state are working with the state and federal government to have grocery store workers in pandemic-affected areas treated as emergency responders.

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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 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

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

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Note: Classes and in-house simulation exercises are now suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

For those attendees who have classes scheduled after April 24, both MITAGS East and MITAGS West will re-evaluate guidance, executive orders and any other relevant information beginning April 10. We will do our best to provide notice at that time regarding our return to normal operations.

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 East 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 West 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 – Able Seaman –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): 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: 8/10/20, 10/12/20

BT-Revalidation (2-day) (Must have 1 year of sea service in last 5 years) – 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: 10/26/20

[CMM – Chief Mate and Master Courses]

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

ADVWX-CMM – Advanced Meteorology: 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: 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): 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): 4/27/20, 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): 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: 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: 4/30/20, 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): 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): 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): 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: 5/4/20*, 9/28/20, 11/30/20

MED-DOT-DA – Dept. of Transportation Drug & Alcohol Testing (1-Day): 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) – 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) – 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): 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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Note: MITAGS WEST is closed until at least April 24.

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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