Wheelhouse Weekly – March 26th, 2019

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The AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department (TTD) has written to members of the Senate asking that they join a bipartisan effort to secure full funding for the Maritime Security Program (MSP) for fiscal year 2020.

TTD is asking senators to sign a letter–circulated by Sens. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.)–that calls for MSP to be fully funded at the authorized level of $300,000,000 as part of the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development appropriations bill.

MSP provides a stipend that makes it possible for commercial shipping companies to continue to sail U.S.-flag vessels.

“The Maritime Security Program is a cost-effective public-private partnership between the U.S. government and the U.S.-flag shipping industry,” Hirono and Wicker wrote.

“The program uses existing U.S. maritime industry capabilities at a fraction of the cost of what it would take the federal government.”

“MSP contractors, who continuously develop and maintain modern logistics systems, are able to provide enhanced vessel capacity and global intermodal transportation systems to the Department of Defense.”

“The cost to the federal government of replicating the vessels and intermodal system is estimated to be at least $65 billion.”

“MSP is a critical component of our military sealift capability and the essential guarantee that trained U.S. citizen mariners will be available in times of crisis or disaster,” TTD President Larry Willis wrote senators in support of the bipartisan effort.

“The benefits of MSP to national security are clear–as evidenced by the fact that 90 percent of cargo shipped for military and rebuilding efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan were sent aboard dependable MSP vessels with skilled and well-trained U.S. crewmembers,” he said.

“In a world without a U.S. fleet, jobs currently performed by American mariners would be outsourced to countries without labor and safety protections, where mariners work under poor conditions for little pay.”

“Support for MSP helps to ensure… that our nation will be able to preserve the existence of a domestic maritime industry and the substantial economic benefits it imparts.”

TTD represents MM&P and 31 other American labor unions operating in the transportation sector.

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Officials of the unions that make up the Maritime Labor Alliance (MLA) met in Tampa earlier this month to discuss topics including port automation and working conditions on the expanded Panama Canal.

The members of the MLA are MM&P, the American Radio Association (ARA), the Inland Boatmen’s Union (IBU), the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA), the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association (MEBA).

During the meeting, each affiliate reported on current challenges related to the alliance’s goal of protecting the working conditions and jurisdictions of union members.

MM&P reported on the serious problems faced by members of its Panama affiliate–Unión de Capitanes y Oficiales de Cubierta (UCOC)—which represents tugboat captains and associated vessel personnel on the Panama Canal.

Representing MM&P at the meeting were President Don Marcus, Secretary-Treasurer Steve Werse and Atlantic Ports Vice President Don Josberger.

MLA leadership elections were held during the course of the meeting.

MM&P’s Don Marcus was re-elected as MLA President and MEBA Secretary-Treasurer Bill Van Loo was re-elected as MLA Secretary-Treasurer.

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The Houston Ship Channel was partially reopened yesterday after being closed for three days as a result of a massive chemical fire that generated billowing plumes of acrid black smoke and the runoff of toxic substances.

The Coast Guard decided Monday to open a two-mile section of the channel during daytime hours, but pilots were told to schedule ships at 30-minute intervals so they could be inspected for oily residue.

The San Jacinto River was open, but with the exception of vessel movement coordinated by the Coast Guard, Old River and the channel remained closed between Tucker Bayou and light 116.

As of Monday afternoon, more than 60 ships were blocked in the channel because of the fire, which broke out March 15 at a petrochemical storage site operated by Intercontinental Terminals (ITC).

After being extinguished once by firefighters, the blaze re-ignited on March 22 and a leaking containment wall allowed chemicals, including highly toxic benzene, to spill into the water.

Benzene has been linked to leukemia and other forms of cancer.

It can cause drowsiness, dizziness, rapid heartbeat and headaches, with worse symptoms at higher levels of exposure.

The blaze, which was reportedly started by a pipe leaking volatile naphtha, spread to 11 tanks holding tens of thousands of barrels of products used to boost gasoline octane and make solvents and plastics.

Workers at the site spent the weekend pumping chemicals out of the damaged tanks and trying to close the hole in the containment wall.

The leak prompted authorities to issue shelter-in-place orders for people living in the area.

A thousand people are said to have sought medical treatment and 15 were taken to emergency rooms.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Friday that Intercontinental Terminals has a history of polluting.

On Monday he filed a lawsuit to hold the company “accountable for the damage it has done to our environment.”

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As part of its drive to become carbon neutral by 2050, A.P. Moller-Maersk will deploy one of its largest ships on a round-trip from Rotterdam to Shanghai using a blend of 20 percent biofuel produced from plant waste.

The METTE MAERSK was scheduled to depart this month on the 25,000-nautical-mile trip.

The company says the switch to a biofuel mix for the voyage should save 1.5 million kilograms of CO2, the equivalent of the annual emissions of 200 households.

“This biofuel project is the first concrete action in our effort to reach our goal of becoming carbon-neutral,’’ Maersk Chief Operating Officer Soren Toft told Christian Wienberg of Bloomberg, which first reported the news.

“We’re looking for ways to make carbon-neutral sailing commercially viable, because that’s key if the industry is to move ahead.”

The company says it has invested $1 billion over the past four years in energy efficiency programs.

“We can’t say if biofuel will end up being the future that will help the industry,’’ Toft said, noting that using biofuel only removes a part of the CO2 that a ship normally emits.

“We’re hoping to find some of the answers with this trial,’’ he added.

He said the company is also experimenting with powering ships using ammonia, hydrogen and electric batteries.

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Actors’ Equity, the labor union that represents more than 51,000 professional actors and stage managers, is criticizing a White House proposal to zero-out funding for The National Endowment for the Arts.

Actors’ Equity President Kate Shindle, a staunch advocate for working people who spoke at the 2018 MM&P Convention, called the administration’s plan “short-sighted at best,” saying it would eliminate jobs in every Congressional district in the nation.

Equity has joined a coalition of 12 American unions fighting on behalf of their 4 million members to support arts funding.

As part of its commitment to protect the NEA, Actors’ Equity sponsors Arts Advocacy Day, an event that is organized along the same lines as the maritime industry’s annual Congressional Sail-In.

This year, Equity members held 34 meetings with Republicans and Democrats and their staffs to make a direct appeal to Congress about the importance of the NEA.

The arts are “a huge driver for many businesses,” says Shindle, now in her second term as president of the union.

“The arts drive a larger share of America’s economy than transportation, tourism, agriculture and construction,” she notes.

Anti-labor politicians and the White House are seeking to defund not only the NEA but also the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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The drama that unfolded over the weekend aboard the cruise ship VIKING SKY will be the subject of an investigation, maritime authorities in Norway said Monday.

The incident began when the ship, which had embarked on a 12-day cruise with 915 passengers and a crew of 458, experienced engine failure in rough weather in the Norwegian Sea.

After losing propulsion, it was battered for two days by winds blowing up to 50 miles per hour and waves six-to-eight meters high, eventually drifting to within 100 meters of shallow coastal waters.

Passengers took to social media to post photos of water pouring in through broken windows, flooded compartments, smashed dishes and sliding furniture.

Hundreds of people, many of them senior citizens, had to be rescued by the Norwegian Coast Guard.

Rescuers winched the evacuees up one-by-one to helicopters because the seas were too high to launch lifeboats.

The evacuation continued through Saturday night and into Sunday morning.

Twenty people were reportedly injured, one critically. On Monday, nine were still in local hospitals.

Officials said they will investigate the cause of the engine failure aboard the 2017-built ship as well as why the decision was made to set sail despite storm warnings.

The vessel was towed away from the coast on Sunday and the crew then succeeded in restarting one engine, enabling it to continue on its own power to the port city of Molde, on Norway’s west coast.

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Unions are blaming dangerous conditions at Hutchison Port’s Karachi International Container Terminal (KICT) for the death of a longshore worker.

The man, a 58-year-old yard checker, was run over by a reach stacker on March 17.

“Every worker deserves to return home safely every day,” said International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) President Paddy Crumlin.

“Our thoughts are with his family, his workmates, friends and comrades at KICT Labor Union. Today we mourn a man who was only two years from retirement.”

Unions blame Hutchison Ports, the world’s largest stevedoring company, for poor safety practices.

Five workers died at Hutchison’s Jakarta International Container Terminal between 2016 and 2018, after unionized dock workers were replaced by contract workers laboring with little safety protection.

At the company’s Karachi, Pakistan, terminal where the most recent accident took place, workers have complained of serious threats to safety including insufficient lighting and a lack of traffic management.

Crumlin has called on Hutchinson to launch a joint labor/management investigation into the newest tragedy, noting that the company has not yet opened an inquiry into the March 17 death.

“This is yet another incident that raises questions about Hutchison’s safety procedures, and how seriously the company takes its responsibility to ensure the health and safety of its employees in ports worldwide,” he said.

“The company should know that the ITF will fight to make sure every worker goes home safe, every day.”

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

All MM&P union halls, the MM&P Plan Office, MM&P headquarters and the MM&P Federal Credit Union will be closed on April 19 for Good Friday.

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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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Class dates followed by an * are full

AB – Able Seaman – 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: 5/13/19, 8/12/19, 12/9/18

ECDIS – Electronic Chart Display Information Systems: 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): 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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March 2019
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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