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Wheelhouse Weekly, May 4, 2021

Volume 27… Number 18… May 4, 2021

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POLICE ATTACK MARCHERS ENGAGED IN PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION OVER PANAMA CANAL WORKING CONDITIONS

Panama Canal workers marching to protest deteriorating working conditions were attacked last week by riot police with rubber bullets and tear gas.

Police officers, who outnumbered demonstrators, intervened violently to break up the April 29 march, throwing people to the ground and handcuffing them.

Some demonstrators were struck by rubber bullets and others sustained injuries when they were knocked down by police.

A number of people were arrested, including a member of the MM&P Panama affiliate Unión de Capitanes y Oficiales de Cubierta (UCOC), which represents tug captains and associated vessel personnel on the canal.

Five UCOC members participated in the march, along with three marine engineers who belong to the MEBA affiliate Union de Ingenieros Marinos (UIM).

The marchers included about 150 other Panama Canal workers who belong to unions that represent firemen, deckhands, drivers, seamen, divers and technicians.

About 200 riot police and other law enforcement units were deployed to the scene.

“We are facing a crude repression from the state and canal management, unheard of since the canal became Panamanian,” said a UCOC spokesperson.

“This is the first time that they throw riot police complete with gas and rubber bullets at the workers.”

“These people are taking their hardball techniques to a higher level.”

Those who were arrested were released at 0100 on April 30.

One marcher said that although the police claimed they were simply acting to clear the road in front of the Panama Canal Administration’s headquarters, they “deliberately contemplated putting people in jail and causing harm.”

Since the expanded canal opened in June 2016, shortages of equipment and skilled personnel have put increasing pressure on the workforce.

Many union members employed on the canal have been working without contracts for years.

Among the complaints of the tug captains: dangerous working conditions, inadequate crewing and excessive hours.

In February, the tension increased when the Panama Canal Authority imposed new rules to allow eight Chinese Z-Tech 6000 tugs, which have long had reliability issues, to assist LNG carriers in the close confines of the new locks.

“Workers are being put in danger and abused by the Panama Canal Authority,” said MM&P President Don Marcus.

“All workers deserve a safe and just workplace. Today, workers on the Panama Canal have neither.”
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WORLD’S TRANSPORT WORKERS STAND SHOULDER TO SHOULDER WITH THE PEOPLE OF INDIA

“In the midst of tragedy, we are witnessing a new level of crisis in India,” the International Transport Workers’ Federation said in a statement released today.

“Hospitals are overwhelmed and oxygen supplies are running out. People from all walks of life are making extraordinary sacrifices.”

“India’s railway system is proving more critical than ever. Over one million railway workers are at the forefront of transporting life-saving oxygen and medical equipment across some of the most complex terrain in the world.”

“Railway workers are sacrificing themselves to keep this critical supply chain moving. Over 94,300 have contracted the virus so far, most of them at work, and more than 1,500 have died.”

“But railway workers, like doctors, nurses and other frontline workers, have cast aside their own worries to help others.”

“Their determination and spirit are seeing oxygen and other critical medical supplies reach hospitals and communities around the country.”

“India’s railways are already famous the world over. They are the backbone of its society, and never has the country needed its backbone more.”

“The ITF stands shoulder to shoulder with our brothers and sisters in India, providing what support we can,” said ITF General Secretary Stephen Cotton.

“And when all that is practical is our hearts and our solidarity, we offer those too.”

“Throughout this pandemic, we have seen the poorest people in our societies suffer the most.”

“We acknowledge this work of our Indian affiliates, and the sacrifices of their members, to continue to keep the railway moving to get urgent medical supplies to people in desperate need.”

“When this crisis is over, railway workers’ incredible service will be remembered,” said Cotton. “They have literally kept the country breathing.”

“Our thoughts remain with everyone in India. The ITF stands ready to support relief efforts in the country.”

MM&P is one of the nearly 700 transport unions in 150 countries that belong to the ITF.
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MINIMUM WAGE TALKS COLLAPSE AFTER SHIPOWNERS BALK AT $1.40/DAY INCREASE FOR SEAFARERS

Wage talks for seafarers covered under International Transport Workers’ Federation agreements collapsed last week after shipowners represented by the International Chamber of Shipping refused to raise the minimum wage by $1.40 a day, to $683 a month from the current $641 a month.

Seafarers’ unions had asked for a 6.5 percent raise beginning in 2022, but shipowners had offered only a 3 percent raise over three years.

The breakdown in negotiations means that the ITF will now unilaterally determine the minimum wage using the International Labor Organization formula.

“For only the second time in the long history of these negotiations, the shipowners and the seafarers have failed to agree a revised minimum wage for seafarers,” said Mark Dickinson, ILO Seafarers Group spokesperson and vice-chair of the ITF Seafarers’ Section.

“And that’s wholly the fault of the shipowners, who have behaved with an astounding lack of respect for the sacrifices made by seafarers.”

He said the employers’ offer amounted to “a slap in the face,” noting that seafarers have kept supply lines open over the course of the past 14 months despite grave Covid-19 related hardships, including illness, isolation and restrictions on crew change.

Dickinson said that shipowners were also being extremely shortsighted because they have failed to take in to account the risk of labor shortages.

Many seafarers have said in fact that they are thinking of quitting the industry: 25 percent of respondents to a recent ITF survey said they were considering changing jobs, while 23 percent said they were unsure whether to stay in the industry or not.

“Seafarers are heroes of the pandemic,” Dickinson said.

“They have sacrificed time and again. They have literally risked their lives so that these companies could survive Covid-19 and its economic effects.”

“It’s hard enough for these companies to recruit seafarers with the crew change issue, I would have thought now would be the time to be investing in your people and making this industry more attractive to join—not less,” he said.

“We’ve heard time and time again from shipowners and their representatives that they care about the seafarers, that seafarers are ‘vital,’ and ‘critical’ to our industry and the global supply chain.”

“But the moment it comes to recognize the contribution of seafarers… delivering a modest real wage increase, the shipowners show their true colors.”

“The shipowners cry crocodile tears,” Dickinson said. “They only pretend to care.”

Dickinson said shipowners’ assertion that the industry had suffered financially during the pandemic were not rooted in reality.

He noted that international shipping rates are at all-time highs and that despite earlier predictions of a decline in revenue and profitability, most shipowners had done well over the past 14 months.
s of the unions that belong to the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department met last week to lay the groundwork for “a worker-first Covid-19 recovery,” including through policies that will create new jobs for maritime workers and enhance the stability of the US-flag fleet.

MM&P officials joined other members of the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department Executive Committee in a strategy session on the short- and long-term needs of transportation workers and the systems they operate.

The 33 transportation union leaders discussed capitalizing on the once-in-a-generation opportunity to rebuild the middle class and strengthen unions by making transformative investments in the nation’s transportation system and infrastructure, as envisioned by President Biden’s American Jobs Plan.

“For the first time in decades, we have a leader in the White House who is prioritizing the needs of working people—including the proud union members who keep America moving,” said TTD President Greg Regan.

“Transportation labor is committed to working with Congress and this administration to enhance the safety of our frontline workforce, continue creating good union jobs in transportation and ensure President Biden’s American Jobs Plan becomes the law of the land.”

Labor leaders laid out an aggressive agenda for 2021 and beyond, vowing to pursue policies that will:

— Strengthen the US-flag fleet;

— Restore, strengthen and enforce “Fly America” rules;

— Protect US aviation jobs from dangerous flag-of-convenience business models;

— Ensure aviation and rail employees receive the pay and workplace protections they deserve;

— Ensure federally supported transportation jobs are good jobs;

— Restore intercity passenger transportation services.

The maritime policy statement notes that America’s merchant marine fleet is a linchpin of military readiness and a source of good jobs, but adds that “for decades, it has been buffeted by flag-of-convenience shipping models, shifting economic and military climates, and missed policy opportunities.”

“With strong leadership from the Biden administration and recent Congressional action,” the Executive Committee said, “it is apparent that we have arrived at a unique opportunity for transformational growth and increased ability to compete for a larger share of America’s foreign trade.”

Within days of assuming office, President Biden issued an Executive Order entitled “Made in America,” which broadly sought to ensure that federal spending would benefit US workers to the greatest extent possible, particularly through existing federal programs.

In regards to domestic preference for maritime transport, the Executive Order made clear that the President will continue to be a strong advocate for the Jones Act.

The order also establishes increased transparency and consideration in waiver processes, and requires suspending, revising or rescinding agency actions inconsistent with its intent.

“We urge the administration and the Made in America Office to be vigilant on these issues,” transportation union leaders said, “and to strictly apply and enforce federal maritime preference programs.”

The committee also said it would push to:

— Increase the percentage of non-defense US-impelled cargoes that must travel on US-flag ships from 50 percent to 100 percent, bringing non-defense cargo requirements in line with long-standing thresholds for defense cargoes.

— Increase the amount of goods traveling on US vessels by entering into agreements with international trade partners to guarantee that a portion of the trade is carried on US-flagged ships crewed by US mariners.

— Give tax incentives to shippers to encourage greater use of US-flag vessels to carry America’s export and import trade and to discourage the use of substandard flag of convenience vessels.

— Fully fund the Maritime Security Program at currently authorized levels.

— Provide inaugural funding for the Tanker Security Program.

“Enactment of these proposals would have a dramatic and positive impact on the US maritime industry by strengthening national security while simultaneously creating good jobs and ensuring the long-term viability of the sector,” the Executive Committee said.

“We are encouraged by the early actions of the Biden administration, and by the bipartisan and bicameral support we have received from Congress in recent years.”

“It is our hope that we can collectively move forward on an aggressive pro-US-flag fleet agenda.”
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SENATOR CONTINUES BASELESS JONES ACT ATTACKS

Utah Senator Mike Lee (R) resumed his baseless attacks on the Jones Act during debate last week on unrelated cruise vessel legislation in the Senate.

During the debate, Senator Lee reaffirmed his opposition to the Jones Act, stating “I don’t like the Jones Act…”

“I understand with respect to the Jones Act what the arguments are about why we want to keep [it] intact.”

“I strongly disagree with them and believe US consumers pay for them dearly especially in places like Puerto Rico, parts of Hawaii, parts of New England, other places where they have more limited access to the goods that they might otherwise have access to in the absence of the Jones Act.”

MM&P and MIRAID will continue to work with others in our industry and with our friends in Congress to preserve and protect the Jones Act, and to defeat efforts by Senator Lee and others to weaken or repeal this critical national maritime policy.

It is important that each member of our union take part in this ongoing battle.

Let your senators and representatives know that the Jones Act is important to your job and to our country, and contribute to the MM&P PCF so that we can support the election of those who support the Jones Act.

To view an updated list of the candidates that we are supporting in state races, go to the Members Only section of www.bridgedeck.org, click on the “Documents” tab and scroll down to “Who We Support.”
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A TRIBUTE TO THE BRAVE MARINERS WHO SAILED IN THE RUSSIAN ARCTIC CONVOYS

The Arctic convoys of World War II sailed from the United Kingdom, Iceland and North America to northern ports in the Soviet Union—primarily Arkhangelsk (Archangel) and Murmansk in Russia.

The convoys demonstrated the Allies’ commitment to helping the Soviet Union prior to the opening of a second front, and tied up a substantial part of Germany’s naval and air forces.

About 1,400 merchant ships delivered essential supplies to the Soviet Union, escorted by ships of the US Navy, the Royal Navy and the Royal Canadian Navy.

There were 78 convoys between August 1941 and May 1945.

Eighty-five merchant vessels and 16 Royal Navy warships (two cruisers, six destroyers and eight other escort ships) were lost.

Nazi Germany’s Kriegsmarine lost a number of vessels including one battleship, three destroyers, 30 U-boats and many aircraft.

This will be the 76th anniversary since the last convoy left Loch Ewe in Scotland and the end of the war.

The Russian Arctic Convoy Museum will broadcast a tribute to the brave mariners who endured the convoys, which were described by Winston Churchill as, “the worst journey in the world.”

The tribute will be broadcast at 0900 EDT on Sunday, May 9, on the Russian Arctic Convoy Museum’s Facebook and You Tube pages:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/RacmpUkLochEwe/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RACMuseum/

The 45-minute tribute will include a wreath-laying at the Russian Arctic Convoy Memorial at Cove, Loch Ewe, and footage of Loch Ewe and the convoys.

To join the tribute, visit the Russian Arctic Convoy Museum’s Facebook or YouTube pages on Sunday, May 9, at 0900 EDT.

The video will then be available on those platforms to watch at any time.
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ATLANTIC PORTS CLOSED ON MAY 21

MM&P Atlantic Ports union halls will be closed on Friday, May 21, for National Maritime Day.
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MITAGS WEST SEEKS PART-TIME INSTRUCTOR (FIREFIGHTER)

The MITAGS West Coast Campus is seeking a part-time instructor responsible for presenting courses in the maritime field and providing quality classroom instruction to attendees.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

— Presenting firefighting courses, specifically the following Navy courses: Shipboard FFT A-495-0018; FFT, Gen SCBA A-495-0416; Adv Shipboard FF J-495-0419; Gen Shipboard/DC K-495-0045; and Shipboard DC/FF ETT A-495-0021.

— Assisting in set up and delivery of fire field training.

— Presenting required curriculum for each lesson in order to achieve learning objectives and meet both regulatory and contractual obligations.

— Setting up classrooms for training and ensuring necessary training aids are present and serviceable.

Desired qualifications include:

— USCG and/or NFPA approved instructor.

— Train the Trainer certification.

— In-depth knowledge of firefighting and maritime industry.

— In-depth knowledge and technical skills, including experience with applicable subject matter, such as first aid, firefighting, hazardous materials and damage control.

— Experience in teaching adults in a classroom and laboratory setting.

— Technical knowledge of firefighting techniques and hazardous materials.

— Demonstrated ability to work effectively with staff and clients at all levels.

— Basic computer skills with programs like Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

Minimum $30.50 per hour. Travel may be required to off-site locations within the United States.

If you are interested, please submit a cover letter with your resume to MITAGS Human Resource Manager Jane Sibiski, jsibiski@mitags.org
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ATTENTION STUDENTS AT MITAGS EAST AND MITAGS WEST

Prior to attending any training at MITAGS East or MITAGS West, you must read the MITAGS Covid‐19 policy, which is posted on mitags.org.

At the end of the Covid-19 policy there is a statement acknowledging receipt of the policy and acceptance of the policy.

Before you attend either school, you must acknowledge receipt of the policy and acceptance of the policy by emailing a signed copy of the statement at the end of the policy document to Admissions.East@mitags.org or Admissions.West@mitags.org.

In addition, students coming to the MITAGS East Campus must send Admissions a negative Covid-19 test result. The test must have been taken within 72 hours of arrival.

Students who cannot access testing but who otherwise meet all the requirements of the MATES Program Covid-19 policy will have to take a Covid-19 test offered at MITAGS East every Monday morning.

Members may also reschedule their classes for later in the year when the infection rates are expected to drop.

MITAGS West currently does not require negative Covid-19 test results and does not have the ability to test.

MITAGS West continues to follow established Covid-19 protocols, including daily temperature screening, health checks, masking and physical distancing.

Students attending MITAGS East or West under the MATES Program: Please note that the minimum number of days to obtain eligibility continues to be 42 days instead of 30, with a sunset date of Dec. 31, 2021.

We appreciate your cooperation during these very trying times.
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MITAGS ACADEMIC NOTES

\\Classes are 5-day unless otherwise noted\\

Class dates followed by an * are full

AB – Able Seaman – 6/28/21

AIS-1 – Automatic Identifications Systems Orientation (1-Day): 5/5/21

ARPA-OIC (4-Day) – Automated Radar Plotting Aids: 6/1/21, 9/21/21

AZIPOD (2-Day) – 8/9/21, 9/27/21

BRM-35 – Bridge Resource Management 35-Hour: 8/2/21, 10/25/21

BRMP –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots (2-Day): 5/17/21, 8/9/21, 9/14/21, 11/9/21
Online: Not currently scheduled

BRMP-EMR –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots with Emergency Shiphandling – (Now also included in BRMP-Refresher) (3-Day): 8/11/21, 9/8/21, 9/29/21

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

BT – Basic Safety Training: 8/2/21, 10/11/21

BT-Revalidation (2-day) (Must have 1 year of sea service in last 5 years) – 6/22/21, 8/16/21, 9/21/21, 10/27/21, 12/14/21

BT-Refresher (3-day) – 9/20/21, 12/13/21

CHS-OIC – Cargo Handling Basic: Not currently scheduled

[CMM – Chief Mate and Master Courses]

ADVSTB-CMM – Advanced Stability: 6/21/21, 8/9/21, 10/18/21

ADVWX-CMM – Advanced Meteorology: 6/14/21, 8/2/21, 10/11/21, 12/6/21

CHS-CMM – Advanced Cargo Operations (10 Days): 10/25/21

CM-OPS 1 – Chief Mate Operations – Week 1: 6/7/21, 8/23/21, 11/29/21

CM-OPS 2 Maersk – Chief Mate Operations II Maersk Specific: 6/14/21*, 8/30/21, 12/6/21

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

ECDIS – Electronic Chart Display Information Systems: 6/7/21, 7/26/21, 10/4/21, 11/29/21

LMS – Leadership and Managerial Skills (Management Level – Formerly MCL-CMM): 5/10/21, 6/28/21, 8/16/21, 11/8/21, 12/13/21

MPP-CMM – Marine Propulsion Plants: 9/13/21
(DCS-1 available on request – contact Admissions)

SEC-APPS – Practical Defense Tactics: Not Currently Scheduled

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

SHS-ADV-I-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 1): 5/10/21, 6/7/21, 7/19/21, 8/9/21, 9/13/21, 9/27/21, 10/11/21, 11/1/21, 11/29/21

SHS-ADV-II-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 2): 5/17/21, 6/14/21, 7/26/21, 8/16/21, 9/20/21, 10/4/21, 10/18/21, 11/8/21, 12/6/21

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

VPEN-CMM – Voyage Planning & Electronic Navigation: 9/27/21

WKP-CMM – Advanced Watchkeeping: Not currently scheduled

WX-HW-ATL – Heavy Weather Avoidance Routing: Atlantic Ocean (2-day) – Contact Admissions

WX-HW-IND – Heavy Weather Avoidance Routing: Indian Ocean (2-day) – Contact Admissions

WX-HW-PAC – Heavy Weather Avoidance Routing: Pacific Ocean (2-day) – Contact Admissions

CIW-DPA/IA – Continual Improvement Workshop: Designated Person Ashore & Internal Auditor (3-Day) ** This course is NOT covered by the MATES Program **
Online: 7/7/21, 10/6/21

CIW-SMS – Continual Improvement Workshop: Successful Safety Management (2-Day) – Online: 6/10/21, 12/9/21

CNAV-OIC (15-Day) – Celestial Navigation: 11/1/21

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

CRSMGT – Crisis Management and Human Behavior (1-Day) – 8/27/21

CDMGT – Crowd Management (1-Day) – 8/26/21

CSE – Confined Space Entry (3-Day): 8/23/21

CSE-AWR – Confined Space Entry Awareness (2-Day): 5/20/21

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) – 8/11/21, 11/11/21

ERM – Engine Resource Management: 8/30/21, 12/6/21

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

FF-BADV – Fire Fighting Combined Basic & Advanced: 8/2/21, 10/11/21

FF-ADV-Rev (1-day) (Must have 1 year of sea service in last 5 years) – Advanced Fire Fighting Revalidation: 6/21/21, 8/18/21, 9/23/21, 10/26/21, 12/16/21

FF-ADV-REF (2-day) – Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher: 9/16/21, 12/11/21

FSM – Fatigue, Sleep, & Medications (1-Day): 9/14/21
Online: Not currently scheduled

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

GMDSS – Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (10-Day): 8/9/21

HAZ – Hazardous Materials (5 day): 8/30/21, 11/15/21

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

LAP – License Advancement Program for Mate to Master (20-Day): 8/2/21, 10/18/21

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): Not currently scheduled

LEG – Legal Aspects of Pilotage (1-Day): 8/9/21, 9/15/21, 11/9/21

LNG-TPIC (10-Day) – Not currently scheduled

LTS –Leadership and Teamworking Skills (Formerly MCL-OIC) (1-Day): 9/20/21

MEECE – Management of Electrical and Electronic Control Equipment (Assessments not included): 8/23/21, 11/29/21

MED-PIC – Medical Person in Charge (10-Day): 7/12/21, 9/27/21, 11/29/21

MED-PIC-REF– Medical Person in Charge Refresher: 5/10/21, 6/28/21, 8/30/21, 11/15/21

MED-PRO – Medical Care Provider: 7/12/21, 9/27/21

MED-DOT-DA – Dept. of Transportation Drug & Alcohol Testing (1-Day): 5/15/21, 6/24/21, 7/17/21, 8/19/21, 9/24/21, 10/2/21, 10/25/21, 12/4/21, 12/17/21

[MSC – Military Sealift Command Courses]

MSC-CBRD-1 – Military Sealift Command Chemical, Biological, Radiological Defense Orientation (Basic) (1-Day): 5/17/21, 6/11/21, 8/4/21, 9/16/21, 10/31/21

MSC-DC – Military Sealift Command Damage Control (2-day): 5/18/21, 6/9/21, 8/2/21, 9/14/21, 10/29/21

MSC-ENVPRO (1-Day) – 6/13/21, 8/6/21, 11/9/21

MSC-FF-HELO (2-Day) – 6/21/21, 8/2/21, 10/27/21

MSC-SMA – Military Sealift Command Small Arms Qualifications (4-Day): 5/10/21, 6/14/21, 7/12/21, 8/9/21, 9/20/21, 11/1/21

MSC-Security Watch Basic (1-Day/ 8-hour) – 5/9/21 (Evening), 6/12/21 (Evening), 8/7/21, 9/17/21, 11/1/21 (Evening)

MSC-Security Watch Advanced (1-Day) – 5/9/21, 6/12/21, 7/16/21, 8/8/21, 9/18/21, 11/5/21

MSC-Ship’s Reaction Force (3-Day) – 5/14/21, 6/18/21, 7/17/21, 8/13/21, 9/24/21, 11/6/21

NDMS-ENAV – Navigational Decision Making Series – Best Practice in eNav (3-Day) – Not currently scheduled

NSAP-MMP – Navigational Skills Assessment Program-MM&P (2-Day) – 6/22/21*, 6/24/21*, 7/12/21, 8/30/21, 9/1/21, 11/15/21, 11/17/21, 12/13/21, 12/15/21

PSC – Personal Survival Craft (5-Day) – Contact Admissions

PSC-REF – Personal Survival Craft Refresher (2-Day) – 9/18/21, 12/16/21

RFPNW – Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch (3-day) – Not currently scheduled

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

ROR-1N – Radar Observer Renewal Evening Classes (1-Night): 9/14/21, 9/20/21

ROU-OIC – Radar Observer Program – Unlimited: 5/24/21, 8/23/21

SAR – Search & Rescue – (Now with OIC and CMM assessments) (3-Day): 12/6/21

SHS-BAS-OIC – Basic Shiphandling: 8/23/21, 10/25/21

SHS-EMR5 – Emergency Shiphandling (5 Day) – 6/14/21*, 7/12/21, 8/30/21, 11/15/21, 12/13/21

STB-OIC – Ship Construction and Basic Stability: 5/17/21, 8/30/21

TCNAV/CO – Terrestrial Navigation and Compasses (15-Day): 6/7/21, 7/12/21

TPIC – Tankerman Person in Charge: 6/28/21

TRAC-TUG-2 (2-Day): 11/9/21

TTT – ** This course is NOT covered by the MATES Program ** Not currently scheduled

VPDSD – Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (1-Day): 6/15/21

VSO – Vessel Security Officer (3-Day): 6/16/21, 9/8/21

WKP-OIC – Watchkeeping (Operational Level) (10-Day): 10/11/21

WX-OIC –Meteorology (Operational Level): 9/13/21
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MITAGS-WEST ACADEMIC NOTES

Schedule of Courses – Please also see our schedule and enroll online at www.mitags.org. For Registration Contact our Admissions Department: 206.441.2880 or admissions@mates.org.
MITAGS-WEST ACADEMIC NOTES

Schedule of Courses – Please also see our schedule and enroll online at .

For Registration Contact our Admissions Department: 206.441.2880 or admissions.west@mitags.org
May 2021

5th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
6-7 Basic Training Revalidation
6-7 & 10 Basic Training Refresher
10-14 Basic Training
10-28 Celestial Navigation
11-12 Advanced Firefighting Refresher
17-20 Advanced Firefighting

June 2021

1st Leadership & Teamworking Skills
2-3 Search & Rescue
7-11 Advanced Shiphandling I
7-11 Medical Care Provider
7-18 GMDSS
14-18 Advanced Shiphandling II
16-17 Basic Training Revalidation
18th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
21-23 Security Officer – Vessel, Company and Facility
28-2 Basic Shiphandling

July 2021

6-9 Advanced Firefighting
12-16 Tankerman Person-In-Charge
12-30 Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation w/ Compasses
19-23 Basic Training
26-27 Basic Training Revalidation
28th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation

August 2021

2-6 Radar Observer Unlimited
9-20 Watchkeeping (Operational Level)
23-24 Basic Training Revalidation
23-27 Cargo Handling & Stowage
25th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
30-3 Meteorology (Operational Level)

September 2021

7-10 ARPA
7-8 Advanced Firefighting Refresher
8th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
9-10 Basic Training Revalidation
9-10 & 13 Basic Training Refresher
13th Flashing Light
13-17 Basic Training
13-17 Advanced Shiphandling I
14th Leadership & Teamworking Skills
20-23 Advanced Firefighting
20-24 Advanced Shiphandling II
27-1 ECDIS

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