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Wheelhouse Weekly, October 19, 2021

Volume 27… Number 42… October 19, 2021

STORIES COVERED

In This Issue:

No More Violence, No More Excuses for Perpetrators:

Message From the MM&P General Executive Board:

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WHITE HOUSE NAMES 31-YEAR NAVY VETERAN TO LEAD THE MARITIME ADMINISTRATION

President Biden has nominated retired Navy Rear Adm. Ann C. Phillips to be the new Maritime Administrator.
If she is confirmed by the Senate, Phillips will take on challenges that include developing a national maritime policy, strengthening the US-flag fleet and growing the ranks of the American Merchant Marine by attracting more young people to the industry.
She will also take the helm at a time when MARAD is working to address a long-running pattern of alleged sexual misconduct in the onboard training program—Sea Year—which is run by the US Merchant Marine Academy.
In the early years of her career, Phillips served aboard the dry stores auxiliary USS SAN JOSE and, during operation Desert Storm, the destroyer tender USS CAPE COD.
She was the first commanding officer of the destroyer USS MUSTIN, went on to command Destroyer Squadron 28 and, most recently, Expeditionary Strike Group Two, which includes all amphibious warfare vessels on the US East Coast.
On shore, Phillips served on the Chief of Naval Operations’ Climate Change Task Force, advising on ways to make the Navy’s bases and forces more resilient to climate change.
She later became director of the Surface Warfare Division (OPNAV N86), part of the Navy’s planning, programming and budgeting office.
Phillips retired from the Navy in 2014 and pursued an MBA at the College of William and Mary.
She is currently special assistant to the Governor of Virginia for Coastal Adaptation and Protection, working to address the impact of sea level rise and coastal flooding across the state.
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GEN. JACQUELINE VAN OVOST CONFIRMED AS NEW USTRANSCOM HEAD

Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost has been confirmed by the Senate as the new commander of the US Transportation Command. USTRANSCOM is responsible for the global joint movement of combat units and sustainment cargo.
For the past year, Van Ovost has served as commander of Air Mobility Command. Prior to that, she was AMC’s deputy commander.
She has also commanded an air refueling squadron, flying training wing, and the Presidential Airlift Wing.
She served as the director of staff for Headquarters Air Force, the vice director of the Joint Staff, the director of Mobility Forces for US Central Command, and as vice commander of the US Air Force Expeditionary Center.
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ITF INSPECTOR ASSAULTED BY CAPTAIN OF LUXEMBURG-FLAGGED SHIP

The International Transport Workers Federation said Monday that one of its inspectors had been physically assaulted by a shipmaster earlier this year during an investigation of irregularities in crew pay and conditions.
“The ITF strongly condemns what has happened here: a physical assault against an ITF inspector who was just trying to do their job,” said ITF Inspectorate Coordinator Steve Trowsdale.
The ITF described the company involved as “a well-known European shipowner, with their vessel flagged to landlocked Luxemburg.”
Trowsdale said the federation would not release the name of the inspector to protect their privacy and would withhold the name of the master, the vessel, and the company—at least for the time being—as it explored its legal options.
“The ITF has a zero-tolerance policy towards violence at work, and this extends to how employers or their agents treat officials such as ITF inspectors,” Trowsdale said.
He said the ITF’s 134 inspectors, coordinators, and union contacts “do outstanding work” daily defending the rights of seafarers, helping thousands of people every year.
He noted, however, that “inspectors are not always welcomed with open arms by a shipowner or their representative on board—particularly if they have something to hide.”
As part of their investigations, inspectors are often required to board vessels to verify the welfare of seafarers.
They also have to go through records related to pay and recorded hours of work and rest to make sure they match up with what seafarers have experienced.
“It doesn’t matter how angry or agitated a shipowner or their representative is: there is no excuse and no room for an ITF inspector, nor anyone working in the maritime industry, frankly, to be physically assaulted. Violence needs to be unacceptable in our industry,” Trowsdale said.
Since the inspector was attacked, the ITF has launched a review into the training and support it offers to officials.
“We train our inspectors to deal with aggressive people and situations on vessels, and of course we offer them support when needed,” said Trowsdale.
“But when incidents like this happen, however unprecedented, we have to stop and ask whether as an organization there’s anything more that we can do to protect our team going forward.”
“We’ll look at what we need to do internally,” Trowsdale added.
“But stopping incidents like this is going to take the whole of the industry adopting the ITF’s zero-tolerance approach to violence and violent attitudes.”
“Any seafarer, master, employer, or agent who makes our workplaces unsafe should have no future in our industry. Period.”
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ITF WOMEN’S SECTION LEADER: “MARITIME MUST BE SAFE FOR EVERYONE”

“There is too much violence and too much intimidation that takes place in the maritime industry,” said ITF Seafarers’ Section Women’s Representative Lena Dyring in responding to the assault on an ITF inspector that took place earlier this year.

“And while violence and intimidation at work is bad for all maritime workers—for our seafarers, for our inspectors, for our tug and towage workers—it is especially problematic for women and our industry’s ability to attract and retain women seafarers.”

Dyring said that significant workforce shortages were expected in seafarer officers and ratings positions in coming years, adding, “We need more women to take up seafaring roles.”

“From a union perspective, how do you overcome labor shortages? You have to make sure there are good quality jobs with safe workplaces that women want to take up in the first place.”

“That means no more violence—and no more excuses for perpetrators.”

The ITF has been active for decades in campaigns to end violence at work.

In the last year, the federation and its maritime affiliates have been active in support of governments ratifying International Labor Organization Convention 190 (C190), which came into force on June 25, 2021.

C190 has a particular focus on gender-based violence and harassment in the world of work.

“We hear women experiencing more harassment and bullying on board than their male counterparts do,” Dyring said.

“When women do report harassment and bullying, they have to be taken seriously and appropriate action has to be taken.”

MM&P is one of the nearly 700 transport unions in 150 countries that belong to the ITF.
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“ALL SEAFARERS MUST HAVE A WORKPLACE FREE OF HARASSMENT, BULLYING AND DISCRIMINATION”

In response to the most recent reports of violence against maritime industry workers, the MM&P General Executive Board (GEB) reaffirms the Union’s policy of rejecting any form of workplace violence.

“All seafarers must have a safe workplace free of fear, harassment, coercion, bullying and assault—be it sexual in nature or any other type,” the GEB wrote in a statement that was disseminated last week to every member of the Union.

“It is our collective duty to protect and respect not only our own members, but, as maritime professionals and decent human beings, to extend this duty to our shipmates and all seafarers.”

“Our personal example and insistence on the safety and respectful treatment of our shipmates is the essence of leadership. Whatever the rating, experience, or qualifications, a good shipmate protects their co-workers and does not tolerate abuse.”

“Realizing we are dealing with a societal problem that can be seriously exacerbated aboard ship, every member must share the commitment to speak out and act when they observe shipboard bullying, harassment, or illegal discrimination.”

To read about the affirmative steps the Union is taking to ensure that every MM&P workplace is a safe workplace, go to:

https://tinyurl.com/MMPSafeWorkspace
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BIDEN ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES SHIFT TO 24/7 OPERATIONS AT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PORTS

The White House has secured a commitment from the Port of Los Angeles to operate around the clock to address the unprecedented congestion at the nation’s critical trade hubs.
The shift follows a similar move last month by the Port of Long Beach.

In the first six months of 2021, the Southern California ports—which together handle 40 percent of the containers that enter the US—have reported a record 30 percent increase in volumes.
“My Administration is working around the clock to move more goods faster and strengthen the resiliency of our supply chains,” President Biden said in an Oct. 13 speech.
“Today I’m announcing that the Port of LA will begin operating around the clock 24/7 to make sure Americans can get the goods they need.”

To ease the congestion, the White House is also working with stakeholders in trucking, distribution, warehousing and organized labor.
Participants in a roundtable convened by the Administration last Wednesday included senior representatives of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, the Teamsters, the AFL-CIO, the American Trucking Association and giant retailers.

“Our goal is not only to get through this immediate bottleneck, but to address the long-standing weaknesses in our transportation supply chain that this pandemic has exposed,” Biden said.
As part of the ports’ 24/7 operating plan, a new “push system” has been adopted: rather than waiting for cargo owners to “pull” their goods, under the new system, cargo owners are identified in advance and notified so they can move their containers out of the yard as quickly as possible.

“This also means getting commitments from the liner shipping companies to have an equal number of exports and empty containers returned to give truckers the round-trip economics they need and reduce gate turn times,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka at a press conference on Thursday.

“If we can continue to push out this cargo on the trucking side like we’ve shown in early days with our rail partners, that will give us more room on the terminal to bring in these ships even quicker.”

Pandemic-generated congestion is causing problems at ports around the world.

Container “dwell time” at Felixstowe, the UK’s busiest container port, is reportedly now nine days, twice the 2020 average.
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MEDITERRANEAN SHIPPING COMPANY NAMED “PARTY IN INTEREST” IN OIL SPILL INQUIRY

Coast Guard officials boarded the cargo ship MSC DANIT in the Port of Long Beach on Saturday as part of the investigation into the pipeline rupture that led to the Oct. 2 oil spill off the coast of Orange County.

The agency said in a statement that the Coast Guard chief of investigations for Los Angeles–Long Beach has determined that the Panama-flagged vessel was involved in a Jan. 25 anchor-dragging incident that may have displaced a section of the pipeline and stripped away its concrete casing.

Beta Offshore, the company that operates the pipeline, said it was intact in October 2020, the last time an inspection was conducted.

Data on vessel movements reviewed by The Los Angeles Times, which has reported on the investigation, show MSC DANIT moving over the pipeline in high winds before eventually moving out to the channel near Santa Catalina Island.

The Coast Guard has named Mediterranean Shipping Co., the ship’s operator, and Dordellas Finance Corp., its owner, as “parties in interest.”

The designation means that the companies can retain lawyers, cross-examine witnesses and call their own witnesses in the context of the inquiry.

A Coast Guard spokesperson said several other ships are under investigation but that entities linked to them have not been designated as “parties in interest.”

The FBI has also launched a criminal investigation into the events that led up to the spill.
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GREAT LAKES IRON ORE SHIPMENTS REGISTER SIGNIFICANT YEAR-ON-YEAR INCREASE

The Lake Carriers’ Association has reported that shipments of iron ore from US ports on the Great Lakes totaled 5.4 million tons in September, an increase of 38.8 percent compared to a year ago.

Shipments were a near match to the month’s five-year average.

Year-to-date, the iron ore trade stands at 37.4 million tons, an increase of nearly 32.8 percent compared to the same point in 2020.

Through September, iron ore loadings were 3.9 percent above their five-year average for the first three quarters.
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C. JAMES PATTI NAMED INTERNATIONAL PROPELLER CLUB PRESIDENT

The International Propeller Club of the United States has elected C. James Patti as its new international president.

Throughout his more than 50 years working for the maritime industry, Patti has played a leadership role in all major legislative efforts affecting the operation of US-flag vessels in the foreign and domestic trades and the employment of American mariners.

He joined the Maritime Institute for Research and Industrial Development in 1980 and became president of MIRAID in 1985, a position he still holds today.

He is also chairman of USA Maritime, which represents US-flag shipping companies operating US-flag vessels in America’s foreign trades, the maritime unions that provide the licensed and unlicensed crews for these vessels and their related maritime associations.

In his new role, Patti will serve as chief executive officer and lead the business and affairs of the Club and its 70 port chapters worldwide.

“I believe very strongly in the Propeller Club and what we and our diverse membership can offer the maritime industry,” Patti says.

“I look forward to using what I have learned over these past years to assist our ports and regions, in the United States and overseas, to attract the next generation of Propeller Club members and to expand the role and influence of the Propeller Club as a voice promoting and supporting the maritime industry.”

“I encourage everyone who works with and for our industry and who understands the critical role our industry plays to join with us and work with us as we go forward.”

The International Propeller Club of the United States, founded in 1927, is a network of professionals dedicated to the promotion of the maritime industry, commerce, and global trade.

Local chapters in the United States and abroad are organized into chapters, called “Ports,” which meet regularly to hear from industry leaders, for service opportunities, and to network with colleagues.
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NEW MAILING ADDRESS FOR MM&P-UNITED INLAND GROUP IN ALASKA

MM&P-United Inland Group Representative Shannon Adamson has a new mailing address. The phone number, fax number and email address are unchanged.

The new mailing address is:

Shannon Adamson
Regional Representative
MM&P United Inland Group
P.O. Box 211468
Auke Bay, AK 99821-1468
Phone: 907-586-8192
Fax: 907-789-0569
sadamson@bridgedeck.org
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MARYLAND BOARD OF PILOTS 2021 PILOT-IN-TRAINING APPLICATION NOW AVAILABLE

The Maryland Board of Pilots is accepting applications for Pilots-in-training through Dec. 31, 2021, for the current selection process.

Applications received after that date will not be accepted for the current selection process.

If you are interested in a career as a Maritime Pilot, please visit our website for more information: https://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/bp/.

When you are on the site, click on “Licensing Applications” and then on “Apply to be a Pilot-in-training.”

You can also email your request to: dloplpilots-labor@maryland.gov.

The application fee is $25 and is non-refundable.

Applications should be sent to the Maryland Board of Pilots, 500 N. Calvert Street, Room 308, Baltimore, MD 21202.

For assistance, please contact the Board at: 410-230-6261 or Fax: 410-962-8483.
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ALASKA MARINE HIGHWAY SYSTEM SEEKS EXTRA RELIEF THIRD MATES

The Alaska Marine Highway System is seeking to hire extra relief third mates. The job is year-round, with work assignments on a two-week rotation. Requirements are:

1. Valid USCG Merchant Mariner’s Credential with the following endorsements:

STCW Endorsements:
— Basic (Safety) Training (VI/1)
— Officer in Charge of a Watch (II/1) (Waiver-able based on need)
— Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VI/6).

National Endorsements:
— 3rd Mate OC
— Lifeboatman
— Radar Unlimited

2. Valid Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC) (please submit color copy)

3. Current DOT Drug (within the last 6 months)

4. Current USCG Medical Certificate (STCW 2yr date)

5. Valid Driver’s License

Desired knowledge and abilities:

— Knowledge of operations protocols for vessel, crew, passengers and cargo.

— Understanding deck operations including cargo management, deck maintenance and coordination of supplies.

— Ability to maintain charts and operational checks on the navigation equipment.

— Working knowledge of safety protocols and emergency survival equipment.

The MM&P United Inland Group-Pacific Maritime Region represents the licensed deck officers who sail for AMHS.

To apply, please send resumes to: umeko.seaver@alaska.gov.

Port Captain Umeko Seaver
7559 N Tongass Hwy
Ketchikan, AK 99901

For information on vessel specifics and routes, go to https://dot.alaska.gov/amhs/.
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MITAGS-WEST LOOKING FOR PERSONNEL FOR MARINE FIREFIGHTING/DAMAGE CONTROL PROGRAMS

MITAGS-West is looking to quickly fill three open positions in its Marine Firefighting/Damage Control Programs.

The three are:

Program Manager;

Lead Instructor; and

Assistant Instructor.

If you are interested in learning more or applying for these positions, please click on the links above and submit a cover letter with your resume to Human Resources Manager Jane Sibiski at Jsibiski@mitags.org.
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COVID-19 VACCINATION AND MASKING REQUIRED FOR ALL MITAGS STUDENTS

Full COVID vaccination is mandatory for everyone attending training on campus at MITAGS East and MITAGS West.

Full vaccination is mandatory for all students unless you have a documented medical exemption or claim a religious/philosophical exemption.

Documentation either of full COVID vaccination or a written claim of exemption must be submitted to Admissions in advance of your course.

Scans, photocopies, or electronic images of your COVID-19 vaccination cards (records) or certification by a medical provider are acceptable.

Additionally, face-masks are required in all public spaces on both campuses, regardless of vaccination status.

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 (5-Day) – Not Currently Scheduled

AIS-1 – Automatic Identifications Systems Orientation (1-Day): Not currently scheduled

ARPA-OIC (4-Day) – Automated Radar Plotting Aids: 2/1/22

AZIPOD (2-Day) – 2/3/22

BRM – Bridge Resource Management (5-Day): 10/25/21, 3/7/22

BRMP –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots (2-Day): 11/9/21, 2/4/22, 2/28/22, 3/14/22
Online: Not currently scheduled

BRMP-EMR –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots with Emergency Shiphandling – (Now also included in BRMP-Refresher) (3-Day): 3/16/22

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

BT – Basic Safety Training (5-Day): 1/31/22, 5/9/22, 9/12/22

BT-Revalidation (2-day) (Must have 1 year of sea service in last 5 years) – 10/25/21*, 12/13/21, 2/22/22, 3/22/22, 4/26/22, 6/8/22, 9/28/22, 10/19/22, 11/14/22, 12/20/22

BT-Refresher (3-day) – 12/13/21, 2/22/22, 4/26/22, 9/28/22, 11/14/22, 12/19/22

CHS-OIC – Cargo Handling Basic (5-Day): 11/29/21

[CMM – Chief Mate and Master Courses]

ADVSTB-CMM – Advanced Stability (5-Day): 1/17/22, 3/21/22

ADVWX-CMM – Advanced Meteorology (5-Day): 12/6/21, 1/10/22

CHS-CMM – Advanced Cargo Operations (10 Days): 10/25/21, 3/28/22

CM-OPS 1 – Chief Mate Operations – Week 1 (5-Day): 11/29/21, 2/28/22

CM-OPS 2 Maersk – Chief Mate Operations II Maersk Specific (5-Day): 12/6/21, 3/7/22

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

ECDIS – Electronic Chart Display Information Systems (5-Day): 11/29/21, 1/24/22, 5/2/22, 8/1/22, 10/10/22

LMS – Leadership and Managerial Skills (Management Level – Formerly MCL-CMM) (5-Day): 11/8/21, 12/13/21, 1/31/22, 4/25/22, 8/8/22, 11/14/22

MPP-CMM – Marine Propulsion Plants (5-Day): 3/14/22
(DCS-1 available on request – contact Admissions)

SEC-APPS – Practical Defense Tactics: Not Currently Scheduled

SHMGT-CMM- Ship Management (5-Day): 2/28/22

SHS-ADV-I-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 1) (5-Day): 11/1/21*, 11/29/21, 1/17/22, 2/14/22, 3/21/22, 4/11/22, 5/16/22, 6/6/22, 7/25/22, 8/8/22, 9/19/22, 10/3/22, 10/17/22, 11/7/22, 12/5/22

SHS-ADV-II-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 2) (5-Day): 11/8/21*, 12/6/21, 1/24/22, 2/21/22, 3/28/22, 4/18/22, 5/23/22, 6/13/22, 8/1/22, 8/15/22, 9/26/22, 10/10/22, 10/24/22, 11/14/22, 12/12/22

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

VPEN-CMM – Voyage Planning & Electronic Navigation (5-Day): 4/11/22, 10/3/22

WKP-CMM – Advanced Watchkeeping (5-Day): 3/7/22

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) – 1/17/22

CIW-DPA/IA – Continual Improvement Workshop: Designated Person Ashore & Internal Auditor (3-Day) ** This course is NOT covered by the MATES Program **
Online: Not currently scheduled

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

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

CRISIS-COMMS – Crisis Communications (1-Day): 3/18/22

CRSMGT – Crisis Management and Human Behavior (1-Day) – 2/18/22

CDMGT – Crowd Management (1-Day) – 2/17/22

CSE – Confined Space Entry (3-Day): Not Currently Scheduled

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

CY-MAR – Cyber-Skilled Mariner (5-Day) **NOT covered by the MATES Program ** – Not currently scheduled

Cyber-MAR-ONL – Cyber Skilled Mariner, Management of Information & Systems Security (Online Seminar) **NOT covered by the MATES Program ** – Not Currently Scheduled

DDE – Great Lakes (20-Day): 2/27/22

ECDIS for Pilots (2-Day) – 11/11/21

ERM – Engine Resource Management (5-Day): 12/6/21

ADV-FF – Advanced Fire-Fighting (4-day) – 3/28/22

FF-BADV – Fire Fighting Combined Basic & Advanced (5-Day): 1/31/22, 5/9/22, 9/12/22

FF-ADV-Rev (1-day) (Must have 1 year of sea service in last 5 years) – Advanced Fire Fighting Revalidation: 10/27/21, 12/16/21, 2/21/22, 3/24/22, 4/25/22, 6/7/22, 9/27/22, 10/18/22, 11/16/22, 12/22/22

FF-ADV-REF (2-day) – Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher: 12/11/21, 2/25/22, 4/29/22, 10/1/22, 11/12/22, 12/17/22

FSM – Fatigue, Sleep, & Medications (1-Day): 10/22/21
Online: Not currently scheduled

GL-Pilot – Great Lakes Pilotage Familiarization (2-Day): 1/21/22

GMDSS – Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (10-Day): 1/10/22

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

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

LAP – License Advancement Program for Mate to Master (20-Day): 3/7/22

LAP-Great Lakes – License Advancement Program – Great Lakes (15-Day): 1/24/22

LAP-ORG3rd – License Advancement Program for Original 3rd Mate, Oceans, Any Gross Ton License (15-Day): 6/6/22

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

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

LTS –Leadership and Teamworking Skills (Formerly MCL-OIC) (1-Day): 3/14/22

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

MED-PIC – Medical Person in Charge (10-Day): 11/29/21*, 1/17/22, 4/4/22, 7/11/22, 10/3/22, 12/5/22

MED-PIC-REF– Medical Person in Charge Refresher: 11/15/21, 1/10/22

MED-PRO – Medical Care Provider: 1/17/22, 2/7/22, 4/4/22, 7/11/22, 10/3/22

MED-DOT-DA – Dept. of Transportation Drug & Alcohol Testing (1-Day): 10/28/21, 11/14/21, 12/4/21, 12/17/21, 1/15/22, 3/25/22, 4/9/22, 6/6/22, 7/16/22, 9/36/22, 10/8/22, 10/17/22, 11/17/22, 12/23/22

[MSC – Military Sealift Command Courses]

MSC-CBRD-1 – Military Sealift Command Chemical, Biological, Radiological Defense Orientation (Basic) (1-Day): 10/31/21

MSC-DC – Military Sealift Command Damage Control (2-day): 10/29/21

MSC-ENVPRO (1-Day) – 11/9/21

MSC-FF-HELO (2-Day) – 10/25/21*

MSC-SMA – Military Sealift Command Small Arms Qualifications (4-Day): 11/1/21*, 1/10/22, 3/14/22

MSC-Security Watch Basic (1-Day/ 8-hour) – 11/1/21 (Evening)

MSC-Security Watch Advanced (1-Day) – 11/5/21*, 1/14/22, 3/18/22

MSC-Ship’s Reaction Force (3-Day) – 11/6/21*, 1/15/22, 3/19/22

NDMS-ENAV – Navigational Decision Making Series – Best Practice in eNav (3-Day) – 11/8/21

NSAP-MMP – Navigational Skills Assessment Program-MM&P (2-Day) – 11/15/21*, 11/17/21*, 12/13/21*, 12/15/21*, 2/1/22, 3/28/22, 5/3/22, 5/5/22, 6/27/22, 6/29/22, 7/18/22

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

PSC-REF – Personal Survival Craft Refresher (2-Day) – 12/16/21, 4/24/22, 10/3/22

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

ROR-1 – Radar Observer Renewal (1-Day): 1/31/22

ROR-1N – Radar Observer Renewal Evening Classes (1-Night): 12/15/21, 1/18/22, 4/26/22, 4/29/22, 9/20/22, 9/28/22

ROU-OIC – Radar Observer Program – Unlimited: 3/7/22

SAR – Search & Rescue – (Now with OIC and CMM assessments) (3-Day): 3/3/22

SHS-BAS-OIC – Basic Shiphandling: 2/28/22, 4/25/22, 9/12/22, 12/5/22

SHS-EMR5 – Emergency Shiphandling (5 Day) – 11/15/21, 12/13/21, 2/7/22, 4/4/22, 6/20/22, 8/22/22, 11/28/22

STB-OIC – Ship Construction and Basic Stability: 2/14/22

TCNAV/CO – Terrestrial Navigation and Compasses (15-Day): 1/24/22

TPIC – Tankerman Person in Charge: 3/7/22

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): 3/3/22

VSO – Vessel Security Officer (3-Day): 2/28/22

WKP-OIC – Watchkeeping (Operational Level) (10-Day): 2/7/22

WX-OIC –Meteorology (Operational Level): 2/21/22
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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.west@mitags.org

October 2021

25-26 Basic Training Revalidation
27th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation

November 2021

1-5 Basic Training
8-11 Advanced Firefighting
8-12 Basic Shiphandling
8-12 Leadership & Managerial Skills
15-17 Security Officer – Vessel, Company and Facility
15-18 ARPA
17-18 Basic Training Revalidation
19th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
22-24 Search & Rescue

December 2021

29-10 GMDSS
6-7 Basic Training Revalidation
8th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
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