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Wheelhouse Weekly – October 8th, 2019

October 9th 2019

Volume 24… Number 40… Oct. 8, 2019

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“THERE’S AN EASY WAY FOR WASHINGTON TO FEND OFF RECESSION AND HELP THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS,” SAYS TTD

“The economy has made steady improvements since the Great Recession of 2008, but recovery has disproportionately favored wealthier Americans,” says Larry Willis, president of the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department.

“Even today, wages for low- and middle-income earners remain stagnant,” he writes in an opinion piece in Business Insider.

“Our manufacturing sector–traditionally a source of good middle-class jobs and an indicator of economic health–is facing serious problems.”

“While no one can predict what the markets will do or what the future holds, there are immediate steps lawmakers can take to both buffer against fear of an economic slowdown and rebalance America’s economy in favor of working people.”

“Chief among them: massive investments in our transportation system and infrastructure.”

As evidence of the need for transportation infrastructure investments, Willis cites problems we are all familiar with: “Mind-numbingly long lines at airports, soul-crushing commutes, broken buses and subway cars, and paralyzing congestion at our nation’s seaports.”

Failure to adequately maintain our transportation network makes the U.S. less competitive than the majority of our trading partners.

It also costs American households more than $1,000 each year in wasted time, fuel, car repairs and related expenses.

These and other problems are destined to worsen if the country slips into recession.

“Creating millions of middle-class jobs by rebuilding our country is a proactive step policymakers can take now to get ahead of any pending economic slide,” Willis says.

“Every $1 billion invested in transportation infrastructure creates more than 21,000 good jobs across multiple sectors of the economy, including construction, operations, maintenance and design.”

Our manufacturing base is further strengthened when federal dollars are paired with strong Buy America laws, which require buses, trains, steel and other materials be manufactured in the U.S.

Unlike jobs in the growing on-demand economy–like those in Amazon warehouses or through apps like Grubhub–positions in transportation, infrastructure and manufacturing are more likely to pay living wages, come with benefits like health insurance and retirement plans, and be stable.

“That’s in no small part because of the high union density and strong tradition of collective bargaining in these sectors,” Willis says.

And today, the cost of capital is historically cheap.

“Investing now, when interest rates are low–and before the backlog of maintenance gets even worse–makes the best financial sense,” he argues.

TTD is advocating “a modest increase in the federal gas tax” to fund improvements in roads, bridges, and transit systems.

Money to improve, expand and make our ports “the best in the world” should come from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund, which instead of being spent on maritime projects is today being diverted to other uses by lawmakers.

“Fully funding our national passenger rail system will address a backlog of maintenance issues and ensure communities across the country have access to this vital transportation option for years to come.”

“Finally,” Willis says, “our political leaders should commit to investing in transformative projects like high-speed rail in California and the Gateway Program in the Northeast, which are both urgently needed but have become targets of petty politics.”

“We can put millions to work rebuilding our transit systems, airports, rail lines, roads and bridges. We can cement America’s status as a world economic leader. We can breathe new life into our middle class, boost our manufacturing sector and provide a healthy counter to looming worldwide economic woes.”

“The only question that remains is whether or not our elected leaders have the political courage to do what is right,” he concludes.

AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department affiliates include MM&P and 32 other transportation sector unions.

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ITF: “CAPTAIN DETAINED FOR THREE YEARS IN SRI LANKA A VICTIM OF CRIMINALIZATION”

The International Transport Workers’ Federation is again calling for the release of Gennadiy Gavrylov, a Ukrainian ship captain who has been prevented from leaving Sri Lanka since 2016.

Gavrylov was arrested on June 23, 2016, when the Sri Lankan ship he was captain of—the AVANT GARDE–was accused of illegally importing arms.

He has not been charged with any crime but has been blocked from leaving the country on the pretext that an investigation is ongoing.

In the three years he has spent in detention, Gavrylov has been given only limited opportunities to speak by phone with members of his family and has been unable to work.

He is also suffering from a serious heart condition and doctors have informed him that he needs surgery.

ITF President Paddy Crumlin, ITF General Secretary Stephen Cotton and Oleg Grigoryuk, vice president of the Maritime Transport Workers Union of Ukraine, met with Gavrylov last month to urge his release.

“The fact that he remains in Sri Lanka three years after his arrest, and nearly four years after he first arrived, is a clear breach of his human rights and a classic example of criminalization,” Crumlin says.

Criminalization occurs when mariners are charged with offenses related to their role at sea and are not given fair recourse to justice.

International law is clear on the rights of individuals subject to detention by state authorities: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights states that every person has the right to liberty and that any person “arrested or detained on a criminal charge… shall be entitled to trial within a reasonable time or to release.”

“Gennadiy’s continued detention is nothing short of a severe breach of human rights,” Cotton says.

“His health is suffering, he desperately needs life-saving heart surgery, and his family is left languishing without his wage to support them,” he added.

“Taking into account the circumstances surrounding his arrest, and taking into consideration his ill health and the length of time he has already spent in detention without charge, we implore the Sri Lankan government to intervene and allow him to go home.”

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SEARCH WINDS DOWN FOR SEVEN MISSING IN SINKING OF LUXEMBOURG-FLAG TUG BOURBON RHODE

Rescuers responding to the sinking of the BOURBON RHODE, a Luxembourg-flag tug that went down in Hurricane Lorenzo, say they are winding down their search for the seven people still missing.

Three crewmembers in a lifeboat were rescued and have been reunited with their families.

Four bodies have been recovered.

Searchers also located an overturned fast rescue craft belonging to the vessel.

The tug and its 14-person crew were in transit 1,200 nautical miles off Martinique and 60 nautical miles south-southeast of the eye of category 4 Hurricane Lorenzo when it began taking on water at the stern and sank on Sept. 26.

In a statement, shipowner Bourbon said the anchor-handling tug ALP STRIKER remains in the search zone.

It added that additional resources were being pulled from the operation, but said that commercial vessels in the area were being asked to keep “an adapted watch,” a decision that has been met with criticism from those advocating continuation of a larger-scale search for survivors.

The company said that “… the ALP STRIKER vessel, a 90 m AHTS capable of operating over very long distances, is still surveying the area to find the missing seafarers and all merchant vessels operating in this area are mobilized to set up an appropriate watch.”

It added that all its employees are in mourning for the members of the crew who were lost and that it is seeking “to understand the facts and circumstances of this tragedy.”

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CAPSIZED SOUTH KOREAN RO-RO STILL LEAKING OIL

Georgia state authorities are warning that the GOLDEN RAY, the Marshall Islands-flagged ro-ro that capsized in St. Simons Sound last month, is still leaking oil.

Authorities are urging members of the public not to swim if they see oil on the water.

More than 70 vessels have been engaged in responding to the disaster, according to the Unified Command.

At last count, lightering teams had removed more than 169,000 gallons of fuel from the vessel.

Salvors have located and reinforced the sources of previous discharges, the authorities said.

Skimmers are recovering oil from the water and thousands of meters of containment boom have been deployed to protect vulnerable areas.

The vessel capsized on Sept. 8 after a fire broke out.

All 24 people aboard the ship were ultimately rescued, four of them after some 30 hours stuck inside the engineering room.

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MISSING BULK CARRIER LOCATED; LIQUEFACTION OF NICKEL ORE CARGO SUSPECTED CAUSE OF DISASTER

The NUR ALLYA, an Indonesia-flagged bulk carrier missing with all 25 members of the crew since Aug. 20, has been found in the waters off Buru Island, Indonesia.

A single damaged lifeboat had also been found, and an oil spill has been observed in the area in which the vessel is thought to have sunk.

The International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners released a statement warning of the dangers of transporting cargo subject to liquefaction.

“Although the cause of the potential casualty is not known and must be established by prompt investigation by the Indonesian authorities, INTERCARGO urges all shipowners, operators and seafarers to exercise extreme caution when accepting for carriage nickel ore and other cargoes that have the potential to liquefy,” the group said in a statement.

“We would like to stress the importance of adhering to the provisions in the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code to ensure the safety of lives at sea and the safe transportation of dry bulk cargoes.”

The group said it was frustrated by the “lack of commitment” from certain stakeholders, including some shippers, receivers and port state authorities at load and discharge ports, “despite a heightened awareness of the problem by the industry through various publications produced by the P&I Clubs and industry associations.”

INTERCARGO says that between 2009 and 2018, 188 lives were lost in bulk carrier casualties.

The highest cause of loss of life, responsible for 101 deaths, was “cargo-related failure” involving bulk carriers carrying nickel ore from Indonesia, laterite (clay) iron ore from India and bauxite from Malaysia.

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NEGOTIATIONS WITH GM “HAVE TAKEN A TURN FOR THE WORSE,” UAW SAYS

The strike by members of the United Auto Workers is now in its fourth week, and negotiations are not going well, the union has told members.

UAW Vice President Terry Dittes said Monday that the two sides were not close to an agreement.

Thirty-three manufacturing plants and 22 parts distribution facilities nationwide are shut down as a result of the strike.

Besides the roughly 46,000 hourly GM employees walking picket lines, some 5,000 workers at the company’s suppliers in Canada and the U.S. have been laid off as a result of the strike.

Several hundred GM maintenance workers who are also represented by the UAW went on strike on Sept. 14 and are now picketing alongside the auto assembly workers.

The company is said to be losing money at a rate of about $25 million a day.

One automotive sector consulting group has estimated that as of Oct. 6, GM’s cumulative lost profits totaled more than $600 million.

Workers, meanwhile, are trying to get by on a $250-a-week check from the UAW strike fund.

Their contract demands include higher wages, increased company participation in health care costs and protections for temporary workers who do similar jobs to permanent employees but for less pay, scanty benefits and no job security.

The union is also negotiating for the reopening of plants in the United States that the company has recently idled.

The automaker, the nation’s largest, is refusing to give back concessions the union made following the financial crisis.

The concessions included half pay and no pensions for new-hires, an end to cost-of-living increases, no daily overtime pay after eight hours (only after 40 hours per week, as the law requires) and elimination of a supplemental unemployment benefits fund designed to help workers laid-off during cyclical slowdowns in production.

Besides refusing to budge on the concessions, the company has reportedly proposed raising workers’ health insurance costs, paying bonuses every other year instead of annually and hiring more lower-paid temp workers and contractors.

Some of the so-called “temporary, part-timers” that now make up over 7 percent of the GM workforce have been employed by the company for eight years.

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CHICAGO TEACHERS, SUPPORT STAFF AND PARK WORKERS ALL SET TO STRIKE

Members of the Chicago Teachers Union, school support staff and workers at city parks are expected to go on strike on Oct. 17 if no deal is reached by then with local officials.

In a joint statement, unions representing all three groups said their 35,000 members were ready to walk out if they can’t settle their differences with the city by next week.

“We prefer to reach a contract settlement without a strike. … But I want no one in the city of Chicago to doubt our resolve,” said CTU President Jesse Sharkey.

“We mean to improve the conditions in our schools. We mean to achieve a fair contract.”

“The schools don’t work without all of us, and our unity is our strength.”

Joining teachers on the picket lines will be security guards, bus aides, special education classroom assistants and custodians, along with several thousand employees of the Chicago Park District.

The city has said that all school buildings in the system would remain open during any walkout, and that principals and non-union staff would be on hand to greet students and give them access to activities.

The teachers are demanding improvements in pay and benefits, as well as an increase in the number of school librarians, nurses and social workers.

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SUNY MARITIME SEEKS PERMANENT SECOND/MATE REGULATORY OFFICER

SUNY Maritime College is seeking a permanent second mate/regulatory officer.

The successful applicant will be assigned to the TS EMPIRE STATE to: facilitate deck maintenance labs; develop and maintain a preventative maintenance program as required by ISM; maintain compliance and recordkeeping of all associated documentation with regards to the EPA, VGP, inventory control and the vessel security plan.

Participation in Summer Sea Term (SST) would be required for at least one half of the SST (Cruise A or Cruise B) with duties to include training and development of at least 500 deck cadets in regards to shipboard operations and repair.

The successful candidate will serve as liaison between the ship, the regiment, academia and professional development programs, and work with the dean of admissions when necessary to recruit potential students.

He or she may be required to attend open houses and other events to make presentations designed to showcase the college and in particular the engine training program on the ship.

Required qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree; active 2/M license with at least 5 years maritime experience; strong desire to work in a student-oriented environment in higher education; ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license, Transportation Worker’s Identification and passport for international travel.

Preferred qualifications include: Master’s degree and military experience.

Anticipated salary range is $70,000 – $72,000 annually, with an outstanding benefits package.

Review of applications to commence immediately and conclude on Oct. 25, or when the position is filled.

If you are interested in this position, please apply online: https://tinyurl.com/permanent2mate

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COAST GUARD SEEKING MARITIME TRANSPORTATION SPECIALISTS

The U.S. Coast Guard currently has two Marine Transportation Specialist positions open at the National Maritime Center in Martinsburg, W. Va.

To learn more and apply for these positions, visit https://www.usajobs.gov/ and input the job opportunity announcement numbers below or select the following links:

Deck:

. 19-1749-SE-RD-D – https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/539272700
. 19-1749-SE-RD-M – https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/539276800

Engine
. 18-1662-SE-RD-M-R1 – https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/538978000
. 18-1662-SE-RD-D-R1 – https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/538977500

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OFFSHORE MEMBERSHIP MEETING IN MM&P OAKLAND HALL ON THURSDAY, OCT. 24

There will be an Offshore Membership Meeting in the MM&P Oakland Hall on Thursday, Oct. 24.

The meeting will begin immediately after 1100 job call.

As a reminder, the MM&P Oakland Hall is located at: 548 Thomas L. Berkly Way, Oakland, 94612.

The phone number is: 510-808-7068.

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MM&P CLOSED FOR COLUMBUS DAY ON MONDAY, OCT. 14

All MM&P union halls, the MM&P Plan Office, the MM&P Federal Credit Union and MM&P headquarters will be closed on Monday, Oct. 14, for Columbus Day.
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OFFSHORE FAMILIARIZATION COURSE IN MM&P OAKLAND HALL ON OCT. 23-24

The Offshore Familiarization Course will be held in the MM&P Oakland Hall on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 23-24.

The course begins both days at 0900.

There is no sea-time requirement to take the course.

All Offshore applicants, potential transferees from other membership groups and other interested Offshore members are encouraged to take the course as soon as possible.

If you would like to take the course, please contact Veronica Schaible, vschaible@bridgedeck.org

or 510-808-7068.

The MM&P Oakland Hall is located at: 548 Thomas L. Berkly Way, Oakland, 94612.

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MITAGS SEEKING PHOTOS FROM MEMBERS FOR USE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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 lmoran@mitags.org.

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

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/ MITAGS EAST ACADEMIC NOTES /

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 admissions@mitags.org or to the fax number below. New dedicated fax line for Admissions only: 1-443-568-1928. For all other MITAGS business, please continue to use: 410-859-5181.

For class availability or information on MITAGS courses and programs, contact Amanda Meadows, Admissions Coordinator, toll-free at 866-656-5568 or by e-mail: admissions@mitags.org.

Why not try our on-line calendar to register for class: https://www.mitags.org/calendar/. .

For Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) processing, MMC problem resolution advice, STCW compliance and VA GI-Bill questions, contact MITAGS-PMI Student/Instructional Services Manager Jennifer Pitzen at 206-739-0720 (direct line); (888) 893-7829 (toll free); or by e-mail: jpitzen@mates.org.

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 – 4/13/20

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

ARPA-OIC (4-Day) – Automated Radar Plotting Aids: 1/14/20, 3/31/20

AZIPOD (2-Day) – 3/9/20, 4/30/20

BRM-35 – Bridge Resource Management: 10/28/19, 2/24/20, 5/11/20

BRMP –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots (2-Day): 1/15/20, 3/9/20, 3/31/20, 4/30/20, 5/18/20

BRMP-EMR –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots with Emergency Shiphandling – (Now also included in BRMP-Refresher) (3-Day): 3/11/20, 4/27/20

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

BT – Basic Safety Training: 10/14/19, 2/24/20, 4/20/20

BT-Revalidation (2-day) (Must have 1 year of sea service in last 5 years) – 10/29/19, 12/17/19, 2/4/20, 3/4/20, 4/2/20, 4/28/20, 6/15/20

BT-Refresher (3-day) – 12/16/19, 3/4/20, 4/27/20

CHS-OIC – Cargo Handling Basic: 10/21/19, 4/6/20

[CMM – Chief Mate and Master Courses]

ADVSTB-CMM – Advanced Stability: 12/16/19, 2/3/20, 4/13/20, 6/8/20

ADVWX-CMM – Advanced Meteorology: 12/9/19, 1/27/20, 4/6/20, 6/15/20

CHS-CMM – Advanced Cargo Operations (10 Days): 2/10/20

CM-OPS 1 – Chief Mate Operations – Week 1: 12/2/19*, 3/16/20, 6/1/20

CM-OPS 2 Maersk – Chief Mate Operations II Maersk Specific: 12/9/19*, 3/23/20, 6/8/20

CM-OPS 2 APL – Chief Mate Operations II APL Specific – 12/2/19*, 3/23/20, 6/8/20

ECDIS – Electronic Chart Display Information Systems: 12/2/19, 3/9/20, 6/1/20

LMS – Leadership and Managerial Skills (Management Level – Formerly MCL-CMM): 12/16/19, 3/2/20, 4/20/20, 6/22/20

MPP-CMM – Marine Propulsion Plants: 11/4/19, 1/13/20 (DCS-1 available on request – contact Admissions)

SEC-APPS – Practical Defense Tactics: Not Currently Scheduled

SHMGT-CMM- Ship Management: 10/28/19, 1/6/20

SHS-ADV-I-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 1): 10/14/19*, 11/4/19*, 12/2/19, 1/13/20, 2/10/20, 3/2/20, 3/16/20, 4/13/20, 4/27/20, 6/1/20, 6/15/20

SHS-ADV-II-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 2): 10/21/19*, 11/11/19*, 12/9/19*, 1/20/20, 2/17/20, 3/9/20, 3/23/20, 4/20/20, 5/4/20, 6/8/20, 6/22/20

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

VPEN-CMM – Voyage Planning & Electronic Navigation: 10/21/19, 2/24/20

WKP-CMM – Advanced Watchkeeping: 1/20/20

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 ** –Not currently scheduled

CIW-SMS – Continual Improvement Workshop: Successful Safety Management (2-Day) – Not currently scheduled

CNAV-OIC (15-Day) – Celestial Navigation: 11/4/19, 4/27/20

CRISIS-COMMS – Crisis Communications (1-Day): 2/21/20

CRSMGT – Crisis Management and Human Behavior (1-Day) – Not currently scheduled

CDMGT – Crowd Management (1-Day) – Not currently scheduled

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

DDE – Great Lakes (20-Day): 2/3/20

ECDIS for Pilots (2-Day) – 11/21/19, 1/20/20, 4/30/20

ERM – Engine Resource Management: 12/9/19, 3/9/20, 6/8/20

FF-ADV – Advanced Fire-Fighting (4-day) – 1/13/20

FF-BADV – Fire Fighting Combined Basic & Advanced: 10/14/19, 2/24/20, 4/20/20

FF-ADV-Rev (1-day) (Must have 1 year of sea service in last 5 years) – Advanced Fire Fighting Revalidation: 10/31/19, 12/19/19, 2/6/20, 3/2/20, 4/1/20, 4/30/20, 6/17/20

FF-ADV-REF (2-day) – Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher: 12/14/19, 3/7/20, 4/25/20

FSM – Fatigue, Sleep, & Medications (1-Day): 3/2/20

GL-Pilot – Great Lakes Pilotage Familiarization (2-Day): 3/14/20

GMDSS – Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (10-Day): 3/16/20

HAZ – Hazardous Materials (5 day): 11/18/19, 4/13/20

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

LAP – License Advancement Program for Mate to Master (20-Day): 10/21/19, 1/6/20

LAP-Great Lakes – License Advancement Program – Great Lakes (15-Day): 3/9/20

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): 1/8/20, 3/12/20, 4/8/20, 5/18/20, 9/16/20

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

LTS –Leadership and Teamworking Skills (Formerly MCL-OIC) (1-Day): 5/26/20

MEECE – Management of Electrical and Electronic Control Equipment (Assessments not included): 12/2/19, 3/16/20, 6/15/20

MED-PIC – Medical Person in Charge (10-Day): 12/2/19*, 1/20/20, 3/16/20, 5/4/20

MED-PIC-REF– Medical Person in Charge Refresher: 10/21/19, 1/6/20, 3/9/20, 6/22/20

MED-PRO – Medical Care Provider: 11/18/19, 1/20/20, 3/16/20, 4/13/20, 5/4/20

MED-DOT-DA – Dept. of Transportation Drug & Alcohol Testing (1-Day): 10/28/19, 12/7/19, 12/20/19, 1/11/20, 1/25/20, 2/7/20, 3/21/20, 3/31/20, 5/1/20, 5/9/20, 6/18/20


[MSC – Military Sealift Command Courses]

MSC-CBRD-1 – Military Sealift Command Chemical, Biological, Radiological Defense Orientation (Basic) (1-Day): 11/1/19 (evening), 2/20/20, 5/21/20, 6/3/20

MSC-DC – Military Sealift Command Damage Control (2-day): 11/1/19, 2/18/20, 5/19/20, 6/1/20

MSC-ENVPRO (1-Day) – 11/3/19, 2/23/20, 5/31/20

MSC-FF-HELO (2-Day) – 10/30/19

MSC-SMA – Military Sealift Command Small Arms Qualifications (4-Day): 11/4/19*, 1/6/20, 2/24/20, 5/11/20, 6/7/20 (2020 dates may shift based on gun range availability)

MSC-Security Watch Basic (1-Day) – 11/4/19 (evening), 2/21/20, 5/10/20, 6/4/20

MSC-Security Watch Advanced (1-Day) – 11/8/19*, 1/5/20, 2/22/20, 5/15/20, 6/5/20 (2020 dates may shift based on gun range availability)

MSC-Ship’s Reaction Force (3-Day) – 11/9/19*, 1/10/20, 2/28/20, 5/16/20, 6/11/20 (2020 dates may shift based on gun range availability)

NDMS-ENAV – Navigational Decision Making Series – Best Practice in eNav (3-Day) – 11/18/19, 1/22/20

NSAP-MMP – Navigational Skills Assessment Program-MM&P (2-Day) – 11/18/19*, 11/20/19*, 12/16/19, 12/18/19, 1/13/20, 3/16/20, 4/9/20, 6/22/20, 6/24/20

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

ROR-1 – Radar Observer Renewal (1-Day): 1/13/20

ROR-1N – Radar Observer Renewal Evening Classes (1-Night): 10/16/19, 11/6/19, 12/18/19, 3/6/20, 3/7/20, 4/27/20, 4/28/20

ROU-OIC – Radar Observer Program – Unlimited: 1/6/20

SAR – Search & Rescue – (Now with OIC and CMM assessments) (3-Day): 12/2/19, 3/28/20

SHS-BAS-OIC – Basic Shiphandling: 10/28/19, 2/3/20, 5/18/20

SHS-EMR5 – Emergency Shiphandling (5 Day) – 11/18/19*, 12/16/19*, 1/27/20, 3/30/20, 5/4/20

STB-OIC – Ship Construction and Basic Stability: 1/20/20

TCNAV/CO – Terrestrial Navigation and Compasses (15-Day): 1/27/20

TPIC – Tankerman Person in Charge: 1/6/20, 5/11/20

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): 2/9/20

VSO – Vessel Security Officer (3-Day): 2/10/20, 4/6/20, 5/27/20

WKP-OIC – Watchkeeping (Operational Level) (10-Day): 2/17/20

WX-OIC –Meteorology (Operational Level): 3/2/20

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MITAGS WEST ACADEMIC NOTES

For registration, contact our admissions department: 206.441.2880 or admissions@mates.org.

You can also view our schedule and enroll online at www.mitags-pmi.org.

October 2019
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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The MM&P Wheelhouse Weekly is the official electronic newsletter of the International Organization of Masters, Mates, & Pilots, ILA, AFL-CIO, 700 Maritime Blvd. Suite B, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090-1953. Phone: 410-850-8700; Fax: 410-850-0973. All rights reserved. The MM&P Wheelhouse Weekly © 2019. Articles can be reprinted without prior permission if credit is given to The MM&P WheelhouseWeekly. For subscriptions, address changes or messages to the editor or to MM&P headquarters, e-mail communications@bridgedeck.org. Back issues of The Weekly are posted on www.bridgedeck.org.

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