Wheelhouse Weekly – September 10th, 2019

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The National Hurricane Center said Sunday it would no longer be issuing advisories on Dorian, which made landfall in Nova Scotia Saturday evening as a post-tropical cyclone.

It was expected to keep weakening and to be absorbed by a larger low-pressure system on Tuesday.

Dorian became a hurricane on Aug. 28, hit the Virgin Islands, devastated the northern Bahamas, and then briefly made landfall over North Carolina’s Outer Banks as it moved up the U.S. coast.

In the Bahamas, which remained under siege by what was then a Category 5 hurricane for almost 50 hours, the death toll stood at 50 Tuesday morning with thousands of people unaccounted for.

The Bahamian government is said to be so overwhelmed by the scale of the disaster that a complete accounting of the missing and dead may not be known for months.

Survivors are desperately trying to leave the two hardest-hit islands, Grand Bahama and Great Abaco, where almost all buildings and infrastructure have been destroyed.

The Coast Guard is on the scene, conducting air operations with assets that include five MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters and five cutters.

The agency said it had already rescued some 300 people from isolated areas, but that even search-and-rescue choppers have been unable to reach some survivors because there is no place to land.

Skimmers, oil containment booms, absorbents, pumps, pressure washers and boats had been mobilized to respond to spills caused by the hurricane at the oil terminals on Grand Bahama Island.

Cruise ships with several thousand evacuees arrived in south Florida on Saturday and a U.S. government spokesperson said flights were coming in constantly with survivors who are being admitted to the country.

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As the end of fiscal year 2019 approaches, MM&P, MIRAID and other organizations working to support and strengthen the U.S.-flag fleet will be closely monitoring the progress of a number of legislative priorities.

First is the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, which includes long-term reauthorization of the Maritime Security Program and a provision to address a funding shortfall in MSP that will begin in fiscal year 2022 unless Congress acts.

Differing versions of this legislation must be reconciled by members of the House of Representatives and the Senate in a conference committee.

Next is a Coast Guard bill awaiting a vote by the full Senate. It includes a provision requiring an audit of federal agencies’ compliance with cargo preference requirements.

After passage by the Senate, this legislation will also move to a conference committee, where differences with the House version of the legislation will need to be ironed out.

Finally, Congress must act to avoid another government shutdown.

In August, President Trump signed a bipartisan budget agreement that raises more than $320 billion in both domestic and military spending over the next two years.

To avoid a shutdown, congressional leaders must pass and sign into law a number of appropriations bills to fully fund the various programs before the Sept. 30 deadline.

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The GOLDEN RAY, a Marshall Islands-flag ro-ro carrying 4,000 vehicles, capsized early Sunday in Georgia’s St. Simons Sound.

In a dramatic rescue operation, the Coast Guard Monday pulled four members of the crew who had been trapped in the engine room to safety.

Coast Guard helicopters rescued the other members of the crew and a harbor pilot on Sunday.

The master and chief engineer were assisting authorities and salvage teams in the development of plans to stabilize the vessel, the Coast Guard reported.

The ship is owned by Hyundai Glovis, which carries cars for Hyundai, Kia and other automakers.

It had just departed Colonels Island Terminal and was headed to Baltimore when it capsized.

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Following the dramatic rescue of members of the crew of the capsized ro-ro GOLDEN RAY, MM&P Gulf Ports and Government Affairs Vice President Klaus Luhta was interviewed this morning on “Fox & Friends.”

The Marshall Islands-flag ro-ro, which was carrying 4,000 vehicles, capsized early Sunday in Georgia’s St. Simons Sound.

The Coast Guard Monday pulled four members of the crew who had been trapped in the engine room to safety.

In response to “Fox & Friends” co-host Steve Doocy’s question about the cause of the accident, Luhta said that, “While we don’t know exactly what happened, my suspicion is there was too much cargo on the upper level of the vessel and not enough ballast water down in the bottom portion of the vessel.”

He said officers aboard the ship might have thought they could get out of the port with enough stability and had decided to wait until the ship was in deeper water to fill the water tanks with ballast.

“My suspicion is they made that decision and unfortunately the stability of the ship was just a little too close, and when they took that turn… the rest of the weight shifted. And then it was beyond rescue at that point.”

Luhta commended the U.S. Coast Guard for rescuing the ship’s crew. “It’s just amazing what they did,” he said.

To view the entire interview, go to:

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The NTSB is in the midst of what is expected to be a lengthy investigation into the fire that killed 34 people aboard a dive boat on Labor Day.

Four survivors—the captain of the boat, the second captain, the second galley and a deck hand–have already been interviewed.

They reportedly told NTSB investigators that they tried several times to rescue the 33 passengers and one crewmember who were sleeping below deck and unable to escape.

A preliminary report, including facts but not a probable cause of the fire, is expected to be released next week. The full report will take more than a year to complete.

An official at the federal safety agency said investigators will examine the possibility that a charging station for cameras, cell phones and similar electronic devices may have caused the blaze.

According to the Coast Guard the dive boat was in full compliance with all applicable regulations.

The boat, the CONCEPTION, is currently near the Channel Islands lying upside down in approximately 60 feet of water.

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Seven of the 23 members of the crew of the British-flagged tanker STENA IMPERO were released last week and have left Iran.

After medical checkups and a debriefing, they were slated for repatriation to their home countries.

The seven were deemed “non-essential” to the operation of the vessel.

The remaining 16 crewmembers are still on board the ship, which Iran’s government said in a statement will be released “in the near future.”

The Swedish-owned ship STENA IMPERO seized by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on July 19 in the Strait of Hormuz, apparently in retaliation for Britain’s detention of an Iranian tanker off Gibraltar.

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MM&P and eight other maritime unions have told the Maritime Administration that front-line workers must be included in the debate over automated technologies.

The unions made the remarks in response to a MARAD request for feedback on what it described as its goal of engaging “in research to support automated transportation in and around ports…”

“We seriously question whether MARAD’s promotion of port automation before the government addresses the social issues created by automation is good governance,” the unions wrote in their Aug. 30 statement.

“The degree that government agencies should be involved in promoting or funding technology that displaces workers is a political and social issue that should take into account the impact on the human element and society in a holistic manner, not just whether it is technically and economically feasible for the corporate sector,” they said.

“Without employed workers as consumers driving demand,” they added, “the present free market economic system may be unsustainable.”

Along with MM&P, the unions who signed on to the joint statement were the International Longshoremen’s Association, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association, the Seafarers International Union, the Sailors’ Union of the Pacific, the Inland Boatmen’s Union, the Marine Firemen’s Union and the American Radio Association.

In separate comments, AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department President Larry Willis also urged the agency to engage with front-line workers.

“Much as MARAD seeks commentary from manufacturers, designers, and the intelligent transportation industry, it would be a mistake to exclude workers and their unions from this outreach,” he wrote.

“MARAD and DOT must recognize that working in tandem with affected port and maritime unions is a critical and non-negotiable tenet of the introduction of industry-altering technologies,” he added.

Willis also noted that the vast majority of terminal operators are not pursuing automation.
“This is due in large part to the fact that automation technology is extraordinarily costly,” he said, “and many domestic ports are handling record cargo volumes without a need for automated assistance.”

“By providing funding for technology that operators are not currently purchasing, MARAD and DOT would distort the market by incentivizing procurements that terminal operators would not have made without the government’s intervention,” he wrote.

TTD represents MM&P and 32 other affiliate unions representing workers in all modes of transportation.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the Jones Act is “an anchor” that Britain will ask the United States to remove in the context of any bilateral post-Brexit trade deal.

Johnson made the statement in a discussion with President Trump at the summit of leading industrial nations in France in August.

The administration posted a transcript of their conversation, which took place at a working breakfast, on the website.

The Jones Act requires that cargo shipped between two U.S. ports be reserved for vessels built, owned, and flagged in the United States, and operated by American mariners.

Trump begins the conversation with Johnson by calling Britain’s European Union membership “an anchor around the ankle” of the United Kingdom.

“At some point, they won’t have the obstacle of–they won’t have the anchor around their ankle,” Trump says.

“So, we’re going to have some very good trade talks and big numbers,” in the event that Brexit takes place, he adds.

Johnson seizes the opportunity to push for the Jones Act to be lifted.

“Talking of the anchor–talking of the anchor, Donald,” he says, “what we want is for our ships to be able to take freight, say, from New York to Boston, which at the moment they can’t do. So, we want cabotage. How about that?”

“Many things, many things we’re talking about,” the President responds.

“That would be a good thing,” Johnson insists.

In the lead-up to the meeting, Johnson told reporters that “massive opportunities” exist for U.K. companies “to pry open the American market.”

“We intend to seize those opportunities but they are going to require our American friends to compromise and to open up their approach because currently there are too many restrictions.”

Trump said he anticipates that if Britain leaves the U.K., the two countries will be able to conclude a trade deal “pretty quickly.”

The Group of Seven summit is an annual gathering that brings together leaders from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States.

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Captain Mike Harbarth and engineer Paul Terrell, MM&P members who work at Baydelta Maritime, were interviewed by Professional Mariner about the company’s new hybrid tug, DELTA TERESA.

“Captains can run the vessel using electric motors powered by up to four Caterpillar gensets or using just the twin 2,650-hp Cat 3516 Tier 3 main engines,” writes Casey Conley of Professional Mariner for a feature story in the 2019 edition of American Tugboat Review.

Captains can quickly switch between propulsion modes simply by touching a button. For maximum power, both systems can run simultaneously.

Among the benefits expected from the hybrid system: lower emissions, reduced fuel consumption and lower maintenance costs over time.

The new tug also offers greater control at low speeds; when jobs require it, the props can turn as slowly as 1 rpm.

“That puts this boat into a whole different class,” Harbarth says. “… We can really finesse with this tug.”

“DELTA TERESA’S spacious engine room with touch-screen control panel make engineer Paul Terrell’s work a little easier,” Conley reports.

The panel displays oil pressure, engine temperature and other data points, and allows for alerts or alarms to be tracked over time.

Together, these features offer a comprehensive picture of mechanical performance.

The touch-screen control panel “will steer me in the right direction, definitely,” said engineer Paul Terrell.

“It’s a lot better than just a little red light.”

Baydelta crews live aboard the 100-by-40-foot tug for periods of up to two weeks.

On the main deck are: the galley and a mess with seating for eight, a lounge with cable TV; the captain’s single bunk and a double bunk. (There are two more double bunks below.)

Baydelta Maritime now operates in Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbor as well as in the Bay Area, where crews escort tankers traveling to and from refineries north of San Francisco.

To read the entire article, go to:

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In a year when the stakes were high and the odds were stacked against us, you stepped up to provide the essential resources needed to take on—and win—major legislative battles.

Thanks to your support, we had the ability to help elect pro-maritime and pro-labor members of Congress: men and women who are working with us every day to strengthen the industry and protect maritime jobs.

Here are just some of the victories your support has already made possible this year:

— Legislation to extend the critically important Maritime Security Program for another 10 years is moving through Congress;

— A bill to increase funding for MSP is on a parallel track towards success;

— Legislation to strengthen enforcement of U.S.-flag cargo preference shipping requirements is likewise moving forward;

— Our supporters in Congress soundly defeated a proposal that would have allowed waivers of the Jones Act for reasons other than national defense.

This has all been possible because of your support. Thank you for contributing to the PCF!

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The Miami/Port Everglades Union Hall moved on Aug. 26 to:

Broward Outpatient Medical Center
150 SW 12th Ave., Suite 205
Pompano FL 33069-3237

The phone number is still the same: 954-946-7883.

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The MM&P San Juan Hall has a new phone number: 787-664-3052. All other contact information remains the same.

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MITAGS is interested in receiving photo submissions from MM&P members for use on the official MITAGS social media platforms.

The goal is to document members’ voyages and promote the maritime industry. As suggestions, photos can be of events and sights onboard, crewmembers at work or scenic locations.

If you are interested in sharing photos, please send them with caption information to MITAGS Marketing Manager Lindsay Moran, at

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

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MITAGS needs your current address! Have you moved recently? Did you remember to send MITAGS your new address for communications regarding courses? Please send your current contact information to or to the fax number below. New dedicated fax line for Admissions only: 1-443-568-1928. For all other MITAGS business, please continue to use: 410-859-5181.

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

Why not try our on-line calendar to register for class:

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

Please include your Mariner Reference Number, date of birth and the last four digits of your social security number in all emails.

Classes are 5-day unless otherwise noted

Class dates followed by an * are full

AB – Able Seaman – 4/13/20

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

ARPA-OIC (4-Day) – Automated Radar Plotting Aids: 9/24/19, 1/14/20, 3/31/20

AZIPOD (2-Day) – 9/30/19, 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): 9/30/19, 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): 10/2/19, 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) – 9/25/19*, 10/30/19, 12/17/19, 2/4/20, 3/4/20, 4/2/20, 4/28/20, 6/15/20

BT-Refresher (3-day) – 9/25/19*, 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: 9/23/19, 12/16/19, 2/3/20, 4/13/20, 6/8/20

ADVWX-CMM – Advanced Meteorology: 9/30/19, 12/9/19, 1/27/20, 4/6/20, 6/15/20

CHS-CMM – Advanced Cargo Operations (10 Days): 10/7/19, 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): 9/30/19*, 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): 9/16/19*, 10/7/19, 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: 9/16/19, 1/20/20

WX-HW-ATL – Heavy Weather Avoidance Routing: Atlantic Ocean (2-day) – 9/23/19, 5/18/20

WX-HW-IND – Heavy Weather Avoidance Routing: Indian Ocean (2-day) – 9/27/19, 5/22/20

WX-HW-PAC – Heavy Weather Avoidance Routing: Pacific Ocean (2-day) – 9/25/19, 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 ** –11/12/19

CIW-SMS – Continual Improvement Workshop: Successful Safety Management (2-Day) –10/15/19

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: 9/24/19, 10/29/19, 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: 9/28/19, 12/14/19, 3/7/20, 4/25/20

FSM – Fatigue, Sleep, & Medications (1-Day): 9/17/19, 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): 9/18/19

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): 9/30/19*, 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: 9/30/19*, 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): 9/23/19, 10/5/19, 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): 9/16/19, 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) – 9/15/19, 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) – 9/20/19, 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): 9/23/19, 1/13/20

ROR-1N – Radar Observer Renewal Evening Classes (1-Night): 9/17/19, 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) – 9/23/19, 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): 10/7/19, 2/17/20

WX-OIC –Meteorology (Operational Level): 9/16/19, 3/2/20

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For registration, contact our admissions department: 206.441.2880 or

Please also see our schedule and enroll online at

September 2019
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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