Wheelhouse Weekly – September 12th, 2017

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Volume 22… Number 37… Sept. 12, 2017


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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Friday issued a seven-day waiver of the Jones Act.

The Jones Act mandates that only U.S.-built ships, owned and crewed by American citizens, can transport products between U.S. ports.

In announcing the waiver, Acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke said that because of Hurricane Harvey, some Gulf Coast refineries and pipeline networks were “shut-in or running at reduced rates.”

She added that “conditions exist for a potential imminent shortage of energy supply in areas predicted to be affected by Hurricane Irma.”

“This is a precautionary measure to ensure we have enough fuel to support lifesaving efforts, respond to the storm, and restore critical services and critical infrastructure operations in the wake of this potentially devastating storm,” she said.

The waiver is specifically tailored to the transportation of refined petroleum products in hurricane-affected areas.

It includes shipments of gasoline, diesel and jet fuel from New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Louisiana to South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Puerto Rico.

The waiver will allow any vessels to take part in such movements until Sept. 15.

Duke said DHS had made the decision based on the recommendation of the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy, which had argued it was necessary “in the interest of national defense to facilitate the transportation of the necessary volume of petroleum products for a 7-day period.”

The last time that a Jones Act waiver was issued was December 2012, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

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Military Sealift Command (MSC) has presented an award to Licensed Deck Officer Bryan Stoots for saving the life of a longshore worker who had been gravely injured on a Portsmouth, Va., pier.

Stoots, a member of the MM&P Federal Employees Membership Group (FEMG), was first officer aboard USNS LEWIS B. PULLER last December when he responded to a medical emergency on an adjacent pier.

He rushed to the scene of the accident, carrying the ship’s medical bag, to discover a shipyard forklift driver whose left arm had been completely amputated.

“The shipyard worker was driving a forklift large enough to lift a container,” said Mike Morris, MSC total force management director, who presented Stoots with a special act award citation signed by Rear Adm. Dee Mewbourne, commander of MSC.

“The forklift driver was moving hauling slings. One of the slings got caught under the forklift’s wheel while wrapped around the driver’s arm, causing the amputation.”

Stoots remained calm and provided life-saving first aid by applying a tourniquet and other measures to control the victim’s bleeding.

“He was the first person to respond to the accident and his efforts kept the victim from bleeding to death,” Morris said.

“They were not able to save the driver’s arm, but they were able to save his life,” he added.

“This good deed by First Officer Bryan Stoots was truly an act of heroism,” said MM&P Government Fleet Representative Randi Ciszewski.

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Former crewmembers of the anti-piracy platform SEAMAN GUARD OHIO are now in their fourth year of detention in India.

The Indian coast guard boarded their vessel and arrested them for bringing weapons into India’s territorial waters in October 2013.

The charges were initially quashed when the men argued successfully that the weapons were lawfully held for anti-piracy purposes and their paperwork, issued by the U.K. government, was in order.

But a lower court reinstated the case and they were sentenced to five years in jail.

Sick, hungry and exhausted, the men are now being held in appalling conditions in Puzhal Central Prison, Chennai, as they await a court decision on their most recent appeal, which was heard last November.

If they don’t prevail, they face four more years behind bars, sleeping on concrete slabs, in crowded, rat-infested cells where food is scarce, the temperature soars to well over 100 degrees and they are forced to buy their own drinking water.

Now their supporters have produced a film aimed at raising awareness of their plight.

To view the film, which has been posted on the MM&P website,, go to

A page has been set up via the Mission to Seafarers to help pay the men’s legal fees. It is aimed at the six British citizens but has been used to assist with the legal fees of the Estonian and Ukrainian mariners as well.

If you would like to contribute, please go to:

The ship operator, Advanfort, has not paid the men since their arrest and has never paid any legal fees.

The British Government has lobbied Indian counterparts to the level of prime minister but there has been no apparent progress on the case.

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Lifeboat accidents remain a leading cause of death and serious injury in the maritime industry.

Most accidents happen in lifeboats using conventional davits and on-load release systems. But other parts of suspension and lifting systems, particularly the wire rope falls on larger lifeboats, have been identified as the cause of some recent accidents.

As the industry works to develop and implement safer systems, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) recommends the use of fall protection devices (FPDs) as an interim measure.

A 36-page booklet published this month by BIMCO, the international shipowners’ and operators’ group, focuses on the use of safety devices that prevent on-load release hooks from prematurely releasing the lifeboat before it is lowered to the water.

“This pamphlet provides the master and crew with solid, experience-based advice on the use of fall preventer devices (FPDs) during lifeboat operations,” said Aron Sorensen, head of maritime technology & regulation at BIMCO.

“We sincerely hope that this pamphlet can help to reduce and avoid tragic accidents in the future.”

The pamphlet, “Avoid Lifeboat Accidents,” offers guidance on how to prevent accidents with lifeboats and rescue boats equipped with on-load release systems.

It advises whether additional precautions in the form of FPDs are appropriate, and if so, when and how to use them safely and effectively when launching and recovering the lifeboat.

To download the pamphlet online, search Avoid Lifeboat Accidents.

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Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) has been named the Great Lakes Legislator of the Year for 2017.

The award is presented annually by the Great Lakes Maritime Task Force (GLMTF), a business-labor coalition, to the legislator who has most helped advance waterborne commerce on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway.

In 2016, Baldwin worked in Congress to assemble funding for the design of a new heavy ice breaker for the Great Lakes.

“Having adequate U.S. Coast Guard icebreaking resources on the Great Lakes is key to the system meeting the needs of commerce,” said James H.I. Weakley, first vice president of GLMTF.

“The ice season begins in early December and can extend well into April,” said Weakley, who is also president of the Lake Carriers’ Association.

He said that the winters of 2013-4 and 2014-5 were so severe that the cargoes delayed or outright canceled because the U.S. Coast Guard did not have enough icebreaking assets cost the nation nearly 6,000 jobs and $1.1 billion in economic activity.

Baldwin also has a keen interest in international trade to and from the Lakes via the St. Lawrence Seaway, said John D. Baker, second vice president of GLMTF and president emeritus of the ILA’s Great Lakes District Council.

“Superior, Green Bay and Milwaukee are among the leading international ports on the Great Lakes,” he said.

“The cargoes longshoremen load and unload in those ports support hundreds of jobs in Wisconsin. The Lakes/Seaway system has the capacity to handle more cargo, so there are more jobs to be had if our national policies promote waterborne commerce. Tammy Baldwin understands that and is always looking to advance shipping on our Fourth Sea Coast.”

The GLMTF promotes domestic and international shipping on the Great Lakes. It draws its membership from both labor and management representing U.S.-flag vessel operators, shipboard and longshore unions, port authorities, cargo shippers, terminal operators, shipyards and other Great Lakes interests.

Its goals include ensuring Lakes dredging is adequately funded, construction of a second Poe-sized lock at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., protecting the Jones Act and other U.S. maritime cabotage laws and regulations; maximizing the Lakes overseas trade via the St. Lawrence Seaway; opposing exports and/or increased diversions of Great Lakes water; and expanding short sea shipping on the Lakes.

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The MM&P Pompano Hall and Tampa Hall are temporarily closed as a result of the hurricane.

Until the Pompano Hall reopens, members in the vicinity can contact the Norfolk Hall.

Contact information for the Norfolk Hall: (phone) 757-489-7406; (fax) 757-489-1715; (e-mail)

The MM&P Tampa Hall is also closed as a result of the hurricane. Members in the vicinity can contact the Houston Hall until the Tampa Hall reopens.

Contact information for the Houston Hall: (phone) 281-464-9650; (fax) 281-464-9652; (e-mail)

The thoughts of the MM&P community are with those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.

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The National Maritime Center reminds mariners that duplicate Merchant Mariner Credentials can be issued free of charge to those whose credentials were lost or destroyed as a result of Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma and the associated flooding.

To obtain an expedited replacement credential, mariners should provide a statement of loss to the National Maritime Center via fax at 1-304-433-3412 or via e-mail to

The statement should contain: mariner’s full name; mariner’s date of birth; mariner’s reference number (MRN) (if you don’t know the reference number, include the social security number); mailing address that the replacement credential should be sent to; current phone number and/or e-mail address that NMC can use to contact the mariner in the event of questions; description of the circumstances surrounding the loss/destruction of the credential.

Unless otherwise requested, any duplicate Merchant Mariner Credentials issued per the request process above will include a corresponding Medical Certificate, if previously issued.

NMC says it will make every effort to have duplicate credentials mailed out the next business day.

Alternatively, mariners may submit form CG-719B, Application for Merchant Mariner Credential, to one of the Regional Exam Centers with the information above.

If your credential is unserviceable due to damage or your lost credential is subsequently found, that credential should be mailed to the National Maritime Center.

If you have questions or feedback regarding duplicate credentials, please contact the National Maritime Center via Online Chat or Ticketing System, by e-mailing, or by calling 1-888-IASKNMC (1-888-427-5662).

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MM&P provides assistance to members in distress through various beneficial funds.

Members in good standing with MM&P who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey should contact MM&P Vice President Gulf Ports-Government Affairs Klaus Luhta ( for information on how to petition for assistance from one of these funds.

Other members, please consider making a contribution to the MM&P Members Welfare Fund.

You can make a contribution by credit card on our website:

To make a contribution by check, please make your check payable to the MM&P Members Welfare Fund and send it to:

MM&P Members Welfare Fund
c/o Juli Rodriguez
700 Maritime Blvd., Suite B
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090-1953

Please note that contributions to the MM&P Members Welfare Fund are not tax deductible.

Thank you for standing in solidarity with your fellow MM&P members.

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A new Chicago city ordinance mandates that starting next July, 8,000 contract employees who work at O’Hare and Midway airports be paid a living wage of $13.45/an hour.

The city council also ruled that the baggage handlers, cabin cleaners, aircraft maintenance workers and security guards employed by contractors at the airport must be allowed to join in union.

Airport contractors around the country pay very low wages and offer few benefits to their employees.

The campaign by Chicago airport workers was organized by the labor rights groups Jobs With Justice and Fight for $15.

In addition to protesting at O’Hare, Jobs With Justice organized public hearings to influence city officials who were not yet supportive of the plan.

At one hearing, a Chicago airport subcontractor spoke of watching a coworker forage for food in the trash because she didn’t have money for lunch.

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SOCP, the Ship Operations Cooperative Program, invites the maritime community to attend its 2017 Fall Meeting, the focus of which is “Managing Maritime Risks.”

The event will be held at: MITAGS, 692 Maritime Blvd., Linthicum Heights, MD, Oct. 31–Nov. 1.

The two-day event will include the following facilitated panel discussions: Overcoming Impediments to Maritime Recruitment and Diversity; Incident Command and Crisis Response; Incident Investigation & Root Cause Analysis; Underwater Noise Mitigation; Maritime Sexual Assault/Sexual Harassment Prevention.

Here is the agenda:

Monday, Oct. 30: Pre-Meeting – Autonomous Vessel Technology Applications and Operations (2:00pm – 5:00pm).

Tuesday, Oct. 31: Main Meeting Day 1 (8:30am – 4:30pm); Cocktail Reception & Networking (5:00pm – 6:30pm); Future Leaders Halloween Event (6:30pm – 9:00pm).

Wednesday, Nov. 1: Main Meeting Day 2 (8:30am – 12:00pm); SOCP Members Lunch & Business Meeting (12:30pm – 5:00pm); SOCP Members Leadership Meeting & Dinner (6:15pm – 9:00pm).

Exhibit booths and activity sponsorships are still available. All maritime industry representatives are welcome to attend the meeting.

For more information and to register, visit:

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The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point is seeking three people to fill positions as assistant professors/nautical science in the Marine Transportation Department.

The positions close Sept. 26. The vacancy number is USMMA-2017-06

The salary range is: $66,903-$105,086.

All supporting documents must be provided when applying for these positions. Applications without supporting documents will not be considered.

The vacancy announcement is posted at:

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MITAGS-PMI is seeking a part-time assistant safety instructor to work at the PMI campus in Seattle.

Under supervision of the PMI lead marine safety instructor, the part-time instructor provides classroom and hands-on training in the fire trainer and in the pool, relating to marine firefighting, damage control, at-sea personal survival techniques, first aid and HAZWOPER. The part-time instructor also assists in managing training equipment for hands-on exercises.

The major duties and responsibilities of this position are: deliver Coast Guard-approved courses in areas of marine safety, firefighting, personal survival and other courses as approved/desired; set-up field training facilities; ensure training aids are present and serviceable; advise lead instructor of any unique requirements in any given class, potential problems or impediments to training.

Desired qualifications include: instructor experience (Fire Instructor I credential or military equivalent is desired or Coast Guard accepted Train the Trainer); at least five years’ experience in marine firefighting, damage control (civilian or military); emergency medical technician certifications or equivalent emergency responder qualifications; experience in personal survival and water rescue training.

Candidate should also have strong language skills and strong speaking presence, both in classroom and in hands-on training environment, and good interpersonal and communication skills.

Position may require travel to provide off-site training.

Possession of a USCG license or knowledge of, or work experience in the maritime field, is a definite plus. If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact

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There is an opening for a third assistant engineer aboard U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) DREDGE WHEELER, homeported in NOLA.

The job closes on Sept. 17.

All details of the job and point of contact information can be accessed by visiting:

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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:

Please note the special addition to our on-campus schedule of MSC classes marked with an asterisk (*), which are not normally scheduled to be held at MITAGS.

AB – Contact Admissions

AIS-1 – Automatic Identifications Systems Orientation: Contact Admissions

ARPA-OIC – Automated Radar Plotting Aids: 9/26/17, 1/16/18

AZIPOD 2-Day – Contact Admissions

BRM-35 – Bridge Resource Management: 9/25/17, 11/13/17, 2/26/18

BRMP –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots: 11/14/17, 1/16/18, 2/22/18, 3/29/18

BRMP-EMR –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots with Emergency Shiphandling: Contact Admissions

BRMP-Refresher – 10/18/17

BT – Basic Safety Training: 10/9/17, 1/15/18

BT-Revalidation (2-day) (Must have 1 year of seatime in last 5 years) – 9/26/17, 11/8/17,10/16/17, 12/12/17, 2/7/18, 3/6/18

BT-Refresher (3-day) – 9/25/17, 10/15/17, 11/8/17, 12/11/17, 2/7/18, 3/5/18

CHS-OIC – Cargo Handling Basic: 10/30/17

[CMM – Chief Mate and Master Courses]

ADVSTB-CMM – Advanced Stability: 10/2/17, 12/11/17, 1/29/18

ADVWX-CMM – Advanced Meteorology: 9/25/17, 12/4/17, 1/22/18, 3/12/18

CHS-CMM – Advanced Cargo Operations (2 weeks): 10/9/17

CM-OPS 1 – Chief Mate Operations – Week 1: 9/18/17, 12/4/17

CM-OPS 2 Maersk – Chief Mate Operations II Maersk Specific: 9/25/17, 12/11/17

ECDIS – Electronic Chart Display Information System: 9/18/17, 1/15/18, 3/26/18

LMS – Leadership and Managerial Skills (Management Level – Formerly MCL-CMM): 1/8/18,2/19/18

MPP-CMM – Marine Propulsion Plants: 11/27/17, 3/5/18

SEC-APPS – Practical Defense Tactics: 11/6/17, 3/12/18

SHMGT-CMM- Ship Management (2 weeks): 10/30/17

SHS-ADV-I-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 1): 10/2/17, 10/30/17, 12/4/17, 1/15/18,2/5/18, 3/5/18, 3/19/18

SHS-ADV-II-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 2): 9/18/17, 10/9/17, 11/6/17, 12/11/17,1/22/18, 2/12/18, 3/12/18, 3/26/18

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

VPEN-CMM – Voyage Planning & Electronic Navigation: 10/23/17, 3/19/18

WKP-CMM – Advanced Watchkeeping: 11/13/17

CNAV-OIC – Celestial Navigation: 11/6/17

CONT PLNG – Contingency Planning Workshop: Contact Admissions

CRISIS-COMMS – Crisis Communications: 2/19/18

CRSMGT – Crisis Management and Human Behavior – Contact Admissions

CDMGT – Crowd Management – Contact Admissions

CSE – Confined Space Entry: 1/15/18

CSE-AWR – Confined Space Entry Awareness: Contact Admissions

DDE – Great Lakes: 1/22/18

DPA – Contact Admissions

ECDIS for Pilots – 11/14/17, 2/20/18

ERM – Engine Resource Management: 10/16/17,

FF-BADV – Fire Fighting Combined Basic & Advanced: 10/9/17, 1/15/18

FF-ADV-Rev (1-day) (Must have 1 year of seatime in last 5 years) – Advanced Fire Fighting Revalidation: 10/18/17, 11/7/17, 12/14/17, 2/6/18, 3/8/18

FF-ADV-REF (2-day) – Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher: 9/28/17, 11/1/17, 12/9/17, 2/10/18, 3/3/18

FSM – Fatigue, Sleep, & Medications: Contact Admissions

GL-Pilot – Great Lakes Pilotage Familiarization: 1/19/18

GMDSS – Global Maritime Distress and Safety System: 3/5/18

HAZ – Hazardous Materials (5 day): 11/27/17

IEN – Integrated Electronic Navigation – 11/28/17

LAP – 2/26/18

LAP-Great Lakes – License Advancement Program – Great Lakes: 1/22/18

LAP-ORG3rd – License Advancement Program for Original 3rd Mate, Oceans, Any Gross
Ton License: 12/4/17

LEG – Legal Aspects of Pilotage: Contact Admissions

LNG-TPIC – 12/4/17

LTS –Leadership and Teamworking Skills (Formerly MCL-OIC): 9/25/17 (*2-Evening Session)

MEECE – Management of Electrical and Electronic Control Equipment (Assessments not included): 10/23/17,

MED-PIC – Medical Person in Charge: 10/23/17, 1/22/18, 3/19/18

MED-PIC-REF– Medical Person in Charge Refresher: 11/13/17, 12/4/17, 1/8/18

MED-PRO – Medical Care Provider: 9/11/17, 10/23/17, 11/27/17, 1/22/18, 3/19/18

MED-DOT-DA – Dept. of Transportation Drug & Alcohol Testing: 9/30/17, 10/28/17, 11/6/17, 12/15/17, 1/13/18, 1/27/18, 2/5/18, 3/9/18

MSA –Maritime Security Awareness: Contact Admissions

[MSC – Military Sealift Command Courses]

MSC-CBRD-1 – Military Sealift Command Chemical, Biological, Radiological Defense Orientation (Basic): 10/2/17, 2/23/18

MSC-DC – Military Sealift Command Damage Control: 10/3/17, 2/21/18

*MSC-ENVPRO – 10/1/17, 2/25/18

*MSC-FF-HELO – 10/16/17

MSC-SMA – Military Sealift Command Small Arms Qualifications: 10/9/17, 1/8/18, 2/26/18

*MSC-Security Watch Basic – 10/5/17, 2/24/18

*MSC-Security Watch Advanced – 10/7/17, 1/12/18, 3/2/18

*MSC-Ship’s Reaction Force – 10/13/17, 1/13/18, 3/3/18

NSAP-MMP – Navigational Skills Assessment Program-MM&P – 10/2/17, 10/30/17, 1/22/18, 1/24/18, 3/29/18

ROR-1 – Radar Observer Renewal: 9/25/17, 1/15/18

ROR-1N – Radar Observer Renewal Evening Classes: 9/20/17, 10/4/17, 10/18/17, 11/1/17, 11/8/17, 11/15/17, 11/29/17, 12/6/17, 12/13/17, 1/10/18, 1/31/18, 2/7/18, 2/21/18, 3/7/18, 3/21/18

ROU-OIC – Radar Observer Program – Unlimited: 11/27/18, 1/8/18

SAR – Search & Rescue – (Now with OIC and CMM assessments): 10/16/17

SHS-BAS-OIC – Basic Shiphandling: 10/23/17, 1/29/18

SHS-EMR5 – Emergency Shiphandling-5 Day – 9/25/17, 10/23/17, 11/27/17, 2/19/18

SMS – Contact Admissions

STB-OIC – Ship Construction and Basic Stability: 1/22/18

TCNAV/CO – Terrestrial Navigation and Compasses: 1/29/18

TPIC – Tankerman Person in Charge: 2/12/18

TRAC-TUG-2: Contact Admissions

TTT – Contact Admissions

VPDSD – Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties: Contact Admissions

VSO – Vessel Security Officer: 2/14/18

WKP-OIC – Watchkeeping (Operational Level): 2/19/18

WX-OIC –Meteorology (Operational Level): 3/19/18

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Spring 2017

For registration, please contact our registrar, Mary McGhee, at 206.838.1126 or You can also view our schedule and enroll online at

September 2017

18-21 Advanced Firefighting
18-21 Medical Care Provider
18-29 Celestial Navigation
18-29 Medical Person-In-Charge
23rd Medical DOT
23-24 Basic Training – Revalidation
23-25 Basic Training – Refresher
23-6 GMDSS
25th Radar Renewal

October 2017

2-3 ECDIS for Pilots
2-6 Medical Care Provider
4th HAZWOPER Refresher
7-8 Basic Training – Revalidation
7-9 Basic Training – Refresher
9-13 Basic Training
9-13 Meteorology (Operational Level)
9-13 Engine Resource Management
10-12 Integrated Electronic Navigation
16th Vessel Personnel w/ Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)
16-17 ECDIS for Pilots
16-19 Advanced Firefighting
16-27 Watchkeeping (Operational Level)
21-22 Basic Training – Revalidation
21-23 Basic Training – Refresher
23rd Radar Renewal
23-27 Leadership & Managerial Skills
25-27 24-Hour HAZWOPER
30-10 GMDSS

November 2017

4-5 Basic Training – Revalidation
4-6 Basic Training – Refresher
6-10 Basic Training
6-10 ECDIS
9th HAZWOPER Refresher
13th Vessel Personnel w/ Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)
13-14 ECDIS for Pilots
13-16 Advanced Firefighting
13-17 Tankship Dangerous Liquids
17th Leadership & Teamworking Skills
17th Flashing Light Exam
18-19 Basic Training – Revalidation
18-20 Basic Training – Refresher
20th Radar Renewal
20-22 Security Officer – Vessel, Company, & Facility
27-29 24-Hour HAZWOPER
27-1 Radar Observer Unlimited
27-1 Basic Shiphandling

December 2017

2-3 Basic Training – Revalidation
2-4 Basic Training – Refresher
4th Flashing Light Exam
4-8 Basic Training
4-8 Leadership & Managerial Skills
4-8 Medical Care Provider
4-15 Medical Person-In-Charge
4-15 GMDSS
8th HAZWOPER Refresher
11th Radar Renewal
11th Vessel Personnel w/ Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)
11-15 Construction & Stability (Operational Level)
11-15 Engine Resource Management
16-17 Basic Training – Revalidation
16-18 Basic Training – Refresher
18-20 Search & Rescue
18-21 Advanced Firefighting
18-22 ECDIS
20-22 24-Hour HAZWOPER

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