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Wheelhouse Weekly, September 21, 2021

Volume 27… Number 38… September 21, 2021

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  • MITAGS East Academic Notes
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    RECORD NUMBER OF VESSELS WAITING TO BERTH AT PORTS OF LOS ANGELES/LONG BEACH

    Supply line problems continue to dramatically affect operations at the world’s container ports.

    A new record was set on Sunday at the ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach, with 71 vessels at anchor or drifting in San Pedro Bay, waiting for a berth.

    Together, the two southern California ports handle more than 30 percent of all US ocean imports.

    Container shipping volumes from Asia to the US increased by 33 percent year-over-year through July and by 26 percent compared to 2019, according to statistics published in American Shipper.

    The massive volume of containers, combined with pandemic-related limits on cargo operations and a shortage of truck, rail and storage capacity, have created tremendous backups.

    Southern California port authorities have extended operating hours at truck gates to nights and weekends in an attempt to reduce the backlog of cargo.

    Representatives of the Los Angeles/Long Beach ports are among those working with John Porcari, the White House ports envoy, and the task force he heads to address the situation.

    “We appreciate the leadership of the Biden-Harris administration in marshaling a response to the unprecedented global supply chain disruption so acutely felt here at the San Pedro Bay port complex,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka in a statement.

    He said that the Port of Los Angeles “will continue to innovate in order to manage this historic cargo surge.”

    Porcari has said he is “continuing to work with all stakeholders to strengthen the resiliency of our transportation supply chain.”
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    HOUSE COMMITTEE APPROVES FUNDING FOR NEW GREAT LAKES ICEBREAKER

    The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has approved $350 million in funding for a desperately needed heavy Great Lakes icebreaker as part of its budget reconciliation bill.

    The committee also approved $1 billion in funding for Coast Guard shore-side infrastructure and $2.5 billion for port infrastructure, including projects to support supply chain resilience.

    The Great Lakes Maritime Task Force called the committee’s actions “great news for the Great Lakes.”

    In a statement, the GLMTF said it expects that a portion of the infrastructure funds will go to replace and repair search and rescue stations and other USCG facilities that protect Great Lakes ports and waterways.

    It said funding for a new icebreaker is a step towards correcting “years of economic devastation when commercial vessels have been trapped in ice for days and unable to deliver critical cargoes vital to the nation’s economic security.”

    The Lake Carriers’ Association estimates that over the past seven years, shipping delays caused by ice cost the Great Lakes economy $2 billion and more than 10,000 jobs.

    “MM&P strongly supports and greatly appreciates the decision by the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to provide funding for a new heavy Great Lakes icebreaker,” said MM&P Great Lakes & Gulf Region Vice President Tom Bell.

    “A new multi-mission icebreaker is an extremely important asset that is vitally needed on the Great Lakes to help keep the flow of commerce moving and maritime workers employed.”

    If passed as part of the full reconciliation bill, the addition of a new heavy icebreaker will double the Coast Guard’s capacity to clear Great Lakes shipping lanes of ice.

    Today the Coast Guard’s Great Lakes District operates only one heavy icebreaker—the USCGC MACKINAW—for its service area of all the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway.

    Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) was part of a bipartisan group of legislators who requested funding for a state-of-the-art icebreaker.

    “Our nation’s defensive capabilities, manufacturing industries, and economic vitality depend on the ability of vessels to reliably, safely, and efficiently navigate the more than 2,000 miles of shipping lanes of the Great Lakes region,” Kaptur said.

    “This substantial new federal investment will support the hundreds of thousands of jobs that rely upon these waterways, and ensure our communities are able to continue serving as America’s industrial workhorses.”

    “We thank Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio for his leadership to address the needs of the Great Lakes and look forward to working with our House and Senate colleagues to urge passage of this critical priority.”

    The bill will now be taken up by the full House for consideration as part of President Biden’s $3.5 trillion reconciliation proposal. It will then need to pass in the full House and Senate.
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    AMERICAN MERCHANT MARINE VETERANS’ CONVENTION GETS UNDERWAY AT MITAGS

    The American Merchant Marine Veterans Convention began September 21.

    The highlight of the event, the Congressional Gold Medal dinner, will be held on Thursday. Guest speakers will include:

    — world-famous motivational speaker, businessman, industry spokesperson and World War II veteran Dave Yoho;

    — author, reporter and three-time Emmy Award winning TV host Rita Cosby, who has her own evening talk show and will broadcast live from the Gold Medal dinner; and

    — maritime author William Geroux.

    AMMV will present plaques to MM&P and MITAGS for their support of the veterans’ advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill that provided the initial momentum needed to get Congress to pass the Congressional Gold Medal Act honoring World War II merchant marine veterans.

    AMMV is a 5,000-member organization of active and retired mariners who work to educate the public about the importance of the American merchant marine and to promote and protect the interests of America’s mariners.
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    TWO TANKER CREWMEMBERS KILLED BY WAVE OFF CAPE HORN

    Two members of the crew of the Belgian-flagged VLCC ARAFURA were killed by a large wave off Cape Horn on Sept. 11, according to a spokesperson for Stena Marine Management.

    The EURONAV-owned vessel ran into rough weather and heavy waves while traveling from Brazil to Long Beach.

    As the tanker was rounding Cape Horn, an alarm went off towards the bow. When the chief officer and bosun responded, they were struck by the wave and killed.

    The ship’s manager said an investigation into the tragedy is underway.

    The ARAFURA diverted to Valparaiso, Chile, to repatriate the bodies. The company said it is also working with local authorities to arrange for respite and crew change for the other mariners on board the ship.

    “The safety and wellbeing of all of our colleagues at sea is our number one priority for both owners and managers and a full and thorough investigation into this incident will be carried out to establish the root cause,” the company said in a statement.
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    THE MASTER, MATE & PILOT NOW ONLINE

    The new issue of the MM&P magazine will be arriving in your mailbox soon. In the meantime, look for it online on bridgedeck.org.

    In this issue:

    — resolutions honoring the late AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka posted in every MM&P union hall;

    — Liz Shuler elected first woman to head the AFL-CIO and USW International Vice President Fred Redmond elected secretary-treasurer;

    — new MM&P affiliate wins majority of votes in bid to represent tug workers in seven Mexican ports;

    — USNS PATUXENT saves 15 in Gulf of Aden;

    — greetings from MM&P members aboard PRESIDENT FD ROOSEVELT, at Circle Line and at Windserve;

    — crew of MISS FREEDOM rescues jet skier;

    — unions rally in defense of Oakland’s Howard Terminal, where Major League Baseball and real estate moguls want to build a luxury development subsidized by taxpayers;

    — MITAGS Business Director Bob Becker retires.
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    COAST GUARD MARINE SAFETY ALERT: CORRODED TURNTABLE PINS CAN CAUSE STRUCTURAL FAILURE ON ACCOMMODATION LADDERS

    The Coast Guard has issued a marine safety alert about a recent casualty resulting in the injury of a crewmember aboard a foreign-flag vessel.

    The agency says that the accident brought to light a potentially dangerous situation involving the turntable pin on accommodation ladders. The text of the alert follows.

    Currently, there are no established timelines or requirements to replace turntable pins.

    Without proper and periodic examination and replacement, corrosion can ultimately lead to structural failure.

    After the incident, the Coast Guard noted that multiple foreign-flag vessels had accommodation ladder turntable pins that had been in service for more than 20 years without replacement.

    Guidelines on the maintenance of accommodation ladders is contained in 74 SOLAS (14) II-1/3-9, MSC.1/Circ. 1331 and 74 SOLAS (14) III/20.7.2; however, none of the aforementioned references includes maintenance guidelines for the turntable pins.

    While the turntable pin may seem like a minor component, its failure can cause significant harm to all persons using the accommodation ladder.

    In this instance, the vessel’s crew was in the process of stowing the accommodation ladder when the turntable pin failed.

    As a result, a crewmember who was on the accommodation ladder fell approximately 30 feet and sustained serious injuries.

    The Coast Guard strongly recommends that vessel owners and operators:

    – Maintain the turntable pins.

    – Periodically inspect the condition of the turntable pins and replace them when necessary.

    – Revise accommodation ladder maintenance plans to include turntable pins.
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    NATIONAL MARITIME CENTER NOTICE: POSSIBLE ISSUES WITH RECENT PAY.GOV PAYMENTS

    The National Maritime Center recently became aware of a problem with the Merchant Mariner User Fee Payment Form on the Pay.gov website.

    During the last 90 days, mariners who attempted to pay Examination and/or Issuance Fees after previously paying their Evaluation Fee may have been required to pay an additional Evaluation Fee to complete the Pay.gov transaction.

    Mariners who paid all required fees via a single Pay.gov transaction were unaffected.

    This problem has been resolved and the Merchant Mariner User Fee Payment Form is now functioning properly.

    Mariners who believe that they were prevented from providing an Examination and/or Issuance Fee payment without also paying another Evaluation Fee should send a request for a refund along with their Pay.gov receipts reflecting the additional fees to IASKNMC@uscg.mil.

    If you have questions, please contact the NMC Customer Service Center at 1-888-IASKNMC (427-5662).
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    MARITIME ADVISORY: AUTHORITIES WARN OF GPS SPOOFING

    The maritime authorities have issued a new advisory on the threat of GPS interference in various geographic areas.

    The advisory warns that instances of significant GPS interference in the maritime domain have been reported worldwide.

    The interference is resulting in lost or inaccurate GPS signals affecting bridge navigation, GPS-based timing and communications equipment (including satellite communications equipment).

    Over the last six months, areas from which multiple instances have been reported include the eastern and central Mediterranean Sea and the vicinity of the Suez Canal.

    The Coast Guard Navigation Center web page, https://go.usa.gov/xMZ2q, contains a chronological list of recently reported GPS problems.

    Vessels are advised to exercise caution when underway and prior to getting underway.

    The NAVCEN and NATO Shipping Center websites contain information regarding effective navigation practices for vessels experiencing GPS disruption.

    The information reaffirms safe navigation practices when experiencing GPS disruptions, provides useful details on reporting disruptions, and is intended to generate further discussion within the maritime community about other disruption mitigation practices and procedures.

    This guidance also recommends reporting such incidents in real time; noting critical information such as the location (latitude/longitude), date, time, and duration of the outage/disruption; and providing photographs or screen shots of equipment failures experienced to facilitate analysis.

    The NAVCEN information is available at: https://tinyurl.com/spoofingwarning

    Maritime GPS disruptions or anomalies should be reported immediately to NAVCEN at https://go.usa.gov/xQBaw or via phone at 703-313-5900, 24-hours a day.
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    IN-PERSON MEMBERSHIP MEETING AT MM&P BOSTON HALL ON SEPT. 29

    MM&P Atlantic Ports Vice President Tom Larkin will hold an in-person membership meeting at the MM&P Boston Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 1100.

    The Boston Hall is located in Marine Industrial Park at 12 Channel St., Suite 606A, Boston, MA 02210. The phone number is 617-671-0769.
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    IN-PERSON MEMBERSHIP MEETING AT MM&P NY/NJ HALL ON OCT. 7

    There will be an in-person membership meeting at the MM&P NY/NJ hall on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 1100.

    MM&P President Don Marcus, Secretary-Treasurer Don Josberger and Atlantic Ports Vice President Tom Larkin will be in attendance.

    The New York/New Jersey Hall is located at 570 Broad Street, Ste 701, Newark, NJ 07102. The phone number is 201-963-1900.
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    MM&P CLOSED ON COLUMBUS DAY

    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. 11, for Columbus Day.
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    LAMONT-DOHERTY EARTH OBSERVATORY OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SEEKS MARINE OPERATIONS MANAGER

    Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory seeks a marine operations manager responsible for personnel and for the operation, maintenance, and safety of Columbia University’s research vessel, the RV MARCUS G. LANGSETH.

    The starting salary will range from $125,000 to $140,000, based on experience.

    The marine operations manager does not have to live inside the immediate New York City area.

    The position reports to the director of the Office of Marine Operations.

    Qualifications required and more information about the position are posted at: https://academic.careers.columbia.edu/#/80810

    Contact Information: Sean Higgins, sean@ldeo.columbia.edu or 845-365-8528.

    Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory seeks fundamental knowledge about the origin, evolution, and future of the natural world.

    LDEO scientists study the planet from its deepest interior to the outer reaches of its atmosphere, on every continent and in every ocean, providing a rational basis for the difficult choices facing humanity.

    Lamont is the scientific research heart of the Columbia Climate School, which was founded in 2020 to develop and inspire knowledge-based solutions and educate future leaders for just and prosperous societies on a healthy planet.
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    MITAGS WEST SEEKS PART-TIME INSTRUCTOR

    MITAGS West is seeking a part-time instructor to work a maximum of 1,000 hours at a minimum ROP of $35.

    The instructor is responsible for presenting courses containing content provided by the organization.

    With guidance from the head of the department, the instructor provides quality instruction through various methods of instruction, mentoring and guiding course attendees and informing the department head of any items requiring curriculum development attention.

    Desired qualifications include:

    — USCG Officer Level License with experience sailing under his/her highest-level license and similar experience. These may be substituted with equivalent uniformed service experience (NOAA, USCG, USN);

    — degree in Adult Education, Maritime Sciences or related field;

    — two years of experience supervising subordinates in a similar environment;

    — experience teaching adults professional subjects for one or more years, including teaching cadets.

    Requirements include:

    — experience, training and qualifications to obtain approval to teach the courses in the field from the US Coast Guard;

    — excellent computer skills;

    — strong interpersonal, writing and communication skills.

    Requires moderate physical activity and may require some travel.

    Please submit a cover letter with your resume to MITAGS Human Resource Manager Jane Sibiski: jsibiski@mitags.orgBack to Stories Covered


    REVISED MATES TRUST STUDENT GUIDES POSTED ON BRIDGEDECK.ORG

    Revised MATES Trust Student Guides have been posted in the Members’ Only section of bridgedeck.org.

    The guides include updated eligibility procedures and policies for the MATES Program.

    All members who plan to take a course at MITAGS should read the Revised Trust Student Guides.

    To view the guides, enter the Members’ Only section of bridgedeck.org and click on Documents.
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    COVID-19 VACCINATION AND MASKING REQUIRED FOR ALL MITAGS STUDENTS

    Effective August 23, full COVID vaccination will be mandatory in order to attend training on campus at MITAGS East.

    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.

    Additionally, beginning on Aug. 9, face-masks are required in all public spaces on campus, regardless of vaccination status.

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

    The vaccine and masking policy is already in effect at MITAGS West.

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

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    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) – 9/27/21, 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): 10/11/21, 1/31/22

    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

    BT-Refresher (3-day) – 12/13/21, 2/22/22

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

    [CMM – Chief Mate and Master Courses]

    ADVSTB-CMM – Advanced Stability (5-Day): 10/18/21, 1/17/22, 3/21/22

    ADVWX-CMM – Advanced Meteorology (5-Day): 10/11/21, 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

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

    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): 9/27/21, 10/11/21, 11/1/21*, 11/29/21, 1/17/22, 2/14/22, 3/21/22

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

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

    VPEN-CMM – Voyage Planning & Electronic Navigation (5-Day): 9/27/21

    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: 10/6/21

    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): 10/11/21, 1/31/22

    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

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

    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): 10/18/21, 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): Not currently scheduled

    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): 9/27/21, 11/29/21*, 1/17/22

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

    MED-PRO – Medical Care Provider: 9/27/21, 1/17/22

    MED-DOT-DA – Dept. of Transportation Drug & Alcohol Testing (1-Day): 10/2/21, 10/28/21, 11/14/21, 12/4/21, 12/17/21, 1/15/22, 3/25/22

    [MSC – Military Sealift Command Courses]

    MSC-CBRD-1 – Military Sealift Command Chemical, Biological, Radiological Defense Orientation (Basic) (1-Day): 9/16/21, 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

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

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

    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

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

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

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

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

    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): 10/11/21

    WX-OIC –Meteorology (Operational Level): 2/21/22

    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
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    MITAGS-WEST ACADEMIC NOTES

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

    September 2021

    27-1 ECDIS

    October 2021

    4-8 Medical Care Provider
    4-15 Medical Person-In-Charge
    11-15 Ship Constructions & Basic Stability
    18-5 Celestial Navigation
    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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