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MM&P Wheelhouse Weekly

Volume 28… Number 15, April 12, 2022


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Job Opportunities:


  • Covid-19 Vaccination Required for All MITAGS Students; MITAGS Requires Negative Test for Unvaccinated Students Who Have Received Exemptions
  • MITAGS East Academic Notes
  • MITAGS West Academic Notes


    Leaders of transportation unions who met in Washington, D.C., last week urged Congress and the White House to do more to grow the U.S.-flag fleet and strengthen the country’s supply chain.

    Officials of the 37 labor unions that belong to the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department issued the call for action in the form of a policy statement, “Strengthening the U.S. Maritime Industry for the Future.”

    MM&P President Don Marcus and MIRAID President C. James Patti attended the meeting, which TTD holds twice a year to develop and promote pro-worker policies in all modes of transportation.

    Participants also included AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler, White House Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu, Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.).

    Overall, TTD unions issued eight policy statements, including one that cites the urgent need for a national maritime strategy aimed at:

    — expanding the U.S.-flag fleet;

    — increasing the amount of America’s trade carried on U.S.-flag ships;

    — enhancing and strengthening U.S.-flag cargo preference laws;

    — fully funding the maritime and tanker security programs;

    — rejecting flag-of-convenience and open registry schemes; and

    — facilitating the construction and operation of Jones Act vessels as part of a new, expanded marine highway system along America’s coasts.

    The Jones Act, the unions said, “remains the single most powerful tool to empower our domestic maritime workforce and sustain domestic maritime services through times of peace or conflict.”

    TTD unions commended President Biden’s Buy America and Ship American policies, saying they prioritize U.S.-flag, and U.S.-crewed vessels and create good middle-class maritime jobs.

    The TTD member unions represent hundreds of thousands of men and women who work in maritime, aviation, rail, transit, trucking, highway, longshore and related industries.
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    Senator Sherrod Brown has become the first person to receive the Larry Willis Leadership Award.

    He was recognized by TTD member unions for his efforts to improve the safety, working conditions, and livelihoods of transportation workers.

    Brown, a Democrat who has represented the state of Ohio in the Senate since 2007, was presented with the award by TTD President Greg Regan and the family of Larry Willis.

    “America’s transportation workers power this country,” said Brown.

    “We know our businesses and our transportation networks do best when the workers who make them successful have a voice through the labor movement.”
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    President Joe Biden has nominated Admiral Linda Fagan to become the 27th commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard.

    Fagan became the first female four-star admiral in Coast Guard history when she was sworn in as vice commandant in July 2021, after being nominated by President Biden.

    “Admiral Fagan has served on all seven continents, from the snows of Ross Island, Antarctica to the heart of Africa, from Tokyo to Geneva, and in many ports along the way,” the Coast Guard said in her biography.

    “Operational tours include Commander, Sector New York, more than 15 years as a Marine Inspector, and sea duty in USCGC POLAR STAR, a 399ft heavy polar icebreaker.”

    Fagan is the Coast Guard’s first “Gold Ancient Trident”: the officer with the longest service record in the marine safety field.

    Her career has included work on flag state issues with the International Maritime Organization and the International Labor Organization, including on the development of the International Ship and Port Security Code and the Maritime Labor Convention.

    Upon confirmation, she will become the first woman to lead any branch of the Armed Forces.

    “This nomination proves the value of enacting laws that provide family leave, childcare, and health care access to support talented women in the Coast Guard who have dual roles as service members and parents,” said Senator Maria Cantwell, chair of the Senate Commerce Committee.

    “Admiral Fagan’s nomination will inspire generations of American women to strive to serve at the highest levels in the Armed Forces.”

    The current Coast Guard commandant, Admiral Karl Schultz, described her as “an exceptional senior Coast Guard officer and nominee, possessing the keen intellect, the depth of operational experience, and the well-honed leadership and managerial acumen to serve with distinction as our Service’s 27th Commandant.”
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    Authorities in Britain have launched a criminal investigation into the firing of hundreds of P&O Ferry workers.

    The replacements, many of whom earn less than the minimum wage, are being supplied to the company by a manning agency set up in Malta just weeks before the mass firings took place.

    Confusion has reigned at ferry terminals since P&O’s announcement last month that it was firing most of its British workforce.

    Demonstrations have been held in some ports, and the maritime authorities have blocked a number of ferries from sailing because of failure to meet labor standards.

    People who sent emails to P&O customer service on April 10 received an automatic message from the company saying they would have to wait up to 28 days for a reply.

    P&O Ferries parent company, DP World, reported more than $10.8 billion in revenue and $1.2 billion in profit last year, a 33 percent increase over the previous year.

    It also received more than 30 million pounds in emergency funding during the pandemic from the British government.

    Many of the workers who lost their jobs belong to Nautilus, which partners with MM&P in the Nautilus Federation.

    “Some of our members have given their lives to this company,” says Nautilus International General Secretary Mark Dickinson.

    “Government must now ensure such actions by rogue ferry operators can never happen again.”

    British politicians have received thousands of messages urging them to act.

    In response, the unions say, the government has already agreed to enforce the minimum wage on all ferries that enter UK ports.

    “This battle is about respect,” says ITF Secretary General Steve Cotton.

    “My message to all transport workers is that unless we act, this could happen to you.”

    The ITF is calling on members of MM&P and other ITF unions to send their own messages by signing this petition.
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    As many letters as possible are needed in support of the campaign to have the historic U.S. Maritime Officers Training Station in Alameda, Calif., nominated to the National Register of Historic Places.


    The State Office of Historic Preservation in California is preparing to send all the letters to the State Commissioners for the upcoming public hearing on Friday, April 29, at 0900, in Sacramento.

    Address your letter to Ms. Julianne Polanco, State Historic Preservation Officer, Office of Historic Preservation, 1725 23rd Street, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95816.

    Here is a link to a PowerPoint presentation on the school: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PlEK5SEGikJ1FMu4T3LL8hQPuca_G2sf/view

    A video, “The Life and Studies of an Officer Candidate at the US Maritime Service Officers School, Alameda CA,” is posted at:


    Here is a sample letter:

    Dear State Historic Resources Commissioners,

    I strongly support the nomination of the historic U.S. Maritime Officers Training Station in Alameda, CA to the National Register of Historic Places.

    The Merchant Marine was an essential lifeline during WWII, and this site retains sufficient integrity to convey the training and purpose of their important mission.

    — The campus is specific to training U.S. Maritime Officers–one of only two campuses in the nation, and the last remaining structures from that era. Over 6500 Officers trained here in Alameda during WWII.

    — The U.S. Merchant Marine provided the essential goods necessary to support the war that led to the victory of the Allies, and were not granted veteran status recognition until 1988.

    — The Merchant Mariners of WWII Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2020 notes that the “feats and accomplishments of the Merchant Marine are deserving of broader recognition.”

    — The Alameda campus completes a story of local war-time efforts that includes the Richmond Kaiser Shipyards, the RED OAK VICTORY (last remaining of 747 ships of all types built at the shipyards during WWII) the S.S. JEREMIAH O’BRIEN (one of only two remaining of the 2,710 Liberty Ships built). It was in Alameda that the officers who manned those ships received the training necessary to prepare for the theatres of war.

    — The architecture is an early example of institutional military design influenced by the International Modern and Bay Tradition styles–which later evolved into mid-century modern architecture throughout the area. This was also the first large-scale project by architect Harry A. Bruno, F.A.I.A who went on to design other maritime projects and private homes projects in his long and prolific career.

    — This branch has not received proper recognition over the years and entering the historic district into the National Register of Historic Places would provide this unique opportunity to bring awareness and potential adaptive reuse preservation to the site.

    — I urge your Commission to unanimously and enthusiastically support this nomination.
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    The Coast Guard has announced in the federal register that it is seeking public input regarding the modification of the chart and navigational equipment carriage requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations.

    As explained in Maritime Commons, the Coast Guard’s blog, the advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) “outlines the agency’s broad strategy to revise its CFR chart and navigational equipment carriage requirements to implement statutory electronic-chart-use provisions for commercial U.S.-flagged vessels and certain foreign-flagged vessels operating in the waters of the United States.”

    The agency said that obtaining information from the public would allow it “to verify the extent of the requirements for the rule, such as how widely electronic charts currently are used, which types of vessels are using them, the appropriate equipment requirements for different vessel classes, and where the vessels operate, and will thereby allow us to tailor electronic chart requirements to vessel class and location.”

    You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-2021-0291 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at www.regulations.gov.

    Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before June 27, 2022.

    For information about the ANPRM, call or email John Stone, Office of Navigation Systems (CG-NAV-2), Coast Guard; telephone 202-372-1093, email John.M.Stone2@uscg.mil.

    News of the ANPRM was first reported in Miller’s Maritime Newsletter.
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    A federal appeals court has reinstated the administration’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate for federal employees, overturning a January decision by a lower court that temporarily blocked the measure.

    A panel of the U.S Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit said in a 2-1 opinion issued on April 7 that the plaintiffs who brought suit over the measure did not have standing in the federal circuit and would have to pursue their appeals instead—as laid out in the Civil Service Reform Act— through the Merit Systems Protection Board or the Office of Special Counsel.

    After the lower court issued the injunction in January, most government agencies reportedly paused enforcement of the mandate, which requires that employees either receive the vaccine or request a medical or religious exemption.

    At that time, according to Government Executive, about 98 percent of federal employees were already in compliance with the mandate.

    “The court’s decision is good news,” said a spokesperson for the Office of Management and Budget.

    “…[W]e know vaccination requirements save lives, protect our workforce, and strengthen our ability to serve the American people.”
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    There will be a membership meeting at the Los Angeles/Long Beach Hall on Wednesday, April 13, directly after the 11:00 job call.

    All Offshore members and applicants are encouraged to attend.

    MM&P International President Don Marcus and Vice President–Pacific Lars Turner will be in attendance to report and respond to questions.

    The hall is located at 533 N. Marine Ave., Suite A, Wilmington, CA 90744-5527.

    If there are items you wish to have placed on the agenda or questions that may require research, please email them to lturner@bridgedeck.org or call the LA/LB Hall at 310-834-7201.
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    There will be a membership meeting at the MM&P Oakland Hall on Thursday, April 14, at 12:00 pm.

    All Offshore members and applicants are encouraged to attend.

    International President Don Marcus, Pacific Coast Agent Melany Weaver and Vice President–Pacific Lars Turner will be in attendance to report and respond to questions.

    The San Francisco/Oakland Hall is located at 548 Thomas L. Berkley Way, Oakland, CA 94612.

    If there are items you wish to have placed on the agenda or questions that may require research, please email them to mweaver@bridgedeck.org or call the hall at 510-808-7068.
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    There will be a membership meeting in the Charleston hall at 1200 on Tuesday, May 3.

    MM&P International Secretary-Treasurer Don Josberger and Atlantic Ports Vice President Tom Larkin will participate.

    All members and applicants in the area are encouraged to attend the meeting.

    The Charleston Hall is located at 1481 Tobias Gadson Blvd., Suite 2C, Charleston, SC 29407-4794.

    The phone number is: 843-766-3565.
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    All MM&P union halls, the MM&P Plan Office, the MM&P Federal Credit Union and MM&P headquarters will be closed on April 15 for Good Friday.
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    Urgent need for Second Mate for SLNC PAX. Tankerman PIC OR ASSIST, MSC Courses required. Job open nationwide and for early return from vacation.

    Urgent Need for Second Mates and Third Mates with MSC courses and a security clearance for the Watson Class fleet. Jobs are on the board nationwide!

    Patriot Contract Services also has a commercial tanker, HAINA PATRIOT, with opportunities available at the Chief Mate level, no MSC Classes or Security Clearance required—only Tankerman PIC!

    If you are interested, please contact Jeremy Hope, VP Gulf Ports and Gov’t Contracts, at jhope@bridgedeck.org.


    Chesapeake Crewing has opportunities available for First Assistant Engineers. If you are interested, please contact Tom Larkin, VP Atlantic Ports, at TLarkin@bridgedeck.org.

    Any Member or Applicant who already has a valid security clearance and is interested in taking the MSC courses required for Patriot Watson Class and Chesapeake Crewing vessels but does not have training eligibility to take the courses, please email Jeremy Hope, VP of Gulf Ports and Gov’t Contracts, at jhope@bridgedeck.org with the words “MSC Training” in the subject line.
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    Washington State Ferries is seeking deckhands and mates. The minimum license requirements are an Inland Mate (unlimited) with Federal Pilotage for all ferry routes in Puget Sound.

    The ferry system hires “on-call” deck employees (OS/AB), including those who walk in the door with an upper level license, and gives them work until they have completed the pilotage requirements and New Mate Orientation and Assessment.

    WSF is currently paying second mates $41.65/hour, chief mates $44.62/hour and relief mates $53.55/hour.

    Regular masters are making $55.27/hour, relief masters are making $66.34/hour and staff masters are making $71.12/hour.

    WSF does not direct hire deck officers. All deck hires are through their website, key word “Deckhands”

    WSF offers good working conditions, medical and retirement benefits.

    With the current retirement curve hitting its peak, new employees are gaining seniority very quickly: experience has shown that newly hired mates who apply themselves can be working as master within about five years.

    Anyone seeking more information on this opportunity should contact MM&P Pacific Maritime Region Representative Dan Twohig: dtwohig@bridgedeck.org or 206-390-9907.
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    MITAGS East is seeking a part-time simulator operator to work a maximum of 1000 hours per year per contract at a minimum salary of $19.00 to $23.88 per hour.

    The position entails preparation and operation of the ship and tug simulators in support of classroom instruction and research, including correction of technical issues that may occur during operations and assisting engineers in simulation system checks and problem solving.

    Desired qualifications include a background or degree in computer science/engineering/gaming or related fields and knowledge of, or work experience in, the field of maritime or aviation.

    Position may require some travel to MITAGS West or other sites and company locations as directed.

    If you are interested, please submit a cover letter with your resume to MITAGS-MCC Human Resource Manager Jane Sibiski, jsibiski@mitags.org
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    Full COVID vaccination is mandatory for everyone attending training on campus at MITAGS East and MITAGS West.

    In addition, for unvaccinated participants who have received exemptions only, MITAGS requires a negative PCR test within 72 hours of attendance and to be masked at all times while on campus unless drinking, eating, or speaking.

    Contact MITAGS for information about exemptions.

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

    Additionally, face masks are required at MITAGS West, regardless of vaccination status.

    We appreciate your cooperation during these very trying times.
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    For registration contact our Admissions Department: 866.656.5568 or admissions@mitags.org

    \\Classes are 5-day unless otherwise noted\\

    Class dates followed by an * are full
    AB – Able Seaman (5-Day) – 6/6/22, 8/15/22
    AIS-1 – Automatic Identifications Systems Orientation (1-Day): Not currently scheduled

    ARPA-OIC (4-Day) – Automated Radar Plotting Aids: 6/27/22, 9/27/22, 11/1/22

    AZIPOD (2-Day) – 5/12/22, 9/12/22

    BRM – Bridge Resource Management (5-Day): 7/18/22

    BRMP –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots (2-Day): 4/26/22, 5/26/22, 9/20/22, 11/14/22

    Online: Not currently scheduled

    BRMP-EMR –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots with Emergency Shiphandling – (Now also included in BRMP-Refresher) (3-Day): 5/23/22, 9/14/22

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

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

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

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

    CHS-OIC – Cargo Handling Basic (5-Day): 9/26/22

    [CMM – Chief Mate and Master Courses]

    ADVSTB-CMM – Advanced Stability (5-Day): 6/27/22, 8/15/22, 10/24/22, 12/19/22

    ADVWX-CMM – Advanced Meteorology (5-Day): 4/18/22, 6/20/22, 8/22/22, 10/17/22, 12/12/22

    CHS-CMM – Advanced Cargo Operations (10 Days): 10/31/22

    CM-OPS 1 – Chief Mate Operations – Week 1 (5-Day): 7/11/22, 12/5/22

    CM-OPS 2 Maersk – Chief Mate Operations II Maersk Specific (5-Day): 7/18/22, 12/12/22

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

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

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

    MPP-CMM – Marine Propulsion Plants (5-Day): 9/19/22

    (DCS-1 available on request – contact Admissions)

    SEC-APPS – Practical Defense Tactics: Not Currently Scheduled

    SHMGT-CMM- Ship Management (5-Day): 9/26/22

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

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

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

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

    WKP-CMM – Advanced Watchkeeping (5-Day): Not currently scheduled

    WX-HW-ATL – Heavy Weather Avoidance Routing: Atlantic Ocean (2-day) – 6/15/22

    WX-HW-IND – Heavy Weather Avoidance Routing: Indian Ocean (2-day) – Not Currently Scheduled

    WX-HW-PAC – Heavy Weather Avoidance Routing: Pacific Ocean (2-day) – 6/13/22

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

    Online: Not currently scheduled

    CIW-SMS – Continual Improvement Workshop: Successful Safety Management (2-Day) – Online: Not Currently Scheduled

    CNAV-OIC (15-Day) – Celestial Navigation: 5/9/22, 8/15/22, 10/31/22

    CRISIS-COMMS – Crisis Communications (1-Day): Not currently scheduled

    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 (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): Not Currently Scheduled

    ECDIS for Pilots (2-Day) – 5/10/22, 11/16/22

    ERM – Engine Resource Management (5-Day): 8/1/22, 11/28/22

    ADV-FF – Advanced Fire-Fighting (4-day) – Not currently scheduled

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

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

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

    FSM – Fatigue, Sleep, & Medications (1-Day): 4/26/22, 9/20/22

    Online: Not currently scheduled

    GL-Pilot – Great Lakes Pilotage Familiarization (2-Day): Not Currently Scheduled

    GMDSS – Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (10-Day): 8/15/22

    HAZ – Hazardous Materials (5 day): 5/2/22, 9/12/22, 12/12/22

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

    LAP – License Advancement Program for Mate to Master (20-Day): 7/11/22, 10/17/22

    LAP-Great Lakes – License Advancement Program – Great Lakes (15-Day): Not Currently Scheduled

    LAP-ORG3rd – License Advancement Program for Original 3rd Mate, Oceans, Any Gross

    Ton License (15-Day): 6/6/22

    LEG – Legal Aspects of Pilotage (1-Day): 9/21/22, 11/14/22

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

    LTS –Leadership and Teamworking Skills (Formerly MCL-OIC) (1-Day): 9/26/22

    MEECE – Management of Electrical and Electronic Control Equipment (Assessments not included): 7/25/22, 12/5/22

    MED-PIC – Medical Person in Charge (10-Day): 7/11/22, 10/3/22, 12/5/22

    MED-PIC-REF– Medical Person in Charge Refresher: 5/23/22*, 8/1/22, 11/28/22

    MED-PRO – Medical Care Provider: 7/11/22, 10/3/22

    MED-DOT-DA – Dept. of Transportation Drug & Alcohol Testing (1-Day): 6/6/22, 7/16/22, 9/26/22, 10/8/22, 10/17/22, 11/17/22, 12/23/22

    [MSC – Military Sealift Command Courses]

    MSC-CBRD-1 – Military Sealift Command Chemical, Biological, Radiological Defense Orientation (Basic) (1-Day): 5/24/22, 6/21/22, 8/4/22, 9/14/22, 11/5/22

    MSC-DC – Military Sealift Command Damage Control (2-day): 5/23/22, 6/20/22, 8/5/22, 9/16/22, 11/4/22

    MSC-ENVPRO (1-Day) – 6/10/22, 11/3/22

    MSC-FF-HELO (2-Day) – 6/8/22, 9/14/22

    MSC-SMA – Military Sealift Command Small Arms Qualifications (4-Day): 5/16/22, 6/13/22, 7/18/22, 8/8/22, 9/19/22, 11/7/22

    MSC-Security Watch Basic (1-Day/ 8-hour) – 5/14/22, 6/11/22, 8/6/22, 9/17/22, 11/4/22

    MSC-Security Watch Advanced (1-Day) – 5/15/22, 6/12/22, 7/17/22, 8/7/22, 9/18/22, 11/6/22

    MSC-Ship’s Reaction Force (3-Day) – 5/20/22, 6/17/22, 7/22/22, 8/12/22, 9/23/22, 11/11/22

    NDMS-ENAV – Navigational Decision Making Series – Best Practice in eNav (3-Day) – Not currently scheduled

    NSAP-MMP – Navigational Skills Assessment Program-MM&P (2-Day) – 5/3/22*, 5/5/22*, 6/27/22*, 6/29/22*, 7/18/22, 8/29/22, 8/31/22

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

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

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

    ROR-1 – Radar Observer Renewal (1-Day): Not Currently Scheduled

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

    ROU-OIC – Radar Observer Program – Unlimited: 6/20/22, 8/29/22

    SAR – Search & Rescue – (Now with OIC and CMM assessments) (3-Day): 9/7/22

    SHS-BAS-OIC – Basic Shiphandling: 9/12/22, 12/5/22

    SHS-EMR5 – Emergency Shiphandling (5 Day) – 6/20/22, 8/22/22, 11/28/22

    STB-OIC – Ship Construction and Basic Stability: 8/8/22

    TCNAV/CO – Terrestrial Navigation and Compasses (15-Day): 7/18/22

    TPIC – Tankerman Person in Charge: 5/9/22, 7/11/22

    TRAC-TUG-2 (2-Day): 5/26/22, 11/16/22

    TTT – ** This course is NOT covered by the MATES Program ** — Not Currently Scheduled

    VPDSD – Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (1-Day): 6/23/22

    VSO – Vessel Security Officer (3-Day): 6/22/22, 9/7/22

    WKP-OIC – Watchkeeping (Operational Level) (10-Day): 10/17/22

    WX-OIC –Meteorology (Operational Level): 9/19/22
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    2022 Spring/Summer/Fall

    Schedule of Courses – Please also see our schedule and enroll online at www.mitags.org

    For registration contact our admissions department: 866.656.5568 or admissions@mitags.org

    April 2022
    18-22 Advanced Shiphandling I

    19-20 Basic Training Revalidation

    21st Advanced Firefighting Revalidation

    25-29 Advanced Shiphandling II

    May 2022

    2-6 ECDIS

    6-7 Advanced Firefighting Refresher

    8-10 Basic Training Refresher

    8-9 Basic Training Revalidation

    10th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation

    16-27 GMDSS

    June 2022

    1st Advanced Firefighting Revalidation

    2-3 Basic Training Revalidation

    6-10 Basic Training

    6-10 Tankerman Person-In-Charge

    23rd Advanced Firefighting Revalidation

    24-25 Basic Training Revalidation

    July 2022

    5-8 Advanced Firefighting

    11-15 Advanced Stability

    11-29 Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation

    18-22 Advanced Meteorology

    25-29 Advanced Shiphandling I

    August 2022

    1-5 Radar Observer Unlimited

    1-5 Medical Care Provider

    1-5 Advanced Shiphandling II

    8-12 Ship Construction & Basic Stability

    15-19 Basic Cargo Handling & Stowage

    22-26 Radar Observer Unlimited

    29-2 Basic Meteorology

    September 2022

    6-8 Security Officer – Vessel, Company & Facility

    9th Flashing Light

    12-23 Watchkeeping (Operational Level)

    26-30 Basic Shiphandling

    October 2022

    3-7 ECDIS

    10-14 Advanced Stability

    10-28 Celestial Navigation

    17-21 Advanced Shiphandling I

    24-28 Advanced Shiphandling II

    31-4 Advanced Meteorology

    November 2022

    1-4 ARPA

    7-10 Advanced Firefighting

    7-11 Leadership & Managerial Skills

    14-16 Search & Rescue

    17th Leadership & Teamworking Skills

    28-9 GMDSS

    December 2022

    12-16 Tankerman Person-In-Charge
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