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MM&P Wheelhouse Weekly

Volume 28… Number 7…February 15, 2022


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The Senate has confirmed Max Vekich to serve as a Commissioner on the Federal Maritime Commission, the regulatory agency that oversees the ocean shipping supply chain in the US–foreign trades.

Vekich, who served four consecutive terms representing the 35th Legislative District in the Washington state House of Representatives, was confirmed by the Senate by a vote of 51-43.

Three Republicans joined Democrats in supporting his nomination: Alaska Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, and Maine Senator Susan Collins.

During Vekich’s tenure in the Washington state legislature, he chaired three committees: Agriculture, Trade & Economic Development, and Commerce & Labor.

In 2004, he joined the Port of Seattle to supervise the loading and unloading of vessels.

He also served as a member of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union’s executive board.

“Mr. Vekich knows the ports, he knows the shipping communities, and has spent more than 40 years working on the waterfront,” said Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell in a speech on the Senate floor in support of his nomination.

“He spent his life working in the maritime industry and knows the challenges that we face in maritime and intermodal transportation, in congestion, and continuing to move forward on how we advance our ports.”
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A.P. Moller–Maersk has reported record earnings for 2021, despite the disruptions that affected the world’s supply chains.

The Danish shipping conglomerate reported last week that its Fiscal Year 2021 revenue increased 55 percent, to $61.8 billion.

The company said in a statement that its strong performance has provided it with an opportunity to make long-term investments in decarbonization and strengthen its position as an integrated logistics provider.

It said its Logistics & Services revenue grew by 41 percent, to $9.8 billion, a result attributable in part to cross-selling new products and services to its “Top 200 Ocean” customers.

Last year, Maersk opened 85 new warehouses and acquired six businesses in the transport and logistics sectors.

It said “profitability increased substantially” in its Ocean sector, an increase that was driven in part by high freight rates.

“Exceptional market conditions led to record-high growth and profitability in A.P. Moller–Maersk, however it also led to supply chain disruptions and severe challenges for our customers,” said Maersk CEO Søren Skou.

“We spent tremendous efforts in mitigating bottlenecks by expanding capacity across Ocean, improving productivity in Terminals and growing our global logistics footprint.”

He said the company will continue these efforts because it expects the current market situation to last through the second quarter of 2022.

Maersk predicts that the situation will begin normalizing to some extent early in the second half of the year.
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To reduce ocean pollution, French shipping giant CMA CGM has announced that beginning June 1, it will stop carrying shipments of plastic waste.

Every year, the company says, its vessels transport the equivalent of 50,000 standard containers of plastic waste.

About 10 million tons of plastic end up in the sea each year, an amount that will triple over the next two decades unless action is taken.

CMA CGM Chairman and CEO Rodolphe Saadé made the pledge to halt shipments of plastic waste last week, during the One Ocean Summit in Brest, France, where global leaders agreed to a range of initiatives aimed at stopping the decline in the health of the world’s oceans.

In his summit address, Saadé noted that plastic waste is already causing grave damage to marine ecosystems, fauna and flora.

He said that by joining efforts to reduce plastic waste, the company hopes to help prevent it from being exported to places where recycling and recovery cannot be assured.

Most plastics in the oceans come from waste thrown on the ground or washed into rivers.

Experts who spoke at the summit said better wastewater treatment and storm-water management in many developing countries would stop some of the 1.5 million tons of microplastics that end up in the oceans every year.

During the summit, European financial institutions announced plans to accelerate the timeline of their own efforts to find and fund projects that curb the release of plastic waste into rivers and seas, with a focus on rivers and coastal areas in the most polluting countries, which are located mainly in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

These efforts are parallel to those underway in the European Union, which is working to fast track the shift from plastics to environmentally friendly materials, phase out single-use plastics and recoup fishing gear abandoned in the oceans.
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The maritime authorities warn that regional tensions and increased naval activity in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov could pose a risk to US-flag commercial vessels.

US-flag commercial vessels operating in the subject geographic areas are advised to exercise caution, conduct a risk assessment, review security measures, and incorporate appropriate protective measures into their vessel security plans.

They should ensure AIS is transmitting at all times (except when the master believes that continuing to operate AIS might compromise the safety or security of the ship or when a security incident is imminent), consistent with provisions of the International Convention for Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), and monitor VHF Channel 16.

In the event of any incident or suspicious activity, US-flag commercial vessels should notify the NATO Shipping Center and activate the Ship Security Alert System immediately.

Vessels operating in these areas may encounter GPS interference, AIS spoofing, and/or communications jamming.

All US Maritime Alerts and Advisories are posted at https://go.usa.gov/xtHYH.
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The MM&P Health & Benefit Plan has reached an agreement with CVS/Caremark to
reimburse members and their covered dependents for non-prescription over-the-counter (OTC) Covid-19 tests purchased on or after Jan. 15, 2022.

You can qualify for the reimbursement of an OTC Covid-19 test purchased anywhere: although CVS is processing the reimbursements for the Plan, you do not need to buy the test at a CVS store.

To request reimbursement, you will need to:

— sign in or register at Caremark.com;

— upload proof of purchase; this can be a digital receipt or a photo of a paper receipt.

You can also submit your completed claim form and receipt by regular mail (see details below).

You will be reimbursed for the full price of OTC Covid-19 tests purchased between Jan. 15 and Jan. 28, 2022.

For tests purchased on or after Jan. 29, 2022, you will be reimbursed at the point-of-sale rate, as explained on the Caremark website.

No prescription is necessary to purchase an over-the-counter Covid-19 test.

To submit your receipt for reimbursement by regular mail, go to bridgedeck.org, click on “Plans” and in the drop-down menu select “H&B Forms”.

The form is called “OTC COVID-19 Reimbursement Claim Form.”

You will need to complete the form and mail it along with your receipts directly to CVS/Caremark. The address to send the form and receipts to appears on the form itself.

The reimbursement will be for the same amount whether you register and request it online or submit it by regular mail.

CVS/Caremark will be controlling the maximum allowed under the program for each member and covered dependent: eights tests per month for each covered individual.

Note that if you submitted to the Plan Office for reimbursement receipts for OTC tests purchased after Jan. 15, 2022, they will be returned to you to submit to CVS/Caremark.

Covid-19 test kits purchased prior to Jan. 15, 2022 are not covered under the Plan.
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The International Propeller Club of the United States invites you to the second in its series of interviews with industry experts on timely maritime topics.

The virtual conversation will take place on Wednesday, March 2, at 10:00 a.m. EST.

This time the guest will be Richard Balzano, chief executive officer and executive director of the Dredging Contractors of America, who will discuss what the new federal infrastructure program means for our industry.

“Mr. Balzano will share his knowledge and expertise regarding the implementation of the new federal infrastructure program and its impact on the upgrade and expansion of America’s ports and the modernization of locks and dams in our inland waters system,” says International Propeller Club President C. James Patti.

There is no charge to participate, but you must register in advance to receive the zoom link and call-in information.

Balzano has worked in the maritime industry, in the public and the private sector, for more than 30 years.

To register go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Esosc1BLQZGVUZkv3i6YxQ

Please share the link to register with others!
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MM&P member Captain Jim Staples will address the risk of carrying electric vehicles during a SOCP webinar on Thursday, Feb. 17, from 1200 to 1230.

Please register by COB, Wednesday, Feb. 16 to participate. You will receive meeting login information after you register.

The 30-minute introductory presentation will answer the following questions:

— what do we need to know about electric vehicles?
— how do we train the crew on carrying electric vehicles?
— what tools are needed?
— what Class Fire is an electric vehicle considered?
— how well are we prepared for an electric vehicle incident?

Register online by February 16th.

Staples has over 38 years of experience at sea with 23 years of command experience operating worldwide.

He is a member of the NFPA and certified by the NFPA in Responding to Hybrid Electric Vehicle Incidents, Responding to Gaseous Fueled Vehicle Incidents, Responding to Fuel Cell Vehicle Incidents, and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Safety Training.

He is an instructor at MITAGS, where he teaches Vessel Security (ISPS), STCW, and safety classes.

He is currently developing training and education programs, incident prevention, and early warning detection of the existing risks posed by electric vehicles.
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The campaign to win the release of a group of casino workers in Cambodia is rapidly picking up steam: a week after it was launched, it had almost 9,000 supporters.

Can you help bring that number to 10,000?

At the center of the fight is NagaWorld Casino, which last month made 1,300 of its workers redundant, leaving many of them destitute.

When union leaders demanded to negotiate over the lay-offs, they were violently attacked by plainclothes police and thrown into jail.

Eight are now in detention, with no access to legal representation. The charge against them is “criminal incitement,” which carries a sentence of up to five years in jail.

The director general of the International Labor Organization has expressed deep concern over the situation and called for their immediate release.

NagaWorld is unhappy about the bad publicity stemming from the arrests: it has released a statement denying it is trying to bust the union.

If you haven’t signed the petition yet, please do so by clicking here.

If you have already signed, thank you for standing with the workers at NagaWorld Casino!

This is a campaign we can win.
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Chesapeake Crewing, a Bold Ocean company, is seeking a crewing coordinator. Responsibilities include:

— managing crew in coordination with the manager of marine personnel;

— payroll vetting, and coordinating wages and budgets;

— maintaining and updating crew data and personnel files in NSE;

— vetting documents and monitoring crew qualifications, performance, and training;

— coordinating personnel evaluations;

— maintaining weekly rotation reports, updating due-on and due-off dates;

— coordinating relief requests;

— vetting documents/training/security requirements for compliance with SMS, COI, CFRs and charter specs;

— coordinating background checks, pre-employment physicals, air travel bookings, visa requirements, local transportation and lodging.

Please submit resumes to HR@BoldOcean.com.
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The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University is seeking a marine operations manager to be responsible for the personnel and the operation, maintenance, and safety of Columbia University’s research vessel, the RV MARCUS G. LANGSETH.

Qualifications for the position are posted at https://academic.careers.columbia.edu/#/80810

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

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

The LDEO 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.

The contact for the marine operations manager position is Sean Higgins, sean@ldeo.columbia.edu or 845-365-8528.
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The Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo, and Suisun (BOPC) has announced plans to host an examination during the week of June 6, 2022 for entrance into the maritime Pilot Trainee Training Program.

Applications are due no later than April 15, 2022.

The BOPC typically conducts maritime pilot trainee training program selection examinations every two to three years, or when there is a need for licensed pilots. The last examination was held in 2019.

Candidates who are successful on the examination may be selected to enter the BOPC Pilot Trainee Training Program, which lasts from one to three years.

“BOPC-licensed pilots navigate large tankers, container vessels and cruise ships on very challenging shallow waters,” said BOPC Vice President Jennifer Ferrera Schmid.

“BOPC licensed pilots are highly skilled mariners, and I have confidence that the upcoming trainee program selection examination will once again result in a list of exceptional candidates to participate in one of the most rigorous port pilot training programs in the nation.”

The BOPC, the only state-level maritime pilot commission in California, licenses up to 60 pilots to guide large vessels on the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo, Suisun, Monterey, and navigable tributaries to Stockton and Sacramento.

The pilotage ground covers 70 separate terminals across ten counties.

“Working as a San Francisco Bar Pilot is one of the most prestigious jobs in the port pilot industry,” said BOPC Executive Director Allen Garfinkle.

“Our licensees enjoy being members of an elite group of professionals working in one of the world’s most scenic environments.”

Information about the Pilot Trainee Training Program selection examination can be found on the BOPC’s website at www.bopc.ca.gov.
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Calling all Members and Applicants: Be advised that there are Offshore and PRO jobs available now! Please visit, call or email your local union hall for details.

As an additional incentive for filling PRO work, the amount of points earned for each eight-hour shift has been raised from two points to five points.

This change will stay in effect until the next scheduled GEB meeting, to be held March 1-2, 2022.

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The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing is hosting an intersessional meeting of the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (N-MERPAC) Subcommittee on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault.

The subcommittee will meet virtually through Microsoft Teams on Feb. 16, 2022, and Feb. 17, 2022.

The meeting will convene 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. on both days (all times EST).

N-MERPAC advises, consults with, and makes recommendations to the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security through the commandant of the US Coast Guard on matters relating to personnel in the US Merchant Marine including the training, qualifications, certification, documentation, and fitness of mariners.

The subcommittee gathers industry input to develop recommendations for the Coast Guard for the prevention of sexual assault and sexual harassment in the maritime industry.

Anyone who is not part of the N-MERPAC email list and would like to attend the meeting should contact Alternate Designated Federal Officer Megan Johns Henry at megan.c.johns@uscg.mil.
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Atlantic Maritime Group Vice President Mike Riordan has scheduled a joint in-person and virtual meeting of the AMG to deal with ferry issues.

The in-person meeting will be held at the Ocean Yacht Club, 370 Front St., Staten Island.

To ensure that members on both watches can participate, the meeting will be held from 0900 to 1530. Mid-day refreshments will be available.

To attend the meeting virtually, use this link: https://meeting.windstream.com/j/1128855360
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All MM&P union halls, the MM&P Federal Credit Union and MM&P headquarters will be closed on Monday, Feb. 21, for Presidents Day.
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Full COVID vaccination is mandatory for everyone attending training on campus at
MITAGS East and MITAGS West.

In addition, from un-vaccinated participants only, MITAGS West requires a negative
PCR test within 72 hours of attendance.

MITAGS West only accepts medical and religious exemptions, not philosophical.

Documentation either of full COVID vaccination or a written claim of exemption must
be submitted to Admissions in advance of your course.

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 in all public spaces on both campuses, 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: 3/15/22, 6/27/22, 9/27/22, 11/1/22

AZIPOD (2-Day) – 5/12/22, 9/12/22

BRM – Bridge Resource Management (5-Day): 3/7/22*

BRMP –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots (2-Day): 3/14/22, 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): 3/16/22

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) – 2/22/22*, 3/22/22, 4/26/22, 6/8/22, 9/28/22, 10/19/22, 11/14/22, 12/20/22

BT-Refresher (3-day) – 2/22/22*, 4/26/22, 9/28/22, 11/14/22, 12/19/22

CHS-OIC – Cargo Handling Basic (5-Day): 3/21/22

[CMM – Chief Mate and Master Courses]

ADVSTB-CMM – Advanced Stability (5-Day): 3/21/22, 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): 3/28/22

CM-OPS 1 – Chief Mate Operations – Week 1 (5-Day): 2/28/22, 7/11/22, 12/5/22

CM-OPS 2 Maersk – Chief Mate Operations II Maersk Specific (5-Day): 3/7/22, 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): 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): 3/21/22, 4/11/22, 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): 2/21/22*, 3/28/22, 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): 4/11/22, 10/3/22

WKP-CMM – Advanced Watchkeeping (5-Day): 3/7/22

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) – 4/9/22, 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): 3/18/22

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) – 3/16/22, 5/10/22, 11/16/22

ERM – Engine Resource Management (5-Day): 3/21/22, 8/1/22, 11/28/22

ADV-FF – Advanced Fire-Fighting (4-day) – 3/28/22

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: 2/21/22*, 3/24/22, 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: 2/25/22, 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): Not Currently Scheduled

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): 3/7/22, 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): 3/14/22, 9/21/22, 11/14/22

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): 3/28/22, 7/25/22, 12/5/22

MED-PIC – Medical Person in Charge (10-Day): 4/4/22, 7/11/22, 10/3/22, 12/5/22

MED-PIC-REF– Medical Person in Charge Refresher: 3/28/22, 5/23/22, 8/1/22, 11/28/22

MED-PRO – Medical Care Provider: 4/4/22, 7/11/22, 10/3/22

MED-DOT-DA – Dept. of Transportation Drug & Alcohol Testing (1-Day): 3/25/22, 4/2/22, 4/9/22, 6/6/22, 7/16/22, 9/36/22, 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): 3/11/22, 5/24/22, 6/21/22, 8/4/22, 9/14/22, 11/5/22

MSC-DC – Military Sealift Command Damage Control (2-day): 3/12/22, 5/23/22, 6/20/22, 8/5/22, 9/16/22, 11/4/22

MSC-ENVPRO (1-Day) – 3/13/22, 6/10/22, 11/3/22

MSC-FF-HELO (2-Day) – 3/22/22, 6/8/22, 9/14/22

MSC-SMA – Military Sealift Command Small Arms Qualifications (4-Day): 3/14/22*, 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) – 3/12/22, 5/14/22, 6/11/22, 8/6/22, 9/17/22, 11/4/22

MSC-Security Watch Advanced (1-Day) – 3/18/22*, 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) – 3/19/22*, 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) – 3/28/22*, 5/3/22*, 5/5/22*, 6/27/22*, 6/29/22, 7/18/22

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: 3/7/22, 6/20/22, 8/29/22

SAR – Search & Rescue – (Now with OIC and CMM assessments) (3-Day): Not Currently Scheduled

SHS-BAS-OIC – Basic Shiphandling: 2/28/22, 4/25/22, 9/12/22, 12/5/22

SHS-EMR5 – Emergency Shiphandling (5 Day) – 4/4/22, 6/20/22, 8/22/22, 11/28/22

STB-OIC – Ship Construction and Basic Stability: Not Currently Scheduled

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

TPIC – Tankerman Person in Charge: 3/7/22, 5/9/22, 7/11/22

TRAC-TUG-2 (2-Day): 3/14/22, 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): 2/28/22, 6/22/22, 9/7/22

WKP-OIC – Watchkeeping (Operational Level) (10-Day): 4/11/22, 10/17/22

WX-OIC –Meteorology (Operational Level): 2/21/22
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Winter 2022

Please also see our schedule and enroll online at www.mitags.org
For registration contact our admissions department: 866.656.5568 or

February 2022

21-25 MEECE
21-25 Basic Shiphandling

March 2022

2nd Flashing Light
3rd Leadership & Teamworking Skills
7-11 Radar Observer Unlimited
9-11 Rating Forming Part of a Navigation Watch
14-18 Ship Construction and Basic Stability
15-19 Basic Training
21-25 Able Seaman
21-1 Watchkeeping (Operational Level)
24th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
25-26 Basic Training Revalidation
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