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MM&P Wheelhouse Weekly

Volume 28… Number 8…February 22, 2022


In This Issue:


MM&P Plans Announcement:


Job Opportunities:

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The bipartisan infrastructure legislation signed into law by President Biden last year will fund a Great Lakes restoration program of historic proportions, the White House says.

The $1 billion slated to flow into the region will fund the clean-up of 22 out of 25 “areas of concern” in states bordering the Great Lakes by 2030, including the Cuyahoga, Black and Maumee rivers in Ohio.

The restoration funding is included in the bipartisan infrastructure package, the President’s signature legislative achievement since winning the 2020 election.

“It’s going to allow the most significant restoration of the Great Lakes in the history of the Great Lakes,” Biden said during a stop last week in Lorain, Ohio.

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan says the Great Lakes funds in the infrastructure bill will create about 3,700 jobs this year.

“At the heart of this law is the inherent understanding that protecting the environment and protecting the economy… are not mutually exclusive,” he says.

“They go hand-in-hand. Nowhere is that more evident than the Great Lakes.”

“I have served in Congress during the tenure of six presidents,” says Rep. Marcy Kaptur, a Democrat who represents Lorain.

“I can honestly say, President Biden, you have done more good works to benefit this region already and into the future through the passage of the rescue and infrastructure and jobs act than any other president has ever accomplished.”

One of the legislators responsible for steering the infrastructure bill through Congress was Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman.

He and Rep. Anthony Gonzalez were the only Ohio Republicans who voted in favor of the legislation.
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Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) has introduced legislation aimed at leveling the playing field between US and foreign-flagged vessels involved in energy exploration in US waters.

“US and Louisiana mariners and maritime companies lose when foreign vessels, which do not pay US taxes, business taxes or payroll taxes, take advantage of loopholes to hire foreign workers for half the cost,” Cassidy said in a statement.

“This bill levels the playing field to give the American worker a fair shot.”

His legislation, the American Offshore Worker Fairness Act, is cosponsored in the House of Representatives by Reps. John Garamendi (D-Calif.) and Garret Graves (R-La.).

It seeks to improve oversight of foreign-flagged vessels and the mariners who work on them. Specifically, it would:

— require that mariners on foreign-flagged vessels be US citizens or citizens of the nation in which the vessel is flagged;

— limit the number of visas that could be issued to the crew aboard each foreign vessel to 2.5 times the number of crewmembers on that vessel, which would allow for regular crew changes;

— require foreign vessels to prove their ownership each year;

— require that the Coast Guard inspect foreign-flagged vessels annually to ensure compliance with the law and that crewmembers have TWIC cards issued by the Department of Homeland Security.

Existing law contains exemptions that allow foreign vessels to conduct certain offshore energy activities in US waters.

Cassidy is one of a number of legislators who say this gives foreign vessels a leg up in competition with US vessels and American mariners.

“Our bipartisan bill closes an egregious Jones Act loophole so that foreign-flagged vessels are held to the same high standards as US-flagged vessels developing our nation’s offshore energy resources, including for offshore wind projects,” Garamendi says.

“As the former Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, I know that American workers and US-flagged vessels are ready, willing, and able to do this work.”

“This commonsense, bipartisan legislation closes a loophole that has long been exploited by foreign competitors to undercut America’s maritime workforce,” said Matthew Paxton, president of the Shipbuilders Council of America.

“We applaud the efforts of Senator Cassidy, Representative Graves, and Representative Garamendi in showing leadership by standing up for the men and women of America’s maritime industry.”
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Matson has reported fourth-quarter profits of $394.5 million, or $9.39 per share.

For the year, the company reported profits of $927.4 million, or $21.47 per share.

It posted fourth quarter revenue of $1.27 billion and revenue of $3.93 billion for 2021.

Matson is the leading US shipping company in the Pacific trade, with services to Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, Micronesia, the South Pacific, China, and Japan.

“Matson finished off a strong year with continued improvement in economic and business trends in our markets driving solid performance in both Ocean Transportation and Logistics,” Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Matt Cox said in a statement.

He said significant demand within the company’s expedited China service was the primary driver for an increase in operating income year-over-year.

Like other ocean shippers, the company has benefitted from high freight rates amid record imports and congestion of the supply chain.

“Supply chain congestion remains the current issue in the Transpacific trade lane due to ongoing elevated consumption trends, US domestic supply chain constraints, and inventory restocking,” Cox said.

“For 2022, we expect these conditions to remain largely in place through at least the October peak season and expect elevated demand for our China service for most of the year.”
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US-flag Great Lakes freighters transported 81.8 million tons of cargo in 2021, an increase of 16.8 percent compared to 2020.

The 2021 “float” was less than 1 percent below the fleet’s five-year average.

Iron ore cargos totaled 41.7 million tons, an increase of 12.4 percent compared to a year earlier.

Shipments of all other commodities increased as well in 2021:

— coal cargos were up 42.7 percent, to 10.4 million tons;

— limestone and cement shipments increased by 16.7 and nearly five percent, respectively;

— salt cargos were up by 34.2 percent;

— shipments of sand were up by 21.6 percent; and

— grain cargos increased by 16.3 percent.
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The FELICITY ACE, a Panama-flagged car carrier that caught fire last Wednesday in the Atlantic Ocean near the Azores, continues to burn.

All 22 members of the crew were safely evacuated by Portugal’s Navy.

When the fire broke out, the vessel was sailing from Emden, Germany, to Davisville, R.I.

Most of the approximately 4,000 vehicles in the hold are reportedly new-model Volkswagens, Porsches, Audis and Bentleys, including some with lithium-ion batteries.

It is not clear whether the batteries sparked the fire.

The 2005-built vessel is operated by Japanese shipping line Mitsui OSK Lines.

Industry observers have noted similarities with the case of the SINCERITY ACE, which caught fire in the Pacific Ocean approximately 1,800 nautical miles from Oahu on New Year’s Eve in 2018.

Five crewmembers died in that accident.

The crew of the MM&P-contracted MV GREEN LAKE, with Captain William Boyce at the conn, has been honored with several awards for the heroic rescue of seven others over the course of 18 hours.
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Authorities in Greece have paused efforts to find 10 people missing in a fire aboard the Italian-flagged EUROFERRY OLYMPIA.

Two-hundred and eighty-one people were rescued after the fire broke out on Feb. 18.

One body has been discovered inside the ship.

In addition to passengers and crew, the ferry was carrying about 150 commercial vehicles and 30 cars. Many of the passengers were truck owners or drivers transporting goods through Europe.

The burned hulk of the boat was set to be towed on Tuesday to the port of Astakos, in mainland Greece, where rescuers will continue to search for the 10 people who remain missing.

The cause of the fire is unknown, but a spokesperson for ship operator Grimaldi said Friday there are signs that it started in one of the vehicle holds.

The ferry had been on its way to the Italian port of Brindisi from Igoumenitsa in Greece when it was engulfed by flames.

The rescued passengers and crew were recovered from four lifeboats and transferred to the island of Corfu, less than 10 miles away.
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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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https://www.chesacrew.com/” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>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 MM&P Houston Hall will be closed on Wednesday, March 2, for Texas Independence Day.


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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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.

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 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*, 7/18/22

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) – 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) – 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): 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: 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: 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): 3/7/22, 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, 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: 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: 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): Not Currently Scheduled
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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

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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