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MM&P Wheelhouse Weekly

Volume 30… Number 4, January 23, 2024


In This Issue:

Mark Your Calendar:

Please Respond to Survey:

Attention All Mariners:

Job Opportunities:



Licensed deck officers at Alaska Tanker Company have voted to be represented by MM&P!

ATC Chief Mates, Floating Chief Mates, Second Mates, and Third Mates voted in the representation election.

The ballot count took place on Jan. 18 at the office of Region 19 of the National Labor Relations Board in Seattle.

Turnout was high: 88 percent of the ATC LDOS voted in the election, which MM&P won by a wide margin.

The MM&P Offshore Membership Group campaign to represent the ATC LDOs was led by Captain Tom Larkin, with the support and assistance of the other members of the Offshore Advisory Committee, pensioner member Captain Shawn Tucy, and numerous others.

In the coming month, ATC LDOs and MM&P will work towards a first contract.

“Thank you to all at ATC and OSG for staying the course,” Larkin said.

“MM&P will not waiver in protecting and promoting your interests.”

ATC operates three Alaska-class crude oil tankers transporting crude oil from Alaska to refineries along the West Coast.

It is a wholly owned subsidiary of OSG Ship Management Inc.
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Continued information sharing between U.S. military vessels and U.S.-flag merchant ships is critical to ensuring that American crews have the tools needed to ensure safe transit of the Red Sea, according to the president of MM&P and the leaders of eight other unions whose members serve aboard ships in the Maritime Security Program.

“Especially critical are secure communication links between vessels transiting the Red Sea and the naval vessels deployed in the area,” the union presidents wrote in a Jan. 19 letter to TRANSCOM Commander Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost.

“While we understand that procedures are being developed and so far, the joint efforts of our vessel operators, mariners and naval personnel have resulted in no casualties to U.S.-flag ships, we cannot rest on past success,” they added.

“Continued communication, especially at the tactical level, is crucial.”

“Whether this is in the form of specialized equipment, U.S. naval officers from the NCAGS Shipping Control Teams, U.S. civilian mariners with the proper security clearance and COMSEC certification, or other naval liaisons being embedded on

the vessels, having access to secure communications between our ships, CENTCOM, the combatants in the area and access to timely intelligence will ensure the level of cooperation and coordination necessary to keep these ships safe and secure as they continue to bring commercial, military, and foreign aid cargoes into the region.”

The unions thanked TRANSCOM, the Secretary of Defense, U.S. Central Command, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, and other components of the military for the efforts made to protect U.S.-flag merchant shipping in the region.

“We are especially thankful for the Maritime Administration and Administrator Ann Phillips, whose strenuous and significant support during this crisis has been very helpful,” they said.

“The level of cooperation and communication between these agencies and the ship operators and labor unions involved has been good, and we hope to see it continue while this crisis continues,” they added.

They also expressed full support for the strikes by international forces against the Houthi rebels.

“It is critical that they understand the consequences of attacking U.S.-flag shipping and that the U.S. will continue to protect its sovereignty when that sovereignty is threatened by illegal attacks,” they noted.

“The U.S. Merchant Marine has operated side-by-side with the U.S. military in virtually every conflict in the history of the United States.”

“We provide the materiel and supplies to the warfighter and they, in turn, have protected our vessels and crews as they sail into harm’s way.”

“Working again together now will strengthen the bond between the U.S. Merchant Marine and the military and should deter other adversaries from taking unwise action against American targets.”

The letter was signed by MM&P President Don Marcus, ARA President Kelly Anderson,

MTD President Mark Clements, SUP President Dave Connolly, AMO President

Paul Doell, SIU President Dave Heindel, MFOW President Anthony Poplawski,

TTD President Greg Regan, and MEBA President Adam Vokac.
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The U.S. and Britain, with the support of four allied nations, carried out airstrikes on Houthi targets Monday using Navy FA-18 fighter jets, Tomahawk cruise missiles, and British Typhoon warplanes.

U.S. Central Command released a statement saying that eight Houthi weapons installations had been hit, including “missile systems and launchers, air defense systems, radars, and deeply buried weapons storage facilities.”

It was the largest wave of strikes to be levelled at the Houthis since the U.S. and its allies launched the first round of joint attacks on Jan. 11.

“Let us reiterate our warning to Houthi leadership,” the American and British governments said in a statement released on Jan. 22.

“We will not hesitate to defend lives and the free flow of commerce in one of the world’s most critical waterways in the face of continued threat.”

The bilateral U.S.―UK airstrikes are separate from the activities of Operation Prosperity Guardian, a multilateral coalition that includes some countries which exclusively provide logistical support.

On Jan. 20, following several attacks by the rebel group on international ships, U.S. forces independently conducted a series of targeted strikes.

“As part of ongoing efforts to protect freedom of navigation and prevent attacks on maritime vessels,” CENTCOM confirmed, “on Jan. 20 at approximately 4 a.m. (Sanaa time), U.S. Central Command forces conducted airstrikes against a Houthi anti-ship missile that was aimed into the Gulf of Aden and was prepared to launch.”

Last week, the Houthis struck several bulk carriers, including two Marshall Islands-flagged ships with ties to U.S. companies.

One, the MV GENCO PICARDY, was hit on Jan. 17 by what the shipowner described as “an unidentified projectile” as it sailed 60 nautical miles southeast of Aden.

A day earlier, the same vessel had been hit by an attack drone.

After the second strike, the crew issued a distress call, which was answered by the Indian Navy destroyer INS VISAKHAPATNAM.

The destroyer cleared the vessel to continue underway after rendering the damaged area safe and confirming that there were no injuries.

On Jan. 18, the Houthis launched two anti-ship ballistic missiles at the MV CHEM RANGER, a Marshall Islands-flagged vessel with ties to the U.S.

Both missiles landed in the water near the ship, CENTCOM said, and there were no reports of injuries or damage.

The authorities did not confirm where the ship was located when the attack occurred.

On Jan. 16, Greece said the Malta-flag MV ZOGRAFIA was struck as it headed to the Suez Canal.

The ship had no cargo on board and sustained only material damage, the Greek authorities said.

MV GIBRALTAR EAGLE, a Marshall Islands-flag bulk carrier owned and operated by a U.S. company, was struck by a missile on Jan. 15. The vessel reported no injuries and no significant damage.

The Houthis continue to hold the GALAXY LEADER, which is registered in the Bahamas, and its 22-person crew.

“The actions by the Iranian-backed Houthi terrorists continue to endanger international mariners and disrupt the commercial shipping lanes in the Southern Red Sea and adjacent waterways,” said CENTCOM Commander Gen. Michael Erik Kurilla.

“We will continue to take actions to protect the lives of innocent mariners and we will always protect our people.”
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U.S. Central Command said Sunday that the search for two Navy SEALs who went missing on the night of Jan. 11 has shifted to a recovery mission.

The two disappeared during a weapons interdiction raid that took place off the coast of Somalia in rough seas.

One of the SEALs was knocked off a ladder by a wave, and a teammate jumped into the water to help.

The two were identified as Navy Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Christopher J. Chambers and Navy Special Warfare Operator 2nd Class Nathan Gage Ingram.

They were both serving with a U.S. West Coast-based SEAL team.

“We regret to announce that after a 10-day exhaustive search, our two missing U.S. Navy SEALs have not been located and their status has been changed to deceased,” CENTCOM said in a statement.

“We extend our condolences to Chris and Gage’s families, friends, and teammates during this incredibly challenging time,” said Captain Blake L. Chaney, commander of Naval Special Warfare Group 1.

“They were exceptional warriors, cherished teammates, and dear friends to many.”

U.S. military officials said personnel from the U.S., Japan, and Spain had covered more than 21,000 miles of surface area during the 10-day search for the missing SEALs.

CENTCOM said in its statement that the dhow was found to be carrying “Iranian advanced conventional weapons” of the same type used by the Houthis “to threaten and attack innocent mariners on international merchant ships transiting in the Red Sea.”

“This is the first seizure of lethal, Iranian-supplied advanced conventional weapons to the Houthis since the beginning of Houthi attacks against merchant ships in November 2023,” CENTCOM said.

The dhow was sunk and those on board were taken into custody.
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Total ridership on Washington State Ferries was 7.4 percent higher in 2023 than in 2022, according to the WSF Traffic Statistics report.

The number of vehicles carried over the same period grew by 4.3 percent.

The report, which was released at the beginning of this month, covers the period from Jan. 1, 2023, through Dec. 31, 2023.

It showed that over 1.3 million more riders traveled on the ferries last year than during the previous year.

WSF, the country’s largest ferry system, registered a total of almost 18.7 million passengers last year.

State transportation authorities said that ferry ridership in 2023 was at 78 percent of the levels registered before the Covid-19 pandemic, and vehicle traffic was at 86 percent, another positive sign.

It is expected that the number of people and vehicles traveling on the ferries will grow steadily going forward.

The greatest year-to-year increase came on the Edmonds/Kingston run, which was restored to two-boat service in 2023.

Total ridership on the route—vehicles and passengers combined—was up 15 percent.

The Seattle/Bainbridge Island run was the system’s busiest in 2023, with a total of 4.8 million total riders, followed by Mukilteo/Clinton with 3.7 million.

The complete 2023 WSF traffic ridership statistics are posted online.
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There will be a membership meeting in the San Francisco/Oakland Hall on Jan. 31, immediately after the 1100 job call.

MM&P International President Don Marcus will be in attendance to report and respond to questions.

Pacific Ports Vice President Lars Turner and Pacific Ports Coast Agent Melany Skippen will also attend the meeting.

All Offshore members and applicants are encouraged to attend the meeting.

If you have items for the agenda or questions that may require research, please email them in advance to lturner@bridgedeck.org or call the hall at 510-808-7068.

The MM&P San Francisco/Oakland Hall is located at:

548 Thomas L. Berkley Way

Oakland, CA 94612
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There will be an Offshore Membership Meeting in the Los Angeles/Long Beach Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 1100, after job call.

MM&P Pacific Ports Vice President J. Lars Turner and Pacific Ports Coast Agent Melany Skippen will be in attendance.

The Los Angeles/Long Beach Hall is located at:

533 N. Marine Ave., Ste A

Wilmington, Calif., 90744-5527

The phone number is 310-834-7201.

All Offshore members and applicants in the area are encouraged to attend the meeting.
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There will be an MM&P Union meeting on Jan. 24 at 1800 at the Sachsenheim Hall, located at 7001 Denison Ave., Cleveland, Ohio, 44102.

All members and applicants are welcome and are encouraged to attend.

MM&P President Don Marcus and Secretary-Treasurer Don Josberger are scheduled to be there, along with Ian Jones, who assists the MM&P Plan Office.

He will be bringing information and will discuss investments and retirement planning.

If you plan on attending, please let MM&P Great Lakes & Gulf Vice President Tom Bell know so he has a head count: tbell@bridgedeck.org.
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The Offshore Orientation Course will be held in the Los Angeles/Long Beach Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 6 and Wednesday, Feb. 7.

Participants in the course must attend both days.

The schedule is:

Tuesday, Feb. 6: 0930-1500

Wednesday, Feb. 7: 0930-1430

The address of the hall is:

533 N. Marine Ave., Ste A

Wilmington, CA 90744-5527

The phone is: 310-834-7201.

There is no sea-time requirement to take the course.

All Offshore applicants, potential transferees from other membership groups and other interested Offshore members are encouraged to take the course as soon as possible.

If you are interested in participating in the course, please contact Wendy Karnes: wkarnes@bridgedeck.org.
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There will be an Atlantic Maritime Group membership meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 1100 hours to 1300 hours.

You must be a member in good standing to participate in the meeting.

The meeting will be held both in person and virtually so that all interested parties can attend.

The in-person meeting will be held at the NY/NJ Union Hall, 570 Broad Street, Suite 701, Newark, NJ 07102.

To receive a link to participate in the meeting virtually, you must register with AMG Representative Paulina Czernek before noon on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

Her email address is: pczernek@bridgedeck.org.
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Members of MM&P and the other unions that belong to the Nautilus Federation are asked to respond to a survey.

“The maritime industry is changing as the world seeks to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels,” Nautilus says.

“In July 2023, the International Maritime Organization agreed to reach ‘net-zero’ greenhouse gas emissions by around 2050.”

“Achieving this target will require technological changes—including the introduction or expansion of the use of alternative fuels—which have the potential to have a major impact on your working life as a maritime professional.”

“We are keen to hear your thoughts to ensure your voice is at the heart of these changes.”

“This survey will approximately take between 5 and 10 minutes to complete.”

MM&P is one of the 22 maritime labor unions that belong to the Nautilus Federation.
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The MM&P United Inland Group has jobs available with Grand River Navigation, Weeks Marine, Cetacean Marine, and Key Lakes. 


At Grand River Navigation, there are:

— licensed deck jobs for those with Great Lakes pilotage;

— jobs for unlimited open water mates;

–jobs for unlimited open water mates with a Towing Officer Assessment Record (TOAR);

— licensed engineering jobs. 

GRN now offers a signing/retention bonus of $3,000 to all mates and assistant engineers who complete the 2023 sailing season and return for the 2024 sailing season. 

 At Cetacean Marine, there are licensed and unlicensed engineering jobs. 


At Weeks Marine, there are licensed and unlicensed engineering jobs aboard their growing fleet of dredges. 

WMI is offering a $3,000 new hire sign-on bonus. It is payable in three payments of $1,000 each, the first $1,000 after the successful completion of the second hitch, the second $1,000 upon successful completion of the third hitch, and $1,000 upon successful completion of the fourth hitch. 


Cross-shipping rights for Offshore applicants/members are available for licensed personnel, with sea time and points counting towards upgrading Offshore membership.   


Key Lakes is looking for a mate with Great Lakes pilotage and an open-water mate. 


The regular relief is for 30 days but could be modified if mutually agreed on. 


These are long-term, permanent jobs. 


For more information, go to the Jobs page on bridgedeck.org. 


If you are interested, please contact UIG Vice President Tom Bell (tbell@bridgedeck.org or 216-776-1667) with any questions.

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URGENT: CM needed for HAINA PATRIOT, shorter or longer durations OK. Next CM lined up, just need to fill the gap.

Positions available aboard Patriot LMSR’s at all levels including new vessels SEAY and PILILAAU.   

Members and applicants who are interested in MSC training, please sign up with MITAGS and for those who do not qualify for training benefits yet, please email Jeremy Hope, VP Gulf and Gov’t Contracts at jhope@bridgedeck.org with the subject line MSC TRAINING. 
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There are openings for engineers in the MM&P Offshore fleet and the Great Lakes & Gulf Region.

For engineering jobs in the Offshore Group, contact Atlantic Ports Vice President Tom Larkin, tlarkin@bridgedeck.org, or 201-963-1900.

For engineering jobs on the Lakes, contact MM&P Great Lakes & Gulf Region Vice President Tom Bell, tbell@bridgedeck.org, or (216) 776-1667.

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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): 01/22/24, 01/29/24

AIS-1 – Automatic Identifications Systems Orientation (1-Day): Not currently scheduled

ARPA-OIC– Automated Radar Plotting Aids (4-Day): 03/04/24

AZIPOD (2-Day): Not currently scheduled

BRM – Bridge Resource Management (5-Day): Not currently scheduled

BRMP –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots (2-Day): Not currently scheduled

BRMP-EMR –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots with Emergency Shiphandling – (Now also included in BRMP-Refresher) (3-Day): Not currently scheduled

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

BT – Basic Safety Training (5-Day): 01/22/24, 05/06/24

BT-Revalidation (2-day) (Must have 1 year of sea service in last 5 years): 01/29/24*, 03/18/24, 04/22/24, 06/10/24

BT-Refresher (3-day): 01/29/24*, 04/22/24, 06/10/24

CHS-OIC – Cargo Handling Basic (5-Day): 04/15/24

[CMM – Chief Mate and Master Courses]

ADVSTB-CMM – Advanced Stability (5-Day): 01/29/24, 04/29/24, 06/24/24, 10/07/24, 12/09/24

ADVWX-CMM – Advanced Meteorology (5-Day): 01/22/24, 04/22/24, 06/17/24, 09/23/24, 12/16/24

CHS-CMM – Advanced Cargo Operations (10 Days): 02/05/24, 10/14/24

CM-OPS 1 – Chief Mate Operations (5-Day): 02/26/24, 07/08/24

CM-OPS 2 Maersk – Chief Mate Operations II Maersk Specific (5-Day): 03/04/24, 07/15/24

CM-OPS 2 APL – Chief Mate Operations II APL Specific (5-Day): Not currently scheduled

ECDIS – Electronic Chart Display Information Systems (5-Day): 03/11/24, 08/12/24, 11/11/24

LMS – Leadership and Managerial Skills (Management Level – Formerly MCL-CMM) (5-Day): 03/18/24, 08/12/24, 11/04/24

MPP-CMM – Marine Propulsion Plants (5-Day): 03/11/24, 09/30/24

(DCS-1 available on request – contact Admissions)

SHMGT-CMM- Ship Management (5-Day): 02/26/24, 10/28/24

SHS-ADV-I-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 1) (5-Day): 02/19/24*, 03/18/24, 04/08/24*, 05/06/24, 06/03/24, 07/08/24, 08/05/24, 09/09/24, 09/30/24, 11/04/24, 12/02/24

SHS-ADV-II-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 2) (5-Day): 02/26/24, 03/25/24, 04/15/24, 05/13/24, 06/10/24, 07/15/24, 08/12/24, 09/16/24, 10/07/24, 11/11/24, 12/09/24

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

VPEN-CMM – Voyage Planning & Electronic Navigation (5-Day): 02/19/24, 11/18/24

WKP-CMM – Advanced Watchkeeping (5-Day): 03/18/24, 09/16/24

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

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) –01/27/24

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– Celestial Navigation (15-Day): 05/06/24

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

DDE – Great Lakes (20-Day): 02/05/24

ECDIS for Pilots (2-Day): Not currently scheduled

ERM – Engine Resource Management (5-Day): 04/08/24, 12/09/24

ADV-FF – Advanced Fire-Fighting (4-day): 02/19/24, 03/24/24

FF-BADV – Fire Fighting Combined Basic & Advanced (5-Day): 05/06/24

FF-ADV-Rev (1-day) (Must have 1 year of sea service in last 5 years) – Advanced Fire Fighting Revalidation: 01/31/24, 03/20/24, 04/24/24, 06/12/24

FF-ADV-REF (2-day) – Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher: 02/01/24, 04/25/24, 06/13/24

FSM – Fatigue, Sleep, & Medications (1-Day): Not currently scheduled

Online: Not currently scheduled

GL-Pilot – Great Lakes Pilotage Familiarization (2-Day): 02/02/24

GMDSS – Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (10-Day): Not Currently Scheduled

HAZ – Hazardous Materials (5 day): Not Currently Scheduled

LAP – License Advancement Program for Mate to Master (20-Day): 03/04/24, 07/22/24

LAP-Great Lakes – License Advancement Program – Great Lakes (15-Day): 02/05/24

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

Ton License (15-Day): 06/03/24

LEG – Legal Aspects of Pilotage (1-Day): Not Currently Scheduled

LNG-BADV – Basic and Advanced IGF Code Operations (3 Day): 02/07/24*, 02/12/24*, 03/11/24*

LTS –Leadership and Teamworking Skills (Formerly MCL-OIC) (1-Day): 04/04/24

MEECE – Management of Electrical and Electronic Control Equipment (Assessments /not included): 04/01/24, 12/02/24

MED-PIC – Medical Person in Charge (10-Day): 04/01/24, 05/13/24, 08/19/24, 09/30/24

MED-PIC-REF– Medical Person in Charge Refresher: 03/18/24, 05/26/24, 07/29/24, 11/18/24

MED-PRO – Medical Care Provider: (5-Day): 04/01/24, 05/13/24, 07/08/24, 08/19/24

MED-DOT-DA – Dept. of Transportation Drug & Alcohol Testing (1-Day): 01/27/24, 03/14/24, 03/23/24, 04/06/24, 05/05/24, 05/18/24

[MSC – Military Sealift Command Courses]

MSC-CBRD-1 – Military Sealift Command Chemical, Biological, Radiological Defense Orientation (Basic) (1-Day): 02/29/24, 05/09/24, 06/07/24, 08/08/24, 09/12/24, 10/31/24

MSC-DC – Military Sealift Command Damage Control (2-day): 03/01/24, 05/10/24, 06/07/24, 08/09/24, 09/13/24, 11/01/24

MSC-ENVPRO (1-Day – Evening Class): 03/01/24, 05/10/24, 06/07/24, 08/09/24, 09/13/24, 11/01/24

MSC-FF-HELO (2-Day): Not currently scheduled

MSC-SMA – Military Sealift Command Small Arms Qualifications (4-Day): 03/04/24*, 05/13/24, 06/10/24, 07/15/24, 08/12/24, 09/16/24, 11/04/24

MSC-Security Watch Basic (1-Day/ 8-hour): 03/02/24, 05/11/24, 06/08/24, 08/10/24, 09/14/24, 11/02/24

MSC-Security Watch Advanced (1-Day): 03/03/24*, 05/12/24, 06/09/24, 07/14/24, 08/11/24, 09/15/24, 11/03/24

MSC-Ship’s Reaction Force (3-Day): 03/08/24*, 05/17/24, 06/14/24, 07/19/24, 08/16/24, 09/20/24, 11/08/24

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): 01/22/24*, 01/24/24*, 01/26/24*, 03/12/24, 03/14/24, 05/15/24*, 05/17/24, 08/19/24, 08/21/24, 12/09/24, 12/11/24

PSC – Personal Survival Craft (Lifeboatman) (5-Day): 01/29/24, 02/05/24

PSC-REF – Personal Survival Craft Refresher (2-Day): 04/18/24

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): 01/31/24, 04/24/24, 06/12/24

ROU-OIC – Radar Observer Program – Unlimited: 01/29/24, 02/26/24

SAR – Search & Rescue – (Now with OIC and CMM assessments) (3-Day): 04/01/24

SHS-BAS-OIC – Basic Shiphandling: 04/29/24

SHS-EMR5 – Emergency Shiphandling (5 Day): 03/04/24

STB-OIC – Ship Construction and Basic Stability: 04/05/24

TCNAV/CO – Terrestrial Navigation and Compasses (15-Day): 02/05/24

TPIC – Tankerman Person in Charge: 01/29/24, 03/04/24

TRAC-TUG-2 (2-Day): Not currently scheduled

TTT – ** NOT covered by the MATES Program **: Not Currently Scheduled

VPDSD – Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties: Not Currently Scheduled

VSO – Vessel Security Officer (3-Day): 02/19/24

WKP-OIC – Watchkeeping (Operational Level) (10-Day): Not Currently Scheduled

WX-OIC –Meteorology (Operational Level): 04/22/24
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You can enroll online at www.mitags.org or contact our Admissions Department 866.656.5568 or admissions@mitags.org

January 2024

29-30 Basic Training Revalidation

29-31 Security Officer – Vessel, Company & Facility

29-2 Medical Care Provider

29-9 Medical Person-In-Charge

31st Advanced Firefighting Revalidation

February 2024

5-23 Celestial Navigation


19-23 Basic Training

19-1 GMDSS

19-23 Advanced Shiphandling I

26-27 Basic Training Revalidation

26-1 Advanced Shiphandling II

26-1 Able Seaman

28th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation

March 2024

4-8 Meteorology – Operational Level

4-8 Advanced Stability


14th Flashing Light Assessment

18-22 Basic Training

25-26 Basic Training Revalidation

25-29 Able Seaman

27th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation

April 2024

1-4 Advanced Firefighting

8-12 ECDIS

22-23 Basic Training Revalidation

24th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation

May 2024

6-10 Basic Training

13-17 Medical Care Provider

13-24 Medical Person-In-Charge

20-22 Security Officer – Vessel, Company & Facility

30-31 Advanced Firefighting Refresher

June 2024

1-2 Basic Training Revalidation

1-3 Basic Training Refresher

3rd Advanced Firefighting Revalidation

3-7 Basic Training

3-21 Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation

24-25 Basic Training Revalidation

26th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
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