Volume 29… Number 30, July 25, 2023
In This Issue:
- Food Aid, Cargo Preference, Under Attack
- President Biden Nominates Adm. Lisa Franchetti To Lead the Navy
- Construction of Second EPF With Advanced Medical Capabilities Now Underway
- International Maritime Organization Council Elects New Secretary-General
- Plus: MM&P General Executive Board Appoints Captain Kip Carlson as Pilots Group Vice President
- Also: National Hurricane Center Publishes New Mariner’s Tropical Cyclone Guide
- Three Months at Sea on a Damaged Catamaran: “I Was Pretty Hungry, But Now I’m Really Doing Good.”
MM&P Holiday Closing Schedule:
Attention All Mariners:
- Well-Paying Jobs Offering Permanent Employment Are Available With MM&P on the Great Lakes and in Coastal Waters!
Job Openings at MITAGS:
- MITAGS–West Seeks Two Full-Time Lead Instructors
- MITAGS–West Seeks Full-Time Marine Safety Training Instructor
FOOD AID, CARGO PREFERENCE, UNDER ATTACK
Critical maritime programs are under attack in Congress.
In the Senate, a bill has been introduced that would eliminate the requirement that at least 50 percent of international food aid cargoes be carried on U.S.-flag ships.
In the House of Representatives, meanwhile, pending bills would slash funding for food aid programs that provide critical support to the American Merchant Marine.
Supporters of the U.S.-flag fleet have joined forces to defeat these attacks.
On July 17, TTD President Greg Regan reached out to every senator, urging opposition to an amendment that would eliminate Ship American cargo preference rules.
“By requiring that government-financed cargoes move on U.S.-flag vessels,” Regan wrote, “we can retain a pool of highly trained, qualified, and loyal civilian mariners who stand ready to meet our military and humanitarian needs while simultaneously operating in the commercial-flag industry.”
“A reduction of cargo would further endanger the jobs of civilian merchant mariners and create the distinct possibility that there will not be enough mariners to meet military surge and sustainment requirements for future military conflicts.”
To defend essential maritime programs against attacks in the House of Representatives, MM&P, TTD, and MIRAID joined more than 130 maritime and agriculture groups in a July 25 letter to House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
“Critical food aid programs benefit not only their recipients, but also U.S. economic and national security interests,” they wrote.
“By furthering stability in fragile countries and sparking hope in countless people who are struggling to survive, U.S. strategic interests are protected and expanded.”
“Ultimately, these kinds of foreign assistance programs help create a firm foundation for vulnerable communities to grow and prosper, which is why many former food aid recipient countries are now among the most important U.S. trading partners.”
Friends of the American Merchant Marine in Congress are standing with us in the battle to defend cargo preference and the other programs essential to the U.S.-flag fleet.
We will keep readers informed on the situation as it evolves.
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PRESIDENT BIDEN NOMINATES ADM. LISA FRANCHETTI TO LEAD THE NAVY
President Biden on Friday nominated Adm. Lisa Franchetti to lead the Navy.
If confirmed by the Senate, she would be the first woman to command the service, as well as the first to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the group of eight top uniformed service members who advise the president on military issues.
Franchetti currently serves as the Navy’s second in command.
She is a surface warfare officer who served as the commander of U.S. Naval Forces Korea, deputy Chief of Naval Operations for warfighting development, and director for strategy, plans, and policy of the Joint Staff.
Her first tour of duty was aboard the USS SHENANDOAH. She went on to serve on multiple destroyers, ultimately commanding the USS ROSS and later a squadron.
As an admiral, she commanded two different aircraft carrier strike groups and then the U.S. Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean.
She is the second woman to achieve the rank of four-star admiral in the Navy, and she would be the second to lead a branch of the armed forces.
Adm. Linda L. Fagan became the first when she took the oath of office as commandant of the Coast Guard last June.
“Throughout her career, Admiral Franchetti has demonstrated extensive expertise in both the operational and policy arenas,” Biden said in a statement.
Senior military nominations must be approved by the Senate. Although the review is usually routine, a single senator can pause the process by putting a hold on nominations that force them to be considered one at a time, taking many hours each.
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CONSTRUCTION OF SECOND EPF WITH ADVANCED MEDICAL CAPABILITIES NOW UNDERWAY
A keel-laying ceremony marking the official start of construction of USNS POINT LOMA was held last month at Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama.
The new ship will be the 15th Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport vessel operated by Military Sealift Command and the second with advanced medical capabilities.
The EPFs are crewed by civilian mariners, including licensed deck officers represented by the MM&P Federal Employees Membership Group.
USNS CODY, the 14th ship in the EPF fleet, was launched in March.
EPFs are non-combatant transport ships for the high-speed movement of troops, military vehicles, and equipment.
Designed to operate in shallow waters, they are capable of a wide range of missions including support of special operations forces, humanitarian assistance, and disaster relief.
USNS CODY and USNS POINT LOMA are both Flight II EPFs, designed to support the work of expeditionary medical ships.
Medical personnel deployed aboard the EPFs will be able to provide basic secondary health care around primary surgery, along with limited x-ray, laboratory, and dental support. They will have ward beds as well as an intensive care unit.
The Navy has said that the catamaran design provides inherent stability that will allow surgeons to perform medical procedures in an on-board operating suite while the vessel is underway.
USNS POINT LOMA and USNS CODY will be able to support two operating rooms, approximately 41 medical patients, and 147 embarked forces.
Enhanced capabilities to support V-22 flight operations and launch and recover 11-meter rigid hull inflatable boats complement the ships’ medical facilities.
The Navy says the Flight II upgrades, along with the EPFs’ speed, maneuverability, and shallow water capabilities, will be key to supporting distributed maritime operations and advanced base operations around the world.
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INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION COUNCIL ELECTS NEW SECRETARY-GENERAL
The International Maritime Organization Council has elected Arsenio Antonio Dominguez Velasco of Panama as its new secretary-general.
He will take office on Jan. 1, 2024, subject to the approval of the IMO Assembly, replacing IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim, who is stepping down after serving two four-year terms as head of the organization.
Dominguez has served as director of the IMO’s marine environment division for six years.
He was previously Panama’s representative to the IMO. Before that, he worked for Panama’s maritime authority.
Some have questioned whether a representative of Panama, one of the world’s largest flag-of-convenience shipping registries, should be leading the IMO.
A flag-of-convenience ship is one that flies the flag of a country other than the country of ownership.
For workers onboard, this can mean very low wages, poor on-board conditions, and long periods of work without proper rest.
FOC registries make it more difficult for unions, industry stakeholders, and the public to hold ship owners to account.
Based on the total number of inspections and detentions over a three-year period, Panama is currently on the Paris MOU’s gray list.
Panama’s maritime authority said recently it would work to clean up its fleet so fewer ships that fly its flag would be detained by authorities in foreign ports for substandard conditions.
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MM&P GENERAL EXECUTIVE BOARD APPOINTS CAPTAIN KIP CARLSON AS PILOTS GROUP VICE PRESIDENT
The MM&P General Executive Board has appointed retired San Francisco Bar Pilot and former Offshore Master Kip Carlson as Vice President of the union’s Pilot Membership Group.
Carlson, a longtime MM&P member, Convention Delegate and Trustee of the MM&P Health & Benefit Plan, had served for many years as MM&P’s West Coast Pilots Group Representative.
He has been appointed by the GEB to finish the term of the late Captain George Quick, who had served as Vice President of the Pilots Group since 1982.
The GEB also appointed San Francisco Bar Pilot Zachary Kellerman to serve as the new MM&P West Coast Pilots Group Representative.
“It’s a great satisfaction to see Captains Carlson and Kellerman assume their new duties representing MM&P Pilots,” said MM&P President Don Marcus.
“Both have worked their way up through the industry’s ranks to become expert Pilots, and in doing so have never forgotten their roots in MM&P’s San Francisco Hiring Hall or their commitment to serve and mentor their Sisters and Brothers in our Union. Thank you, Kip and Zachary.”
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NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER PUBLISHES NEW MARINER’S TROPICAL CYCLONE GUIDE
The National Hurricane Center has released a new publication, the Mariner’s Tropical Cyclone Guide.
It replaces the old Mariner’s Guide for Hurricane Awareness in the North Atlantic Basin, which was published in 2000.
When the original guide was published, NHC says, its average track-forecast errors were more than double today’s average and the forecast only extended to 72 hours.
Many important support products, including the forecast cone, wind speed probabilities, and 34-kt time of arrival graphics have been developed over the past two decades.
Due to advances in forecast skill and enhanced support products, some of the old recommendations—including the well-known “1-2-3 Rule” —are no longer endorsed by NHC.
The new guide reflects the significant improvements in tropical cyclone forecasting in the past 20 years and covers updated best practices to avoid these storms.
Understanding that the maritime industry is a global enterprise, the new guide has also been expanded to cover all tropical cyclone basins.
NHC partnered with the Central Pacific Hurricane Center and Joint Typhoon Warning Center to provide insights outside of NHC’s area of responsibility, which covers the North Atlantic and eastern North Pacific oceans.
The new guide was written by Dylan Flynn, a full-time NHC meteorologist and part-time ship routing officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve.
It was reviewed by experts in tropical meteorology and the maritime industry, including the Navy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, where it will be used as part of the advanced meteorology curriculum.
“I WAS PRETTY HUNGRY, BUT NOW I’M REALLY DOING GOOD.”
An Australian man who set sail for French Polynesia from Mexico more than three months ago was rescued last week by the crew of a tuna boat who spotted his damaged catamaran drifting in the Pacific Ocean more than 1,200 miles from land.
The man said his name was Tim Shaddock and that he had “done a lot of fishing” in the time that he and his dog, Bella, were lost.
The Australian TV station 9News reported that his odyssey began several weeks into the 4,000-mile voyage, when a storm knocked out the electronics on the catamaran.
Shaddock said he had drunk rainwater to survive and eaten fish raw because there was nothing to cook with.
“The health was pretty bad for a while,” he said.
“I was pretty hungry, but now I’m really doing good.”
TEMPORARY REDUCTION IN HOURS AT MM&P TAMPA HALL
The MM&P Tampa Hall will temporarily be operating on reduced hours, from 1030-1130 daily, until HVAC repairs are made.
Please call Gulf VP Jeremy Hope with any concerns.
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MM&P AND WASHINGTON STATE FERRIES’ NEW PILOTAGE PROGRAM FOR MATES IS NOW UNDERWAY!
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.
MM&P and WSF have begun a program that will allow deck officers from both inside and outside the agency who do not currently hold the pilotage to be employed by WSF as “Mates in Training.”
This program is now fully funded.
Candidates are paid at approximately $41/hour, with the possibility of some local travel reimbursements (mileage) within the Puget Sound region.
With the implementation of the 2023–25 MM&P contracts on July 1, 2023, it is anticipated that the rate of pay should be increased by 6 percent, to $43.46.
Mates in Training can ride the ships for up to a year to obtain the pilotage endorsements necessary to get on the MM&P seniority list.
The first cadre of pilotage riders (internal) has completed the program and are being deployed to the fleet as fully qualified Chief Mates. The second internal cadre has begun the program.
The solicitation announcement for outside candidates is imminent!
When the solicitation announcement has been made, it will be posted through the Washington State Department of Transportation website which is located at: Employment | WSDOT (wa.gov)
Interested candidates are advised to begin monitoring the website as soon as possible. Use the keyword “Ferries” in the search box.
The application process for these positions will be explained in the solicitation.
There are 30 seats in the entire program, of which 30 percent are reserved for outside candidates.
There are currently 10 seats coming available specifically for outside candidates.
These seats are open on a rolling basis (as one person graduates, a new candidate is brought in).
Therefore, it behooves interested candidates to apply and get in the hopper for interviews.
If you are interested in this opportunity, contact MM&P Pacific Maritime Region Vice President Dan Twohig: firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-390-9907.
Dan will be putting out the entire solicitation to the MM&P membership through an “Email Blast” from MM&P HQ as soon as it goes live on the website.
It is anticipated that “outside candidates” will complete the hiring process and begin filling seats in the fall.
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CHANGES TO REQUIREMENTS FOR DESIGNATED EXAMINERS OF TOWING VESSELS
The National Maritime Center has released a bulletin regarding changes to requirements for Designated Examiners of Towing Vessels.
The agency said the bulletin provides clarifications, which will be implemented immediately, for meeting the regulatory requirements for certification as a Designated Examiner.
It said that the guidance in NVIC 03-16, Guidelines for Credentialing Officers of Towing Vessels, will be updated soon.
Mariners with current open applications, including requests for additional information that have not timed out, will be processed using the standards set forth in the bulletin.
Mariners who have previously been denied should resubmit their requests if they meet the standards described in the bulletin.
The agency advises those seeking additional information on completing TOAR assessments to review NVIC 03-16 or contact NMC Customer Service by e-mailing IASKNMC@uscg.mil or calling 1-888-IASKNMC (427-5662).
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MAINLAND PACIFIC PORTS CLOSED ON JULY 28 FOR HARRY BRIDGES BIRTHDAY
All mainland Pacific Ports union halls will be closed on Friday, July 28, for Harry Bridges Birthday. The Honolulu Hall will be open.
Bridges, the founding president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, is recognized as one of the world’s great labor leaders.
He led thousands of longshoremen, sailors, and other maritime workers to victory in 1934 in the monumental strike that led to the unionization of all U.S. West Coast ports.
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WELL-PAYING JOBS OFFERING PERMANENT EMPLOYMENT ARE AVAILABLE WITH MM&P ON THE GREAT LAKES AND IN COASTAL WATERS!
The MM&P United Inland Group has jobs available with Grand River Navigation, Weeks Marine, Cetacean Marine, and Key Lakes.
At Grand River Navigation on the Great Lakes, there are:
— licensed deck jobs for those with Great Lakes pilotage;
— jobs for open water mates with a Towing Officer Assessment Record (TOAR);
— licensed engineering jobs.
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.
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.
OFFSHORE JOBS AVAILABLE
Tanker CM, 2M and 3M’s needed.
LDO’s urgently needed for Watson Class fleet.
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ENGINEERING JOBS AVAILABLE OFFSHORE AND ON THE GREAT LAKES
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, email@example.com, or 201-963-1900.
MITAGS–WEST SEEKS TWO FULL-TIME LEAD INSTRUCTORS
MITAGS–WEST is seeking two full-time lead instructors to provide quality classroom instruction consistent with the latest regulatory directives and maritime industry best practice.
Lead instructors act as academic area course content experts, assisting in the development of curriculum and professional training and may be designated to work directly with specific companies for curriculum development or special projects.
Desired qualifications include USCG officer-level license, with experience sailing under his/her highest-level license or similar, or equivalent uniformed service (NOAA, USCG, USN).
If not holding a chief mate-master’s license, diligently working towards that certification.
Must have the experience, training, and qualifications necessary to obtain approval from the U.S. Coast Guard to teach the courses.
The starting salary is $87,360, with full benefits.
MITAGS–WEST SEEKS FULL-TIME MARINE SAFETY TRAINING INSTRUCTOR
MITAGS–West is seeking a full-time marine safety training instructor responsible to the department chair for delivery of the MITAGS Marine Safety program including Firefighting, Basic Safety (STCW) and Damage Control.
Must be available to teach or co-teach at MITAGS–East (less than 20 percent of the time).
Responsible for supervising adjunct instructors, maintaining course equipment, assisting in maintaining the Fire Trainer, managing program coordination and training budget for offsite evolutions, including fire field and lifeboat classes, and managing the curriculum in accordance with agency regulations.
Required qualifications include:
— experience in the Merchant Marine, U.S. Armed Forces, Coast Guard, or a major fire department;
— experience as an instructor approved by an appropriate governing body, such as the US Coast Guard, preferably in firefighting or medical training;
— train the trainer qualified or ability to achieve this STCW-certified qualification.
Desired qualifications include:
— instructor experience with associated qualifications from the Merchant Marine, military, fire service or other accredited organization, such as Merchant Mariner Credential/USCG License, EMT or paramedic certification;
— five or more years of program management or team supervisory experience;
— experience in training curriculum development.
The starting salary is $70,980 with full benefits.
MITAGS ACADEMIC NOTES
For registration contact our Admissions Department: 866.656.5568 or firstname.lastname@example.org
\Classes are 5-day unless otherwise noted\
Class dates followed by an * are full
AB – Able Seaman (5-Day): Not currently scheduled
AIS-1 – Automatic Identification Systems Orientation (1-Day): Not currently scheduled
ARPA-OIC– Automated Radar Plotting Aids (4-Day): 11/13/23
AZIPOD (2-Day): Not currently scheduled
BRM – Bridge Resource Management (5-Day): 07/24/23, 10/09/23
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): 09/10/23 (Sunday-Thursday)
BT-Revalidation (2-day) (Must have 1 year of sea service in last 5 years): 09/26/23, 10/16/23, 11/13/23, 12/19/23
BT-Refresher (3-day): 09/26/23, 12/18/23
CHS-OIC – Cargo Handling Basic (5-Day): 09/18/23
[CMM – Chief Mate and Master Courses]
ADVSTB-CMM – Advanced Stability (5-Day): 07/24/23, 10/09/23, 12/18/23
ADVWX-CMM – Advanced Meteorology (5-Day): 07/31/23, 12/11/23
CHS-CMM – Advanced Cargo Operations (10 Days): 10/16/23
CM-OPS 1 – Chief Mate Operations (5-Day): 11/27/23
CM-OPS 2 Maersk – Chief Mate Operations II Maersk Specific (5-Day): 12/04/23
CM-OPS 2 APL – Chief Mate Operations II APL Specific (5-Day): Not currently scheduled
ECDIS – Electronic Chart Display Information Systems (5-Day): 08/07/23, 12/11/23
LMS – Leadership and Managerial Skills (Management Level – Formerly MCL-CMM) (5-Day): 08/14/23, 11/13/23
MPP-CMM – Marine Propulsion Plants (5-Day): 10/02/23
(DCS-1 available on request – contact Admissions)
SHMGT-CMM- Ship Management (5-Day): 11/06/23
SHS-ADV-I-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 1) (5-Day): 08/14/23, 09/11/23, 10/02/23, 10/30/23 12/04/23
SHS-ADV-II-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 2) (5-Day): 08/21/23, 10/09/23, 11/06/23, /12/11/23
**SHS-ADV-I & II are now approved to include SAR-CMM assessments at MITAGS**
VPEN-CMM – Voyage Planning & Electronic Navigation (5-Day): 12/18/23
WKP-CMM – Advanced Watchkeeping (5-Day): 09/25/23
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) – 08/05/23, 12/02/23
CIW-DPA/IA – Continual Improvement Workshop: Designated Person Ashore & Internal Auditor (3-Day) ** This course is NOT covered by the MATES Program **
CIW-SMS – Continual Improvement Workshop: Successful Safety Management (2-Day) – Online: Not Currently Scheduled
CNAV-OIC– Celestial Navigation (15-Day): Not currently scheduled
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): Not currently scheduled
ECDIS for Pilots (2-Day): Not currently scheduled
ERM – Engine Resource Management (5-Day): 11/27/23
ADV-FF – Advanced Fire Fighting (4-day): Not currently scheduled
FF-BADV – Fire Fighting Combined Basic & Advanced (5-Day): 09/10/2023 (Sunday-Thursday)
FF-ADV-Rev (1-day) (Must have 1 year of sea service in last 5 years) – Advanced Fire Fighting Revalidation: 09/27/23, 10/18/23, 11/15/23, 12/21/23
FF-ADV-REF (2-day) – Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher: 09/29/23, 12/16/23
FSM – Fatigue, Sleep, & Medications (1-Day): Not currently scheduled
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): 09/11/23, 11/16/23
LAP – License Advancement Program for Mate to Master (20-Day): 10/16/23
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): Not currently scheduled
LEG – Legal Aspects of Pilotage (1-Day): Not Currently Scheduled
LNG-BADV – Basic and Advanced IGF Code Operations (3 Day): *08/02/23, 09/06/23, 09/25/23, 10/16/23, 11/13/23
LTS –Leadership and Teamworking Skills (Formerly MCL-OIC) (1-Day): Not currently scheduled
MEECE – Management of Electrical and Electronic Control Equipment (Assessments not included): 12/04/23
MED-PIC – Medical Person-in-Charge (10-Day): 08/21/23, 10/02/23, 12/04/23
MED-PIC-REF– Medical Person-in-Charge Refresher: 08/07/23, 11/27/23
MED-PRO – Medical Care Provider: (5-Day): 08/21/23, 09/18/23, 10/02/23
MED-DOT-DA – Dept. of Transportation Drug & Alcohol Testing (1-Day): 08/26/23, 09/24/23, 10/07/23, 10/15/23, 11/16/23, 12/09/23
[MSC – Military Sealift Command Courses]
MSC-CBRD-1 – Military Sealift Command Chemical, Biological, Radiological Defense Orientation (Basic) (1-Day): 08/10/23, 09/07/23, 10/26/23
MSC-DC – Military Sealift Command Damage Control (2-day): 08/11/23, 09/08/23, 10/27/23
MSC-ENVPRO (1-Day): 08/12/23, 09/09/23, 10/28/23
MSC-FF-HELO (2-Day): Not currently scheduled
MSC-SMA – Military Sealift Command Small Arms Qualifications (4-Day): 08/14/23, 09/11/23, 10/30/23
MSC-Security Watch Basic (1-Day/ 8-hour): 08/12/23, 09/09/23, 10/28/23
MSC-Security Watch Advanced (1-Day): 08/13/23, 09/10/23, 10/29/23
MSC-Ship’s Reaction Force (3-Day): 08/18/23, 09/15/23, 11/03/23
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): *07/31/23, *08/02/23, 11/06/23*, 11/08/23*
PSC – Personal Survival Craft (Lifeboatman) (5-Day): 09/18/23
PSC-REF – Personal Survival Craft Refresher (2-Day): 09/21/23
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): Upon Request
ROU-OIC – Radar Observer Program – Unlimited: 11/16/23
SAR – Search & Rescue – (Now with OIC and CMM assessments) (3-Day): 10/23/23
SHS-BAS-OIC – Basic Shiphandling: Not Currently Scheduled
SHS-EMR5 – Emergency Shiphandling (5 Day): 08/28/23, 10/16/23, 11/13/23, 12/18/23
STB-OIC – Ship Construction and Basic Stability: 09/11/23
TCNAV/CO – Terrestrial Navigation and Compasses (15-Day): Not currently scheduled
TPIC – Tankerman Person in Charge: 09/11/23, 11/13/23
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): Not Currently Scheduled
WKP-OIC – Watchkeeping (Operational Level) (10-Day): 12/04/23
WX-OIC –Meteorology (Operational Level): Not Currently Scheduled
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MITAGS–WEST ACADEMIC NOTES
31-4 Radar Observer Unlimited
31-4 Basic Training
31-4 Advanced Shiphandling I
7-11 Advanced Shiphandling II
14-18 Advanced Stability
14-18 Basic Shiphandling
21-25 Basic Meteorology
28-31 Advanced Firefighting
28-1 Leadership & Managerial Skills
5-6 Basic Training Revalidation
5-7 Security Officer – Vessel, Company & Facility
7th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
11-15 Medical Care Provider
11-22 Medical Person-In-Charge
2-3 Basic Training Revalidation
4th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
9-12 Advanced Firefighting
9-13 Tankerman Person-In-Charge
16-20 Ship Construction & Basic Stability
23-27 Basic Cargo Handling & Stowage
30-1 Security Officer – Vessel, Company & Facility
30-3 Basic Training
30-10 Watchkeeping (Operational Level)
6-7 Basic Training Revalidation
6-10 Medical Care Provider
6-10 Leadership & Managerial Skills
13-15 Search & Rescue
16th Leadership & Teamworking Skills
17th Flashing Light Assessment
27-30 Advanced Firefighting
27-15 Celestial Navigation
7-8 Advanced Firefighting Refresher
9-10 Basic Training Revalidation
9-11 Basic Training Refresher
11th Radar Renewal
11th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
11-15 Basic Training
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