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MM&P Wheelhouse Weekly

Volume 28… Number 9. March 1, 2022

STORIES COVERED

Russian-Ukraine War:

Also:

Impact:

Job Opportunities:

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NAUTILUS FEDERATION CALLS ON SHIPOWNERS TO SAFEGUARD MARINERS

The Nautilus Federation, which includes MM&P and 21 other maritime labor unions, has released the following statement.

Nautilus Federation affiliates are concerned to see the rapidly developing situation across Ukraine.

History has shown that shipping and the maritime industry often finds itself severely impacted by international situations of this type.

As trade union representatives of maritime professionals working in the global maritime and inland waterways industries, we are concerned that our members and other seafarers will find themselves drawn into conflict.

European, transatlantic, and global security of shipping and trade is likely to be threatened by the rapid escalation of events in Ukraine and Russia.

With 90 percent of global trade carried by sea, we urge governments and global organizations to ensure that merchant seafarers can, without fear, continue to supply the world with food, fuel and other essential goods.

We call on shipowners to:

— endeavor to implement safe, mutually agreeable crew changes in a timely manner;

— comply with any relevant government or industry guidance in place to ensure the safety of seafarers working on board in affected areas;

— continue to encourage safe onboard working conditions amongst multinational crews;

— draw on good working relations with the International Transport Workers’ Federation and its affiliates to support all affected seafarers.

We remind our members to follow Company procedures relating to security threats to their vessels.

Members seeking support from their Union can find direct contact information here, or out of hours they can contact the Nautilus 24/7 emergency helpline using the following information:

— send an SMS text message to +44 (0)7860 017 119 and we’ll get back to you;

— email helpline@nautilus247.org;

— Skype (username nautilus-247).
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UNIONS STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF UKRAINE

The AFL-CIO has joined unions around the world in calling on Russia to end its attack on Ukraine.

“We send support and solidarity to the working people of Ukraine who face the devastating impact of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s military attack on their country,” AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler said in a statement.

“The consequences of the attack on Ukraine are vast—tens of thousands of lives may be lost in the first few days of fighting, and the stability of the global economy and the international order is at risk.”

“We will work together with the global labor movement and our respective governments to re-establish a common security framework that stops violent conflicts like the one against Ukraine and prioritizes investments in our shared economic security.”

The International Transport Workers’ Federation and the European Transport Workers’ Federation issued a joint statement calling for an immediate ceasefire.

“All our thoughts are with the people of Ukraine,” the federations said in a statement.

“We stand alongside the global labor movement and the international community in condemning the war, and call on all parties to adhere strictly to international humanitarian and human rights law.”

“We know that transport workers are particularly under threat.”

“We have received confirmed and unconfirmed reports of military targeting transport infrastructure, including ports, railways and airports.”

“We are in communication with our affiliates and will do whatever is necessary to help protect and support their members and their families.”

MM&P is one of the nearly 700 transport unions in 150 countries that belong to the ITF.
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MAJOR CONTAINER LINES SUSPEND SHIPMENTS TO AND FROM RUSSIA AND UKRAINE

In the wake of the invasion of Ukraine and the sanctions being imposed on Russia by Western nations, Maersk said today that it would suspend container shipments to and from both countries, with the exception of food, medical supplies and humanitarian aid.

Other shipping companies—including One Network Express, Mediterranean Shipping Company and Hapag Lloyd—are doing the same.

Maersk said that its operations and the global supply chain are already being affected by the sanctions.

The US, the UK, EU member states and other nations are seeking to isolate Russia from the global financial system by blocking its participation in SWIFT, the cross-border banking transaction platform.

The US has also frozen $630 billion in foreign assets held by the Russian Central Bank.

Russian airliners have been banned from European airspace. Russian media is restricted in some countries, and a growing list of high-tech products can no longer be exported to the country.
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UNITED KINGDOM CLOSES PORTS TO RUSSIAN SHIPPING; EUROPEAN UNION EXPECTED TO FOLLOW

The United Kingdom said Monday that the government had asked its ports to turn away ships owned or operated by Russia.

EU member states including Spain and Denmark are calling on the European Union to do the same.

“The Department for Transportation does not consider it appropriate for Russian vessels to continue to enter UK ports,” Secretary of State for Transportation Grant Shapps wrote in a letter to all UK port operators.

“The maritime sector is fundamental to international trade, and we must play our part in restricting Russia’s economic interests and holding the Russian government to account.”

In the letter, Shapps called on port operators to bar entry to any ship registered in Russia, flying the Russian flag, or owned, controlled, chartered, or operated by any person connected with Russia or covered by sanctions.

He said the government would support the blockade by identifying Russian ships and communicating their details to the relevant ports.
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DOT SAYS GROWING THE US-FLAG FLEET, IMPROVING CARGO PREFERENCE ENFORCEMENT, COULD EASE SUPPLY CHAIN WOES

The US Department of Transportation’s recently released report on the supply chain says that increasing the size of the US-flag fleet and tightening the enforcement of cargo preference rules could help address supply chain bottlenecks.

Specifically, the report recommends that the US “explore the potential to increase US-flagged ships, shipping companies, and shipbuilding.”

Although it says that the complexity and cost of implementing these recommendations would be high (i.e., significant, with recurring/sustained programming and medium-high levels of funding and/or staff time) it estimates that the potential positive impact would also be high, in that such

measures would help address current problems along with supply chain and logistics challenges that could manifest themselves over the next 10 years.

“Currently, less than 2 percent of cargo in US/international trade moves on US-flagged ships,” the report notes.

“America’s international trade consists of a fleet that is mostly foreign-built, leaving the country vulnerable to international disruptions.”

“Investing in the portion of trade on US-flagged ships would provide more reliability for a critical portion of the supply chain both inside and outside US borders while strengthening economic and national security.”

“Action could also include working to improve enforcement of the Cargo Preference Act to stimulate demand side for US ships.”

DOT says that “investing in US ships could also speed offshore wind deployment.”

The report contains a number of recommendations relating to the broad subject of ocean shipping reform.

They include supporting the Federal Maritime Commission’s use of all available tools to lower shipping costs and get supply chains moving and urging Congress to enact ocean shipping regulatory reform.

The executive summary of the report—Supply Chain Assessment of the Transportation Industrial Base: Freight and Logistics—is posted here.
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UNIONS HAIL NOMINATION TO SUPREME COURT OF JUDGE KETANJI BROWN JACKSON

President Biden has nominated Federal Appeals Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to fill retiring Justice Stephen Breyer’s seat on the Supreme Court.

Jackson, who currently serves on the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, is the first Black woman to be nominated to serve on the nation’s highest court.

“Judge Jackson is an exceptionally qualified nominee as well as a historic nominee, and the Senate should move forward with a fair and timely hearing and confirmation,” the White House said in a statement.

The daughter of Florida public school teachers, Jackson is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. Before becoming a judge, she spent two years as a federal public defender.

She was confirmed to the Court of Appeals by a 53-44 vote, winning the support of every Democrat and three Republicans: Susan Collins (Maine), Lisa Murkowski, (Alaska) and Lindsey Graham (S.C.).

While serving on the US District Court for the District of Columbia, she ruled on a lawsuit by federal employee unions over three executive orders issued by the previous administration that were aimed at making it easier to fire federal employees and limiting how unions can collectively bargain and represent employees.
In her ruling, she concluded that the executive orders conflicted with the 1978 Civil Service Reform Act because they disregarded Congress’s conclusion that good-faith labor-management relations are in the public interest.

“We applaud the historic nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the US Supreme Court,” said AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler.

“Working people need a champion on the bench who will defend and protect our civil rights, including our right to organize in the workplace.”

“Judge Jackson has had a distinguished legal career, and she is eminently qualified for this critical lifetime position.”

“Representation matters and that is especially true in our nation’s legal system, which can disproportionately impact or lift up Black and Brown communities.”

“This nomination aligns with President Biden’s ongoing efforts to diversify the roster of individuals who are nominated and confirmed for the judiciary.”

“Being the first is never easy and Judge Jackson is doing what so many women have done before her, breaking barriers to ensure that she is not the last.”

“We call on the Senate to deliver a speedy and fair confirmation process.”
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FELICITY ACE SINKS WHILE BEING TOWED

The FELICITY ACE, a Panama-flagged car carrier that caught fire 13 days ago in the Atlantic Ocean, sank today about 400 kilometers from the Azores.

It listed to starboard before going under, the ship manager said. Ocean-going tugs with firefighting equipment had been hosing down the hull to cool it.

When the fire broke out, a Portuguese Air Force helicopter evacuated the 22 members of the crew.

Most of the approximately 4,000 vehicles in the hold were reportedly new-model Volkswagens, Porsches, Audis and Bentleys, some of which were electric.

Although there is no evidence about what caused the fire, suspicion has fallen on lithium batteries in the electric vehicles.

The Portuguese navy said in a statement that only a few pieces of wreckage and a small patch of oil remained visible after the ship went down. It said tugboats were breaking up the patch with hoses.

A Portuguese Air Force plane and a Portuguese navy vessel are to remain at the scene on the lookout for signs of pollution.

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.
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THE US PROPELLER CLUB INVITES YOU TO A VIRTUAL CONVERSATION WITH THE HEAD OF THE DREDGING CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA

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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CHESAPEAKE CREWING SEEKS CREWING COORDINATOR

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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LAMONT-DOHERTY EARTH OBSERVATORY SEEKS MARINE OPERATIONS MANAGER

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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SEEKING PILOT TRAINEES FOR BAYS OF SAN FRANCISCO, SAN PABLO AND SUISUN

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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OFFSHORE AND PRO JOBS AVAILABLE NOW!

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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MM&P HOUSTON HALL CLOSED FOR TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY

The MM&P Houston Hall will be closed on Wednesday, March 2, for Texas Independence Day.

OFFSHORE AND PRO JOBS AVAILABLE NOW!

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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COVID-19 VACCINATION AND MASKING REQUIRED FOR ALL MITAGS STUDENTS; MITAGS REQUIRES NEGATIVE PCR TEST FOR UNVACCINATED STUDENTS WHO HAVE RECEIVED EXEMPTIONS

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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MITAGS ACADEMIC NOTES

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

\\Classes are 5-day unless otherwise noted\\
Class dates followed by an * are full

AB – Able Seaman (5-Day) – 6/6/22, 8/15/22
AIS-1 – Automatic Identifications Systems Orientation (1-Day): Not currently scheduled

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

AZIPOD (2-Day) – 5/12/22, 9/12/22

BRM – Bridge Resource Management (5-Day): 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): 9/26/22

[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): 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): 9/26/22

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): 8/15/22

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

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

LAP – License Advancement Program for Mate to Master (20-Day): 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): 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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MITAGS WEST ACADEMIC NOTES

Winter 2022

Please also see our schedule and enroll online at www.mitags.org
For registration contact our admissions department: 866.656.5568 or
admissions@mitags.org
Winter 2022

Please also see our schedule and enroll online at www.mitags.org

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

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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