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MM&P Wheelhouse Weekly

Volume 28… Number 13, March 29, 2022


UK Government Responds to Mass Firings at P&O Ferries:

Russia-Ukraine War:

Also in This Issue:

Job Opportunities:

Mark Your Calendar:

Offshore Member Updates:

Are You Interested in Shipping on Tankerships?


  • Covid-19 Vaccination Required for All MITAGS Students; MITAGS Requires Negative Test for Unvaccinated Students Who Have Received Exemptions
  • MITAGS East Academic Notes
  • MITAGS West Academic Notes


    A week after P&O Ferries fired most of its British workforce, the authorities cited three of the company’s ferries for failure to meet minimum standards of employment for the replacement workers.

    On March 24, European inspectors who boarded the PRIDE OF HULL reported that it failed to meet labor standards or MARPOL Annex 1 pollution prevention requirements.

    On March 25, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) detained the EUROPEAN CAUSEWAY, saying it was unfit to sail because the replacement crew lacked training and was unfamiliar with the vessel.

    The authorities were said to be in the process of detaining a third ferry, PRIDE OF KENT, on March 28.

    U.K. ports have been the scene of angry demonstrations since 800 unionized ferry workers—many of whom belong to Nautilus International—were informed over Zoom that they were being fired, effective immediately.

    MM&P partners with Nautilus International in the Nautilus Federation.

    “P&O Ferries has stated that it hopes to have its vessels back in operation with completely new crews, just a few days after laying off its entire workforce,” said Nautilus International Executive Officer Martyn Gray.

    “We maintain that it is impossible for the company to ensure safety onboard under these conditions…”

    “We call on the MCA to ensure that these vessels are not permitted to sail— especially with passengers onboard—unless it is sure that proper safety standards have been met.”

    P&O Ferries CEO Peter Hebblethwaite told members of Parliament in a hearing on the mass firings that many of the new crewmembers are being paid the equivalent of $2.40 an hour—far less than the minimum wage—under what he called “a new operating model.”

    He said this compares to the $48,000/year average salary of the union members who were fired.

    P&O Ferries parent company, DP World, reported more than $10.8 billion in revenue and $1.2 billion in profit last year, a 33 percent increase over the previous year.

    It also received more than 30 million pounds in emergency funding from the British government during the pandemic.

    “There’s absolutely no doubt we were required to consult with the unions,” Hebblethwaite told members of Parliament.

    “We chose not to do that,” he added, because “no union could accept our proposals.”

    In response to lawmakers’ questions, Hebblethwaite said he himself is paid a yearly base salary of approximately $435,000, plus two performance-related bonuses.
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    P&O Ferries has refused the government’s demand to reinstate the 800 ferry workers it fired earlier this month.

    In response to the company’s refusal, the government is drafting legislation that would require companies that operate ferries docking at UK ports to pay the minimum wage.

    Some replacement crewmembers on P&O ferries are being paid as little as a few dollars an hour.

    “I intend to block the outcome that P&O Ferries has pursued, including paying workers less than the minimum wage,” said UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps in a letter to company management.

    Shapps said that his office is reviewing all of P&O’s government contracts, adding that he has instructed the Insolvency Service, the administrative branch that investigates the affairs of bankrupt companies, to launch its own inquiry.

    He said he will introduce measures in Parliament to protect seafarers, including a requirement that all ferry companies pay crew a minimum wage of approximately $11.65 per hour.

    “This government will not stand by while the requirement to treat seafarers with due respect and fairness is brazenly ignored,” he wrote.

    Work in Parliament to address the firings is expected to start as early as Wednesday or Thursday of this week.
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    Seafarers stuck on foreign ships in Ukraine’s ports are running low on food and other supplies.

    International Chamber of Shipping Secretary General Guy Platten said last week that around 140 vessels with over 1,000 mariners on board remain, although some have been evacuated.

    “Seafarers… have become the collateral damage in the conflict,” he said, adding that two seafarers have been killed and at least five foreign vessels have been hit by projectiles, one of which has sunk.

    Platten said that 20 seafarers aboard one Romanian ship in Mariupol had only three days’ worth of supplies.

    “It is unsafe for them to leave the ship or for the ship to sail,” he told Reuters, adding that various organizations were trying to resupply the ships with essentials.

    International Transport Workers’ Federation General Secretary Stephen Cotton said conditions in some ports are worse than in others, depending on the level of fighting and its impact on supplies.

    The International Maritime Organization has reportedly made little progress in its efforts to get the warring parties to agree to the creation of a maritime corridor for merchant ships and crews stuck in the area.
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    Ukrainian forces sank the Russian Alligator-class tank landing ship ORSK at the port of Berdyansk on March 24.

    Webcam footage recorded from the southeast of the port shows a small plume of white smoke rising from the vessel, followed by tall columns of flames.

    Secondary explosions, consistent with the combustion of munitions, follow for an extended period of time.

    Two other Russian vessels berthed nearby, one of which appears to have sustained damage, are filmed leaving the port soon after fire breaks out aboard the ORSK.

    Ukraine said a 3,000-ton fuel tank was also destroyed in the attack, with fire spreading to nearby ammunition depots.

    The Russian military has been using landing vessels to deliver cargo to resupply its offensive along Ukraine’s Sea of Azov coastline.

    The sinking of the ORSK came just three days after Russian state media released footage of military cargo operations at the pier, including news that the ORSK had docked.

    The Russian news agency TASS reported that the ship was capable of carrying up to 1,500 tons of cargo.

    Ukraine’s Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Malyar said the ORSK could carry 45 armored vehicles and 400 people.

    Moscow has captured most of the Ukrainian coastline on the Sea of Azov, but nearby Mariupol has refused to surrender.
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    Turkish and Romanian naval ships have destroyed three Soviet-era mines found drifting in the Black Sea.

    A Romanian navy minesweeper responded Monday to a floating mine about 40 nm off the coast.

    A dive team used an inflatable launch to approach the mine before destroying it with an explosive charge.

    About 150 nm to the south, Turkish first responders neutralized a mine that was drifting in the Turkish waters of the Black Sea.

    The two are the second and third mines discovered and neutralized in the span of three days.

    The first, discovered by fishermen, was destroyed by Turkish forces near the busy entrance to the Bosporus.

    Russian state media has said the mines originated in Ukraine.

    Ukraine has denied responsibility, with some sources asserting they were planted by Russia to disrupt sea lanes to and from Ukraine.

    The incident raised fears that the conflict between Russia and Ukraine could threaten traffic in the Bosporus, a key route for global energy supplies and commerce.
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    Maersk has reported that the DYROS, a containership it operates for Costamare, lost approximately 90 containers in heavy weather on March 21 while traveling from Yantian to Seattle.

    No crewmembers were injured.

    The company said the vessel has been diverted to the port of Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico, where it is scheduled to arrive on April 3 and will undergo a safety inspection.

    The DYROS was approximately 1,200 nautical miles east of Japan near the Fox Islands in the Aleutian chain when it ran into rough weather.

    Maersk released a statement saying that it “lost around 90 containers in the North Pacific Ocean.”

    It said nine of the lost containers are labeled “dangerous cargo” and contain lithium-ion batteries packed with equipment.

    The company said approximately 100 additional containers were damaged.

    “We view this as a very serious incident which will be investigated thoroughly with the aim of minimizing the risk of similar incidents in the future,” Maersk said in a statement.
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    The Coast Guard said crews would begin work Tuesday to refloat the containership that has been stuck in the Chesapeake Bay for more than two weeks.

    The Coast Guard, the Maryland Department of the Environment and shipowner Evergreen Marine were set to make an initial attempt to refloat the vessel at noon.

    Officials have extended the current 500-yard safety zone around the ship to 1,000 yards, closed the navigation channel to commercial traffic until midnight and deployed five tugboats.

    A naval architect aboard the EVER FORWARD will monitor its stability throughout the process.

    If the first attempt is not successful, dredging will continue and a second attempt will be made Sunday.

    The MV EVER FORWARD is owned by the same company that owns the MV EVER GIVEN, the containership that caused a 400-ship backup when it grounded a year ago in the Suez Canal.
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    Urgent Need for Chief Mates, Second Mates and Third Mates with MSC courses and a security clearance for the Watson Class fleet. Jobs are on the board nationwide!

    Patriot Contract Services also has a commercial tanker, HAINA PATRIOT, with opportunities available at the Master and Chief Mate level, no MSC Classes or Security Clearance required—only Tankerman PIC!

    If you are interested, please contact Jeremy Hope, VP Gulf Ports and Gov’t Contracts, at jhope@bridgedeck.org.

    Chesapeake Crewing has opportunities available for First Assistant Engineers. If you are interested, please contact Tom Larkin, VP Atlantic Ports, at TLarkin@bridgedeck.org.

    Any Member or Applicant who already has a valid security clearance and is interested in taking the MSC courses required for Patriot Watson Class and Chesapeake Crewing vessels but does not have training eligibility to take the courses, please email Jeremy Hope, VP of Gulf Ports and Gov’t Contracts, at jhope@bridgedeck.org with the words “MSC Training” in the subject line.
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    The National Maritime Center is seeking a Marine Transportation Specialist and a Supervisory Marine Transportation Specialist.

    The agency says both positions are listed under Merit Promotion (M) and Delegated Examining Unit (DEU) hiring authorities, hence the two links for each position.

    Applicants should apply under both M and DEU announcements if they qualify.

    GS-13 Supervisory Marine Transportation Specialist: Supervisor of the Course Approval Branch

    USAJOBS – Job Announcement

    GS-12 Marine Transportation Specialist: Course Approval Evaluator

    USAJOBS – Job Announcement
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    There will be a membership meeting at the Los Angeles/Long Beach Hall on Wednesday, April 13, directly after the 11:00 job call.

    All Offshore members and applicants are encouraged to attend.

    MM&P International President Don Marcus and Vice President–Pacific Lars Turner will be in attendance to report and respond to questions.

    The hall is located at 533 N. Marine Ave., Suite A, Wilmington, CA 90744-5527.

    If there are items you wish to have placed on the agenda or questions that may require research, please email them to lturner@bridgedeck.org or call the LA/LB Hall at 310-834-7201.
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    There will be a membership meeting at the MM&P Oakland Hall on Thursday, April 14, at 12:00 pm.

    All Offshore members and applicants are encouraged to attend.

    International President Don Marcus, Pacific Coast Agent Melany Weaver and Vice President–Pacific Lars Turner will be in attendance to report and respond to questions.

    The San Francisco/Oakland Hall is located at 548 Thomas L. Berkley Way, Oakland, CA 94612.

    If there are items you wish to have placed on the agenda or questions that may require research, please email them to mweaver@bridgedeck.org or call the hall at 510-808-7068.
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    The MM&P Honolulu Hall will be closed on Wednesday, March 30, for Harry Bridges Memorial Day.

    Pacific Ports union halls except for the Honolulu Hall will be closed on Thursday, March 31, for Cesar Chavez Day.
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    All Maersk Line Limited and MP&P rotary and relief jobs with a pay start on or after April 4, 2022 will be dispatched no earlier than five (5) job calls before the day the pay is to start, weekends and holidays excepted, as per Article III – Offshore Shipping Rules, 2. (d).

    We thank the membership for their consideration and flexibility to adjust the job call to accommodate the extraordinary circumstances brought about by the pandemic. We look forward to getting back to a level of normalcy.
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    Please be advised that as of the March 2022 MATES Trustees meeting, the number of sea days required to receive standard covered training at MITAGS for participants who are otherwise eligible to attend will now be 30 days instead of 42.

    This decision was made by the Trustees to better accommodate the membership’s need for training throughout MM&P contracts and to return the program to its original eligibility guidelines.
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    Congress has recently appropriated $60 million for a new Tanker Security Program that will support the operation of 10 tankers under the U.S. flag.

    The tankers will support America’s strategic defense needs by reducing the military’s reliance on foreign-flag vessels.

    MARAD is expected to immediately start the process of soliciting applications from companies for the enrollment of vessels in the new program.

    MITAGS East has several openings for the May 9-13 session of Tank Ship Dangerous Liquids (TPIC).

    TPIC is intended for those who hold a Tankerman endorsement but it is appropriate for any MM&P member with an interest in shipping aboard tankships.

    Contact MITAGS Admissions at 1-866-656-5568 or admissions@mitags.org to register.
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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 and to be masked at all times while on campus unless drinking, eating, or speaking.

    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 at MITAGS West, 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: 6/27/22, 9/27/22, 11/1/22

    AZIPOD (2-Day) – 5/12/22, 9/12/22

    BRM – Bridge Resource Management (5-Day): 7/18/22

    BRMP –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots (2-Day): 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): 5/23/22, 9/14/22

    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) – 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): 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): 10/31/22

    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): 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): 9/19/22

    (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): 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): 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): Not currently scheduled

    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): 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

    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) – 5/10/22, 11/16/22

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

    ADV-FF – Advanced Fire-Fighting (4-day) – Not currently scheduled

    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: 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): 7/11/22, 10/17/22

    LAP-Great Lakes – License Advancement Program – Great Lakes (15-Day): Not Currently Scheduled

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

    Ton License (15-Day): 6/6/22

    LEG – Legal Aspects of Pilotage (1-Day): 9/21/22, 11/14/22

    LNG-TPIC (10-Day) – Not currently scheduled

    LTS –Leadership and Teamworking Skills (Formerly MCL-OIC) (1-Day): 9/26/22

    MEECE – Management of Electrical and Electronic Control Equipment (Assessments not included): 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: 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): 4/9/22, 6/6/22, 7/16/22, 9/26/22, 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): 5/24/22, 6/21/22, 8/4/22, 9/14/22, 11/5/22

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

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

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

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

    MSC-Security Watch Advanced (1-Day) – 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) – 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) – 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: 6/20/22, 8/29/22

    SAR – Search & Rescue – (Now with OIC and CMM assessments) (3-Day): 9/7/22

    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: 8/8/22

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

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

    TRAC-TUG-2 (2-Day): 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): 10/17/22

    WX-OIC –Meteorology (Operational Level): 9/19/22
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    2022 Spring/Summer/Fall

    Schedule of Courses – 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

    April 2022

    4-8 Basic Training
    4-8 Advanced Stability

    11-13 Security Officer – Vessel, Company & Facility

    11-14 Advanced Firefighting

    11-15 Basic Training

    11-15 Advanced Meteorology

    18-22 Advanced Shiphandling I

    19-20 Basic Training Revalidation

    21st Advanced Firefighting Revalidation

    25-29 Advanced Shiphandling II

    May 2022

    2-6 ECDIS

    6-7 Advanced Firefighting Refresher

    8-10 Basic Training Refresher

    8-9 Basic Training Revalidation

    10th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation

    16-27 GMDSS

    June 2022

    1st Advanced Firefighting Revalidation

    2-3 Basic Training Revalidation

    6-10 Basic Training

    6-10 Tankerman Person-In-Charge

    23rd Advanced Firefighting Revalidation

    24-25 Basic Training Revalidation

    July 2022

    5-8 Advanced Firefighting

    11-15 Advanced Stability

    11-29 Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation

    18-22 Advanced Meteorology

    25-29 Advanced Shiphandling I

    August 2022

    1-5 Radar Observer Unlimited

    1-5 Medical Care Provider

    1-5 Advanced Shiphandling II

    8-12 Ship Construction & Basic Stability

    15-19 Basic Cargo Handling & Stowage

    22-26 Radar Observer Unlimited

    29-2 Basic Meteorology

    September 2022

    6-8 Security Officer – Vessel, Company & Facility

    9th Flashing Light

    12-23 Watchkeeping (Operational Level)

    26-30 Basic Shiphandling

    October 2022

    3-7 ECDIS

    10-14 Advanced Stability

    10-28 Celestial Navigation

    17-21 Advanced Shiphandling I

    24-28 Advanced Shiphandling II

    31-4 Advanced Meteorology

    November 2022

    1-4 ARPA

    7-10 Advanced Firefighting

    7-11 Leadership & Managerial Skills

    14-16 Search & Rescue

    17th Leadership & Teamworking Skills

    28-9 GMDSS

    December 2022

    12-16 Tankerman Person-In-Charge
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