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MM&P Wheelhouse Weekly

Volume 28… Number 40, Oct. 4, 2022


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Maritime labor unions and American shipping companies have reacted with anger to the administration’s Sept. 28 decision to temporarily waive the Jones Act to allow a BP tanker to unload diesel fuel in Puerto Rico, calling it “an undeserved slap in the face to American mariners and U.S.-flag vessel operators.”

“The Jones Act is critical to our continued ability to maintain a domestic U.S.-flag merchant marine,” the unions said in a joint statement.

“That’s why we are shocked and outraged at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s decision to issue an illegal, unjustified and unnecessary Jones Act waiver for a British Petroleum tanker that took active steps to ignore and then circumvent fundamental American law.”

The foreign tanker had been lingering for days off Puerto Rico’s southern coast, carrying a cargo of 300,000 barrels of diesel loaded in Texas City, Texas.

After Hurricane Fiona, despite numerous, authoritative reports that the island was adequately supplied, seven Jones Act critics in Congress and the governor of Puerto Rico fired off a barrage of waiver demands.

U.S.-flag vessels and foreign-flag vessels carrying legal cargoes of fuel, either from American ports or from foreign ports, had already been discharging their cargoes in Puerto Rico in full compliance with the law, the unions noted.

“Every day, our mariners go to work to ensure that Puerto Rico and the rest of the United States have safe and dependable domestic shipping, helping to move all the goods they need to live, work, and raise their families,” they added.

“And, every day, our mariners subject themselves to the dangers of the sea.”

“Not all of them make it home.”

The unions called the waiver “a betrayal of the principles of federal maritime law dating back centuries, made worse by the facts of the case.”

“A foreign ship with a foreign crew loaded fuel in an American port and diverted to Puerto Rico to take advantage of increased fuel prices after the island was hit by Hurricane Fiona.”

“There were American ships available—indeed, the ship was at sea four days before a waiver was even applied for.”

“[This] was a blatant cash grab and a bald-faced political stunt. The companies behind this vessel gambled that they could pressure the U.S. government into ignoring our laws and policy because of the hurricane and they were correct.”

The unions said the administration had acted on the basis of “political optics,” potentially opening the door for future incursions by giving foreign-flag interests “a roadmap of what they need to do to bully our government into giving them what they want.”

“In the strongest possible terms, we condemn the issuance of this waiver, and we urge the Department of Homeland Security to never approve a waiver like this again,” they said.

“Granting of this waiver rewards calculated and predatory behavior that undermines a dedicated American supply chain for Puerto Rico, and it is a harmful precedent that invites similar cynical stunts by foreign oil traders,” said Ku’uhaku Park, president of the American Maritime Partnership.

“This was a public rush to judgment fueled by hearsay and it weakens the nation and hurts Americans workers and the Administration should never repeat it.”

Park noted that the waiver was completely unjustified and that “the U.S. Coast Guard, FEMA, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the U.S. Department of Energy all have made clear that the supply of fuel to the Island is not an issue.”

MM&P and MIRAID are both members of AMP.

In a statement, Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González Colón, Puerto Rico’s sole representative to the U.S. Congress, agreed that the waiver was unnecessary.

She noted that “at each and every meeting [on the response to Fiona], I have been assured by federal agencies, including the Department of Energy, FEMA and the Corps of Engineers that there is an adequate supply of fuel on the Island that is available to consumers and that subsequent delivery is planned of more fuel in the short, medium and long term.”
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Congressman John Garamendi (D-Calif.), Congressman Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio) and Congressman Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) have introduced legislation that would:

— restore the U.S.-flag share of international food aid cargoes to 75 percent;

— restore the reimbursement mechanism for the additional cost of shipping these commodities on U.S.-flag vessels; and

— increase the cargo preference requirement for all other civilian government generated cargoes to 75 percent.

The bill is a direct result of last month’s hearing on cargo preference, held against a backdrop of grave threats to cargo preference now pending in the House and Senate.

MM&P President Don Marcus testified at the hearing on behalf of labor organizations that together represent the vast majority of USCG-licensed and -unlicensed American mariners—MM&P, AMO, ARA, MEBA, MFOW and SIU—as well as the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department and the AFL-CIO Maritime Trades Department.

Since U.S.-flag cargo preference shipping requirements for food aid cargoes were slashed from 75 percent to 50 percent beginning in 2012, the size of the U.S.-flag fleet has plummeted by 26 percent, according to the Maritime Administration.

Garamendi, Gibbs and Lowenthal introduced their bipartisan legislation, “The Rebuilding the United States-Flag International Fleet Act,” on Sept. 30.

“Our comprehensive legislation would help to recapitalize the U.S.-flag international fleet of ocean-going, commercial vessels by guaranteeing government cargo during peacetime so that U.S.-flag vessels are available during wartime or emergencies,” Garamendi said.

“The United States has the world’s most capable navy, able to operate in all five oceans, and we need an equally impressive fleet of commercial cargo vessels crewed by American mariners.”

“For too long, Congress and both Democratic and Republican presidents have allowed the commercial fleet of U.S.-flagged, ocean-going vessels to dwindle.”

“According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the number of ocean-going, U.S.-flagged vessels has declined more than 75 percent since 1985, following the 1982 treaty called the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.”

“The global supply chain crunch during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Russian invasion and blockade of Ukraine, and the saber-rattling in the Taiwan Strait have shown that the United States cannot remain reliant on foreign vessels flying flags of convenience.”

“The ‘Rebuilding the United States-Flag International Fleet Act’ offers Congress the chance to enact the first comprehensive reform of cargo preference laws in decades.”

“Our legislation incorporates recommendations for the Maritime Administration from the Government Accountability Office’s report published on Sept. 14, 2022, entitled ‘Actions Needed to Enhance Cargo Preference Oversight.’”

“I urge all members of the House to join us in cosponsoring this critical legislation to address this crisis facing the U.S.-flag international fleet.”

MM&P and MIRAID have already expressed strong support for the bill.
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Unions notched a victory last week when Peter Hebblethwaite—accused of abruptly firing 786 P&O ferry workers and replacing them with crews earning less than the UK minimum wage—dropped out of an international conference in Seattle.

He had been scheduled to attend Interferry, which is cohosted by Washington State Ferries, where he was to speak as part of a panel called “Power and People.”

To protest his participation, MM&P joined forces with the ITF, the IBU, the ILWU, MEBA, the SIU, the SUP, Nautilus International and a number of Puget Sound area unions.

Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) fired off a letter to Interferry, criticizing the decision to include Hebblethwaite and demanding that the invitation be withdrawn.

“As you are well aware, Mr. Hebblethwaite laid off 800 employees virtually, replaced them with cheap labor well below the United Kingdom’s minimum wage, and broke UK law,” DeFazio wrote.

“These actions are unbecoming and unwelcome of any company representative.”

Hebblethwaite was voted Europe’s worst employer by the European Transport Workers’ Federation earlier this year after admitting to a parliamentary select committee that he had knowingly broken the law.

“Employers like that have no place at an Interferry conference, let alone one that is co-hosted by the Washington State Ferries and takes place in the United States,” DeFazio wrote.

“His presence on the “Power and People” panel is an insult to all seafarers.”

P&O Ferries illegally fired 786 seafarers in March on a pre-recorded Zoom call, a breach of UK laws on consultation and notification.

David Heindel, secretary-treasurer of the SIU and chair of the ITF Seafarers’ Section, said Hebblethwaite had no legitimacy to sit with ‘industry leaders’ and ‘innovators’ at the Interferry Conference.

“He ordered the firing of 786 hard-working, dedicated seafarers over Zoom, with no consultation or warning,” Heindel said.

“What P&O Ferries did under his instruction was not only immoral, it was illegal.”

“This is a win for the 786 seafarers and a stark reminder to P&O Ferries and the wider ferry industry that the global labor community has a long memory, so for anyone else in the industry considering giving Hebblethwaite a platform, we will be there,” said Ronny Øksnes of the Norwegian Seafarers’ Union.

“Instead of promoting disgraced lawbreakers, Interferry should be supporting initiatives like the UK unions’ ‘Fair Ferries Framework’ to raise standards, eliminate unhealthy competition and put the industry on a sustainable footing,” he added.

Nautilus and the RMT, both of which represent union members fired by Hebblethwaite, have jointly called for the UK government to make changes to prevent a P&O Ferries-style repeat.

“I was shocked to hear that Peter Hebblethwaite had been invited to speak on ‘power and people’ at the Interferry conference in Seattle in spite of his deplorable actions in March,” said Mark Dickinson, general secretary of Nautilus International, which represents many of the fired seafarers.

“As a result of campaigning by unions, Hebblethwaite has now dropped off the panel.”

“He should also take this opportunity to step down as CEO, and if he fails to do that, we call on the UK Government to ensure he is forced to step down.”
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TS EMPIRE STATE VII, the first of five new training vessels destined for the nation’s maritime academies, was floated from the dry dock at Philly Shipyard on Sept. 24.

It is scheduled to be delivered to SUNY Maritime College in the spring of 2023 as part of the Maritime Administration’s National Security Multi-Mission Vessel program.

Assembly began with the keel-laying ceremony nine months ago. Steel for the second vessel was cut in March 2021. Steel for the third vessel was cut last July.

The new training ships will measure 525 feet in length, have an 89-foot beam and a sailing range of more than 10,000 miles at 18 knots.

Their design includes eight classrooms, a full training bridge, lab spaces, and an auditorium.

Each will accommodate up to 600 cadets. They will also have roll-on/roll-off and container storage, with a cargo crane and side ramp for self-loading.

They will have modern hospital facilities, a helicopter pad, and the ability to accommodate up to 1,000 people during disaster relief missions.

The second and third ships are slated for delivery to Massachusetts and Maine maritime academies in 2024.

The fourth vessel, due in 2025 has been assigned to Texas A&M Maritime Academy.

The fifth vessel has been assigned to the California State University Maritime Academy.
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A tanker and a containership collided in the early morning hours of Sept. 28 in the Malacca Strait between Malaysia and Indonesia.

The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency reported that there were no oil leaks and that none of the crewmembers aboard either vessel was injured.

The collision between the Liberian-flagged containership GLS GRANIA, which is operated by Maersk, and the Panama-flagged tanker ZEPHYR I, took place at approximately 0400 local time, about 12 nautical miles southwest of Tanjung Laboh, at the southern end of the Malaysia peninsula near Singapore.

Local authorities said information they had received from the master of the containership indicated that the MV ZEPHYR I had crashed into it after losing control.

Photos show significant damage to the bow of the tanker and a large dent in the stern quarter of the 814-foot long containership.

Earlier this year, the U.S. cited MV ZEPHYR I for sanctions violations.

Following the accident, authorities in Malaysia said the vessel’s AIS signal lacked details on its voyage and its destination.

They also said ownership was unclear and that it had apparently changed names and owners at least twice in 2022.

Maersk confirmed that the GSL GRANIA, owned by Global Ship Lease and operating under charter, was involved in the accident and had not lost any containers.

Maersk said it would proceed to its destination when it was released by the Malaysian authorities.
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The EyeMed Cares program offers support to MM&P members in Alaska who were affected by recent severe storms and to members in Florida affected by Hurricane Ian.

The deadlines for getting help are Nov. 26 for those in Alaska and Nov. 28 for those in Florida.

Glasses or contacts should be the last thing you have to worry about during this time, EyeMed says.

If you’ve lost, broken or damaged your eyewear due to Hurricane Ian or the recent storms in Alaska, EyeMed Vision Care can help through the EyeMed Cares program.

Through EyeMed Cares, Customer Care Center representatives are ready to provide the following services to you via a dedicated emergency toll-free line 1.866.652.0018:

1. Temporary adjustable glasses: If immediate materials are needed, a call center representative can expedite shipping these adjustable glasses to you—at no cost. These glasses enable individuals to adjust for different distances and switch focus for reading, computer and distance. If you are displaced with no immediate address, we can work with you to determine a location where they can be picked up.

2. Free shipping for glasses and contacts: Agents can provide discount codes that can be used online at Glasses.com and ContactsDirect.com to receive free, expedited shipping for replacement lenses and contact lenses.

EyeMed also understands that the need for immediate assistance may extend beyond participants, to family members who might be affected and not covered under the Plan.

For this reason, it has partnered with OneSight, a non-profit organization that provides eye care and eyewear solutions for those in need around the globe.

Non-EyeMed members in need can reach out to OneSight for assistance at 1.888.935.4589 or www.onesight.org —look for the Get Help link at the bottom of the web page.
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All MM&P union halls, the MM&P Plan Office, the MM&P Federal Credit Union and MM&P headquarters will be closed on Monday, Oct. 10, for Indigenous People’s Day.
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MM&P Atlantic Ports Vice President Tom Larkin has scheduled a membership meeting at the Boston Union Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 1100 EDT following job call.

All members and applicants are welcome to attend.

MM&P Secretary-Treasurer Don Josberger will participate in the meeting.

The Boston Union Hall is located at:

Marine Industrial Park

12 Channel St., Suite 606-A

Boston, MA 02210-2333

The phone number is: 617-671-0769.
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MM&P Atlantic Ports Vice President Tom Larkin has scheduled a membership meeting at the Newark Union Hall on Wednesday Nov. 2, at 1100 EDT following job call.

MM&P Secretary-Treasurer Don Josberger will participate in the meeting.

All members and applicants are welcome to attend.

The Newark Union Hall is located at:

570 Broad Street, Ste 701

Newark, NJ 07102

The phone number is: 201-963-1900
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MM&P Atlantic Ports Vice President Tom Larkin has scheduled a membership meeting at the Charleston Union Hall on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 1100 EDT following job call.

MM&P Secretary-Treasurer Don Josberger will participate in the meeting.

All members and applicants are welcome to attend.

The Charleston Union Hall is located at:

1481 Tobias Gadson Blvd., Suite 2C

Charleston, SC 29407-4794

The phone number is: 843-766-3565.
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There are jobs for licensed and unlicensed personnel at Grand River Navigation and jobs for licensed officers at Key Lakes.

If you are interested, please contact MM&P Vice President Great Lakes & Gulf Region Vice President Tom Bell, tbell@bridgedeck.org, or (216) 776-1667.
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Fully MSC trained LDO’s, all levels, needed for the Watson Class fleet. Jobs available today!

Tanker Chief Mates and 2nd mates needed with and without MSC Classes or Security Clearance.

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.

There is an immediate need for a 1/AE on the SLNC Corsica to join in Singapore.

Vacation: 28/30.

Contract pays into the Pension and all the fringe benefits.

Wage estimate for six months of work is approximately $165,000.

There is a company bonus of $500 for each 15-Day period served on board paid upon sign-off. There is no COVID vaccine requirement for this job.
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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 test within 72 hours of attendance and masks must be worn.

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.

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

ARPA-OIC (4-Day) – Automated Radar Plotting Aids: 02/06/23

AZIPOD (2-Day): Not currently scheduled

BRM – Bridge Resource Management (5-Day): 02/06/23

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

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

BT – Basic Safety Training (5-Day) : 01/30/23, 05/08/23, 09/11/23

BT-Revalidation (2-day) (Must have 1 year of sea service in last 5 years) – 10/17/22, 11/14/22, 02/21/23, 03/31/23, 04/25/23, 06/06/23, 09/27/23, 10/17/23, 11/15/23, 12/16/23

BT-Refresher (3-day) – 11/14/22, 02/21/23, 04/25/23, 09/27/23, 11/15/23, 12/18/2023

CHS-OIC – Cargo Handling Basic (5-Day): 03/27/23

[CMM – Chief Mate and Master Courses]

ADVSTB-CMM – Advanced Stability (5-Day): 10/24/22, 01/16/2023, 03/27/23

ADVWX-CMM – Advanced Meteorology (5-Day): 10/17/22, 12/12/22, 01/16/23

CHS-CMM – Advanced Cargo Operations (10 Days): 10/31/22

CM-OPS 1 – Chief Mate Operations – Week 1 (5-Day): 12/5/22, 02/27/2023

CM-OPS 2 Maersk – Chief Mate Operations II Maersk Specific (5-Day): 12/12/22

CM-OPS 2 APL – Chief Mate Operations II APL Specific – Not currently scheduled

ECDIS – Electronic Chart Display Information Systems (5-Day): 10/10/22, 01/30/23

LMS – Leadership and Managerial Skills (Management Level – Formerly MCL-CMM) (5-Day): 11/14/22, 01/30/23, 03/20/23

MPP-CMM – Marine Propulsion Plants (5-Day): 03/13/23

(DCS-1 available on request – contact Admissions)

SEC-APPS – Practical Defense Tactics: Not Currently Scheduled

SHMGT-CMM- Ship Management (5-Day): Not currently scheduled

SHS-ADV-I-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 1) (5-Day): 10/17/22, 12/5/22*, 01/16/23, 03/27/23

SHS-ADV-II-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 2) (5-Day): 10/10/22*, 10/24/22, 11/14/22, 12/12/22*, 01/23/23, 04/03/23

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

VPEN-CMM – Voyage Planning & Electronic Navigation (5-Day): 01/23/23

WKP-CMM – Advanced Watchkeeping (5-Day): Not currently scheduled

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) – Not Currently Scheduled

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: 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) – 11/16/22, 03/13/23

ERM – Engine Resource Management (5-Day): 11/28/22, 03/27/23

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

FF-BADV – Fire Fighting Combined Basic & Advanced (5-Day): 01/30/23, 05/08/23, 09/11/23

FF-ADV-Rev (1-day) (Must have 1 year of sea service in last 5 years) – Advanced Fire Fighting Revalidation: 10/19/22, 11/16/22, 02/20/23, 03/25/23, 06/05/23, 09/26/23, 10/16/23, 11/17/23, 12/21/23

FF-ADV-REF (2-day) – Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher: 11/17/22, 02/24/23, 04/28/23, 09/30/23, 11/13/23, 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): 05/01/23, 09/04/23

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

LAP – License Advancement Program for Mate to Master (20-Day): 10/17/22, 01/30/23

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): 11/14/22

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

LTS –Leadership and Teamworking Skills (Formerly MCL-OIC) (1-Day): Not currently scheduled

MEECE – Management of Electrical and Electronic Control Equipment (Assessments not included): 12/5/22, 04/03/23

MED-PIC – Medical Person in Charge (10-Day): 12/5/22*, 01/16/23, 04/10/23, 07/10/23, 10/02/23, 12/04/23

MED-PIC-REF– Medical Person in Charge Refresher: 11/28/2022, 01/09/23, 03/20/23, 05/22/23, 08/07/23, 11/27/23

MED-PRO – Medical Care Provider: 04/10/23, 07/10/23, 09/18/23, 10/02/23, 11/06/23

MED-DOT-DA – Dept. of Transportation Drug & Alcohol Testing (1-Day): 10/8/22, 10/20/22, 11/17/22, 12/10/22, 01/23/23, 03/25/23, 04/15/23, 05/20/23, 06/04/23, 07/15/23, 09/25/23, 10/19/23, 11/18/23, 12/09/23, 12/22/23

[MSC – Military Sealift Command Courses]

MSC-CBRD-1 – Military Sealift Command Chemical, Biological, Radiological Defense Orientation (Basic) (1-Day): 11/5/22, 02/23/23, 05/22/23, 06/08/23, 08/10/23, 09/07/23, 10/26/23

MSC-DC – Military Sealift Command Damage Control (2-day): 11/4/22, 02/24/23, 05/23/23, 06/09/23, 08/11/23, 09/08/23, 10/27/23

MSC-ENVPRO (1-Day) –11/3/22, 03/06/23, 06/19/23, 08/21/23, 11/06/23

MSC-FF-HELO (2-Day): 03/13/23, 06/06/23, 09/13/23, 11/15/23

MSC-SMA – Military Sealift Command Small Arms Qualifications (4-Day): 11/7/22*, 01/09/23, 02/27/23, 04/17/23, 05/15/23, 06/12/23, 08/14/23, 09/11/23, 10/30/23,

MSC-Security Watch Basic (1-Day/ 8-hour) –11/4/22, 02/25/23, 05/13/23, 06/10/23, 08/12/23, 09/09/23, 10/28/23

MSC-Security Watch Advanced (1-Day) –11/6/22*, 01/08/23, 02/26/23, 04/16/23, 05/14/23, 06/11/23, 08/13/23, 09/10/23, 10/29/23

MSC-Ship’s Reaction Force (3-Day) –11/11/22*, 01/13/23, 03/03/23, 04/21/23, 05/19/23, 06/16/23, 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): 10/06/22, 12/19/22*

PSC – Personal Survival Craft (5-Day) : Not currently scheduled

PSC-REF – Personal Survival Craft Refresher (2-Day) – 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): 10/17/2022

ROU-OIC – Radar Observer Program – Unlimited: 03/06/23

SAR – Search & Rescue – (Now with OIC and CMM assessments) (3-Day) : Not currently scheduled

SHS-BAS-OIC – Basic Shiphandling: 11/07/22; 02/20/23

SHS-EMR5 – Emergency Shiphandling (5 Day) – 11/28/22*, 02/06/23

STB-OIC – Ship Construction and Basic Stability: Not Currently Schedule

TCNAV/CO – Terrestrial Navigation and Compasses (15-Day): 01/23/23

TPIC – Tankerman Person in Charge: 03/06/23

TRAC-TUG-2 (2-Day): 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): Not Currently Scheduled

VSO – Vessel Security Officer (3-Day): 02/20/23

WKP-OIC – Watchkeeping (Operational Level) (10-Day): 02/06/23

WX-OIC –Meteorology (Operational Level): Not currently scheduled
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2022 Fall/Winter

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

October 2022

12th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation

13-14 Basic Training Revalidation

17-28 Watchkeeping (Operational Level)

24-28 Advanced Stability

31-4 Advanced Meteorology

November 2022

1-4 ARPA

7-10 Advanced Firefighting

7-11 Leadership & Managerial Skills

7-11 Advanced Shiphandling I

14-18 Advanced Shiphandling II

14-16 Search & Rescue

14-18 Meteorology (Operational Level)

14th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation

15-16 Basic Training Revalidation

28-9 GMDSS

28-2 Basic Training

28-9 Medical Person-In-Charge

28-16 License Preparation (Original Mate License)

December 2022

12-16 Tankerman Person-In-Charge

19th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation

20-21 Basic Training Revalidation
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