Volume 29… Number 36, September 5, 2023
In This Issue:
- Update on MM&P Tanker Organizing Campaign: NLRB Clears Way for Representation Election at ATC
- Two-Thirds of Americans Support Unions, Polling Shows
- ILWU Members Approve Six-Year Contract
- Crew of AMHS Ferry AURORA Serves as Coast Guard’s “Comms Platform” in Tour Boat Grounding
- Marine Insurers Publish New Recommendations on Transporting Electric Vehicles
- International Maritime Organization Seeks Your Feedback on the International Safety Management Code
- “World’s Worst Employer” Adds Insult to Injury in the UK: P&O Ferries Threatens Low-Wage Workers From Abroad With More Pay Cuts
Mark Your Calendar:
- Offshore Membership Meeting in Miami/Port Everglades Hall
- AFL-CIO Offers Free Online Training Session on How To Form a Union
Attention All Mariners:
- Well-Paying Jobs Offering Permanent Employment Are Available With MM&P on the Great Lakes and in Coastal Waters!
Job Opportunities at MITAGS:
- MITAGS–West Seeks Full-Time Lead Instructor
- MITAGS–West Seeks Full-Time Marine Safety Training Instructor
NLRB CLEARS WAY FOR REPRESENTATION ELECTION AT ATC
The National Labor Relations Board has set Sept. 19 as the day ballots will be mailed to licensed deck officers serving aboard three Alaska Tanker Company vessels who are voting in a representation election.
An NLRB Regional Director approved the election in an Aug. 31 ruling in which she found the unit requested by MM&P to be appropriate.
The MM&P Offshore Membership Group campaign to represent the ATC LDOs is being led by Captain Tom Larkin with the full support and assistance of the other members of the Offshore Advisory Committee, pensioner member Captain Shawn Tucy, and numerous others.
The ballot count will take place at NLRB headquarters on Jan. 18, 2024.
ATC Chief Mates, Floating Chief Mates, Second Mates and Third Mates are authorized to vote in the representation election.
ATC operates three Alaska-class crude oil tankers transporting crude oil from Alaska to refineries along the West Coast.
It is a wholly owned subsidiary of OSG Ship Management Inc.
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TWO-THIRDS OF AMERICANS SUPPORT UNIONS, POLLING SHOWS
More than two-thirds of Americans support unions, according to new polling data released on Aug. 30 by the AFL-CIO.
Union support is particularly high among young Americans: 88 percent of Americans younger than 30 say they support labor unions.
“Do you know how hard it is to get two-thirds of Americans to agree on anything?” asked AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler during the federation’s State of the Unions address.
“Let me put it another way,” she added. “More Americans believe in unions than like chocolate ice cream.”
The public opinion research firm GBAO conducted the survey of 1,200 registered voters Aug. 1-8 on behalf of the AFL-CIO.
GBAO said its findings—with a total of 71 percent saying they support unions—have a 2.8 percent margin of error and a 95 percent confidence level.
The results cut across party lines, with a majority of Democrats, Independents, and Republicans saying they support labor unions.
In related news, a Treasury Department report released on Aug. 28 found unions help raise wages and benefits for all workers, spur positive economic “spillover effects,” and boost civic engagement.
Another poll, this one conducted by Gallup from Aug. 1-23, found overwhelming majorities of Americans favor the writers and actors who are striking against major production companies for higher pay and, in the case of writers, protection from losing work to AI.
The Gallup poll also found that U.S. adults are more likely now than at any time in the past quarter-century to believe that labor unions will become stronger.
Gallup surmised that this result is due at least in part to the fact that the Hollywood strikes have brought TV and movie production to a standstill this summer.
Gallup said the growth in the number of strikes occurring in the U.S. in recent years may also be contributing to unions’ perceived power.
MM&P is one of the 60 affiliates of the AFL-CIO.
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ILWU MEMBERS APPROVE SIX-YEAR CONTRACT
Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union have voted to ratify the tentative six-year contract that was negotiated in June with port employers represented by the Pacific Maritime Association.
Seventy-five percent of ILWU members voted in favor of the agreement, which includes a 32 percent raise and a payment recognizing them for keeping supply chains moving around the clock during the Covid-19 pandemic at enormous risks to themselves.
The pay raise will be applied retroactively from July 1, 2022. The new contract runs until July 1, 2028.
The voting results were certified last week by the ILWU’s Coast Balloting Committee, which was chosen by Coast Longshore Division Caucus delegates elected from each of the ports represented by the PMA.
“The negotiations for this contract were protracted and challenging,” said ILWU International President Willie Adams.
“I am grateful to our rank and file for their strength, to our negotiating committee for their vision and tenacity, and to those that supported us, giving the ILWU and PMA the space that we needed to get to this result.”
“This was a hard-fought battle,” said Paddy Crumlin, president of the International Transport Workers’ Federation and chair of the ITF Dockers’ Section.
“Our heartfelt congratulations go to the rank-and-file, International President Willie Adams and the rest of the negotiating team on the approval of the new contract agreement.”
“This victory will deliver wide-ranging improvements and protections for U.S. longshore workers, and alongside the Teamsters historic UPS deal, it sets the tone for contract negotiations across transport supply chains globally.”
The agreement protects good jobs in 29 West Coast port communities, maintains health benefits, and improves wages, pensions, and safety protections.
“Dockers unions united behind the ILWU in their negotiations from East to West in the U.S., and globally,” said ITF General Secretary Stephen Cotton.
“ILWU longshore workers have won a contract that recognizes their work as the economic drivers of the soaring profits being seen across maritime supply chains in the U.S. and around the world.”
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CREW OF AMHS FERRY AURORA SERVES AS COAST GUARD’S “COMMS PLATFORM” IN TOUR BOAT GROUNDING
The crew of the Alaska Marine Highway System ferry MV AURORA provided the Coast Guard with crucial communications support in the rescue of 19 people aboard a glacier tour boat that had run aground in Columbia Bay on Sept. 1.
Captain Adam Dixon, Chief Mate Chris Oen, and Second Mate Jonathon Adams were in the wheelhouse of MV AURORA, which was about 12 miles from Columbia Bay on its scheduled run from Whittier to Cordova, when they received a distress call from the captain of the tour boat LULU BELLE.
Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watch-standers overheard the AURORA communicating with the vessel in distress but were unable to establish contact with it on their own.
“I diverted the ship to Columbia Bay about 12 miles away so that we could have a stronger signal and be an asset to the Coast Guard if needed,” Dixon said.
“There was talk early in the case to evacuate the passengers to the AURORA, but in the end, it was easier to take them back to Valdez in the Coast Guard helos.”
The Coast Guard aircrews landed next to the vessel and safely transported all the passengers and crew to the Valdez airport by approximately 9:25 p.m.
No injuries were reported.
“After the Coast Guard released us to continue our voyage, they told us that they couldn’t have executed this mission without our help,” Dixon said.
Coast Guard Cmdr. Scott Farr, search-and-rescue mission coordinator at Sector Anchorage, told journalists that the crew of the AURORA had been essential to the success of the rescue.
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MARINE INSURERS PUBLISH NEW RECOMMENDATIONS ON TRANSPORTING ELECTRIC VEHICLES
The International Union of Marine Insurance has published new recommendations on transporting electric vehicles.
IUMI is a non-profit that works to protect the interests of 42 insurance companies.
The recommendations focus on concerns that many of the recent fires on car carriers and roll-on/roll-off vessels are attributable to electric vehicles, and that fires involving EVs are more dangerous than those involving conventional internal combustion engine vehicles.
The IUMI researchers have concluded that neither is the case in vehicles that are being driven.
“Although statistics continue to be gathered … in general, there are fewer fires from EVs compared with fires from conventional vehicles when driven over the same distance,” said IUMI Secretary General Lars Lange.
According to IUMI, research has also shown that there is only a minor difference in the total energy released during an EV fire compared to a fire in an internal combustion engine.
However, EV battery fires have a potential for thermal runaway, which makes them harder to extinguish and increases the risk of re-ignition.
The results of the research were released roughly one month after fire broke out aboard the Panama-flagged PCTC FREMANTLE HIGHWAY as it sailed from Bremerhaven to Singapore, killing one member of the crew.
A spokesperson for shipowner K Line said afterwards that the source could have been one of the roughly 500 EVs on board, but the investigation has not been completed.
In its findings, IUMI distinguished between RoRo vessels and pure car and truck carriers, noting that many RoRos store cars on open decks where air flow makes fire-fighting more challenging.
On the other hand, the researchers said, vehicles are typically more tightly packed aboard PCTCs, leaving little room for emergency access and facilitating the rapid spread of fire.
IUMI recommendations include:
— early fire detection and verification systems;
— drencher and CO2 extinguishing systems;
— high-expansion foam fire extinguishing systems;
— careful control of device charging aboard vessels that carry both passengers and vehicles;
— screening used vehicles for hidden damage; and
— “clear cargo policies” on whether vehicles are accepted for transport or rejected.
In March 2024, the International Maritime Organization’s Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment will start work on the “Evaluation of adequacy of fire protection, detection and extinction arrangements in vehicle, special category and ro-ro spaces in order to reduce the fire risk of ships carrying new energy vehicles.”
“The regulatory process will be an opportunity to improve safety requirements making them fit for the new reality of large numbers of alternative fuel vehicles being carried on board vessels,” Lange said.
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INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION SEEKS YOUR FEEDBACK ON THE INTERNATIONAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT CODE
Mariners are invited to participate in an online survey commissioned by the IMO as part of a comprehensive study aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of the International Safety Management Code.
The results of the survey will be submitted directly to the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee in May next year and will be used to inform future amendments to the ISM code and related instruments.
The survey will take around 15 minutes to complete and does not require specialist knowledge of the ISM Code.
The Nautilus Federation has encouraged members of affiliate unions to take advantage of this rare opportunity to provide feedback directly to the IMO by completing the survey, which is posted at this link.
The information provided will be treated as confidential and will only be used for research purposes.
Your comments will not be identified as belonging to you, instead they will be combined with those gathered from other survey participants and analyzed as part of a group.
The researchers will not use any of the information provided for direct marketing or other non-research activities.
You are entitled to ask that part, or all, of the record of your involvement in the survey be deleted or destroyed.
The International Safety Management Code, which was adopted by the IMO Assembly in 1993 and has been mandatory since 1998, provides an international standard for the safe management and operation of ships and for pollution prevention.
It requires shipping companies to carefully consider their management structure and the responsibilities and authorities of those involved in the operation of their ships from a safety and environmental protection point of view.
The survey is intended to yield objective evidence, conclusions, and proposed measures with a view to modernizing, streamlining, and improving the effectiveness of safety management systems.
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P&O FERRIES THREATENS LOW-WAGE WORKERS FROM ABROAD WITH MORE PAY CUTS
P&O Ferries, which fired its entire British workforce last year, is now threatening further cuts to the pay of the workers from low-wage countries that it hired to replace its full-time professional crews.
The company illegally fired 786 British seafarers on a pre-recorded Zoom call in March 2022, a breach of UK law that led to its CEO being labelled “the world’s worst employer.”
Now the company has hired a new crewing agency and told the workers that they risk losing their jobs if they don’t sign up with it.
All workers, P&O Ferries added, will have their pay and the length of their contracts “reviewed” by the new crewing agency.
Nautilus International, which represents many of the British mariners who were sacked last year, has reported that the new crewing agency, “Phil Crew Management Limited,” was established in April 2023.
“It has a website consisting of three pages and is registered to an address in Malta that it shares with more than 20 other companies,” the union says.
“Yet again, P&O Ferries shrouds itself in shame as it continues its coordinated campaign to exploit maritime professionals,” says Nautilus General Secretary Mark Dickinson.
“This latest development is just a further example of the contemptuous approach the company takes to its employees.”
P&O Ferries, which has operated passenger vessels in British waters since 1844, was purchased 16 years ago by DP World, one of the world’s largest port operators.
In 2019, the company reflagged the ferries from the UK to Cyprus, giving it an opening to replace its British workforce with people from low-wage countries.
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OFFSHORE MEMBERSHIP MEETING IN MIAMI/PORT EVERGLADES HALL
There will be an Offshore membership meeting in the Miami/Port Everglades Hall on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 1100.
Please email email@example.com or call the hall if you plan on attending.
The Miami/Port Everglades Hall is located at:
3081 East Commercial Blvd, Suite 100
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33308
All Offshore members are encouraged to attend the meeting. Please call or email the hall for a head count.
MM&P International President Don Marcus and Secretary-Treasurer Don Josberger will participate in the meeting.
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AFL-CIO OFFERS FREE ONLINE TRAINING SESSION ON HOW TO FORM A UNION
Do you, or does someone you know, want to learn how to organize a union at work?
On Sept. 27, at 7:00 p.m. EDT, the AFL-CIO will host a free online training session on how to start the process.
Learn more and register. Ask your questions in advance using the registration form.
You’ll leave with expert knowledge on the basics of union organizing, how to go public with a campaign, how to build trust among your co-workers and so much more.
Got a question you’ve always wondered about union organizing? Submit it when you sign up, and there’s a chance it will be answered!
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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.
GRN now offers a signing/retention bonus of $3,000 to all mates and assistant engineers who complete the 2023 sailing season and return for the 2024 sailing season.
At Cetacean Marine, there are licensed and unlicensed engineering jobs.
At Weeks Marine, there are licensed and unlicensed engineering jobs aboard their growing fleet of dredges.
WMI is offering a $3,000 new hire sign-on bonus. It is payable in three payments of $1,000 each, the first $1,000 after the successful completion of the second hitch, the second $1,000 upon successful completion of the third hitch, and $1,000 upon successful completion of the fourth hitch.
Cross-shipping rights for Offshore applicants/members are available for licensed personnel, with sea time and points counting towards upgrading Offshore membership.
Key Lakes is looking for a mate with Great Lakes pilotage and an open-water mate.
The regular relief is for 30 days but could be modified if mutually agreed on.
These are long-term, permanent jobs.
For more information, go to the Jobs page on bridgedeck.org.
OFFSHORE JOBS AVAILABLE
Tanker CM, 2M and 3M’s needed.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 201-963-1900.
MITAGS–WEST SEEKS A FULL-TIME LEAD INSTRUCTOR
MITAGS–WEST is seeking a full-time lead instructor 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.
For immediate consideration, please send your resume and a cover letter to email@example.com.
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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 Identifications 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): 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): Not currently scheduled
BT-Revalidation (2-day) (Must have 1 year of sea service in last 5 years): 09/26/23*, 10/16/23, 11/13/23
BT-Refresher (3-day): 09/26/23*
CHS-OIC – Cargo Handling Basic (5-Day): Not currently scheduled
[CMM – Chief Mate and Master Courses]
ADVSTB-CMM – Advanced Stability (5-Day): 10/09/23, 12/18/23
ADVWX-CMM – Advanced Meteorology (5-Day): 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): 12/11/23
LMS – Leadership and Managerial Skills (Management Level – Formerly MCL-CMM) (5-Day): 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): 09/11/23, *10/02/23, *10/30/23, 12/04/23
SHS-ADV-II-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 2) (5-Day): 09/18/23, 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) –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 **
Online: Not Currently Scheduled
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): Not currently scheduled
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
FF-ADV-REF (2-day) – Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher: 09/29/23
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): *09/25/23, 10/09/23, *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): *10/02/23, 12/04/23
MED-PIC-REF– Medical Person in Charge Refresher: 11/27/23
MED-PRO – Medical Care Provider: (5-Day): *10/02/23
MED-DOT-DA – Dept. of Transportation Drug & Alcohol Testing (1-Day): 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): 10/26/23
MSC-DC – Military Sealift Command Damage Control (2-day): 10/27/23
MSC-ENVPRO (1-Day): 10/28/23
MSC-FF-HELO (2-Day): Not currently scheduled
MSC-SMA – Military Sealift Command Small Arms Qualifications (4-Day): 09/11/23, 10/30/23
MSC-Security Watch Basic (1-Day/ 8-hour): 10/28/23
MSC-Security Watch Advanced (1-Day): 09/10/23, 10/29/23
MSC-Ship’s Reaction Force (3-Day): 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): 11/06/23*, 11/08/23*
PSC – Personal Survival Craft (Lifeboatman) (5-Day): Not Currently Scheduled
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): 09/27/23
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 Schedule
SHS-EMR5 – Emergency Shiphandling (5 Day): 10/16/23, 11/13/23
STB-OIC – Ship Construction and Basic Stability: Not currently scheduled
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): 10/11/23
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
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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