Deck Department


UA to AS-D Program (SHLSOS-733)

The Unlicensed Apprentice to Able Seafarer-Deck PROGRAM consists of a combination of five phases of training and sea service meeting the training requirements for an Able Seafarer-Deck endorsement.  This program differs from the old UA program in that we have added new elements to the RFPNW course. See Able Seafarer-Deck course for more information.

 

Able Seafarer-Deck (SHLSOS-731)

(120 hours)

Successful completion of this course will satisfy the training requirements of STCW Code Section A-II/5, Table A-II/5; and the competency requirements of 46 CFR 12.603(a)(4).

This course specifically addresses the competencies from NVIC 12-14 contribute to safe navigational watch; berthing, anchoring and other mooring operations; contribute to the handling of cargo and stores; contribute to the safe operation of deck equipment and machinery; apply occupational health and safety precautions; contribute to the prevention of pollution; and contribute to shipboard maintenance and repair.

 

Prerequisites: Must have 12 mos service as Rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch (RFPNW), Lifeboatman and have 540 days sailing in the deck department

 

Advanced Meteorology (SHLSOS-18)

(40 hours)

Successful completion of this course will satisfy the Advanced meteorology training requirements of 46 CFR 11.305(a)(2)(iii) and 11.307(a)(2)(iii) for STCW certification as Master or Chief Mate on vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage (ITC); and the practical assessments will be accepted as the equivalent of the following tasks from Table A-II/2 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010 and NVIC 10-14(Ch-1) namely 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3. 

 

This course provides training in marine weather forecasting including extra-tropical and tropical weather systems, wave motion theory, extreme weather phenomena, and the access and use of HF facsimile (including NWS FTP mail) weather charts for minimizing the destructive effects of weather on ship operations.

 

Prerequisites: Basic Meteorology

 

Advanced Shiphandling (SHLSOS-22)

(80 hours)

This course will satisfy the Advanced Shiphandling training requirements of 46 CFR 11.305(a)(3)(i) and 11.307(a)(3)(i) for STCW endorsements as Chief Mate or Master on vessels of 3,000 GT or more and 46 CFR 11.311(a)(3)(i) and 11.313(a)(3)(i) for STCW Code, as amended 2010 endorsements as Master or Chief Mate on vessels of more than 500 GT and less than 3,000 GT; and the following practical assessments meet the National Assessment Guidelines from NVIC 10-14 and 11-14:  8.1.A, 8.2.A, 8.3.A, 8.4.A, 8.4.B, 8.5.A, 8.6.A, 8.7.A, 9.1.A, 9.2.A, 9.3.A, 9.4.A, 9.5.A, 9.6.A, 9.6.B, 9.7.A, 9.8.A, 9.9.A, 9.9.B, 9.11.A, 9.11.B, 9.11.C, 9.12.A, 9.13.A, 9.14.A, 9.15.A, 9.16.A, 9.16.B, and 9.17.A.

 

Prerequisite: Meet eligibility requirements for Management level license

 

Advanced Stability (SHLSOS-25)

(35 hours)

This course satisfies the training requirements of 46 CFR 11.305(a)(3)(ii) and 11.307(a)(3)(ii) for STCW endorsements as Chief Mate or Master on vessel of 3000 GT or more and 46 CFR 11.311(a)(3)(ii) and 11.313(a)(3)(ii) for STCW endorsements as Master or Chief Mate on vessel of more than 500 GT but less than 3000 GT; AND the specific tasks from the National Assessment Guidelines found in NVIC 10-14 and 11-14: 9.10.A, 9.16.B, 11.1.B, 11.2.A, 11.3.A, 11.3.B, 11.3.C, 11.3.D, 11.4.A, 11.5.D, 14.1.A, 14.1.B, 14.1.C, 14.1.D, 14.2.A, 14.3.A, and 17.2.A. 

 

Prerequisite: Meet eligibility requirements for Management level license

 

Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA) (SHLSOS-37)

(32 hours)

Successful completion of this course will satisfy the ARPA training requirements of 46 CFR 11.305()a)(3)(vi), 11.307(a)(3)(vi), 11.309(a)(4)(xiv), 11.311(a)(3)(viii), 11.313(a)(3)(viii), 11.315(a)(3)(v), 11.317(a)(3)(vii), 11.319(a)(4)(viii), and 11.321(a)(3)(vii); the practical assessments are equivalent to the National Assessment Guidelines as follows: NVIC 12-14(CH-1) tasks 3.5.A and 3.6; NVIC 10-14 (CH-1) task 5.1; and NVIC 11-14 (CH-1) task 5.1. 

 

Prerequisite:  Valid Radar Observer

 

Cargo Handling (Operational Level) (SHLSOS-101)

(40 hours)

Successful completion of this course satisfies the Cargo Handling and Stowage training requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(x) for STCW endorsements as OICNW on vessels of 500 GT or more; and the tasks from the National Assessment Guideline NVIC 12-14 (CH-1) Guidelines on Qualifications for Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on Vessels of 500 GT or more: 10.2, 10.3.A, 11.1, 11.2, 11.4.A, 11.5, 11.6, and 11.7

 

Prerequisites: General requirements and TWIC, MMC or USCG license

 

Basic Shiphandling and Steering Control Systems (Operational Level) (SHLSOS-72)

(40 hours)

Successful completion of this course will satisfy the approved training requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(xi), the competency requirements of Table A-II/1 of the STCW, as amended 2010 and the following Assessments from Enclosure (3) to NVIC 12-14 (CH-1)for STCW Endorsements as Officer in Charge of an Navigational Watch on Vessels of 500 GT or more 1.8.A, 1.8.B, 9.1.A, 9.2.A, 9.2.B, 9.3.A, 9.4, and 9.5.A. 

 

Prerequisite: AB with one year of sea service

 

Bridge Resource Management (SHLSOS-75)

(35 hours)

This course satisfies the bridge resource management requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(vii); 11.319(a)(4)(vii); 11.321(a)(3)(iv); and Section A-II/1, Table A-II/1 of the STCW Code as amended 2010; AND the practical assessments have been found to be equivalent of National Assessment Guideline Tasks from NVIC 12-14 for Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500 Gt or more: 2.7.A, 2.7.B, 2.7.C, 2.7.D, 2.7.E, 2.7.F, 2.7.G.

 

Prerequisites: Radar Unlimited, ARPA, License of 200 Gross Tons or greater OR seeking an original third mate or unlimited license

 

Celestial Navigation (SHLSOS-103)

(123.5 hours)

Successful completion of this course will satisfy the Celestial Navigation competency requirements of Section A-II/1 of the STCW code, and the training requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(viii) for STCW endorsements as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500 GT or more; provided the applicant can show completion of the NVIC 12014 (Ch-1) Tasks: 1.1.A, 1.1.B, 1.1.C, 1.1.D, 1.1.E and 1.1.F. Any approved instructor for this course or QA may sign the Task Assessment Sheets. This course does not satisfy the Deck General, Navigation General or Navigation Problems examination requirements.

 

Prerequisites: ARPA, Radar Observer

 

Crane Familiarization (non-USCG)

(35 hours)

This course consists of 35-hours of simulation which will provide the student with a familiarization of both the Leibher and Haaglund cranes, their controls and operations.  Upon completion of this course, students will be able to perform daily checks to ensure safe operations; perform normal crane operations including raise and lower the hook/boom, slew, follow hand signals; load/discharge heavier cargo using hooks and buckets, use a spreader bar, and lift stack loads; and operate the crane in twin mode.  THIS COURSE DOES NOT CERTIFY A STUDENT TO BE A CRANE OPERATOR.

 

Prerequisites: General requirements and TWIC, MMC or USCG license

 

Electronic Chart Display Information Systems (ECDIS) (SHLSOS-179)

(35 hours)

This course provides training in the basic theory and use of ECDIS for deck officers as listed in 46 CFR 11.304(a) on vessels equipped with ECDIS. Students learn to use, update, and verify electronic chart information. The training comprises all safety-relevant aspects and aims beyond the use of operational controls. All theoretical aspects and major characteristics of ECDIS data, such as data contents, system integration, information layers, and data updating, are covered in depth.

This course addresses the OICNW STCW Competency of “Use of ECDIS to maintain the safety of navigation” as found in Table A-II/1 of the STCW 2010, as amended. This course specifically addresses the following tasks from NVIC 12-14: 4.1.A, 4.2.A.

 

This course also addresses the Master  or Chief Mate STCW Competency of “Maintain the safety of navigation through the use of ECDIS and associated navigation systems to assist command decision making” as found in Table A-II/2 of the STCW 2010, as amended. This course specifically addresses the following tasks from NVIC 10-14:  6.1.A, 6.2.A, 6.3.A, 6.4.A, 6.5.A, 6.6.A, and 6.7.A.

 

Prerequisites: Must have valid Radar and ARPA certificate; and either Terrestrial and Coastal Navigation or hold a license

 

Electronic Navigation (SHLSOS-181)

(35 hours)

Successful completion of this course will satisfy the training requirements for certification as OICNW on vessels of 500 or more GT. The specific assessments performed during this course have been determined to be equivalent of National Assessment Guidelines for STCW code, Table A-II/1 as documented in NVIC 12-14; Tasks 1.4.C, 1.4.D, & 1.5.A.  Applicants are not required to present completed task sheets for STCW certification.

 

Prerequisite: AB with 1 year of sea service, radar and ARPA

 

Fast Rescue Boat (SHLSOS-193)

(30 hours)

Students completing this course will satisfy the training requirements of 46 CFR 12.617(a)(3) and the STCW Code Section A-VI/2;  and the competency demonstration requirements of 46 CFR 12.617(a)(4) and STCW Table A-VI/2-2 for an STCW endorsement for Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats; all the tasks from enclosure (2) to NVIC 05-14 “Assessment Guidelines for Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats”.

 

Prerequisites: Must be rated

 

Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS) (SHLSOS-210)

(70 hours)

Any applicant who successfully completes our Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) course will satisfy the GMDSS training requirements of 46 CFR 11.305(a)(3)(viii); 46 CFR 11.307(a)(3)(viii); 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(xv); 46 CFR 11.311(a)(3)(ix); 46 CFR 11.313(a)(3)(ix); 46 CFR 11.315(a)(3)(vi); and 46 CFR011.319(a)(4)(ix); AND the requirements of 46 CFR 11.604, to meet Section A-IV/2 of the STCW Code as amended. Topics include principles of the global marine distress and safety system communications, distress alerting, and operational procedures for VHF DSC, INMARST-C, MF/HF, NAVTEX, EPIRB, SART, and VHF (SCT). The course blends classroom instruction and practical exercises.  An FCC filing fee is required for this course.

 

Prerequisites: One year experience as a member of navigational watch on the bridge of an ocean going vessel OR licensed radio officer or engineer

 

Leadership and Managerial Skills (SHLSOS-751)

(35 hours)

Successful completion of this course will satisfy the Leadership and Managerial Skills within 46 CFR 11.305, 11.307, 11.311, 11.313, 11.315, 11.317, 11.325, 11.327, 11.331, 11.333; and the equivalent of the specific tasks found in NVIC 10-14 (CH-1) (Tasks 18.1-18.2), NVIC 11-14 (CH-1) (Tasks 18.1-18.2); NVIC 15-14 (Tasks 7.1.D, 11.1.A, 14.1.A); and NVIC 16-14 (Task 14.1.A); AND the Leadership and Teamworking Skills within 46 CFR 11.309, 11.319, 11.321, and the equivalent specific tasks from NVIC 12-14 (CH-1) (Tasks 18.1.A-18.5.A) for an endorsement as OICNW; AND Leadership and Teamworking Skills within 46 CFR 11.329; and the equivalent specific tasks from NVIC 17-14 (CH-1) (Tasks 16.1.A-16.4.A) for an endorsement as OICEW. 

 

Prerequisites: This course is open to deck and engine officers at the 2nd Mate or 2nd Asst Engineer level who have sufficient supervisory experience with shipboard operations to understand that leadership and managerial skills are an essential part of their role on board


Leadership and Teamworking Skills (SHLSOS-768)

(14 hours)

This course satisfies the training requirements for leadership and teamworking skills for deck officers as listed in 46 CFR 11.304(a).  As specifically stated in tables A-II/1, A-III/1, and A-III/6 and 46 CFR 11.309(c)(1), 11.319(b)(1), 11.321(b)(1), and 11.329(c), “Application of leadership and team working skills” students will be able to carry out the duties of officer in charge of a navigational watch, officer in charge of an engineering watch in a manned engine room, designated duty engineer in a periodically unmanned engine room, and electro-technical officer. Task numbers are referenced from NVICs 12-14, 17-14, and 23-14.

 

Additional Prerequisites: This course is open to deck and engine officers at the operational level, or soon-to-be officers, who have sufficient familiarity with shipboard operations to understand that leadership and teamwork are essential parts of their role on board. There are no prerequisites for this course

 

Magnetic and Gyro Compasses (SHLSOS-262)

(30 hours)

Any applicant who has successfully completed this course will satisfy the Magnetic & Gyro Compasses training requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4) for an STCW endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage (ITC); AND the practical assessments are equivalent of the National Assessment Guidelines, as documented in NVIC 12-14 (CH-1) Guidelines on Qualifications for Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on Vessels of 500 GT or more: 1.6.A, 1.6.B, 1.6.C, 1.6.D, 1.7.A, 1.7.B, 1.7.C, 1.7.D, 1.7.E, 1.7.F. 

 

Prerequisite: AB with 1 year of sea service

 

Master 100 Tons (SHLSOS-281)

(96 hours)

Successful completion of this course and presenting our certificate within one year of completion of training will satisfy the examination requirements of 46 CFR 11.201(j)(1) for an original issuance, 46 CFR 10.227(e)(1)(iii) for renewal and 46 CFR 10.227(i) for reissuance for any one of the following endorsements and may not be used for any application transactions thereafter: Master of less than 100 GRT, Near Coastal or Great Lakes & Inland, or Inland Waters; OR Master of less than 100 GRT, Near Coastal, Raise in Grade from OUPV Near Coastal; OR Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV) or Mate of less than 100 GRT upon Near Coastal, or Great Lakes & Inland, or Inland Waters.

 

Prerequisites: MMC or USCG license; Radar Observer Unlimited; AB

 

Meteorology (Operational Level) (SHLSOS-316)

(40 hours)

Successful completion of this course will satisfy the approved training requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(xiii) towards certification as an Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500 gross tons or more; and the equivalent of the specific assessment tasks from National Assessment Guidelines found in NVIC 12-14 (CH-1) namely tasks 1.9, 1.10 and 1.11. 

 

Prerequisite: AB with 1 year of sea service

 

Proficiency in Survival Craft (SHLSOS-372)

(35 hours)

This 1 week course is provided for our NCL members onboard Pride of America.   Successful completion of this course will satisfy the competency requirements of Table A-VI/2-1 of the STCW, as amended 2010, for Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boast other than Fast Rescue Boast (PSC) and will satisfy the professional exam and practical demonstration requirements of 46 CFR 12.407(b)(3) for endorsements for Lifeboatman and PSC and have performed the equivalent of all practical demonstration requirements as guided by the PSC NVIC 04-14.  

 

Prerequisites: Basic Training within 5 years and 180 days of deck sea time

 

Proficiency in Survival Craft/Personal Survival Techniques (SHLSOS-378)

(35 hours)

Successful completion of this course will satisfy the competency requirements of Table A-VI/2-1 of the STCW, as amended 2010, for Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats (PSC) and will satisfy the professional examination and practical demonstration requirements of 46 CFR 12.407(b)(3) for endorsements for Lifeboatman and PSC; AND the Personal Survival Techniques training and competency requirements of STCW, as amended 2010, Section A-VI/1 and 46 CFR 11.302(a)(1) and 12.602(a)(1); AND have performed the equivalent of all practical demonstration requirements as guided by PSC NVIC 04-14 and the Personnel Survival Techniques section within Basic Training NVIC 08-14. 

 

Prerequisites: 180 days of deck sea time

 

Radar Observer Recertification (SHLSOS-402)

(1 day)

This course satisfies the requirements of 46 CFR 11.480(f) for maintaining the validity of an endorsement as Radar Observer. This course does not satisfy any training or assessment requirements of the STCW Convention and STCW Code.

 

Prerequisites: Radar Observer Unlimited valid or not have expired more than 6 months

 

Radar Observer Unlimited (SHLSOS-399)

(10 days)

Successful completion of this course, including successful demonstration of all practical assessments, will satisfy the requirements of 46 CFR 11.480(d) for an endorsement as Radar Observer (Unlimited) and the radar training requirements of Section A-II/1 and Table A-II/1 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010 for certification as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500 or more gross tons (ITC).  Practical assessments will be accepted as the equivalent of the assessment from the National Assessment Guidelines for Table A-II/1 of the STCW Code NVIC 12-14(CH-1) tasks 3.1, 3.2.A, 3.2.B, 3.3.A, and 3.4.

 

This course features hands-on training and classroom work, including radar theory, observation, operation and use, interpretation and plotting, advanced radar plotting, collision avoidance and navigational exercise. Students operate modern audio-visual and radar simulation gear as they practice controlling and maneuvering a vessel, plotting courses and safely guiding a ship without jeopardizing the safety of other vessels.

 

Prerequisites: Must be rated with one year as AB

 

Rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch (SHLSOS-408)

(20 days)

The objective of this course is to train students involved in navigation at the support level. To prepare for this role, they will learn to steer the ship and also comply with helm orders in the English language. They will learn to keep a proper look-out by sight and hearing, contribute to monitoring and controlling a safe watch, learn Rules of the Road, operate emergency equipment, apply emergency procedures, and contribute to the handling of cargo and stores. This course also incorporates the standards of competence as outlined in Table A-II/4 of STCW 2010, as amended and NVIC 06-14.

 

Prerequisites: Completion of Phase II of UA program or 6 months of sea service in deck department

 

Search and Rescue (Operational Level) (SHLSOS-447)

(16 hours)

Successful completion of this course will satisfy the training requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(iii) for and STCW endorsement as OICNW on vessels of 500 GT or more; and the tasks from the National Assessment Guidelines found in NVIC 12-14 (CH-1) 5.1.A, 5.2.A, 5.3.A and 6.1.

 

Prerequisite: AB with 1 year of sea service

 

Search and Rescue (Management Level) (SHLSOS-445)

(19.5 hours)

Successful completion of this course will satisfy the Search and Rescue approved training of: 46 CFR 11.305(a)(3)(v) and 11.307 (a)(3)(v) for STCW endorsements as Master or Chief Mate on vessels of 3000 GT or more; 46 CFR 11.311(a)(3)(v) and 11.313(a)(3)(v) for STCW endorsements as Master or Chief Mate of more than 500 GT and less than 3000 GT; 46 CFR 11.315(a)(3)(i) for an STCW endorsement as Master on vessels of less than 500 GT; the Search and Rescue competence of Table A-II/2 of the STCW Code; AND will be considered to have successfully completed assessment task 4.1 of NVIC 10-14(Ch-1).

 

Prerequisite: Licensed Mate with proof of completing Search and Rescue (Operational Level) course

 

Ship Construction and Basic Stability (SHLSOS-449)

(40 hours)

Successful completion of this course will satisfy the ship construction and ship stability standard of competence requirements of Table A-II/1 and Table A-III/1 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010;  and the approved training requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(xii) for certification of an Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500 GT (ITC) or more; AND the equivalent of the specific tasks from National Assessment Guidelines found in NVIC 12-14 (CH-1), specifically tasks 10.1, 11.3, 13.1, 13.2, 13.3 and 13.4; AND, NVIC 17-14: Tasks 11.1.A, 11.2.A, 11.3.A, and 11.4.A.

 

Prerequisites: 1080 days of sea service

 

Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation (SHLSOS-512)

(102 hours)

Any applicant who successfully completes this course will satisfy:  The Terrestrial and Coastal Navigation training requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(viii) for an STCW endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage (ITC); AND the equivalent of National Assessment Guidelines Tasks, as documented in NVIC 12-14 (CH-1) Guidelines on Qualifications for Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on Vessels of 500 GT or more: 1.2.A, 1.2.B, 1.2.C, 1.3.A, 1.3.B, 1.3.C, 1.4.A, 1.4.B.

 

Prerequisite: AB with 1080 days of sea service

 

Visual Communications, (Flashing Light) (SHLSOS-542)

(Self-study)

This self-study course will satisfy the Visual Signaling requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(vi) and 11.319(a)(4)(vi) if presented within one year of the completion of training; AND will be considered to have successfully demonstrated the equivalent of tasks 8.1 and 8.2 of NVIC 12-14 (CH-1) for an STCW, as amended 2010, endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on Vessels of 500 GT or more. 

 

Prerequisites: Should be near ready to apply for OICNW license

 

Water Survival (SHLSOS-549)

(66 hours)

This 2 week course satisfies the competency standards of STCW Code Table A-VI/2-1 of the STCW, as amended 2010, for Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats (PSC) and will satisfy the examination and practical demonstration requirements of 46 CFR 12.407(b)(3) for endorsements for Lifeboatman and PSC; AND if presented within one year of the completion of training, the written and practical examination requirements of 46 CFR 12.407 for a Lifeboatman endorsement; AND the written “Survival Craft” examination requirements of 46 CFR 12.409(a)(5) for service on vessels not equipped with lifeboats; AND the Personal Survival Techniques training requirements of Table A-VI/1-1 of the STCW Code and 46 CFR 11.202(b)(1).  This course meets the specific tasks outlined in NVIC 04-14 (1.4.A, 1.5.A, 2.1.A, 3.1.A, 3.1.B, 3.2.A, 4.1.A, 4.1.B, and 4.2.A) and NVIC 08-14 (1.3.A, 1.14.A, 1.14.B, 1.14.C, 1.14.D, 1.14.E, 1.14.F, 1.14.G, 1.14.H, 1.14.I, 1.14.J, 1.14.K).

 

Prerequisites:  180 days seatime

 

Watchkeeping (Operational Level) (SHLSOS- 548)

(80 hours)

Successful completion of this course will satisfy the Watchkeeping and SMCP training requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(ix) for an STCW endorsement as OICNW on vessels of 500 or more gross tons (ITC) and 46 CFR 11.319(a)(4)(iii) for an STCW endorsement as OICNW on vessels of less than 500 gross tons (ITC); and the BRM training requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(vii), 11.319(a)(4)(vii), and 11.321(a)(3)(iv).  Practical assessments have been determined to be equivalent of NVIC 12-14 for Qualification as OICNW of 500 GT or more: 2.1.A, 2.1.B, 2.1.C, 2.1.D, 2.1.E, 2.1.F, 2.1.G, 2.2.A, 2.2.B, 2.2.C, 2.2.D, 2.2.E, 2.3.A, 2.3.B, 2.3.C, 2.4.A, 2.5.A, 2.6.A, 2.7.A, 2.7.B, 2.7.C, 2.7.D, 2.7.E, 2.7.F, 2.7.G, 12.1.A, 12.2.A, 12.3.A, and 17.1.A. 

 

Prerequisite: AB with one year of sea service, Radar, ARPA and ECDIS certificates


The course schedule may change to reflect the needs of the membership, the industry or the national interest. Seafarers should continue to consult each monthly edition of the Seafarers LOG for the most up-to-date course schedule.

For additional information, contact the Paul Hall Center, P.O. Box 75, Piney Point, MD 20674-0075; telephone (301) 994-0010. Please note that students should check in the Saturday before their course's start date. The courses listed here will begin promptly on the morning of the start dates.

In addition, basic vocational support program courses are offered throughout the year, one week prior to the AB, QMED, FOWT, Third Mate, Tanker Assistant and Water Survival courses. An introduction to computer courses will be self-study.