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MITAGS-PMI offers STCW gap-closing courses

Jul 22, 2016 11:46 AM

Additional training is required before Jan. 1 for many mariners

The following is the text of a news release from the Maritime Institute of Technology & Graduate Studies-Pacific Maritime Institute (MITAGS-PMI):

(LINTHICUM HEIGHTS, Md.) — MITAGS-PMI has published the gap-closing training course schedule through March 2017.

By Jan. 1, 2017, licensed mariners and Naval Reserve Strategic Sealift officers must comply with STCW Manila Amendments 2010, and the USCG Final Rules. Additional training is now required. You must submit your gap-closing training certificates to the National Maritime Center on or before Dec. 31, 2016, to maintain valid endorsements.

Additional information and course dates can be found in the linked brochure, and on the MITAGS-PMI website, www.mitags-pmi.org. Contact Capt. Robert Becker, director of business development, at rbecker@mitags.org to arrange group training for your organization.

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