3/C Deck & Engine Spring Training

TO:  3/C Deck & Engine Students
FROM:  CDR Huhnke, Director, Mariner Credentialing
SUBJECT:  Sophomore STCW Training and Credentialing Spring 2020

Welcome back! This spring semester will be busy, as we will need to make-up sophomore firefighting training.  Here are hints and reminders to help you plan your third year.

Cadet Credentialing

1.  There is a mandatory meeting for all 3/C and 2/C on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 0700 in Admiral’s Hall.  We will review all of the information on this memo, but especially, our NEW FIREFIGHTING PROGRAM!  Bring your phone, tablet, or laptop, and we will go over the registration procedures.

2.  STCW Audits are mandatory for all deck and engine sophomores and juniors.  If you did not have an audit during the fall, sign up online for your appointment with CDR Huhnke, LT Vacha, or LT Perron.  We will review your progress towards licensing, answer questions about training and applications, and give you a running tally on your sea time when you have your appointment.

3Medical Certificate: As long as you completed your cadet credentialing process in your freshman year, or even in the fall of your sophomore year, there is no need for you to get a USCG physical or renew your medical certificate this semester.

4.  Cadet MMC (Merchant Mariner Credential): If you do not have a cadet MMC and/or have not taken VPDSD, attend the MMC Meeting on 11 March @ 0700 in Flanagan Hall.  You must have the Cadet Deck/Engine endorsement on your MMC; if your MMC was obtained prior to attending MMA or is a Lower Level License, than you must apply for the Cadet Deck/Engine using the same process as your LLL.  This is a licensing requirement to receive credit.  NO exceptions.   The CG-719B Merchant Mariner Credential application form, payment information, and required documents are found on our website.


5. 2/C Firefighting Practicum (FF-0106):  Please come to the mandatory meeting on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 to hear the details about the NEW firefighting program!  Juniors and sophomores will be attending firefighting training at Mass Fire Academy’s Stow campus at the Gas School.

6. If you need to make up a 3/c or 4/c firefighting element: Please drop by the office so that we can arrange for you to complete your requirements.

7. Lifeboatman Certification (also known as LB-0201 and LB-0202): You must register in Self Service/WebAdvisor for LB-0201 Lifeboatman Qualifications and for LB-0202 Lifeboatman Exam.  Schedule a time slot with CAPT Mayhofer to complete all three quals (Steer by Magnetic Compass, Lifeboat Under Oars, and Lifeboat Launch & Recovery).  He will give you details about the exam later in the semester. 


8.   Your best source of information is to come to the mandatory meeting on Tuesday, March 3, at 0700 in Admiral’s Hall.

9.  Visit our website. There are USCG forms to use for licensing, instructions to assist you with completing them, as well as all of your STCW training requirements to be completed each semester.  Start at https://www.maritime.edu/academics and then navigate to Mariner Credentialing in the fourth column to the right of the page.  In particular, note “Sophomore Training”.

Please see me with any questions in the Harrington Bldg., 2nd Fl., or call me @ 508-830-5071, or email mhuhnke@maritime.edu.  If you are walking past the office, or waiting for an appointment, check out our new monitor in the passageway. 

I look forward to a productive semester!

For a PDF version 3/C Engine & Deck STCW Training Spring 2020