This course is designed to prepare the mariner to function efficiently as a Vessel Security Officer. Topics emphasized in this course include security regulations, risk assessment and mitigation techniques, anti-piracy and armed robbery techniques including the use of deadly force, and interfacing with port or company security officers and implementation of the Vessel's Security Plan.


Course Capacity: 16 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: None

USCG Approval: Any applicant who satisfactorily completes our Vessel Security Officer (MEBAMD-573) course will satisfy the training requirements of 33 CFR 104.215(d)(1)(iv) and STCW Code Section A-VI/5 for an STCW endorsement as Vessel Security Officer.

This one-week course will cover the safe care and operation of multiple firearms used aboard Military Sealift Command (MSC) vessels manned by civilian mariners. Also, specific rules of engagement pertaining to each force protection team unit will be covered. The objective of this course is to educate the civilian mariner in the safe and proper handling of the 9mm semi-automatic pistol, 7.62 mm semi-automatic rifle, and 12-gauge pump operated shotgun. The participant will qualify in courses of fire as set down by the Military Sealift Command and the United States Navy, using live fire exercises at an approved firing range. All training and instruction will be in accordance with OPNAVINST.3591.1 Series.


Course Capacity: 10 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: To be qualified to participate in this course, the member must never have been convicted of a felony or any crime of domestic violence.

MSC Approval: This course is hereby recognized as meeting the standards and content of OPNAVINST 3591.1 Series Small Arms Training and Qualification and the Military Sealift Command's Individual Small Arms Training and Qualification Course.

This five-hour course will prepare the mariner with passenger control responsiblities to be better prepared to carry out their duties in a safe and efficient manner. The course topics include methods of communication, passenger response to stress, and dealing with unruly people.


Course Capacity: 12 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: None

USCG Approval: Any applicant who has successfully completed the Crowd Management (MEBAMD-142) course will satisfy the Crowd Management training requirements of Paragraph 1, 3, & 4 of Section A-V/2; the Safety Training requirements of Paragraph 2 of Section A-V/2 of the STCW Code, As Amended 2010, and 46 CFR 11.1005.

This one-week course is designed for those persons who intend to apply for officer positions on government owned contract-operated Military Sealift Command (MSC) vessels. Training modules include Chemical Biological Radiological Defense, and Damage Control. The course also includes Military Sealift Command's Environmental Protection Officer Program, which includes laws, pollution, ozone depletion, and hazardous materials handling with protective clothing and emergency response procedures.

Note: Members holding a “Not Fit For Duty” slip are not eligible to take this course.


Course Capacity: 10 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: None

This fourteen-hour course will cover emergency response and resource management knowledge and skills that are necessary to operate efficiently and safely during an emergency in the marine environment. It will also provide the student with sufficient instruction in human behavior and risk assessment procedures to enable them to determine correct initial actions, training requirements, and interagency interfacing that may be required to initiate and operate in a unified situation.


Course Capacity: 12 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: None

USCG Approval: Any applicant who has successfully completed our Crisis Management & Human Behavior (MEBAMD-138) course will satisfy the Crisis Management & Human Behavior training requirements of 46 CFR 11.1105(a)(1)(iii) and 11.1105(a)(1)(iv); AND, Paragraphs 3 and 4 of Section A-V/2; AND, the competencies of Table A-V/2 of the STCW Code, As Amended 2010.


The Calhoon MEBA Engineering School is a private maritime educational facility for training members of the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association, as well as all maritime and related industry professionals.


To provide each of today's professional marine engineers, deck officers, and related industry professionals with internationally recognized, state of the art training and experience that enhances the safety, reliability, and profitability of their vessels and equipment, while preserving and protecting the natural environment.

The Calhoon MEBA Engineering School (CMES) does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. CMES is  committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all MEBA members, our staff, volunteers, sub-contractors, vendors, and customers.

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