The Port Engineer / Marine Maintenance course has been added to the 2019 schedule on the following dates:

  • April 1 - 19, 2019
  • August 5 - 23, 2019
  • November 4 - 22, 2019


This three week course has an intended audience of those individuals at the technical-management level with responsibilities for marine maintenance and/or port engineering duties, including for Government contracts.  This course is designed to prepare those individuals currently working as port engineers, or those individuals looking to pursue a port engineer position.

This course of instruction offers the following instructional topics:

  • Engineering
  • Contracting, including for Government Contracts and Shipyard Organizations
  • Preparing for a Maintenance Period
  • Engineering Administration, including for Government Contracts for an Availability Period
  • Fundamentals of Project Management, including for Governnment Contracts
  • Weld Process/Procedures, and Inspection
  • Dry Docking
  • Propulsion System Alignment
  • Corrosion, Surface Prep, Coatings, and Inspection
  • Contract Closeout, including for Government Contracts
  • Shipyard Safety


* CMES has partnered with BMT Designers & Planners, Inc. to offer the Port Engineers / Marine Maintenance course.


Applications may be sent via the CMES website, fax (410) 822-7220, or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Radar recertification will be offered during the following weeks*, by appointment:

  • Jan 21 - Jan 25
  • Jan 28 - Feb 1
  • Feb 11 - Feb 15
  • Feb 25 - Mar 1
  • Mar 4 - Mar 8
  • Aug 19 - Aug 23
  • Oct 7 - Oct 11
  • Dec 9 - Dec 13

* determined by deck courses scheduled to run in these weeks, guaranteeing the presence of a deck instructor on campus


  • The BST Refresher course is required for mariners renewing their license that do not have 1 year of sea time in the last 5 years.
  • Mariners that do have the required sea time should take the BST Revalidation course.


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  • our class schedules and registration for on campus and online classes
  • additional information about our programs and our facility

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The USCG has issued revisions to NVIC 10-14 Guidelines on Qualification for STCW Endorsements as Master or Chief Mate on Vessels of 3,000 GT or More (Management Level) and NVIC 17-14 Guidelines on Qualification for STCW Endorsement as Officer in Charge of an Engineering Watch in a Manned Engineroom or Designated Duty Engineer in a Periodically Unmanned Engineroom on Vessels Powered by Main Propulsion Machinery of 750 KW/1,000 HP Propulsion Power or More (Operational Level). Changes have been highlighted in the documents linked below.

NVIC 10-14, CH1

NVIC 17-14, CH1



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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