Course Schedules

This one-day course is designed to train the mariner with certification in visual communications. The assessment is conducted on location at CMES. The student will demonstrate proficiency in flashing light at 4 words per minute.
 

SCHEDULED BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Contact the school to schedule an assessment.

 

Course Capacity: 1 student

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: None

USCG Approval: Any applicant who has successfully completed our Visual Communications (Flashing Light) (MEBAMD-542) course will satisfy:

  • The Visual Signaling training requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(vi) and 11.319(a)(4)(vi); AND
  • The visual communications competencies of Table A-II/1 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010; AND
  • The assessment tasks 8.1 and 8.2 in NVICs 12-14 (Ch-3) and 02-18 for an endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch.

Applicants who have successfully completed our course need not present a completed "Control Sheet" for this assessment in application for STCW certification.

This two-week course will provide marine officers with the basic knowledge for safe and efficient transportation of LNG and other liquefied gases. This course is an USCG prerequisite for employment aboard LNG carriers. Comprehensive lecture and computer-based cargo handling simulator training will include: LNG science, engineering systems, cargo systems, ship/shore interfaces, rules and regulations, and safety. This class complies with the IMO and USCG requirements for a liquefied gases PIC (Person In Charge) course.

 

Course Capacity: 12 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: None

USCG Approval: Any applicant who successfully completes our Tank Ship Liquefied Gas (MEBAMD-508) Course and applies for endorsement within five years of completion:

  • Satisfies the cargo course requirements of 46 CFR 13.201(c)(4) for original issuance OR 13.120(a)(2) for renewal of Tankerman-PIC (LG); AND
  • Satisfies the cargo course requirements of 46 CFR 13.301(c)(4) for original issuance OR 13.120(c)(2) for renewal of Tankerman-PIC (Barge) (LG); AND
  • Satisfies the cargo course requirements of 46 CFR 13.401(e)(1) for original issuance OR 13.120(b)(2) for renewal of Tankerman-Assistant (LG); AND
  • Satisfies the cargo course requirements of 46 CFR 13.501(c)(4) for original issuance OR 13.120(d)(2) for renewal of Tankerman-Engineer (LG); AND
  • Meets the standards of competence, required by 46 CFR 13.611(a)(2), of Section A-V/1, Table A-V/1-2-1 of the STCW Code for Basic Liquefied Gas Tanker Cargo Operations; AND
  • Provided the applicant also supplies a statement signed by the Master, Chief Engineer or Chief Mate of an Liquefied Gas Tanker, appropriate to the endorsement sought (Tankship, Tank Barge, Engineer), that the mariner has demonstrated to the satisfaction of the signer that he or she is fully capable of supervising transfers of liquefied gas cargos in accordance with the guidance found in Navigation Vessel Inspection Circular 22-14 (Encl 1, paragraph 6):
    • Meets the Standards of competence, required by 46 CFR 13.607(a)(2), of Section A-V/1, Table A-V/1-2-2 of the STCW Code for Advanced Liquefied Gas Tanker Cargo Operations.

This one-day course is designed to assess the mariner with re-certification of radar proficiency. The assessment is conducted on location at CMES using one of the four Ship's Bridge Trainers (SBT) and is composed of practical radar plotting and navigation.
 

SCHEDULED BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Contact the school to schedule a recertification.

 

Course Capacity: 1 student

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: None

USCG Approval: Any applicant who successfully completes the Radar Observer Recertification (MEBAMD-402) course will satisfy the training requirements of 46 CFR 11.480(f) for maintaining the validity of an endorsement as Radar Observer.

This one-week course provides training at an advanced level for both deck and engine officers and other persons on board oil and chemical tankers who have immediate responsibility for loading, discharging, and care in transit or handling of cargo and loading bunkers. It comprises a specialized training program, including chemical and oil tanker safety, health hazards and practices, fire prevention and firefighting, cargo equipment and operations, safety equipment and operation, emergency procedures, pollution prevention and control, operational practice and obligations under applicable laws and regulations.

 

Course Capacity: 12 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: None

USCG Approval: Any applicant who successfully completes our Tank Ship Dangerous Liquids Course (MEBAMD-501) and applies for endorsement within five years of completion:

  • Satisfies the cargo course requirements of 46 CFR 13.201(c)(4) for original issuance OR 13.120(a)(2) for renewal of Tankerman-PIC (DL); AND
  • Satisfies the cargo course requirements of 46 CFR 13.301(c)(4) for original issuance OR 13.120(c)(2) for renewal of Tankerman-PIC (Barge) (DL); AND
  • Satisfies the cargo course requirements of 46 CFR 13.401(e)(1) for original issuance OR 13.120(b)(2) for renewal of Tankerman-Assistant (DL); AND
  • Satisfies the cargo course requirements of 46 CFR 13.501(c)(4) for original issuance OR 13.120(d)(2) for renewal of Tankerman-Engineer (DL); AND
  • Meets the standards of competence, required by 46 CFR 13.609(a)(2), of Section A-V/1, Table A-V/1-1-1 of the STCW Code for Basic Oil AND Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations; AND
  • Provided the applicant also supplies a statement signed by the Master, Chief Engineer or Chief Mate of an Oil AND/OR Chemical Tanker, appropriate to the endorsement sought, that the mariner has demonstrated to the satisfaction of the signer that he or she is fully capable of supervising transfer of dangerous liquid cargo in accordance with the guidance found in Navigation Vessel Inspection Circular 22-14 (Encl 1, paragraphs 4 or 5):
    • Meets the Standards of competence, required by 46 CFR 13.603(a)(2) OR 13.605(a)(2), of Section A-V/1, Table A-V/1-1-2 OR A-V/1-2-3 of the STCW Code for Advanced Oil AND/OR Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations.

The one-week Proficiency in Survival Craft course is designed to meet the requirements of the Section A-VI/2 and Table A-VI/2-1 of the STCW Code. Topics covered in this course include: safety guidelines, emergency procedures, launching and recovering of survival craft, radio lifesaving appliances, operation of a lifeboat engine, CPR and first aid. Lab work will consist of working with radio lifesaving appliances, operating a lifeboat diesel engine, righting an inverted liferaft, and launching, maneuvering, and recovering a lifeboat.

 

Course Capacity: 12 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: To participate in this course, you must be physically "Fit for Duty". A swimsuit will be needed for the pool-related activities of this class. Non-swimmers or poor swimmers should prepare for this class before arriving at the school. Failure to perform these elements will prevent you from earning certification.

USCG Approval: Any applicant who has successfully completed our Proficiency in Survival Craft (MEBAMD-372) course will satisfy:

  • The training, practical demonstration, and written examination requirements of 46 CFR 12.407(b)(3) for endorsement as Lifeboatman; AND
  • The Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats (PSC) training requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(v), 11.319(a)(4)(v), 11.321(a)(3)(iii), 11.329(a)(4)(iii), and 11.335(a)(3)(iii); AND
  • The Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats (PSC) standards of competence required by 46 CFR 12.613; STCW Code Section A-VI/2 and Table A-VI/2-1, as amended 2010, meeting the National Assessment Guidelines from NVIC 04-14(Ch-1) Tasks 1.1.A, 1.2.A, 1.3.A, 1.3.B, 1.3.C, 1.3.D, 1.4.A, 1.4.C, 1.5.A, 1.6.A, 1.8.A, 1.9.A, 2.1.A, 3.1.A, 3.1.B, 3.2.A, 3.3.A, 3.4.A, 3.5.A, 3.5.B, 3.6.A, 3.7.A, 3.8.A, 4.1.A, 4.1.B, and 4.2.A.

Applicants who have successfully completed the course need not present completed "Task Control Sheets" for these assessments in application for STCW certification.

The sea service requirements of 46 CFR 12.407(b)(2) for endorsement as Lifeboatman must be met and are not part of this approval.