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MSC CMEO TRAINING PORTAL

MEBA Members needing CMEO training can access MSC’s training portal here. Through their website, Members will be able to see MSC’s training schedule and register for the class they need.

PLEASE NOTE:  Members must register for this class themselves, CMES is not able to do it for them.
  

 

WHAT'S NEW AT CMES?

 

2023 COURSE SCHEDULE

View the 2023 Course Schedule
  

PLEASE NOTE THAT ENROLLMENT OCCURS IN TWO PHASES:

  • Applications for 2023 Spring Semester courses (held January 1 - June 30) will be accepted no earlier than NOVEMBER 1, 2022.
  • Applications for 2023 Fall Semester courses (held July 1 - December 31) will be accepted no earlier than MAY 1, 2023.

Applications for Spring Semester or Fall Semester courses that are received by mail, fax, or email prior to the beginning registration date for the applicable semester will be disregarded with no notification to the applicant.

 

  • Course application forms can be obtained at MEBA Union Halls, the CMES website, or by calling the school at (410) 822-9600.
  • The Spring Semester and Fall Semester electronic applications will be made available on the beginning registration dates for the respective semesters.
  • A separate application must be submitted for each course a student wishes to take.

   

NO PETS POLICY

Pets are not allowed at any time.  Considerations of liability, allergies, and damage require this policy to be strictly enforced.

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), service animals are permitted.  Documentation is required, and the school must be notified prior to arrival.

 

TRANSPORTATION REIMBURSEMENT FOR 3-DAY AND 4-DAY CLASSES

Round trip transportation reimbursement will be paid for 3-day and 4-day classes held at CMES.  Currently, those classes are:

 

"LNG AS A FUEL": COMBINED BASIC & ADVANCED IGF CODE OPERATIONS

CLASSES ADDED TO 2022 SCHEDULE
September 12 - 15
October 17 - 20
October 24 - 27
November 28 - December 1

Note:  This is a four-day class that will be held Monday - Thursday.

 

Students attending the "LNG as a Fuel": Combined Basic & Advanced IGF Code Operations class should plan on a full day of training on the last day of class.  Due to the volume of material covered in this class, students will not be finished on the last day until approximately 5:00 PM.

  • Students who are driving should not expect to leave campus until the evening of the last day of class.
  • Students who are flying should book their flights for the day after the class ends.

 

Course Description:
This 4-day course meets the new mandatory minimum requirements in the STCW Convention and Code for the training and qualifications of relevant personnel on ships subject to the International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low-flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code) entered into force on 1 January 2017. Successful completion of the course will help prepare the licensed mariner to apply for the IGF Code Operations Endorsement issued by the USCG NMC. Interactive classroom lectures and computer-based simulations will include a review of the properties of LNG and basic laws of thermodynamics. Additionally, students will focus on LNG bunkering operational considerations, LNG system design, safety requirements, pollution prevention and hazard controls. Classroom learning objectives will be supplemented by simulation demonstrations and assessments.

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..

WARTSILA FLEX ENGINE TRAINING

Two different three-day courses pertaining to Wartsila’s Flex Engine have been added to the 2022 course schedule. They are:
 

"LEVEL 0": 2-STROKE ABC

Topics covered will be: Introduction to the Sulzer, Wartsila, WinGD (2-Stroke) Engine families sailing in USA flagged fleet; RD, RND, RLA, RLB, RTA, RT-flex and future engine types X- and X-DF; Engine components; Basic principles of Engine control systems (SBC, DENIS, WECS, UNIC); and Fuel systems.

Dates:

  • March 2 - 4

 

"LEVEL 1": RT-FLEX BASIC

Topics covered will be: Introduction to the Sulzer, Wartsila, WinGD (2-Stroke) Engine families sailing in USA flagged fleet; RD, RND, RLA, RLB, RTA, RT-flex and future engine types X- and X-DF; Engine components; Basic principles of Engine control systems (SBC, DENIS, WECS, UNIC); and Fuel systems.

Dates:

  • March 8 - 10
  • April 5 - 7
  • April 12 - 14

 
Additional dates will be added to the 2022 schedule. Announcements will be released via Telex-Times, All Ports Bulletins, and on the School’s website when the dates have been finalised.

 

STCW ELECTRO-TECHNICAL OFFICER ENDORSEMENT

Guidance is available on how to apply for an STCW Endorsement as Electro-Technical Officer 750kW-1,000 HP or More.

STCW Electro-Technical Officer Endorsement

 

MEMBER MAILING ADDRESS UPDATES

If your mailing address has changed, please remember to update your address with the school, MEBA Benefit Plans, AND MEBA Headquarters.  Unfortunately, our databases are not connected and each group needs to be notified separately.

 

BST REFRESHER VS. REVALIDATION

  • 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.