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COVID-19 UPDATE
March 19, 2020

 
*** SCHOOL CLOSURE ***


Further action is being taken by the Calhoon MEBA Engineering School (CMES) in response to the COVID-19 national emergency.

With growing travel restrictions and in compliance with recent directives issued by Governor Hogan, CMES is closing its campus for training and events. On-going classes have been suspended. All students are leaving today or making plans for Friday morning departures.

During this period of closure, the school will be staffed by essential personnel needed to maintain campus security, address facility emergencies, handle external communications, and manage its financial responsibilities.

 

COVID-19 UPDATE
March 17, 2020

ADDITIONAL CLASS CANCELLATIONS ADDED
March 25, 2020*

Responding to the COVID-19 national emergency, CMES is cancelling all classes through April 10, 2020. This includes the following:
 

CLASSES STARTING MARCH 23rd

  • BST Refresher
  • MEECE
     

CLASSES STARTING APRIL 6th

  • Damage Control / CBRD
  • Industrial Networking
  • Small Arms
  • Tankerman DL
     

* CLASS STARTING APRIL 20th

  • Gas Turbine Engineering
     

* CLASS STARTING APRIL 27th

  • Instrumentation

 
CMES is following guidance received at the Trustee-level and state and local government directives.

Those with air travel, please contact the Plans Travel Coordinator, Carly, at (877) 324-6322 as soon as possible to get your flights cancelled.

This is a constantly evolving situation. Additional cancellations and changes may need to be made. As this happens, notifications will be sent out as quickly as possible.

 
Thank you for your patience.

CMES Administration and Staff

 

WHAT'S NEW AT CMES?

 

CADET INTERN PROGRAM 2020 - COVID-19 UPDATE

DUE TO COVID-19, OUR SUMMER 2020 CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Cadets will be notified of this cancellation.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

 
Thank you for your interest in the Calhoon MEBA Engineering School's Cadet Intern Program.

 

USCG NMC’S CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) AND MARINER CREDENTIALING PROGRAM IMPACTS – UPDATE #1
2020 CAA REUNION CANCELLED

2020 CAA REUNION CANCELLED
March 11, 2020

 
Dear Calhoon Alumni Association Members, Family, Friends and Associates:

It is with great concern over the current health crisis regarding the Covid-19 virus outbreak that has caused me to pause the planning of the 2020 Alumni Association Reunion for a moment and to re-evaluate the path going forward.

What comes to mind are the SOLAS principles of Safety of Life at Sea that we as Merchant Mariners abide by to protect lives and assets when dealing with Merchant and Military vessels afloat. I now find myself looking at our upcoming gathering in a very similar way. While many members and their families live close or within reasonable driving distance to the school, there are large numbers of Alumni that would be travelling from the Pacific N.W., California, the Gulf Coast and the Northern & Southern East Coast. For many it will involve travelling through airports and long plane rides increasing the possibility of exposure to the virus both coming to and going home from the event.

Unfortunately, the only viable option I can pursue in order to try and protect everyone that would be in attendance is to cancel the event.

I realize that this is quite disappointing news but find it to be the best and safest course to pursue. I intend to revisit the planning concept again in mid-January 2021 pending the virus status at that time and will advise you all if I plan to kick start the process again for next year. Perhaps the change to an odd numbered year might be luckier for us!

Until then I wish all of you and your families GOOD HEALTH going forward. Please feel free to forward any questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions to me at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you!

Rich Helinski – Gr.95/56A

 
PS: Please take this opportunity to reconfirm or update your current e-mail contact information by completing and submitting the CAA Contact Info Update Form.  This will enable future announcements and updates to be sent directly to your inbox!
 

CAA Contact Info Update Form

 

2020 COURSE SCHEDULE

View the 2020 Course Schedule
  

PLEASE NOTE THAT ENROLLMENT OCCURS IN TWO PHASES:

  • Applications for 2020 Spring Semester courses (held January 1 - June 30) will be accepted no earlier than NOVEMBER 1, 2019.
  • Applications for 2020 Fall Semester courses (held July 1 - December 31) will be accepted no earlier than MAY 1, 2020.

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.

   

RADAR RECERTIFICATION AVAILABILITY

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

 

USCG REVISIONS TO NVICs 10-14 AND 17-14

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

 

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.

 

DOWNLOAD THE CMES MOBILE APP

CMES now has a mobile app, which provides easy access to:

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

 
The app is available for Android and iOS - download to receive notifications on our latest news and announcements.

Questions?  Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 

   Get it on Google Play