What's New?

*** COVID-19 TESTING PROTOCOL FOR INCOMING STUDENTS ***

 
Incoming CMES Students:

Please refer to the newest emergency order from Maryland's Governor concerning COVID protocols for visitors to the state and the companion health directive, linked below.

The health directive requires visitors to the state to have been tested for COVID-19 within 72 hours of travel to Maryland. If the test result has not been received prior to arrival, visitors are required to quarantine pending test results. Visitors are also encouraged to be retested within 72 hours of arrival in Maryland, and to quarantine until the results of this test is received.

You will be required to demonstrate compliance with the testing requirements to attend classes. If you cannot comply with the testing requirements, please reconsider attendance in the class that you are presently enrolled until the order is lifted or amended.

Contact the CMES registrar if you intend to cancel attendance.
 

Governor's Emergency Order, 12-17-2020

Health Directive

 

WHAT'S NEW AT CMES?

 

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

 

USCG COVID-19 UPDATE, 12/22/2020: MARINER CREDENTIALS - EXTENSION OF MERCHANT MARINER CREDENTIAL ENDORSEMENTS, MEDICAL CERTIFICATES AND COURSE APPROVALS
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.

 

2021 COURSE SCHEDULE

View the 2021 Course Schedule
  

PLEASE NOTE THAT ENROLLMENT OCCURS IN TWO PHASES:

  • Applications for 2021 Spring Semester courses (held January 1 - June 30) will be accepted no earlier than DECEMBER 1, 2020.
  • Applications for 2021 Fall Semester courses (held July 1 - December 31) will be accepted no earlier than MAY 1, 2021.

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.

Due to COVID-19 guests are NOT allowed on campus.

 

  • 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.

   

LOW FLASHPOINT FUEL OPERATIONS COURSES AT USMRC

The Calhoon MEBA Engineering School (CMES) has been authorized by the trustees to schedule classes between now and December 31, 2020 at United States Maritime Resource Center (USMRC), Port Canaveral, FL, in the training area "LNG as Fuel." This authorization covers both the 3 day Basic course, which includes 1 day of firefighting and a 2 day Advanced course named Low Flashpoint Fuel Operations, which combined account for 5 days of required training to seek employment onboard the new Pasha / Sunrise LNG fueled vessels.

Beginning in 2021, the trustees also approved both the Basic and Advanced versions of "LNG as Fuel Training" at USMRC’s Port Canaveral, Florida location as an Alternate Location Training course. Like other off-campus courses, these are subject to the eligibility requirements in Section 1 of the MEBA Training Plan Rules and Regulations.

If you desire to attend these courses in 2020; which run consecutively in Port Canaveral during one business-week (M-F), contact the CMES Registrar immediately and indicate the week or weeks that you can support between October 26 and December 18, 2020.

CMES is trying to schedule the classes with USMRC as to accommodate the calendars of the most members responding or showing interest. Between now and 31 December 2020, (and in that CMES is arranging the training with USMRC), the Training Plan will be invoiced for the tuition. Further and only for these particular 2020 classes, the travel/transportation expenses are authorized for reimbursement, as is a per diem for room and board based on GSA rates and the location of training. Transportation expenses are subject to the travel reimbursement rules that apply for transportation to the Calhoon MEBA Engineering School per Section 9 of the Rules and Regulations.

Once USMRC establishes its regular 2021 calendar-year schedule for Basic and Advanced Low Flashpoint Fuel Operations in, each member can schedule his/her training directly with the company Applications to attend these classes must be sent to the CMES Registrar in advance; which is in accordance with instructions cited on the Application for Alternate Training Location. Applications are available at all Union Halls and can be downloaded from the CMES Website and returned by email (attachment), regular mail, or fax.

Of note: For the initial crewing of the 2 new Pasha vessels, MV George III and Janet Marie, the Training Plan will not cover Basic and Advanced Low Flashpoint Fuel Operations Course for permanent M.E.B.A. engineering officers working for PASHA/Sunrise.

 

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.

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