What's New?

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?

 

SECURITY WATCHSTANDER ADVANCED ADDED TO EXISTING SMALL ARMS CLASSES

Security Watchstander Advanced will now be included with the Small Arms classes.  

Security Watchstander Advanced will be optional.  SWA will be taught on Friday and students taking this part should expect to be in class all day.

Reminder, current class dates are:

  • March 6 - March 10
  • May 8 - May 12
  • September 11 - September 15

 
Security Watchstander Basic will be offered in the evenings of the Small Arms class for those members that require it.  A signup sheet will be available on the first day of class.

3-DAY SHIPS REACTION FORCE CLASSES

PREREQUISITE: Students are required to have a current Small Arms certificate to be eligible to attend this course.  Any student who arrives to this course without a current Small Arms certificate will be dropped from the class.

The 3-day Ships Reaction Force class will now be offered immediately following the existing Small Arms classes.  Dates are:

  • April 17 - April 28
  • August 7 - August 18
  • November 27 - December 8

Students should expect to be in class all day on Wednesday.

 
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..

THREE NEW COURSES ADDED

CMES has added three new courses to the 2023 schedule:
 

PRACTICAL ELECTRICAL TROUBLESHOOTING (2-week course)

  • April 17 - April 28
  • August 7 - August 18
  • November 27 - December 8

 

MSC CONMAR (2-week course)
NOTE: Students are expected to attend class on Saturday.

  • April 24 - May 5
  • August 7 - August 18
  • October 30 - November 10

 

FAST RESCUE BOAT (4-day course, Monday - Thursday)
(This course was originally released in October with the 2023 schedule. It will run back-to-back with MSC CONMAR.)

  • May 8 - May 11
  • July 31 - August 3
  • October 23 - October 26

 

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 RT-FLEX TRAINING CLASSES ADDED 2023

CMES has scheduled with Wartsila to teach the following classes:
 

"LEVEL 1": RT-FLEX BASIC (3-day course, Monday - Wednesday)
* No time required on a flex engine

  • February 13 - February 15
  • April 24 - April 26
  • September 25 - September 27
  • October 30 - November 1

 

"LEVEL 2": RT-FLEX OPERATOR (1-week course)
* Time on a flex engine recommended

  • February 6 - February 10
  • April 17 - April 21
  • September 18 - September 22
  • October 23 - October 27

 
Neither of these courses are company specific and are open to any member meeting eligibility requirements to attend CMES.  Applications are to be submitted the same as for any class you would take at the school.

Please note the Operator course is being taught before the Basic course as per Wartsila's schedule.

 

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.

 

MEBA MERCHANT MARINE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION VIDEO

The MEBA Merchant Marine Memorial Foundation has put together a beautiful promotional video, which is available on the MMMMF section of our website.

MEBA Merchant Marine Memorial Foundation
  

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..

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.