WHAT'S NEW AT CMES?
CMES has received the following approval from the USCG’s National Maritime Center:
Instrumentation and Marine Electric Propulsion courses will satisfy the Management of Electrical and Electronic Control Equipment, course requirements of 46 CFR:
Unfortunately this approval does NOT cover the assessment requirements for the issuance of the STCW endorsements. CMES is currently creating a course which will cover these assessments.
Currently mariners may get these assessments signed off onboard ship. The "Record of Assessment" is included in NVIC 15-14 (enclosure 3) which may be downloaded from the National Maritime Center’s website.
CMES is currently running Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD) as an evening course. The class is scheduled to run in selected weeks in 2014. (An up-to-date list of start dates is available on the VPDSD electronic registation form - more dates will be added based on continuing need for the class.)
Students interested in taking the VPDSD class, please submit your registration:
Electronic registration is preferred - however, you may submit a paper course application.
Tuition and room & board charges are to be paid in the school's Administration Office at the time of course attendance. Payment can be made by credit card or cashier's check made payable to CMES - personal checks are not accepted.
Donations are still being accepted for a memorial to retired MEBA member and CMES instructor Tom Cannon. Our goal is to place a foremast and plaque on the bow of the MEBA Merchant Marine Memorial. Tom spent over 50 years of his life dedicated to the United State Merchant Marine in both active service and selfless dedication to teaching after his retirement.
Checks should be made payable to the MMMMF, with a note stating it is for Tom's memorial fund.
Please mail your donations to:
Calhoon MEBA Engineering School
Attn: Lisa McNeal
27050 St. Michaels Rd.
Easton, MD 21601