This one-day course is designed to train the mariner with certification in visual communications. The assessment is conducted on location at CMES. The student will demonstrate proficiency in flashing light at 4 words per minute.

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Course Capacity: 1 student

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: None

USCG Approval: Any applicant who has successfully completed the Visual Communications (Flashing Light) (MEBAMD-542) course will satisfy the Visual Signaling requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(vi) and 11.319(a)(4)(vi) if presented within one year of the completion of training; AND will be considered to have successfully demonstrated the equivalent of assessment 8.2A for an STCW, as amended 2010 endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on Vessels of 500 GT or more. Applicants who have successfully completed the course need not present a completed assessment sheet for this assessment in application for STCW certification.




The Calhoon MEBA Engineering School is a private maritime educational facility for training members of the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association, as well as all maritime and related industry professionals.


To provide each of today's professional marine engineers, deck officers, and related industry professionals with internationally recognized, state of the art training and experience that enhances the safety, reliability, and profitability of their vessels and equipment, while preserving and protecting the natural environment.

The Calhoon MEBA Engineering School (CMES) does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. CMES is  committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all MEBA members, our staff, volunteers, sub-contractors, vendors, and customers.


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