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COVID-19 UPDATES

2020 FALL SEMESTER COURSE SCHEDULE RELEASED WITH REGISTRATION GUIDELINES (June 30, 2020)

2020 Fall Semester Course Schedule

 
Applications for classes on the adjusted Fall 2020 Semester course schedule will only be accepted one month in advance, as follows.

Enrollment Periods:

  • JULY 20 – AUGUST 28 CLASSES: registration begins July 5th
  • AUGUST 31 – SEPTEMBER 25 CLASSES: registration begins August 1st
  • SEPTEMBER 28 – OCTOBER 30 CLASSES: registration begins September 1st
  • NOVEMBER 2 – 20 CLASSES: registration begins October 1st
  • NOVEMBER 30 – DECEMBER 11 CLASSES: registration begins November 1st

Applications sent prior to the acceptance dates will be discarded with no notice sent to the applicant.

Due to COVID-19 guests are NOT allowed on campus.
Additional instructions and restrictions will be distributed.

Application forms may be obtained at Union Halls, the Calhoon MEBA Engineering School website, or by calling the school’s Admissions Desk at (410) 822-9600. Please discard all previous versions of the application form.

Prior to submittal, carefully read the instructions and qualifications on page two of the application form. One application form cannot be used for multiple registration requests.


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

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

 
CMES Administration and Staff

 

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COVID-19 UPDATE, 8/31/2020: LATEST USCG NMC GUIDANCE ON RENEWAL / EXTENSION OF MERCHANT MARINER CREDENTIAL ENDORSEMENTS, MEDICAL CERTIFICATES AND COURSE APPROVALS
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

 

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.

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