Climb aboard the 540-foot TS Kennedy for Sea Term 2018! Thanks to cadet blogs, captain’s logs, photographs, videos, and a unique hands-on curriculum, you will virtually travel with six-hundred cadets. Each day, you’ll read about and watch the shipboard responsibilities of Marine Engineering and Marine Transportation majors as they tackle challenging topics such as weather forecasting, celestial navigation, ocean currents, rust removal, engine maintenance, sewerage treatment, firefighting, and seawater desalination. You’ll feel like you’re right beside the cadets as the ship conducts anchoring drills off the coast of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico and delivers humanitarian aid to Ile a Vache, Haiti. Also aboard the TS Kennedy in 2018 will be thirteen cadets majoring in International Maritime Business and six cadets majoring in Marine Safety & Environmental Protection. We’ll keep you updated on what is happening with them as well. You’ll also experience the food, culture, and attractions of the ship’s four exciting ports of call: Cartagena, Colombia, Bridgetown, Barbados, Montego Bay, Jamaica, and Tampa, Florida.
This non-stop adventure begins on Monday, January 8th when cadets board the TS Kennedy. The ship departs Buzzards Bay early Saturday, January 13th. The TS Kennedy is scheduled to return on Sunday, February 25th. There will be posts each day – even on weekends.