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Climb aboard the 540-foot TS Kennedy for Sea Term 2019!  Thanks to cadet blogs, the Captain’s Log, photographs, videos, special features, 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 cadets majoring in Marine Engineering, Marine Transportation, and Facilities Engineering 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.  Also aboard the TS Kennedy in 2019 will be eight 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: Bridgetown, Barbados, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Road Town, Tortola, and Miami, Florida. 

This non-stop adventure begins on Monday, January 7th when cadets board the TS Kennedy.  The ship departs Buzzards Bay on Saturday afternoon, January 12th.  The TS Kennedy is scheduled to return on Sunday, February 24th.  There will be posts each day – even on weekends. 

Thanks for being a part of Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s free, one-of-a-kind, K-12, STEM adventure on land and sea!