Sea Term Students to Make Port in Barbados

4/C Ethan Hoenig (Baltimore, MD) and his fellow 4/C classmate “play it cool” in the Engine Room in spite of the temperature which exceeded 100 degrees F. Photo credit: Mass Maritime Follow The Voyage blog

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s annual sea term is at its halfway point.

The T.S. Kennedy, which left Buzzards Bay three weeks ago, is making its second port of call Friday in Bridgetown, Barbados after departing Columbia on Monday.

The 600 cadets onboard are handling the operations of the vessel during the nearly two-month voyage.

During the trip cadets will rotate through class and laboratory training, handle ship operations and perform maintenance and emergency drills.

The third stop was scheduled to be Jamaica, but Captain Michael Campbell has announced that the Kennedy will instead dock at St. Thomas instead. No reason was provided for the change in plans.

The final port of call before the Kennedy returns to Buzzards Bay in February is Tampa, Florida.

As part of the trip, cadets dropped off humanitarian supplies in Haiti.

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