(VALLEJO, CA – August 11, 2014) – The Training Ship Golden Bear, the 500-foot training vessel of The California Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime), will arrive in San Diego on Wednesday, August 20.
The students on board the ship have sailed for two months, with stops in Hawaii, Saipan and Guam. The Training Ship Golden Bear's annual training voyage is part of the specialized curriculum offered at Cal Maritime. For the duration of each summer training cruise, Cal Maritime cadets are responsible for running the ship, including navigating and driving, repairing and overseeing the engines, and maintaining the vessel. All training cruises are supervised by Cal Maritime faculty, the ship's captain and chief engineer, and a team of experienced mariners.
Cal Maritime students boast a placement rate of around 94 percent, and graduates have excellent career opportunities on land, in ports, and at sea. The unique Cal Maritime program combines classroom learning with applied technology, leadership development and global awareness, preparing students for careers in engineering, transportation, international relations, business, and global logistics.
Other activities planned in conjunction with the ship's visit to San Diego are tours for prospective students and a Captain's Reception on August 22 for alumni, parents, local dignitaries and others.
The ship departs San Diego on August 23, and returns to the Vallejo campus of Cal Maritime the next day. To see updates from the Training Ship Golden Bear's two-month journey, visit the "Follow the Voyage" blog at www.cma-virtualftv.org.