TRAINING SHIP GOLDEN BEAR DEPARTS VALLEJO FOR THE PANAMA CANAL, BARCELONA, NAPLES AND MARSEILLES
(VALLEJO, Calif. – April 24, 2015) – Cal Maritime students sailed the Training Ship Golden Bear out of San Francisco Bay Sunday, April 26 for the first of two training cruises this summer. Both cruises pass through the Panama Canal, and scheduled stops along the way include the U.S. Virgin Islands, Barcelona, Naples, Marseilles, Boston and Long Beach.
The crew of students, faculty and staff members will change on June 25 in Boston when the second cruise begins. The ship is scheduled to depart Cal Maritime's Vallejo campus at 8:00 a.m. Sunday. In all, the T.S. Golden Bear will travel 26,000 miles before returning to campus on August 24.
For the duration the cruise, cadets – who are supervised by Cal Maritime faculty, the ship's captain and chief engineer, and a team of experienced mariners – are responsible for running the ship, including navigating and driving the ship, repairing and overseeing the engines, and maintaining the vessel. They also continue to attend classes.
Cal Maritime graduates boast a placement rate of around 94 percent within weeks of commencement, and enjoy 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.