T.S. GOLDEN BEAR continues to exercise and “fine tune” its main engines, engage cadets in the practice of good seamanship, and safely navigate towards Seattle.

Besides strong winds and high seas, vessel traffic and marine life have been encountered and managed over the last 24 hours.

The necessary “running-in” of our main engines following the months of Reduced Operating Status (ROS) in Vallejo reduced our initial speed. Completion of that task ensures propulsion reliability up along the West Coast, through the Straits of Juan de Fuca, and into Puget Sound.

We are now making sea speed, and as rough sea conditions steadily diminish, we are regaining lost time in transit. 210 nautical miles were run under the keel today.

Cadet Watch Officers, Bridge Team Managers, and Helmsmen with Cadet Watch Engineers, Assistant Watch Engineers, and Wipers are operating GOLDEN BEAR safely up the California, Oregon, and Washington coast. Guidance and supervision by competent Faculty and Ship’s Officers are allowing the Cadets to demonstrate and refine their skills and abilities through real experience.

Emergency Steering, and Man Overboard Drills in the open sea are on tomorrow’s priority task list.


ETA to Berth 66 in Seattle is 12:00 noon on the 24th of May (Tuesday).


Safety of Life at Sea remains our top priority as Summer Cruise 2022 is now “ Full Away On Passage “.


I’m proud to be in command of Team GOLDEN BEAR !




Captain D.N. Muenzberg


Established in 1929, California State University Maritime Academy is the only degree-granting maritime academy on the West Coast. Located in Vallejo, California, the campus serves nearly 1,000 students and offers undergraduate degrees preparing students for careers in engineering, transportation, international relations, business, and global logistics. The new oceanography degree program launched in the fall of 2020. Cal Maritime also offers a master’s degree in Transportation and Engineering Management, as well as a number of extended learning programs and courses.