At approximately 0835 today, the Training Ship Golden Bear officially pulled away from the pier in Vallejo. Around 1100 the main engine safety interlocks functioned as designed and shut down the engine before any damage could occur. The Chief Engineer and his team are conducting thorough inspections of the control air components this evening and testing of the engines prior to departure tomorrow morning.


Tonight's anchoring was a known contingency within the scope of operational trial after more than six months idle ship at the pier. Team GOLDEN BEAR has executed a ready "plan B" that all mariners rehearse prior to departure.


We will keep our community safe and informed as we proceed to Seattle.

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.