Cruise 2023 day seven - weather is getting warmer and the sun is coming out. We are finally in Mexico! We are currently hanging around the southern coast of Baja California as we must wait until tomorrow to pull into port.

Plan of the day includes daywork, watch rotations, and classes for all cadets, faculty and crew, and conducting fire and abandon ship drills after lunch. While underway, we conduct fire, abandon ship, and man overboard drills on a regular basis to keep the information fresh. 

Below are some photos of a typical Monday in the engine room, or EOS. Just like the bridge and other areas of the ship, there is always someone standing watch down in the EOS. Engineers are a very important part of a ship's crew, as they literally keep our engines running, and keep the ship operating at tip-top shape. If something mechanical or electrical gets broken or stops working, an engineer will likely be the person that fixes it.   

Engine room operations

Engine room operations

Check back often and follow the voyage with our blog series that gives the latest news from Summer Cruise! The TSGB will travel to Los Angeles, Cabo San Lucas, Baja Mexico, Apia, Samoa, Hilo, Hawaii, and Astoria, Oregon prior to returning to Vallejo on July 7.

Stay tuned for updates to the Follow the Voyage blog.

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.