We are well on our way and taking care of business. We had a fabulous visit in Honolulu and are looking forward to our next stop: Busan!

After a few days in port, it usually takes a couple days for people to get back in their routines - especially when there are frequent time changes involved. We set our clocks back an hour again tonight, and will eventually skip a day and continue to gradually set our clocks back until we reach our destination. Our weekly routine includes performing fire and abandon ship drills, and although we were preoccupied with departure, it was important for us to complete this task. 

Pyrotechnic training

Today during our drills, we had the opportunity to practice utilizing pyrotechnics. Pyrotechnics are deployed to signal distress and call for help during maritime emergencies. Teaching safety protocol is of utmost importance aboard TSGB, and this valuable, hands-on training can be harnessed if ever in the face of danger. 


After our drills, classes, and daywork wrapped up for the day, cadets enjoyed a Paint Night in lowerclass mess, put together by our awesome Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) coordinator, Malinda Balfour. 

Paint night

Paint night

Our MWR program is very important to the climate of the vessel because it helps cultivate a sense of community aboard, and allows space for cadets and crew alike to gather and find an outlet to relieve stress and relax. Other popular events include spa night, poker night, movie nights, karaoke courtesy of our IT Guru Cody, and meditation sessions held by our counselors. As you can see, we have some pretty artistic cadets!

Paint night

Paint night

Fair winds and following seas!

~Faye Joelson, Assistant Purser & Jessica Fowler, Purser

Check back often and follow the voyage with our blog series that gives the latest news from Summer Sea Term! TSGB will travel to Honolulu, HI, Busan, South Korea, Yokohama, Japan, and Los Angeles, CA prior to returning to Vallejo on August 5th.

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 offers undergraduate degrees that prepare students for careers in engineering, transportation, international relations, business, and global logistics. Cal Maritime also offers a master’s degree in Transportation and Engineering Management, as well as a number of extended learning programs and courses.