Lots of activity happening aboard TS Golden Bear, and lots of projects to be tackled on our voyage to South Korea. Cadets have their work cut out for them, but are mostly in good spirits as we cruise east with another 11 days still ahead of us. 

Engineers discussing their next task.

Engineers review their next job. 



Senior MT cadets are required to stand an engine watch once during Summer Sea Term - we informally refer to this "deckineering for a day". This is an important part of training for MT cadets as they may be put in situations throughout their careers at sea where they need to utilize engineering skills, like if they are a part of a small crew on a tug boat, for example. It is important to be competent in all aspects of the vessel, both deckside and engineering wise. 


Since the weather has been perfect for painting, our deck team has taken this opportunity to chip the rust off and slap some new paint on both the forward and after houses. TS Golden Bear will be spick and span in no time. 



Friendship bracelet making

We ended another productive day with another MWR event: friendship bracelet night :) Thank you to our MWR team for hosting another fun and relaxing event to keep us busy after a long day!

Bracelet 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.