T.S. Golden Bear Returns to Campus
The Training Ship Golden Bear is back on the Cal Maritime campus. The ship arrived early on the morning of Friday, August 30.
The ship’s return to Vallejo was delayed when the need for additional repairs were discovered during routine, scheduled maintenance. The ship went into dry dock in early July, following the summer training voyage which included stops in Honolulu, Cabo, Seattle and Portland.
Students scheduled to live on the T.S. Golden Bear during the fall semester, including many freshmen, were able to move into their rooms on board the ship shortly after its arrival.
The Training Ship Golden Bear's annual voyage is part of the specialized curriculum offered at Cal Maritime. For the duration of each summer training cruise, Cal Maritime cadets are responsible for running the ship, including navigating and driving, repairing and overseeing the engines, and maintaining the vessel. All training cruises are supervised by Cal Maritime faculty, the ship’s captain and chief engineer, and a team of experienced mariners.
'During the cruise, cadets continue to attend classes. Intellectual learning, applied technology, and leadership development blend daily as cadets apply what they have learned in the classroom, in the lab, and on the waterfront.