F13 Goes Offshore: Day 2

Day 2 – 32° 18.9‘ N X 118° 40.8’ W
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 1630

Kennedy from Wellesley College, Gabi from Bowdoin College, Ben from Williams, and Bennett from Oberlin learn how to mark their head using the steering compass from Williams-Mystic alum Jane McCamant S’04, who is the ship’s third mate.
Kennedy from Wellesley College, Gabi from Bowdoin College, Ben from Williams, and Bennett from Oberlin learn how to mark their head using the steering compass from Williams-Mystic alum Jane McCamant S’04, who is the 3rd mate.

Last night, F’13 students had a full night of sleep in preparation for our voyage. After waking up, we underwent several drills so that students would be prepared in the event of an emergency; these included a fire drill, a man overboard drill, and an abandon ship drill. Each watch group (which the students are divided into for the duration of their time on board the SSV Robert C. Seamans) received a specific task assignment in the case of any of those emergencies.

Next up were station exercises, where students learned about the engine room, the dog house (chart/navigation room), and how to perform science. Today will be the first day of our watch schedule and our first night of sailing — wish us luck!

 

Fair Winds,

Morgan

Author: williamsmystic

A one semester interdisciplinary ocean and coastal studies program integrating marine science, maritime history, environmental policy, and literature of the sea.

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