Following months of preparation, TS State of Maine departed Castine on May 10 for its annual cruise with more than 280 students and crew onboard. The ship’s company was sent off by loved ones bearing signs wishing luck and success, accompanied by the sirens from the Castine Fire Rescue Department.
The Cruise 2018 schedule differed somewhat from that of recent years, with 2/C Deck Students and all 4/C Midshipmen sailing for 70 days, while 2/C Engineers were required to sail for 35 days. In addition, 2/C Engineers received shore-based training in Castine prior to, or immediately following, their swap in Lisbon, Portugal, which was the first such exchange in recent MMA cruise history....Read More
Tim Achorn, of the Continuing Education and Maritime Training Department, offers queries, such as these questions, to those attending the STCW U.S. Coast Guard Certified Leadership, Management and Teamworking Skills course. Check your understanding of effective skills below. (correct answers in bold/italics)