Safety First – Training Days

Dr. Sarah Kingston, Chief Scientist

Gumby Suits
BlogPhoto_040822_IMG_5055small

Reba, Adam, Matt, Maeve, Amir, Posy, Emmi, and Holly don immersion suits for drills

Ship's Log

Noon Position
24 31.754 N 81 46.874 W

Ship Heading
NA

Ship Speed
NA

Taffrail Log
NA

Weather / Wind / Sail Plan
Refreshingly cooler with NW winds and Cumulus clouds

Description of location
At Anchor off Key West

Souls on Board

Red light glows eerily below decks as I pull myself out of my bunk about 30 minutes before the first seating of breakfast. I grab coffee and water before lugging my still waking body up the ladder through the doghouse and announce myself, "Sarah on deck!"

The wind is brisk and air much cooler than yesterday. Despite the pre-dawn hour, several trawlers illuminate patches of nearby water off our starboard side, nets spanning out like wings. I think over yesterday's events and our plan for today.

Fire hose

Rocky and Kayla test the fire hose

Yesterday and today the students completed their in-depth 'Orientation Station Rotations.' We learned to safely handle lines, set and strike sails, operate science deployment equipment, what to do in case of emergencies, and in general the best ways to harmoniously live and learn aboard Cramer for 6 weeks.

Joy for reaching this juncture and enthusiasm for the sights we see (a manatee off the port side! a tern has landed on our awning!) are contagious. Tomorrow morning we will leave Key West behind and start our journey toward the Sargasso Sea to meet the unique flora and fauna within. I look forward to this grand adventure with our C303 students and staff.

Contact: Douglas Karlson, Director of Communications, 508-444-1918 | dkarlson@sea.edu

Subscribe for Blog Updates

Share This Blog

Recent Blogs

One Comment

  1. Alana Luzzio May 4, 2022 at 21:15 - Reply

    Safety is always first!!! 🙂
    Sarah, I hope you are having a great time, love the blog posts!

Leave A Comment

  • S306

Final Blog from S306

2023-01-25T12:11:46-05:00December 23, 2022|0 Comments

Jan Witting All good things do in fact come to an end, and so it is that our special voyage and class S306 arrived in [...]

  • The view from aloft, a quarterdeck full of sailors

WE’RE BACK!

2023-01-25T12:11:47-05:00December 21, 2022|0 Comments

Gaia Wilson, Mate in Training, B Watch Ship's Log Noon Position 17° 44.8 ‘N 64° 41. 9 ‘W Ship Heading (degrees) / Ship Speed (knots) Home / [...]

  • Channeling my inner Debra

Happy Hanukkah

2023-01-25T12:11:48-05:00December 18, 2022|1 Comment

Sophie "Supi" Vallas, 1st Assistant Scientist Ship's Log Wind/Weather/Sail Plan Hove too on a Starboard tack, with the fore and main stays'l set, outside Passe Ngarue [...]