Current position of the SSV Robert C. Seamans. Click on the vessel to view position history. Use the tools, top right, to change the map style or view data layers.
SEA Currents: SSV Robert C. Seamans
November 11, 2018
The students of S-283, The Global Ocean, New Zealand, join the SSV Robert C. Seamans on Nov. 11th in Auckland, New Zealand. Their cruise ends in Auckland on Dec. 20th, after stops in Russell, Napier, and Great Barrier Island.
November 11, 2018
Yesterday afternoon, students arrived in Auckland and boarded the Robert C. Seamans for the commencement of our S283 Global Ocean New Zealand program.
November 05, 2018
We did it. S-282 is in Auckland! The only thing crossing my mind is how did it end so quickly?! Last week on the boat our Professor, Jeff, said in just a week we will be on land again and everything will be different and just like that, it was.
November 02, 2018
Greetings loved ones. Let’s take a journey. I… know a place… where the grass is really greener. Oh oh!
Just kidding. That’s the start of a Katy Perry song. And this is the S-282 blog post! Haha.
November 01, 2018
This morning started with the sun shining its beautiful rays on the South Pacific Ocean. It was a glorious sight. B-Watch was just finishing up dawn watch and for the second half I had the opportunity to be Junior Watch Officer.
October 31, 2018
Happy Halloween! Like most things, I’ve learned Halloween is better at sea than on land. My Halloween started off early as I was on evening watch from 1900-0100, so along with my fellow C-watchers I brought in Halloween on deck.
October 30, 2018
First thing’s first, I would like to wish Happy Birthday to my dad! Another S.E.A. alum and the only reason I ever thought to do SEA Semester. As I am now back as a deck intern, it has clearly influenced me for the better. Thank you Dad, I love you, Happy Birthday.
October 29, 2018
As we move in to the last full week of the sailing component of the SPICE program I’ve been thinking a lot about a leadership training term that has stuck with me for quite some time. The idea of stepping up and stepping back. Generally it means knowing when to give others the space to share ideas or experience with a group and when you may need to take the lead even if it’s uncomfortable.
October 26, 2018
Last night Christian and I were playing music, struggling through ‘Pallet on your floor’ on the leeward side. All we had were our spotty memories of lyrics and his fine ear for chords to guide us through. We puzzled out the verse and chorus eventually, but for the life of us could not remember all the words. We half-heartedly attempted to make up our own, but it was getting past 21:00 (sailors’ midnight) and we turned in for the night.
October 25, 2018
My day started at 0100 with dawn watch. At first I thought dawn watch was the worst watch because who wants to be woken up in the middle of the night to work in the lab and on deck, right? Actually, it turned out to be one of my favorite times for watch because although we’re sleepy during the first hour or two, we get to see the sunrise and eat a delicious breakfast at the end.