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SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer

December 03, 2020

Time For A Refresher

Lindsay Campbell, B watch, Stevens Institute of Technology


A good view of the starboard side of the Cramer!

Ship's Log

Noon Position
24°23.9’N x 081°15.4’W

Ship Heading
215° T

Ship Speed
5.8 knots

Taffrail Log
871.7 nm

Weather / Wind / Sail Plan
Partly cloudy / ExN at Beauford Force 4 / Deep reefed mains’l, stays’ls

Description of location
South of the Saddlebunch Keys

Marine Mammals Observed last 24hrs
5 dolphins

Sargassum Observed last 24hrs
7 windrows

Souls on board

Today brought about some changes aboard the Cramer in a few different ways. First of all, the seas have finally started to calm a bit after the cold front that blew through a few days ago- our food is staying at a consistent height! The gimbled tables can make eating meals interesting when going through swells. Secondly, our watch officers have rotated! This afternoon, B watch stood with Captain Allison Taylor, Chief Scientist Heather Page, and Kalina Grabb to allow the regular watch officers to change watches effectively.

Class today was also different from what we usually have! Instead of a lesson, we ran through two of our emergency drills, one for a fire response and the other as a call to prepare to abandon ship. These involved the separate watches splitting up to go to their stations and run through the emergency protocol, involving first response, vessel control and ventilation control for the fire drill. Each watch separately walked through what would happen in the event of a call to prepare to abandon ship, including talking about strategies for the most effective deployment of the liferafts we have onboard. 

Well, it’s starting to get a bit late as I’m typing these final lines, and many of my shipmates have already gone to sleep in preparation for dawn watch tomorrow. I’ll be heading to sleep soon myself! Signing off.

- Lindsay Campbell, B watch, Stevens Institute of Technology

Happy early birthday to MacKenzie and Olivia! I know I’m ten days early, but I hope it’s a great one for both of you! To my friends and family at home, I love and miss you all. – Lindsay

Editor's Note: In response to the coronavirus pandemic, all SEA Semester students, faculty, and crew aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer boarded the ship after strictly isolating on shore, and after repeated negative tests for COVID-19. To ensure the health and safety of those onboard, the ship will not conduct any port stops and will remain in coastal waters so that any unlikely medical situations may be resolved quickly.

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