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. Dates and times use GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).
SEA Currents: SSV Robert C. Seamans
February 14, 2017
Haere mai ki Aotearoa (Welcome to New Zealand)
36° 50.493’ S x 174° 45.844’ E
Ship’s Heading & Speed
Docked at Princes Wharf
low 70s, grey and drizzly
The students, faculty, and crew of S-271, The Global Ocean: New Zealand, have all arrived aboard SSV Robert C. Seamans, docked in Auckland. Following two full days of intensive ship training, coupled with excursions to an island nature reserve and the Auckland War Memorial Museum, we will set sail for the Bay of Islands. I’m not yet sure which is more exciting for our group of students: the extraordinary places we plan to visit over the next five weeks, the abundance of marine and terrestrial wildlife we will encounter, or the fact that we eat six times a day. There are worse jobs than mine, I suppose.
P.S.: To my wife, Melody, who despises commercial holidays: Happy February something. Have two Peanut Butter Cups—they’re small.