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
March 25, 2015
S-258 Sea Component Begins
43° 36.3’S x 172° 43.2’E
Course & Speed
Docked, Port of Lyttelton
All harbor furled
Partly cloudy, light winds
Greetings from Lyttelton, New Zealand! Twenty four S258 students and one Visiting Scholar joined the ship's company this afternoon and have spent the last several hours learning their way around the Robert C. Seamans, settling into their bunks, and enthusiastically meeting the professional crew. We'll enjoy dinner soon, then turn to another session of orientation and training this evening: how to clean up after meals, ensure that the ship remains safe, document scientific data, and other such basics of life onboard.
Tonight students treasure one last full night of sleep, then we're underway for the Chatham Islands tomorrow! All are certainly excited to be here, in good health, and having spent a great last few days exploring New Zealand. Updates and stories directly from the students will commence tomorrow.
- Deb & Rick