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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 15, 2016

S-264, The Global Ocean: New Zealand

The Global Ocean: New Zealand

Proposed cruise track for S-264.

The students of S-264, The Global Ocean: New Zealand, will join the SSV Robert C. Seamans in Auckland, New Zealand, by February 17th. They will end their voyage around March 26th, in Christchurch, New Zealand, with planned port stops in Bay of Islands, Russell, Wellington and Dunedin.

Ship's Company

Captain: Elliot Rappaport
Chief Mate: Will McLean
2nd Mate: Heather Stone
3rd Mate: Eric Oransky
Engineer: Tom Klodenski
Asst. Engineer: Dylan Whitney
Steward: Sarah Whitcher
Chief Scientist: Ben Harden
1st Asst. Scientist: Maia Theophanis
2nd Asst. Scientist: Sarah Fuller
3rd Asst. Scientist: Gabi Chavez
Maritime Studies: Jeff Wescott
Interpreter: Jonathan Vega
Interpreter: Drew Pidkameny


Madison Atterbury, Hamilton College
Johanna Bailey, Whitman College
Eileen Bates, Bowdoin College
Anastasia Bellairs, Whitman College
Hoai-Nam Bui, Macalester College
Sara Covelli, Union College
Ella Dean, Hamilton College
Timothy Dooley, Grinnell College
Jenna Lilly, Colgate University
Hannah Lipstein, Wellesley College
Shirley Luo, Hamilton College
Bridget McElroy, St. Michael's College
Makenzie Michel, Union College
Alina Nakano, Whitman College
Anna Poholek, Pasco Hernando State College
Rachel Salesin, University of Virginia
Margaret Smith, Kenyon College
Rachel Soudakoff, Rochester Institute Of Technology
Molly Stark-Ragsdale, Macalester College
Leland Swift, Carleton College
Eliza Thomas, Carleton College
Jillian Valpey, Boston College

Guest Voyagers

Justin Gregory, visiting journalist from Radio New Zealand (Auckland to Bay of Islands)
Cat Peters, Marine Mammal expert (Russell to Wellington)

Categories: Robert C. Seamans,The Global Ocean: New Zealand, • Topics: s264  ships company • (6) Comments


Leave a public comment for students and crew to read when they reach their next port and have access to the internet!

#1. Posted by Beth Dooley on February 17, 2016

Bon Voyage .. can’t wait to hear about this amazing adventure!

#2. Posted by Julie Sertel on February 17, 2016

To all the lucky people on the Robert C. Seamans -  A ani i te haerenga pai!!

#3. Posted by Anh Tran on February 18, 2016

good sailing! share your adventure often!

#4. Posted by Marianne Poholek on February 19, 2016

Learn, study, absorb every magical moment. Be safe and have a lot of laughs!

#5. Posted by Grammy&Grandy; on February 21, 2016

Are we jealous! Thanks for the pictures.
The first time I used the phrase “down under"with an Aussie colleague, he said that was an unfounded prejudice and showed me a map with the South pole up and the names of all locations written to be read that way. I exclaimed “IT’S UPSIDE DOWN!” and was handed my teeth with “THERE YOU GO AGAIN!!” Just a warning. Also “bottom of the world” “down South” etc
Much love, G&G

#6. Posted by michael lidstone on March 02, 2016

Very cool that you are the voyage of a life time….A must do on any one’s bucket list…fare well and adieu….my fair lady.



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