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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

November 09, 2016

S-270: Ocean Exploration

Study Abroad Voyage Map

Proposed cruise track for S-270, Ocean Exploration.

The students of S-270, Ocean Exploration, will join the SSV Robert C. Seamans in Auckland, New Zealand by November 13th. They will return to Auckland around December 21st, after port stops in the Bay of Islands, the Kermadec Islands and Napier. 

Ship's Company

Captain: Pamela Coughlin
Chief Mate: Patrick Finn
Second Mate: Rebecca Johnson
Third Mate: David Bonner III
Engineer: Nathan Bears
Assistant Engineer: Dylan Whitney
Steward: Christopher Sullivan
Chief Scientist: Charles Lea
Assistant Scientist: Edward Sweeney
Assistant Scientist: Janet Bering
Assistant Scientist: Brittany Mauer
Sailing Intern: Rachael Ashdown
Sailing Intern: Helen Dufel
Sailing Intern: Megan Frey
Sailing Intern: Lena Goss
Sailing Intern: Katherine Salesin
Sailing Intern: Sarah Spiegler
Sailing Intern: Huldah (Biz) Wallace


Julia Bridgforth, Sewanee: The University of the South
Ilana Duby, Macalester College
Kaia Findlay, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Meave Gurche, Charles O. Dickerson High School
Dakota Hanke-Ledwith, University of Vermont
William Harnisch, University of Rhode Island
Sudeshana Karki, Colby-Sawyer College
Helena Kent, The New School
Christina Merullo, Boston College
Lorna Mitchison-Field, Mount Holyoke College
Frank Rauzi, Curry College
Angelique Taylor, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University
Kyra Thompson, Hawaii Pacific University
Hoang Truong, Dartmouth College
Raylen Witter, Middlebury College

Categories: Robert C. Seamans,Ocean Exploration, • Topics: s270  ships company • (4) 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 Dominic Rauzi on November 13, 2016

Hi Dominic…..we just wanted to let you know that we are following along daily and can’t wait for you to make a post or send us a note (or some pictures!) and share your journey with us.  Marissa and William are learning so much from you about so many things.  William can’t wait to hear about navigating with the stars.  We are also wondering if you will see the same Super Moon as us on the 14th?  We are going for a full moon paddle out at Pura Vida Ride at 7pm….we hope you get to see it, too!  We miss you and hope you are having the time of your life!  Love Mom, Marissa and William

#2. Posted by Dominic Rauzi on November 14, 2016

We are thinking of you and hope you are having a wonderful voyage - it sure started out exciting!

Love you
Aunt Kathy and Uncle Grant

#3. Posted by carey on November 15, 2016

Hi Dominic.
We are following your journey.  Can’t wait to here all about it.we love you
Auntie carey. Uncle jerry,  and baylee

#4. Posted by Jeanne Wilder on November 19, 2016

Hey Christina….Been thinking about you and following
your voyage.  Hope you are enjoying.  Will miss you on
Turkey Day.

Love Auntie Jeanne



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