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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

March 13, 2015

Tropical Cyclone Pam

Preparations for Tropical Cyclone Pam

As Tropical Cyclone Pam continues to develop in the South Pacific, the SSV Robert C. Seamans is safely alongside in Dunedin, New Zealand, well beyond the predicted path of the cyclone.

Our ships navigate with safety and risk avoidance as primary objectives. Captains make use of every available means of monitoring and predicting the path of a significant weather system to choose the safest possible itinerary for our ships. They are guided by up-to-the-minute satellite imagery, storm track forecasts and, real-time advice from colleagues at the National Weather Service. In the face of tropical storms and hurricanes, minimizing exposure to heavy weather dictates every aspect of shipboard decision-making. Currently the Robert C. Seamans is secure alongside in Dunedin, New Zealand, and will remain there until offshore wind and sea conditions are settled.

We encourage you to enjoy the blogs coming from the ship and as always, feel free to contact SEA directly with any questions or concerns.

Categories: News,Robert C. Seamans,The Global Ocean: New Zealand, • Topics: s257 • (1) Comments
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#1. Posted by A clemens on March 14, 2015

Maravilla I was concerned about the storm and pleased to learn that you are all safe and in port I trust the people on the islands of Vanuatu are also safe.
I noticed that one of your shipmates attend Stony Brook University. Your uncle Vincent Clemente taught English Literature there for 25 years
Keep safe and dry.  Love Papa



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