Ready for an adventure with a purpose? Request info »
  • Search SEA Semester, Summer and High School Programs
  • View SEA Semester campus visit calendar
SEA Currents Blog

SEA Currents: Corwith Cramer


November 15, 2015

Orientation Day

Jason Quilter, Captain

Oceans & Climate

Learning the Ropes

Position
28° 08.5’ N x 15° 25.6’ W

Description of location
Alongside Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Weather / Wind
clear skies, calm

Souls on Board

Hello from the Sailing School Vessel Corwith Cramer and the ship's company of trip C-263. All is well aboard and the student crew had a great day learning the ropes, taking part in safety drills and getting acquainted with their new home. We plan to get underway this evening and depart Las Palmas, Gran Canaria bound for sea and the start of our Transatlantic crossing.

Fair Winds,
Jason

Categories: Corwith Cramer,Oceans & Climate, • Topics: c263  port stops  portugal • (1) Comments

Reactions

#1. Posted by Rich on November 17, 2015

Terrific blog.  I spent 1997 - 1998 working for the UN in the Western Sahara in Dakhla.  I remember seeing hundreds of Chinese fishing tankers/trawlers directly off the coast of Africa plundering the territorial waters and Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the country of Mauritania and the territory of Western Sahara.  It was a unique - and sketchy - precedence where MIGHT (military and economic) probably trumped LAWFUL.  The Chinese were/are able to do this, in part, because it is not highly publicized.  The inhabitants of the coastal waters of Western Africa are marginalized and do not have political or economic heft.  If you are headed south and near the coast, it would be interesting if you could comment on the breadth and scale of the fishing presence off shore nearly 20 years later ... it would say a lot (either of the lack of good fishing grounds remaining, or of China’s continued influence in the area).


Name:

Email:

Add a comment:

Notify me of follow-­up comments?

I would like SEA to keep me informed about news and opportunities.