Mass. Maritime Students Ship Out for Caribbean
January 14, 2011
CapeCodOnline: Their choices include whitewater rafting in Mexico, a zip line adventure in Barbados and horseback riding in Puerto Rico, but Admiral Richard Gurnon insists his students from Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, are not going on a vacation.
“They’re going to work almost every single day. This is a real adventure, but it isn’t a vacation,” Gurnon said.
For the next 43 days, the cadets will work 10 to 12 hours a day on academics and on the practical aspects of operating, protecting and maintaining the T.S. Kennedy, a ship that is 540 feet long and 76 feet wide and has a tonnage of more than 13,000.
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