For the first time in twelve years, the Texas A&M Galveston Maritime Academy’s cadets are sailing together as an entire academy on the Training Ship Kennedy for this summertime sea term.
Their latest stop? Corpus Christi.
Cadets from Texas A&M Galveston boarded the ship for training as part of the program’s summer semester at sea.
For some of these students, this training means carrying on the family Maritime tradition. Jack Clark, who is a Cruise Commander Cadet, shared how his family was involved in the Maritime industry.
"Turns out, my grandfather was the Vice President of production when this ship was built, and it’s just a coincidence that I was on it," Clark explained.
The classic ship can house over 700 aboard, offering a wide range of different operations that give the cadets aboard vital experience they can take into the workplace once they graduate.
The crew began their tour in Massachusetts before heading to New Orleans. Corpus Christi was next, where the ship docked in the Port of Corpus Christi. Tampa Florida is next on their itinerary on Monday, July 2nd.