Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Captain's Blog 1/26/11

Training day 12 is upon us. As I commented about the schedule last week, for all practical purposes the sea term is half over from the educational perspective. Tomorrow will be mid-cruise examinations. Of course, we have nearly four weeks to go for additional hands-on training - ship's bridge and engine room watches, maintenance and assessments.

We're pushing through a cold front as last night we had force 8 winds over 35 knots, but being just ahead of the port beam insured a good ride. Adding to the anti-roll effect is our speed, as we are making nearly 17 knots. Our goal is to arrive in Mayaguez Bay in Puerto Rico to do a few anchor drills, and then anchor overnight for a quiet Sunday at sea.

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