Saturday, January 28, 2012

FTV 1/28/12 Guayaquil Student Visit

We docked in Guayaquil, Ecuador's biggest city and the nation's main sea port. Guayaquil is on the west side of the Guayas River, which flows into the Gulf of Guayaquil in the Pacific Ocean. Guayaquil is at 2.21 degrees south of the equator, and 79.9 west. Guayaquil is the capital of the Guayas province of Ecuador.

Here the T. S. Kennedy cadets Adam Labranche and Libby Buck welcomed group of 25 students from an English speaking high school in Guayaquil. This outreach program is sponsored by the Consulate General of the United States of America, and is open to students who want to learn English so that they may attend colleges, and work in a Global economy. Some of these students have an interest in the shipping industry, because they have grown up in this large port city.

The students were given a tour of the ship from bow to stern, here they are visiting the bridge, to see the high level of technology that the MMA cadets are trained to use to navigate ships around the globe.

These students are going to 'Follow the Voyage' for the remainder of your sea term when they return to their classroom, and we hope that they enjoyed getting a taste of a Mass Maritime Sea term experience. We enjoyed meeting them, and wish them well as they plan their futures after completing their last year of high school in Guayaquil. You can learn about the layout of the T.S. Kennedy, and learn about the names given to the parts of a ship by doing the following activities.

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