FOLLOW THE VOYAGE - TS KENNEDY

Saturday, January 9, 2016

FTV Departure Day


The engines have been fired.
The cadets are on board.

The pilot boat is standing by.


The Gangway has been lifted.
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Amid well wishes from the MMA families and the local community the T. S. Kennedy was ready to depart for Seaterm 2016.
                       

 






At 8:40 AM The Kennedy backed into the Cape Cod Canal and headed South to Panama, Costa Rica, Aruba, and Key West Florida

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Follow the Voyage Students get ready to log. Here's how.

On the FTV Blog http://mmaseaterm.blogspot.com  Click on ship tracker on the menu bar.

The Ship Tracker Screen will appear, you will see a map of Buzzards Bay with little red dots around it. These dots are the ships location for a given day. Beneath the map are links to data you need to record. For example: the tides, temperature, and visibility readings.


Beneath those links you will see the name of the ship and its current position (longitude & latitude) Using the new position plot the ships new position. Draw a line between the two dots. This is the new distance.

Measure the distance between the previous location and the current location (using the map key) to get the distance traveled for that time period. Using the distance and time period you can calculate the average velocity for the day using the formula:  Velocity= distance/time.

Alternatively, you can calculate the distance using this online calculator.

Next return to the blog entry and perform the activities suggested.




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