Massachusetts Maritime Academy Welcomes Training to take place June 23

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Massachusetts Maritime Academy Welcomes Training to take place June 23

Public welcome to join Massachusetts Maritime Academy and LT Governor Karyn Polito in welcoming home the Training Ship Kennedy, cadets, and crew.

WHO: LT Governor Karyn Polito, Rear Admiral Francis X. McDonald, and Massachusetts Secretaries Marylou Sudder (Sec. Health and Human Services) and James Peyser (Sec. Education), State Senator Susan Moran, and State Representative David Vieira

WHAT & WHY: An opportunity to join Massachusetts Maritime Academy welcome back the 540’ Training Ship Kennedy and over 400 of our cadets from their 26-days at sea.

The TS Kennedy departed the MMA campus located on Taylor’s Point in Buzzards Bay, MA, on May 30, with more than 400 cadets on board. Cadet training evolutions included anchor drills off the coast of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico; loading provisions off of Miami, FL; and navigating under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge through the East River of New York City and out Long Island Sound. Cadets performed duties in hand-on training, navigation, ship maintenance and repair, emergency drills, ship operations, and watchkeeping. Cadets aboard are those who select majors in Marine Engineering and Marine Transportation.

For the past 130 years, Sea-Term has provided MMA cadets hands-on experience at sea via a two-month training voyage.

WHEN: Wednesday June 23, 2020 at 09:15 a.m. (arrive by 08:30 a.m.)

WHERE: 101 Academy Drive, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532

MORE: Details and updates can be found at:

FOLLOW: Follow MMA on FB: @massmaritime; IG: @massmaritime; Twitter: @MMAadmissions; YouTube: Massachusetts Maritime Academy


Elizabeth B. Simmons, LP.D, CAPT MMA ’97

Vice President of External Affairs

617.852.4039 cell

508.830.6683 office

[email protected]

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