THE CALIFORNIA MARITIME ACADEMY’S GOLDEN BEAR ARRIVES IN WELLINGTON - Sunday 29, 2011.
The Golden Bear arrived just after 9:30am on a beuatiful sunny Wellington day.
Read more about the Golden Bear on the U.S. Ambassador's blog:
I am very much looking forward to welcoming a group of about 250 students from my home state of California when their ship docks in Wellington next week. The students are sailing in on TS Golden Bear, the training ship of the California Maritime Academy.
The ship left California about a month ago and will be doing training exercises throughout the Pacific for about 3 months. All students at Cal Maritime take part in summer training cruises in the Pacific to apply the skills they’ve learned. I’m delighted that President Eisenhardt readily agreed when I asked to have Golden Bear stop in New Zealand this year.
Part of the highly regarded California State University system, the California Maritime Academy is recognized for excellence in the business, science, technology, engineering, operations, and policy aspects of the transportation industries. One of only seven degree-granting maritime academies in the United States, Cal Maritime focuses heavily on leadership training, applied technology, and global awareness.