General Rudder Summer Sea Term 2013

T/S General Rudder Vessel's Details

Ship Type: Training ship
Year Built: 1984
Length x Breadth: 75 m X 13 m
Gross Tonnage: 1472, DeadWeight: 2250 t
Speed recorded (Max / Average): 11.8 / 9.2 knots
Flag: USA [US] flag
Call Sign: WTAU
IMO: 8835463, MMSI: 367604000

 


GENERAL RUDDER CURRENT POSITION

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Galveston                               3 July               8 July
Port Arthur                              8 July               10 July
Key West                                15 July             17 July
Pensacola                               22 July             24 July
New Orleans                           29 July             1 Aug
Baton Rouge                           2 Aug               4 Aug
New Orleans                           4 Aug               6 Aug
Galveston                               14 Aug             18 Aug
Port Isabel                              21 Aug             23 Aug
Galveston                               26 Aug             31 Aug Cruise B ends

General Rudder SST 2013 "A" Archives

Captain's Blog 

Captain Scott Putty Master of the T/S General Rudder

Nautical Terminology Contained in Noon Reports.
Noon Report - Ships Position at noon of that day, giving status of vessel and voyage
POB - Pilot on board
SBE - Standby Engines
FWE - Finished with engines
Slip - The percent difference in actual distance traveled vs. distance calculated based on engine revolutions
TAS - Total Average Speed
MGO - Marine Gas Oil (Diesel Fuel)
ROB - Remaining On Board
FW - Fresh Water
Knts - Nautical Miles Per Hour

Noon Reports For Summer Sea Term "B". Port Isabel, TX to Galveston, TX

August 23, 2013 Departure, Port Isabel, TX

1.  SBE: 23/1048
2.  Last Line: 23/1100
3.  Pilot Away: 23/1149
4.  Departure: 23/1200
5.  Drafts: 12-06F, 14-06A
6.  MGO ROB: 60,476 GAL
7.  FW ROB: 4,900 GAL
8.  ETA Galveston Dock 25/0900 LT

August 21, 2013 Arrival Port Isabel, TX

  1. Arrived Port Isabel 21/0700
  2. Pilot Aboard: 21/0726
  3. First Line: 21/0838
  4. FWE: 21/0900
  5. MGO ROB: 61,676 GAL
  6. FW ROB: 4,900 GAL
  7. ETD for Galveston 23/1000 LT

 

August 20, 2013 Noon Report

1.  1200 LT - 20 AUG 2013
2.  27-34N, 096-57W
3.  Distance Run: 175.2 NM
4.  Time: 24H 00M
5.  Speed: 7.3 Knts.
6.  Slip: 13.5%
7.  Total Distance: 175.2 NM
8.  Total Time: 1D 00H 00M
9.  TAS: 7.3 Knts.
10. MGO Consumed: 1000 GAL
11. MGO ROB: 62,576 GAL
12. FW ROB: 5000 GAL
13. Wind: SE 3 Sea: SE 2
14. ETA Port Isabel 21/0730 LT

August 19, 2013 Departure Galveston, TX

1.            SBE: 19/1000
2.            Last Line: 19/1006
3.            Departure: 19/1200
4.            Drafts: 12-09F, 14-03A
5.            MGO ROB: 63,576 GAL
6.            FW ROB: 4,900 GAL
7.            Revised ETA Port Isabel P/S 21/0730 LT

August 13, 2013 Arrival Galveston, TX

  1. Arrived Galveston 12/2000
  2. Anchored: 12/2042
  3. Anchor Aweigh: 13/0830
  4. First Line: 13/1200
  5. FWE: 13/1206
  6. MGO ROB: 63,876 GAL
  7. FW ROB: 3,000 GAL
  8. ETD Galveston 18/1000 LT

August 12, 2013 Noon Report

1.  1200 LT - 12 AUG 2013
2.  28-16N, 094-27W
3.  Distance Run: 134.6 NM
4.  Time: 24H 00M
5.  Speed: 5.7 Knts.
6.  Slip: 31.0%
7.  Total Distance: 340.0 NM
8.  Total Time: 2D 05H 30M
9.  TAS: 6.4 Knts.
10. MGO Consumed: 1000 GAL
11. MGO ROB: 64,776 GAL
12. FW ROB: 5000 GAL
13. Wind: SE 2 Sea: SE 1
14. REVISED ETA TAMUG Dock 13/1000 LT

August 11, 2013 Noon Report

1.  1200 LT - 11 AUG 2013
2.  27-45N, 093-49W
3.  Distance Run: 165.2 NM
4.  Time: 24H 00M
5.  Speed: 6.9 Knts.
6.  Slip: 26.0%
7.  Total Distance: 205.4 NM
8.  Total Time: 1D 05H 30M
9.  TAS: 6.9 Knts.
10. MGO Consumed: 1000 GAL
11. MGO ROB: 65,776 GAL
12. FW ROB: 5000 GAL
13. Wind: SW 2 Sea: SW 2
14. ETA TAMUG Dock 14/1000 LT

 

August 10, 2013 Noon Report

1.  1200 LT - 10 AUG 2013
2.  28-55N, 094-01W
3.  Distance Run: 40.2 NM
4.  Time: 05H 30M
5.  Speed: 6.8 Knts.
6.  Slip: 19.7%
7.  Total Distance: 40.2 NM
8.  Total Time: 0D 05H 30M
9.  TAS: 6.8 Knts.
10. MGO Consumed: 200 GAL
11. MGO ROB: 66,976 GAL
12. FW ROB: 4600 GAL
13. Wind: E 3 Sea: E 2
14. Anchored Galveston West Anchorage: 09/1640 15. Anchor Aweigh: 10/0612 16. ETA TAMUG Dock 14/1000 LT

August 9, 2013 Depart Galveston

August 5, 2013 Arrival Galveston, TX

  1. Arrived Galveston 05/0700
  2. POB: N/A
  3. First Line: 05/0937
  4. FWE: 05/0942
  5. MGO ROB: 67,876 GAL
  6. FW ROB: 4,900 GAL
  7. ETD Galveston 09/1100 LT

August 4, 2013 Noon Report

1.  1200 LT - 04 AUG 2013
2.  28-25N, 093-12W
3.  Distance Run: 162.0 NM
4.  Time: 24H 00M
5.  Speed: 6.7 Knts.
6.  Slip: 18.7%
7.  Total Distance: 272.0 NM
8.  Total Time: 1D 17H 30M
9.  TAS: 6.50 Knts.
10. MGO Consumed: 1000 GAL
11. MGO ROB: 68,876 GAL
12. FW ROB: 4800 GAL
13. Wind: S 3 Sea: S 1
14. REVISED ETA TAMUG Dock 05/0830 LT

 

August 3, 2013 Noon Report

1.  1200 LT - 03 AUG 2013
2.  27-58N, 091-00W
3.  Distance Run: 110.0 NM
4.  Time: 17H 30M
5.  Speed: 6.3 Knts.
6.  Slip: 24%
7.  Total Distance: 110.0 NM
8.  Total Time: 0D 17H 30M
9.  TAS: 6.30 Knts.
10. MGO Consumed: 700 GAL
11. MGO ROB: 69,876 GAL
12. FW ROB: 4500 GAL
13. Wind: WSW 3 Sea: WSW 1
14. ETA TAMUG Dock 05/1000 LT

August 2, 2013 Depart New Orleans, Departure Mississippi River

1.            SBE: 02/0848
2.            Last Line: 02/0854
3.            Pilot Away: 02/1822
4.            Departure: 02/1830
5.            Drafts: 13-08F, 14-04A
6.            MGO ROB: 70,200 GAL
7.            FW ROB: 4,000 GAL
8.            ETA TAMUG Dock 05/1000 LT

July 29, 2013 Arrival Mississippi River, New Orleans, LA

  1. Arrived SW Pass 29/0612
  2. POB: 29/0637
  3. First Line: 29/2151
  4. FWE: 29/2218
  5. MGO ROB: 72,876 GAL
  6. FW ROB: 4,000 GAL
  7. ETD New Orleans: 02/0900 LT

July 28, 2013 Noon Report

1.  1200 LT - 28 July 2013
2.  28-00N, 090-15W
3.  Distance Run: 173.1 NM
4.  Time: 24H 00M
5.  Speed: 7.2 Knts.
6.  Slip: 20%
7.  Total Distance: 619.8 NM
8.  Total Time: 3D 18H 30M
9.  TAS: 6.85 Knts.
10. MGO Consumed: 1000 GAL
11. MGO ROB: 74,676 GAL
12. FW ROB: 5000 GAL
13. Wind: W 2 Sea: SW 2
14. ETA SW Pass P/S 29/0700 LT
15. Arrival Draft 14FT 10IN FW

July 27, 2013 Noon Report

1.  1200 LT - 27 July 2013
2.  28-00N, 090-36W
3.  Distance Run: 166.5 NM
4.  Time: 24H 00M
5.  Speed: 6.9 Knts.
6.  Slip: 20%
7.  Total Distance: 446.7 NM
8.  Total Time: 2D 18H 30M
9.  TAS: 6.7 Knts.
10. MGO Consumed: 1000 GAL
11. MGO ROB: 75,676 GAL
12. FW ROB: 5000 GAL
13. Wind: W 4 Sea: W 2
14. ETA SW Pass P/S 29/0700 LT
15. Arrival Draft 14FT 10IN FW

July 26, 2013 Noon Report

1.  1200 LT - 26 July 2013
2.  27-58N, 091-09W
3.  Distance Run: 165.7 NM
4.  Time: 24H 00M
5.  Speed: 6.9 Knts.
6.  Slip: 17%
7.  Total Distance: 280.2 NM
8.  Total Time: 1D 18H 30M
9.  TAS: 6.6 Knts.
10. MGO Consumed: 1000 GAL
11. MGO ROB: 76,676 GAL
12. FW ROB: 4900 GAL
13. Wind: W 3 Sea: W 1
14. ETA SW Pass P/S 29/0700 LT
15. Arrival Draft 14FT 10IN FW

July 25, 2013 Noon Report

1.  1200 LT - 25 July 2013
2.  28-49N, 087-14W
3.  Distance Run: 114.5 NM
4.  Time: 18H 30M
5.  Speed: 6.1 Knts.
6.  Slip: 31%
7.  Total Distance: 114.5 NM
8.  Total Time: 0D 18H 30M
9.  TAS: 6.1 Knts.
10. MGO Consumed: 900 GAL
11. MGO ROB: 77,676 GAL
12. FW ROB: 4900 GAL
13. Wind: W 6 Sea: W 3
14. ETA SW Pass P/S 29/0700 LT
15. Arrival Draft 14FT 10IN FW

July 24th Departure Pensacola, FL

1.            SBE: 24/1548
2.            Last Line: 24/1554
3.            Pilot Away: 24/1725
4.            Departure: 24/1730
5.            Drafts: 13-09F, 14-03A
6.            MGO ROB: 78,550 GAL
7.            FW ROB: 5,000 GAL
8.            ETA SW Pass P/S 29/0700 LT

July 24, 2013 Pensacola, FL

Several cadets had the opportunity to tour the Global 1200, a deep sea pipe laying vessel which is currently working in the Gulf of Mexico.  She is essentially a pipline factory with the welding and laying of the pipe done underway at approximately 2 knots.  Underway, she has a crew of over 200 aboard to accomplish her task.

Global 1200  Global 1200

July 22, 2013 Arrival Pensacola, FL.

  1. Arrived Pensacola: 22/0730
  2. POB: 22/0803
  3. First Line: 22/0940
  4. FWE: 22/0954
  5. MGO ROB: 79,676 GAL
  6. FW ROB: 3,400 GAL

General Rudder Arrival Pensacola

TS General Rudder Pensacola 2013

July 21, 2013 Noon Report

1.  1200 LT - 21 July 2013
2.  29-59N, 087-16W
3.  Distance Run: 155.5 NM
4.  Time: 25H 00M
5.  Speed: 6.2 Knts.
6.  Slip: 25%
7.  Total Distance: 488.8 NM
8.  Total Time: 2D 22H 48M
9.  TAS: 6.9 Knts.
10. MGO Consumed: 950 GAL
11. MGO ROB: 80,426 GAL
12. FW ROB: 4000 GAL
13. Wind: SSW 4 Sea: SW 3
14. ETA Pensacola 22/0800 LT
15. Arrival Draft 14FT 10IN

July 20, 2013 Noon Report

1.  1200 LT - 20 July 2013
2.  27-46N, 085-50W
3.  Distance Run: 183.5 NM
4.  Time: 24H 00M
5.  Speed: 7.6 Knts.
6.  Slip: 16%
7.  Total Distance: 333.3 NM
8.  Total Time: 1D 21H 48M
9.  TAS: 7.3 Knts.
10. MGO Consumed: 950 GAL
11. MGO ROB: 81,376 GAL
12. FW ROB: 4500 GAL
13. Wind: SSE 3 Sea: SSE 2
14. ETA Pensacola 22/0800 LT
15. Arrival Draft 14FT 10IN

July 19, 2013 Noon Report

1.  1200 LT - 19 July 2013
2.  25-18N, 083-54W
3.  Distance Run: 149.8 NM
4.  Time: 21H 48M
5.  Speed: 6.9 Knts.
6.  Slip: 23%
7.  Total Distance: 149.8 NM
8.  Total Time: 0D 21H 48M
9.  TAS: 6.9 Knts.
10. MGO Consumed: 950 GAL
11. MGO ROB: 82,326 GAL
12. FW ROB: 5000 GAL
13. Wind: ESE 3 Sea: ENE 3
14. ETA Pensacola 22/0800 LT

July 18, 2013 Departure Key West

  1. SBE: 18/1254
  2. Last Line: 18/1306
  3. Pilot Away: 18/1403
  4. Departure: 18/1412
  5. Drafts: 13-07F, 14-03A
  6. MGO ROB: 83,450 GAL
  7. FW ROB: 5,000 GAL
  8. ETA Pensacola P/S 22/0800 LT - Timed Arrival

July 16, 2013 Arrival Key West

  1. Arrived Key West: 16/0730
  2. POB: 16/0750
  3. First Line: 16/0908
  4. FWE: 16/0924
  5. MGO ROB: 84,476 GAL
  6. FW ROB: 5,000 GAL
  7. ETD Key West: 18/1300 LT

July 15, 2013 Noon Report

1.  1200 LT - 15 July 2013
2.  24-18N, 083-17W
3.  Distance Run: 209.0 NM
4.  Time: 24H 00M
5.  Speed: 8.7 Knts.
6.  Slip: 4.4%
7.  Total Distance: 700.0 NM
8.  Total Time: 3D 16H 00M
9.  TAS: 7.90 Knts.
10. MGO Consumed: 950 GAL
11. MGO ROB: 84,976 GAL
12. FW ROB: 5000 GAL
13. Wind: ENE 5 Sea: ENE 3
14. ETA Key West Pilot 16/0800 LT

July 14, 2013 Noon Report

1.  1200 LT - 14 July 2013
2.  25-38N, 086-47W
3.  Distance Run: 194.0 NM
4.  Time: 23H 00M
5.  Speed: 8.4 Knts.
6.  Slip: 9.0%
7.  Total Distance: 491.0 NM
8.  Total Time: 2D 16H 00M
9.  TAS: 7.67 Knts.
10. MGO Consumed: 950 GAL
11. MGO ROB: 85,926 GAL
12. FW ROB: 4900 GAL
13. Wind: E 2 Sea: E 1
14. ETA Key West 16/0800 LT

July 13, 2013 Noon Report

1.  1200 LT - 13 July 2013
2.  26-54N, 090-02W
3.  Distance Run: 182.6 NM
4.  Time: 24H 00M
5.  Speed: 7.6 Knts.
6.  Slip: 19%
7.  Total Distance: 297.0 NM
8.  Total Time: 1D 17H 00M
9.  TAS: 7.24 Knts.
10. MGO Consumed: 1000 GAL
11. MGO ROB: 86,876 GAL
12. FW ROB: 4450 GAL
13. Wind: WNW 3 Sea: WNW 2
14. ETA Key West 16/0800 LT

July 12, 2013 Noon Report

1.  1200 LT - 12 July 2013
2.  28-19N, 092-58W
3.  Distance Run: 114.4 NM
4.  Time: 17H 00M
5.  Speed: 6.7 Knts.
6.  Slip: %
7.  Total Distance: 114.4 NM
8.  Total Time: 0D 17H 00M
9.  TAS: 6.7 Knts.
10. MGO Consumed: 800 GAL
11. MGO ROB: 87,876 GAL
12. FW ROB: 4800 GAL
13. Wind: NNW 3 Sea: NNW 2
14. ETA Key West 16/0800 LT

July 11, 2013 Departure, Port Arthur, TX

1.            SBE: 11/1600
2.            Last Line: 11/1610
3.            Departure: 11/1900
5.            Drafts: 13-09F, 14-05A
6.            MGO ROB: 88,850 GAL
7.            FW ROB: 5,000 GAL
8.            ETA Key West P/S 16/0800 LT

July 10, 2013 Port Arthur, TX

  1. Arrival: 09/1954
  2. POB: 09/2000
  3. First Line: 09/2312
  4. FWE: 09/2330
  5. MGO ROB: 90,120 GAL.
  6. FW: 4500 GAL.
  7. Draft: 13-09F, 14-08A

General Rudder Port Arthur Texas

The Port of Port Arthur hosted a lunch for the TMA cadets and the Camp Sea Port students from the Port Arthur area.  Several of our cadets shared their stories about their decision to pursue a sea going career.
 
Thanks to Father Sinclair of the Seaman’s Center and Ronnie Hicks from the Port of Port Arthur for their hospitality.   
 
Captain Scott Putty
Master - T.S. General Rudder

TAMUG Cadets Visit Seamans Center 

July 9, 2013 Departure Galveston, TX

1.            SBE: 09/1112
2.            Last Line: 09/1126
3.            Departure: 09/1300
5.            Drafts: 13-06F, 14-06A
6.            MGO ROB: 90,570 GAL
7.            FW ROB: 5,000 GAL
8.            ETA Sabine P/S 09/2000 LT

General Rudder Departs Galveston