SST 2022 Updates    

New information, events, reminders...

Thursday, May 19, 2022


The TS Kennedy arrived on campus today! Faculty, staff and crew are already onboard preparing for next week's departure. We have a few updates and reminders for you today: 

Check-In Details 

Check-in plans, company rosters, packing list and Plan of the Day for May 22 were sent to cadet university emails earlier this month, most recently on Sunday, May 15.

This summer, we have three Deck (A-C) and three Engine (D-F) companies. Check-in will take place at Sea Aggie Center on May 22 during the following times: 

  • Alpha/Delta: 0800-1000
  • Bravo/Echo: 1000-1200
  • Charlie/Foxtrot: 1200-1400 

Cadets should make arrangements to arrive during their assigned time with all required items and sea bags. For more information on check-in, refer to the POD. 

Deck and Engine watch will commence at 1200 with Alpha and Delta on May 22. 

Unfortunately, we will be unable to live stream the departure of the TS Kennedy on May 29th due to resource constraints. Look for real-time coverage on our social media channels (@texasmaritime). 

Track the Ship  
Track the ship in real-time throughout SST22. The ship tracker usually updates every 20 minutes, however, a number of variables may prevent the precise location from being shared more than once a day.  In the event of a full outage tracking information is available through the online resource Marine Traffic. 

We're just over a week away from setting sail for SST22! We hope that you will join us for the Dock Party on May 28th and the Flotilla on May 29th. As a reminder, Texas A&M at Galveston is not providing vessels to participate in the flotilla, nor is launching or recovering permitted from the Galveston Campus dock. 

Captain's Log 
Captain Sean McNeice will be providing underway updates as connectivity allows. Follow @texasmaritime on social media to be notified when the log is published. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Howdy Texas A&M Maritime Academy Cadets & Supporters. We have an early update for you this week.

In line with the fluid nature of the maritime industry, we are announcing a port change for our third Summer Sea Term 2022 stop, changing from Bermuda to New York City. The dates for the stop remain the same, Monday, July 11 through Thursday, July 14. This change occurred as a result of draft restrictions and an unforeseen cruise ship conflict in Bermuda.

We look forward to docking at Pier 88 in Manhattan with its iconic New York City skyline views.

Thanks & Gig 'Em.  

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Howdy! This week we have a few updates for you in our FAQs pertaining to vaccines and the link to the SST Forum we hosted on Monday, April 18. 

  • The Cadet Ship Operations Manual is now live. 
  • The check-in process for vaccinated/non-vaccinated cadets is the same. 
  • The CDC defines fully vaccinated and up-to-date differently. This is important for cadets with shore leave in Bermuda. Learn more on our FAQs page. (Is a COVID-19 vaccine required?) 
  • The SST '22 Forum link is now available. 

Thursday, April 13, 2022

Howdy! Welcome to your source for all information related to Summer Sea Term 2022. Each week we'll be posting updates with new information, events, reminders and more. 

  • SST '22 Forum and Q&A will be hosted on Monday, April 18 at 5:30 p.m.  Register, submit questions and grab the Zoom link here.
  • We're excited to host the SST '22 Dock Party on May 28 at the Galveston Campus. This event is free and open to the public. Full details are available here. A big thanks to the Galveston County Aggie Moms' Club, Texas A&M Maritime Academy Parents Association and the Texas A&M University at Galveston Sea Life Facility for joining us in sending our cadets off in style. We hope to see you all there. 
  • We'll be bringing a Taste of Texas to ports this year with BBQ & Bluebell Icecream. Stay tuned for more details. 
  • Lastly, we're bringing back the Captain's Log, Shiptracker and more to help keep you in the loop all SST-long. 
  • Look for the Sea Term Manual to arrive next week. 
  • Check back for updates each Thursday.