Maine Maritime’s training vessels heading out to sea

July 10, 2021 GMT

CASTINE, Maine (AP) — The Maine Maritime Academy’s training ship is departing for a 37-day training voyage with stops along the East Coast.

Because of the pandemic, the State of Maine will be staying closer to home after its departure on Saturday. The itinerary includes Port Canaveral, Florida, and New York City.

Pandemic protocols will be in effect, and all students have to show proof of vaccination.

The training cruise will return to Castine on Aug. 13, before the start of the academic year.