Cadet Shipping

Students who participate in the cadet shipping program gain exposure and experience on commercial ships, working with professional mariners. It is a demanding program and the application process is competitive.

Cadet Shipping Requirements:

  • Successful completion of one cruise aboard the Empire State VI

  • Minimum GPA 2.3

  • Good regimental standing; cadets with a Class I offense are not eligible

  • Valid MMC

  • Valid TWIC

  • Valid passport

  • Must obtain a USCG-719K nine-page physical

  • STCW letters and drug letters, coordinated by the cadet shipping coordinator with the marine transportation department and the regiment of cadets

 

​Cadet Shipping Periods: 

Spring 

This session replaces the second-class cruise. Cadets must apply through their academic department early in the fall to determine eligibility. Once approved by the academic department and the regiment of cadets, candidates will attend the fall cadet shipping meeting. Click here for more information.

Students will ship out Christmas Day through the beginning of pre-cruise.

Summer

This session replaces the second-class cruise. Cadets must apply through their academic department early in the fall to determine eligibility. Once approved by the academic department and the regiment of cadets, candidates will attend the spring cadet shipping meeting. Click here for more information.

Students will ship out at the end of the spring semester until the start of the fall semester.

Post-Cruise

This program is only available to cadets registered for the first half of summer sea term. This program does not require academic department approval. Students apply through the cadet shipping program and must attend an informational meeting in the spring.

Students will ship out for eight weeks, from July to the start of the fall semester.

Winter

Students apply for the winter session through the cadet shipping program and do not need approval from their academic department. Candidates must attend an informational meeting in October.

They will ship out for four weeks, from the end of the fall semester to the start of the spring semester.

 

For more information, contact Mate Charles Panossian, cadet shipping coordinator, via (718) 409-3519, (347) 346-3453 (cell) or cpanossian@sunymaritime.edu.