Track the Empire State VI

Ship Return

The Empire State and its crew of student-cadets will return to Olivet Pier around 10 a.m. Friday, August 9. All are welcome to come to campus to welcome our students home.

Follow the Ship

ShipThe Empire State VI left SUNY Maritime May 6, bound for Reykjavik, Iceland. It will return to campus August 9. Over the summer, it will travel to New Orleans, LA; Charleston, SC; Manhattan, NY; and Baltimore, MD. 

Send Mail to Your Cadet

Send letters only. No packages will be accepted. Letters and cards addressed to the New Orleans port should read:

Cadet John/Jane Doe, X/C
Empire State
c/o ISS -- New Orleans
2450 Severn Avenue, Suite 108
Metairie, LA 70001

Email Your Cadet

All cadets have an onboard email address:

The onboard email system uses satellites, and sending and receiving messages is not instantaneous; it fluctuates based on satellite connectivity.

Attachments cannot be sent or received onboard the ship. 

In case of an emergency whereby you do not wish to communicate via email, please call Joann Sprague, regimental assistant, at (718) 409-7352 who will relay the information for you.

If you have a question or need additional information, email

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