Site Visit Onboard the Zephr
We recently went on a site visit aboard the Zephyr at Pier 16 (South Street Seaport). The class talked to former Harbor student and crew member Justin Trinidad, who graduated last year. He talked to us about how he became crew with the connections he had from the school.
We then continued our tour around the Zephyr, looking in the wheelhouse with Captain Alvin Masongsong. He operates the boat with a simple throttle but, if the main system fails, there's a complicated backup system. On the way back we analyzed the Zephyr's docking. The captain aligned the boat with the pier, letting the current push it in along with some assistance from the engine. All in all, the site visit was one of many to come and I'm looking forward to learning about more boats and other jobs in the maritime industry.