Two cadet/midshipmen from the United States Merchant Marine Academy are completing internships with the Canaveral Pilots Association this Summer. The cadets shadow Pilots during vessel transits of the harbor observing navigation, ship-handling, and docking and undocking maneuvers. They also learn about the business side of running a modern and efficient harbor pilot operation focusing on business organization, communications, decision-making, management, and strategic planning. The cadets are given the opportunity to learn about port operations throughout the port community during visits with other port stakeholders such as the Harbormasters and by observation rides on the harbor tugs. The Pilots thank all our port partners for participating in providing this training opportunity.