PILOTS HOST MERCHANT MARINE CADET FOR INTERNSHIP
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Cadet/Midshipman Forrest Saunders completed an internship with the Canaveral Pilots this month. He accompanied pilots on transits of Port Canaveral observing shiphandling and channel piloting on a variety of cruise ships and cargo vessels. He learned about the business side of the pilot operation including decision making, communications, and planning for pilot boat maintenance and replacement. Saunders participated with pilots at a Propeller Club Education Committee meeting and volunteered with pilots at a local community event. He was also able to spend some time with the Canaveral Port Authority Harbormasters and Cargo Development team to learn more about port operations. Good luck to Cadet/Midshipman Saunders for his senior year at the Merchant Marine Academy and future maritime industry career. Thank you to our Port Authority partners.