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Massachusetts Maritime Academy - Sea Term Preparation Checklist Marine Operations - Sea Term Preparation Checklist

Things to do before Sea Term:

  • Get prescription medicines for 2 months to cover the whole sea term
  • Renew Epi-pen prescription in necessary
  • Bring a small bag with a luggage lock or a lock box to store meds
  • Extra contact lenses; obtain and bring glasses (easier to use in an emergency)
  • Schedule a dental check-up, treatment for any dental pain (very limited dental care on the ship)
  • Get second Hep A vaccine if you have not already received it
  • Highly recommend getting a flu shot if you have not already
  • Talk with your phone carrier to understand how to avoid roaming charges in port, how to get an international plan if desired, how to use free voice over internet apps like skype or viber
  • Talk with your doctor or us ahead of time for prevention methods if you are highly prone to motion sickness
  • Bring travel-size sun screen bottle, SPF 50, for in port
  • Bring 100% DEET insect repellent, a safety must in the Caribbean for Sea Term 2015
  • Bring any over the counter medicines that you use frequently. This includes pain relievers, skin creams and acne medication, indigestion remedies, etc.

Sea Bag Requirements

last updated 11-5-2014 by