Activation of TS Kennedy

 

UPDATE 11/17/2017

TS Kennedy returned on 0848 slack tide on 17 November after being activate in early September for hurricane relief support.   MMA staff combined with staff hired through AMSEA of Quincy, Ma crewed up the vessel for the last two and half months.  While deployed the Kennedy providing berthing to federal employees totaling in excess of 13,000 nights of lodging and over 30,000 meals were served during this period of time.U.S. Maritime Administrator Buzby recently sent congratulatory correspondence to all those who assisted in the relief effort.  

The ship will be formally turned over to academy on Tuesday 21 November. After a Thanksgiving break, the Kennedy will be making preparation for the 2018 sea term to the Caribbean.