BY GEORGINA KEKEA
A reception was held last night on board the United States Training Ship (USTS), Golden Bear.
USTS Golden Bear is currently berthing in Honiara after it arrived from Samoa on Wednesday. USTS Golden Bear is operated by the California State University Maritime Academy (CSUM) in Vallejo, California which is a four-year accredited university dedicated to education seafaring professionals for maritime careers.
Cadets from CSUM routinely participate in summer cruises in various regions aboard TS Golden Bear.
Their training on board the vessle is is to develop their leadership skills and making practical application of classroom knowledge in all areas of demanding shipboard operations, while simultaneously experiencing new cultures and building relationships throughout the global community.
Last night a number of dignitaries and diplomats attended the function hosted by Captain Harry Bolton USMS, Commanding officer on board the USTS Golden Bear.