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ARCO MARINE MASTER TO SERVE AS CAPTAIN FOR CAL MARITIME'S 1993 TRAINING CRUISE

 VALLEJO, Calif., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Maritime Academy's training ship GOLDEN BEAR will set sail May 3 on an eight- week, 10,714-nautical-mile training cruise under the leadership of an oil tanker captain on loan from ARCO Marine as part of a unique cost- saving program.
 The training cruise, which is an integral part of the Academy's four-year college curriculum, will give 325 cadets a chance to put into practice the theoretical knowledge they acquired in their Vallejo classroom.
 Squeezed by the state's budgetary problems, Academy President Dr. Mary Lyons sought maritime industry support in providing a Master (captain) for the training cruise. The CMA, which is operated by the state under a 1929 law, had previously provided the ship's Master.
 ARCO Marine Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Los Angeles-based ARCO, responded to CMA by offering the services of one of its 23 tanker captains, Justin Johnson. Johnson is a 1976 graduate of the Academy and sailed on three similar cruises aboard the GOLDEN BEAR as an undergraduate. He is currently Master of the ARCO Fairbanks, a 120,000-deadweight-ton tanker which delivers crude oil from Alaska to the West Coast.
 The 1993 cruise itinerary includes the ports of Long Beach and Humboldt, Calif.; Lahaina Roads, Maui, Hawaii; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Victoria, Canada; and Sitka and Kodiak, Ala.
 While on the training cruise, students perform duties of both licensed and unlicensed deck and engineering personnel, depending on their year in school.
 "CMA is grateful to ARCO for its generous offer. Based upon the success of this cruise, CMA may consider expanding this loaned Master program. The program will allow CMA students maximum exposure to a variety of Masters, their leadership styles and shipping experience," said Lyons.
 "ARCO Marine is pleased to lend a helping hand to CMA," said Jerry Aspland, president of ARCO Marine and a 1962 graduate of the Academy. "Our industry relies heavily on CMA to provide skilled officers and masters for our shipping needs. This pilot program affords us an opportunity to give something back."
 Aspland added: "This can be a great learning experience for veteran masters, as well as the students. Loaning a Master to CMA for several months will pay huge dividends to the industry when these students take to the seas as licensed officers in a few years."
 The GOLDEN BEAR has served as a "floating laboratory" for CMA cadets since it was acquired by the Academy in 1970. The 491-foot- long vessel was built in 1940 as a passenger and cargo ship for South American trade. It was used extensively by the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II.
 ARCO Marine operates 10 tankers varying in size from 70,000 to 160,000 DWT. The ships operate between Valdez, Ala., and harbors in Puget Sound, San Francisco Bay and Long Beach, carrying crude oil and some refined product.
 "ARCO Marine is committed to service, safety, the environment and to the communities it serves. The company has been a long-time friend of CMA and has sponsored cadet scholarships for a number of years. In fact, ARCO Marine was instrumental in establishing a minority engineering program at the Academy," Aspland said.
 The CMA offers bachelor of science degrees in mechanical engineering, marine engineering technology, business administration and marine transportation. Students also earn either a Third Mate or Third Assistant Engineer's license which enables them to sail as officers in the U.S. Merchant Marine. The school's enrollment is approximately 500 students.
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 /CONTACT: Holly Upton of California Maritime Academy, 707-648-4165; or Scott Loll of ARCO Marine, 213-486-2562/


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