Track the Empire State VI

Ship Return

The Empire State and its crew of student-cadets will return to Olivet Pier around 10 a.m. Friday, August 9. All are welcome to come to campus to welcome our students home.

Follow the Ship

ShipThe Empire State VI left SUNY Maritime May 6, bound for Reykjavik, Iceland. It will return to campus August 9. Over the summer, it will travel to New Orleans, LA; Charleston, SC; Manhattan, NY; Baltimore, MD; Reykjavik, Iceland. 

Send Mail to Your Cadet

Send letters only. No packages will be accepted. Letters and cards addressed to the New York City port should read:

C/O TS Empire State
Cadet's Name
GAC North America
200 Middlesex Essex Turnpike, Suite 101
Iselin, NJ 08830

Email Your Cadet

All cadets have an onboard email address:

The onboard email system uses satellites, and sending and receiving messages is not instantaneous; it fluctuates based on satellite connectivity.

Attachments cannot be sent or received onboard the ship. 

In case of an emergency whereby communication by email is not possible, please call the Commandant, Captain Hanft at (718) 409-7350, who will relay the information.

For questions or additional information, email

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