Yes and no! Trainees will live onboard Playfair for the duration of the voyage; however, depending on the voyage, trainees might get shore leave in port or at anchor at an island! We offer a boatload of fun activities such as campfires and scavenger hunts, depending on the voyage!
TS Playfair has 12 bunks, so with a smaller trainee crew, everybody gets their own personal bunk. On bigger voyages, watches swap out bunks during the night, this process is called "Hot Bunking".
Our vessel, the TS Playfair upholds the highest level of safety regulated by Transport Canada. The following is some of the safety equipment onboard:
GPS, Radar, AIS Class C, Depth sounder, High intensity running lights, up-to-date nautical publications and charts, Compass, and Sextant.
2 25W VHF radios, 5W handheld VHF radio, Cellular telephone, Signal ensigns.
3 B-pack life rafts, 30 safety harnesses, 40 keyhole life jackets, 20 Inflatable PFDs, Fire fighting equipment (firehoses, extinguishers, fire suppression system), First aid kits and equipment, Flares dye and smoke signals, Kisby rings and down buoy.
On the day of sail, trainees have two options. 1) Meet at the hamilton office at 10 am for a shuttle to the ship, or 2) arrive at the departure port no later than 1 pm on the day of sail.
This applies to all voyages.