You’ll have no problem finding sunscreen on the TS Kennedy! Gallons of sunscreen with pumps have been placed out on deck so that they are easily accessible for the cadets. There’s sunscreen on the Helo Deck where cadets gather to socialize or play basketball and out on deck in areas where cadets perform maintenance.
The Medical Team reminds cadets of the importance of wearing sunscreen. Cadets who foolishly ignore this advice and get a sunburn are still responsible to stand watch, attend class, and complete maintenance.
When the TS Kennedy is in port, cadets will find sunscreen near the hut on the deck where they are required to check out. This provides an opportunity for cadets to protect themselves before a day of beach, boating, or exploring. There is also insect repellent on the table below a large painting of a mosquito with a red line through it. There are also notices that remind you to spread on sunscreen first and then apply insect repellent.
The cadets and crew aboard the TS Kennedy want every Follow The Voyage – Share The Experience participant to stay safe. Be sure to practice sun safety. Even if you’re following the cadets from the snowy north, protecting yourself from the sun is important. Remember that snow reflects up to 80% of the sun’s UV light, so the sun’s rays hit you not just once, but twice!
Click on the link below to stop by Sick Bay and get some safety advice.