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CFCC alumnus Tony DelToro poses with crew members from the R/V Dan Moore

1973 Marine Technology alumnus Tony DelToro had a pleasant surprise on a recent vacation. Says Tony: “I was on a cruise and the last port of call was Nassau, Bahamas. I got one heck of a surprise to see the R/V Dan Moore docked there also!! I introduced myself to Captain Steve Beuth and a couple of students (the rest of them had already prepared for shore leave.) We chatted for a bit and then took this photo.”

The R/V Dan Moore is CFCC’s own ocean-going training vessel. The ship is a 85-ft. fisheries research vessel formerly operated by the State of NC Division of Marine Fisheries. Marine Technology students undergo 5 different training cruises totaling over 32 days at sea. The ship carries a compliment of 17 students with cruise durations ranging from 4 to 11 days.

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