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Welcome to  RV Cape Hatteras

The R/V (Research Vessel) CAPE HATTERAS, owned and operated by Cape Fear Community College, serves as the ocean training vessel for the College’s Marine Technology curriculum students. Additionally, the ship is available for oceanographic research use through charters by outside agencies.

Since 1965 Cape Fear Community College has held the distinction of operating its own seagoing training vessel for its Marine Technology students. This specialized, adventurous undergraduate training, not available elsewhere in the country, is held in high esteem by employers in the marine science field.

The adventure of every voyage must begin with proper planning and preparation. This manual is provided to help ensure that your time spent aboard the R/V CAPE HATTERAS is safe, enjoyable, and educationally enriching.



Wilmington Campus
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

North Campus
4500 Blue Clay Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429

Burgaw Center
100 East Industrial Drive
Burgaw, NC 28425

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Accessibility Services

Cape Fear Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, political affiliation or age.