The Maine Maritime Academy training ship is on its way to Iceland and Europe.

The 500-foot State of Maine departed Wednesday from Castine for the annual training cruise for students. Stops will include Trieste, Italy; Keil, Germany; and Reykjavik, Iceland.

The training cruise is an annual tradition that gives students hands-on training.

Capt. Leslie Eadie III, of Brewer, is skipper of the vessel, which was a Navy oceanographic research vessel before being converted in 1997 to accommodate students’ training needs.

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or login first for digital access. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.