MMA Training Ship Experiences Engine Trouble at Sea 

Maine Maritime Academy’s training ship, the “State of Maine,” has been delayed on its training cruise.The ship set sail from Castine Wednesday on a two-month journey.As it was leaving East Bay, an engine malfunction occurred.The crew immediately turned around and headed back to Searsport Harbor, where they’re now anchored.MMA officials have located the part they need to fix the engine and are waiting for it to be shipped from Germany.No word yet on when the ship will be able to continue on its way.The ship’s captain, Larry Wade, says the situation is providing valuable training for students in dealing with the unexpected at sea.The training cruise will take the students as far as Florida, Puerto Rico and Newfoundland.