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Date: April 10, 2012

Contact: Coast Guard Cutter Eagle

Coast Guard square-rigger crew sails through night

ATLANTIC OCEAN - The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, a 295-foot barque homeported in New London, Conn., sail the ship throughout the night, April 6, 2012. Officer candidate school members aboard the Eagle must become proficient in celestial navigation prior to graduating. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Brandyn Hill.
ATLANTIC OCEAN — The watch on deck aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, a 295-foot barque homeported in New London, Conn., prepare to climb into the ship's rigging, April 6, 2012. The watch on deck consists of between six to eight trainees that are ready to climb into the rigging at a moment's notice in order to adjust the sails whether it is routine or emergent. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Brandyn Hill. ATLANTIC OCEAN — A crewmember aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, a 295-foot barque homeported in New London, Conn., transits the interior of the ship, April 6, 2012. The Eagle is underway for its 2012 summer cruise, which is sailed in conjunction with OpSail 2012 - a gathering of the world’s tall ships to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Brandyn Hill. NEW LONDON, Conn. — A crewmember aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, a 295-foot barque homeported here, talks on the phone the night before getting underway, April 5, 2012. Officer candidate school members aboard are preparing for their two-week underway trip from New London to New Orleans. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Brandyn Hill. ATLANTIC OCEAN - Nevada Bain, 37, of Nassau, Bahamas, an officer candidate school member aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, looks up at the rigging, April 6, 2012. Following OCS graduation May 2, Bain will return to the Bahamas where he will serve in the Royal Bahamas Defense Force. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Brandyn Hill. ATLANTIC OCEAN — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, a 295-foot barque homeported in New London, Conn., sail the ship throughout the night, April 6, 2012. Officer candidate school members aboard the Eagle are embarked for their two-week sail from New London to New Orleans, where they will learn the fundamentals of sailing. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Brandyn Hill.
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ATLANTIC OCEAN — The crew of a Coast Guard training ship sail through the night Friday, as they transit south in the Atlantic Ocean off the east coast of the United States.

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, a 295-foot barque homeported in New London, Conn., is in route to New Orleans with 63 officer candidate school and 16 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration members aboard.

As many as 30 people, consisting of the crew and trainees, are on watch at any given time while the Eagle is underway.

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