New citizens take oath at sea

September 21, 2012 by  

The US military’s only commissioned sailing vessel in active use, the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, did double duty on the first week of September and became a ceremonial place for people seeking US citizenship. Departing from New London, Connecticut, a special ceremony was held that allowed candidates to swear their allegiance to America at sea.

Senior U.S. District Judge Warren Eginton performed the services aboard the Eagle. He administered the Oath of Allegiance to 16 candidates from more than 10 nations, including the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Jamaica, India, the United Arab Emirates, and Mexico.

Everyone felt honored to have been on the Eagle, which is a 295-foot long vessel that is used as a training center for future officers of the US Coast Guard. At sea, the Eagle carries an average of 12 officers, 68 crew members, and as many as 150 cadets. The three-mast tall ship has five miles of rigging and in excess of 22,000 sq. ft. of sail. Since it was first launched on June 13, 1936, the Eagle has sailed on many US and international missions for training purposes and peacekeeping missions.

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