USCGC Eagle file photo.
A crewman on board the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle reportedly fell overboard during a visit to Ireland Tuesday morning.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s Crosshaven station says it responded to a man overboard call at 9:45 a.m. Monday from a U.S. Coast Guard sail training ship 3 miles south of Roches Point in Cork, Ireland. A Crosshaven RNLI lifeboat together with a Crosshaven Coastguard crew responded, but were stood down after sail training ship was able to rescue the person. Crosshaven RNLI added “all well” in an update to Facebook.
We reached out to the U.S. Coast Guard for comment but so far no response.
The 250-foot Barque Eagle is used as a sail training ship by the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. The ship is scheduled to be in Dublin, Ireland on Friday before heading to London, and Portugal in June.
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