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Open Ship USCGC Eagle and FCGV Turva

Publication date 31.5.2023 9.53 | Published in English on 31.5.2023 at 11.35
Press release
United States Coast Guard Tall Ship Eagle at sea.

The public has a chance to take free tours on United States Coast Guard Barque Eagle and the Gulf of Finland Coast Guard Dsitrict's guard vessel Turva.

Vartiolaiva Turva merellä.

United States Coast Guard’s (USCG) sailing vessel Eagle is visiting Helsinki, Finland on June 1-4, 2023. The visit is hosted by the Finnish Border Guard. Practical arrangements of the visit are organized by the Gulf of Finland Coast Guard District (FCG).

The visit is part of the cooperation between the Finnish Border Guard and the United States Coast Guard and contributes to the organizations' common goals of improving maritime security.

The USCG Cutter Eagle is a three-masted sailing vessel, at 90 meters (295 feet) in length. The ship services as a training vessel for the USCG Academy cadets and officer candidates. 

The public has an opportunity to visit both USCGC Eagle and the outer decks FCGV Turva in Katajanokka Quay, Helsinki (Katajanokanlaituri 2), which is located directly next to SkyWheel Helsinki. 

Visitors will go through a security check upon boarding the vessels and they must be prepared to prove their identity. To speed up the security check, it is advisable to not take large bags or backpacks, among other large items, onboard. There is no storage for belongings during the Open Ship.

Open Ship for USCGC Eagle: (Please note that there are steep stairs onboard)
June 1    12:00–16:00
June 2   09:00–11:30 and 15:30–19:00
June 3   10:00–19:00

Open Ship for the outer decks of FCGV Turva: (Photographing is not allowed)
June 3    10:00–19:00


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