NavalToday is reporting that Damen Shipyards is building a new three masted, square rigged training ship for the Omani Navy. With 50 meter masts and a length of 87 meters she will be similar in size to the USCGC Eagle.
This is on the heels of two other similar sail training ships for the Netherlands and Brazil, the Stad Amsterdam and the Cisne Branco.
Some great photos of Eagle’s European training cruise are available on Facebook. They have already encountered some nasty weather that blew out some sails and did some minor damage (see #46). Check it out here. Looks like additional photos will be added over the duration of the cruise. Just clicking on the photos allows you to page through them quickly.