Coast Guard Forward crew members conduct training while underway

Ensign Jacob Boross, operations officer aboard Coast Guard Cutter Forward, uses the sextant to plot his cutter’s track line. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael De Nyse.

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Ensign Jacob Boross, operations officer aboard Coast Guard Cutter Forward, a 270-foot medium endurance cutter home-ported in Portsmouth, Va., uses the sextant to plot his cutter's track line Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The sextant is used is to determine the angle between a celestial object and the horizon which is known as the object's altitude, and the data gathered can be used to calculate a position line on a nautical chart. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael De Nyse.

Ensign Jacob Boross, operations officer aboard Coast Guard Cutter Forward, a 270-foot medium endurance cutter home-ported in Portsmouth, Va., uses the sextant to plot his cutter’s track line Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The sextant is used is to determine the angle between a celestial object and the horizon which is known as the object’s altitude, and the data gathered can be used to calculate a position line on a nautical chart. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael De Nyse.

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