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FILE- In this Oct. 18, 2016 file photo, a ship's propeller is displayed in front of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy's Museum at the school's campus in Kings Point, N.Y. The academy is not permitting seven members of the men's soccer team to graduate with their class this weekend amid an investigation into possible sexual harassment, a congressman said Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The revelation comes as the military service academy outside New York City has struggled with allegations of sexual abuse, harassment and bullying. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman, File)

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Rear Admiral James B. Helis stands in the administration building at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y., on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. Helis is the superintendent of the academy and is defending a decision to put a temporary halt to a premier training program called Sea Year, citing concerns about sexual abuse and other mistreatment of midshipmen interning on commercial vessels around the globe. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)