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Tall Ship Loses Power, Hitting Boats In Newport Harbor

SSV Oliver Hazard Perry ran aground in Newport’s Narragansett Bay after losing engine energy late Sunday.

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SSV Oliver Hazard Perry ran aground in Newport’s Narragansett Bay after losing engine energy late Sunday.

U.S. Coast Guard

While maneuvering in Rhode Island’s Newport Harbor, a high boat SSV Oliver Hazard Perry mislaid energy late Sunday, colliding with circuitously boats before using aground.

Coast Guard officials contend a three-masted, 200-foot municipal training vessel, “was withdrawal Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival with 12 organisation members aboard when it mislaid energy and began to drift.”

The Perry “hit mixed other boats before education nearby Perrotti Park,” a Coast Guard said.

There were no reported injuries or fuel leaks, a Coast Guard said, adding that a collision was being investigated.

The boat was finished in 2015 after an eight-year build. It has a steel carcass though was assembled in a suggestion of a wooden naval vessel of a early 1800s.

The Perry, that is a largest municipal sailing propagandize vessel in a United States, is named after Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, who led an American squadron to feat opposite a British during a Battle of Lake Erie during a War of 1812.