Tall Ship Loses Power, Hits Boats, Grounds

SSV Oliver Hazard Perry

By MarEx 2017-10-15 21:11:40

The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, an educational tall ship homeported in Newport, Rhode Island, grounded on Sunday in Newport Harbor after she lost power and hit multiple other boats.

Coast Guard Station Castle Hill is providing a safety zone in Newport Harbor near Perrotti Park.

The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry was leaving Bowen's Wharf Seafood Festival with 12 crewmembers aboard when she lost power and began to drift. 

Two response boat crews from Station Castle Hill immediately deployed to the scene, where personnel from the Narragansett Bay Task Force are also helping with the response. 

There are no reported injuries or pollution. The incident is under investigation.