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Tall ship loses power, hits boats in Newport Harbor

The U.S. Coast Guard says the tall ship SSV Oliver Hazard Perry lost power and hit multiple boats before going aground in Newport Harbor.

Coast Guard officials say the ship was leaving the Bowen’s Wharf seafood festival Sunday evening when it lost power and began to drift in the harbor..

The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry is a civilian training and educational vessel based in Newport.

There were 12 crew members aboard at the time. There were no reported injuries or pollution.

An investigation is ongoing.



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