The tall ship Oliver Hazard Perry was set to be towed to its home berth on Oct. 16 after crash landing at a dock in Newport, R.I., on the night of Oct. 15, according to news reports. The Oliver Hazard Perry was featured on the cover of the September 2017 issue of Fuel Oil News. Newport Biodiesel in Newport provides B20 for the ship’s engines.
The 200-foot-long, three-masted ship’s propeller was tangled in a docking line around 6:15 p.m. on Oct. 15, causing the vessel to drift into four boats docked at Newport Harbor Hotel Marina and the Newport Yacht Club, Jessica Wurzbacher, executive director of the Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island, the nonprofit that manages the vessel, told The Providence Journal.
Pictured: The Oliver Hazard Perry. Courtesy of Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island.