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OLIVER HAZARD PERRY RHODE ISLAND'S OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON THE OCTOBER 15th, 2017 INCIDENT

 

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Rogers high school students go to sea on america's newest tall ship oliver hazard perry

This spring, the 200-foot Perry sailed her inaugural ocean passages to Cuba and Bermuda. The voyages to Cuba were targeted towards high school and college students, and on her way back to Newport in April, Perry provided a special program for adventurous adults who wanted to learn the skills of offshore celestial navigation and meteorology. Next up was two back-to-back voyages for Midshipman candidates from Newport’s Naval Academy Prep School, followed by the most recent one-week voyage for a group of freshmen, sophomores and juniors who attend Newport’s Rogers High School.

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Naval Academy Prep School Students “Ship Out”on Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry

The 200-foot Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry, Rhode Island’s Official Sailing Education Vessel, departed Monday, May 1 for its first of two back-to-back programs held in partnership with the Naval Academy Prep School (NAPS). Aboard were 28 midshipman candidates enrolled in a ten-month course of instruction at NAPS that began in July 2016. The candidates will be at sea aboard Perry for five days.

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Photo credit: 5 Gyres

Photo credit: 5 Gyres

5 GYRES JOINS OLIVER HAZARD PERRY ON ARCTIC VOYAGE

Opportunity of a lifetime to research plastic pollution aboard first Tall Ship to sail the Northwest Passage in over 100 years

NEWPORT, R.I. (April 2017) - In September, 5 Gyres embarks on its 18th Expedition, this time in partnership with Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island (OHPRI). 5 Gyres Research Director Dr. Marcus Eriksen will join the crew of the 200-foot Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry, a USCG-approved Sailing School Vessel, to research plastic pollution during its voyage above the Arctic Circle. 

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Biodiesel Sees the Sea: New Sailing School Vessel Fueled with B20

Newport Biodiesel provides 6,000 gallons of B20 for voyage ending in Cuba

NEWPORT, R.I. (February 22, 2017) – A one-of-a-kind ship with a special mission is now fueled with 20 percent biodiesel as it begins a voyage from New England to Florida, then on to Cuba in March. On February 21, 2017, the 200-foot Sailing School Vessel Oliver Hazard Perry took on 6,000 gallons of B20 at Newport Shipyard in Newport, Rhode Island.

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Photo credit: Ken Burton 

Photo credit: Ken Burton 

NorthWest Passage Project

NARRAGANSETT, R.I., Sept. 7, 2016—The University of Rhode Island has received a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct a groundbreaking research and education expedition into the Canadian Arctic’s Northwest Passage.

URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography’s Inner Space Center, an international facility that supports and conducts ocean science research expeditions, will lead the expedition, which will begin in August 2017.

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New Year of Education and Adventure
Scheduled Aboard Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry

Cuba and Arctic Among Upcoming Opportunities

“2017 is going to be a historical year for OHPRI; we are so proud of how far our programs have come and the exciting schedule ahead of us,” said Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island (OHPRI) Executive Director Jessica Wurzbacher. “Simply visiting somewhere like Cuba or the Arctic is exciting in itself, but it’s quite another thing to arrive on a Tall Ship where you have been fully immersed in the adventure and responsible for actually getting yourself there.”

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