Sails empty as Oliver Hazard Perry “pauses” due to foggy financial future

Updated at 1:39 p.m.

OLIVER HAZARD PERRY Rhode Island, the nonprofit organization supporting the state's official school vessel and tall ship ambassador, SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, announced Tuesday the ship would be docked for an indefinite amount of time as the group weighs its financial future. An unknown amount of layoffs have also been made as the staff and crew are cut back to a
OLIVER HAZARD PERRY Rhode Island, the nonprofit organization supporting the state's official school vessel and tall ship ambassador, SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, announced Tuesday the ship would be docked for an indefinite amount of time as the group weighs its financial future. Layoffs have also been made as the staff and crew are cut back to a "minimal" presence. / COURTESY OLIVER HAZARD PERRY RHODE ISLAND/TED NEIGHBORS
NEWPORT – Anchors on the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry hit the sea floor Wednesday after a statement by its parent nonprofit noted financial difficulties for the state’s official sailing school vessel. Operations are “paused” according to the late Wednesday statement by the Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island Inc. executive committee as the nonprofit “rethinks its strategy for…
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