- Associated Press - Monday, October 16, 2017

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - The Latest on a tall ship crash in Rhode Island (all times local):

7:40 p.m.

A tall ship that crashed into four boats in Rhode Island has been moved back to its permanent berth.

The group that owns the Oliver Hazard Perry said Monday evening that the vessel has been safely docked in its berth at Fort Adams in Newport. Two tug boats assisted.

The 200-foot (61-meter) ship crashed Sunday when its two propellers became entangled as it was leaving a seafood festival in a different berth in Newport Harbor.

No one was injured. The extent of the damage to the ship is not yet clear.

Ownership says both of the tall ship’s propellers are operational.

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1:15 p.m.

The crew of a tall ship that crashed into four boats in Rhode Island is preparing to move it back to its permanent berth with the help of a tug boat.

The Oliver Hazard Perry is due to be returned to its berth at Fort Adams in Newport Monday afternoon. It crashed Sunday when its two propellers became entangled as it was leaving a seafood festival in a different berth in Newport Harbor.

No one was injured. The extent of the damage to the ship is not yet clear.

The group that owns the 200-foot (61-meter) ship says two other tug boats will be on hand to assist if needed.

It says both of the tall ship’s propellers are operational.

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11:30 a.m.

The owner of a tall ship that crashed into four other boats in Rhode Island after a seafood festival is blaming the incident on a dock line that became entangled on its two propellers.

The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry crashed Sunday in Newport Harbor. No one was injured.

On Monday, the 200-foot (61-meter), three-mast ship was still blocking a channel into the Newport Yacht Club, preventing a cruise ship from disembarking passengers.

The group that owns the ship says the engine lost power after its propellers became entangled, but did not run aground. The Coast Guard had said on Sunday that the ship had run aground.

Ownership says it’s working with the Coast Guard to work out a way to move it safely.

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