The Tall Ship Sloop Providence, Rhode Island’s Official Flagship and Tall Ship Ambassador, has suffered damage after toppling over in blizzard conditions at Newport Shipyard on Tuesday.
The vessel is a 110 foot fully rigged sailing vessel and a faithful replica of John Paul Jones’ famous warship that sank or captured 40 British ships during the American Revolutionary War. It had been hauled at Newport Shipyard and apparently tipped over during the peak of a blizzard that brought gusts upwards of 60 mph to the coast. Read more here.
At approximately 5:45 AM on Saturday, January 3, the HAWAI’I ALOHA, a 75-foot sailboat operated by YWAM Ships Kona, capsized 4 miles offshore from the Kona coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. One of the vessel’s crew remains missing and the captain is currently hospitalized in Waimea with non-life threatening injuries. Read more here.