Spirit Of Bermuda Set To Return On Sept 30

September 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Spirit of Bermuda has been delayed on its return home to Bermuda after an eight-week re-fit in Belfast, Maine.

A spokesperson said, “Spirit of Bermuda has been delayed on its return home to Bermuda after an eight-week re-fit in Belfast, Maine. The ship will spend a few days in Gloucester while the impending hurricane Humberto moves away from Bermuda.”

Captain Mike Moreland said, “The ship and crew remain well as we settle into our cozy birth alongside the Gloucester Heritage Center. The crew will remain in watches as to ensure the ships security.”

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A spokesperson said, “Along with other repairs, the engine was replaced and the important ABS [American Bureau of Shipping] inspection was completed. On Saturday September 14th, Spirit left Belfast and spent the day in Rockport, ME before making her way to Gloucester, MA.

“Captain, crew and trainees are making the best of their stay on the east coast with sail training for the new crew and acquainting themselves with the ship. Captain Mike Moreland hopes to set sail early Thursday morning for Bermuda.

“Bermuda Sloop Foundation’s sail training programme onboard Spirit has been a right-of passage for M3 Middle School students since it was built in 2006. Through experiential learning, more than 4000 students have participated in this programme.

“Students spend 4 nights and 5 days onboard the ship, learning in a new and unique environment. They get a better understanding of Bermuda’s rich maritime history, environment, culture, character development, leadership and resilience. Included in this voyage is an introduction to career pathways in maritime and other related career opportunities.

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“Our goal is to help Bermuda’s youth chose positive life choices and to have a better understanding of their island home. On September 30th the Bermuda Sloop Foundation will welcome Dellwood School for the first school voyage of the year.

“Welcome home, Spirit of Bermuda.”

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