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Photos: Fourth Winter Lionfish Derby A Success

Photos: Fourth Winter Lionfish Derby A Success

The fourth Winter Lionfish Derby, sponsored by Conyers Imports was held from January 1 through January 31, with a wrap-up party and awards ceremony taking place at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] recently. A spokesperson said, “Here’s a few things about the very successful winter Lionfish Derby. For starters, we had 60 people... Read more of this article

Photos: Tiny Octopus Found On Side Of Lionfish

Photos: Tiny Octopus Found On Side Of Lionfish

While emptying a bag of lionfish they caught while diving in the Watch Hill Park and John Smith’s Bay area, local divers found a tiny octopus clinging to the side of a lionfish.In a post on social media, Weldon Wade said, “What a discovery! When freediving and culling lionfish we spear them and sometimes safely snip all the venomous spines... Read more of this article

Video: Injured Crew Members Arrive In Bermuda

Video: Injured Crew Members Arrive In Bermuda

The Panama registered ‘Pegasus Highway’ arrived in Bermuda this afternoon [Jan 6], where the two crew members were disembarked after being injured when the “vessel was hit by a rogue wave during cargo inspections, resulting in both crew members falling.”The two Filipino crew members were injured when, while approximately 300 miles northwest... Read more of this article

Photos: RFA Mounts Bay Arrives In Bermuda

Photos: RFA Mounts Bay Arrives In Bermuda

The Royal Naval support ship RFA Mounts Bay has arrived in Bermuda for a three day visit, where she is due to host a Disaster Management Presentation of the vessels capabilities for members of Bermuda’s EMO, and also host tours for the Bermuda Sea Cadets and the Bermuda Scouts Association. “RFA Mounts Bay has been on deployment to the region... Read more of this article

Photos: Submarine Drops Off Sick Crew Member

Photos: Submarine Drops Off Sick Crew Member

The island recently had an ‘unusual’ visitor, with an American submarine traveling into Bermuda waters to drop off a sick crew member that needed medical attention. The submarine traveled close to the island, and then a local pilot boat went out to pick up the sick crew member, who was then transported to the island. Related... Read more of this article

Photos: Cruise Ship Sirena Visits Hamilton

Photos: Cruise Ship Sirena Visits Hamilton

The 594-foot passenger cruise ship Sirena is visiting Hamilton today [Oct 3], and according to the latest version of the 2017 Cruise Ship Schedule [PDF], the ship is carrying an estimated 734 passengers and 386 crew. An occasional visitor to the island, this is one of two scheduled calls by the ship this year. Related StoriesPhotos:... Read more of this article

Photos: Cruise Ship Insignia Visits St. Georges

Photos: Cruise Ship Insignia Visits St. Georges

The 594-foot passenger ship Insignia is at berth in St. George’s today [Aug 18]. According to the latest version of the 2017 Cruise Ship Schedule [PDF], the ship is carrying an estimated 734 passengers and 386 crew as it makes its Bermuda stop. The ship which arrived yesterday is scheduled to depart this afternoon at approximately 2.00pm. Related... Read more of this article

Photos, Results & Video: Around The Island Race

Photos, Results & Video: Around The Island Race

[Updated with video] Shaki Easton and Errin Butterfield took the finish line and A-Class honours in the 2017 Around the Island Powerboat Race today [Aug 13] when they crossed the line first in A26 with a time of 1 hour 6 minutes. Ryan Resendes and Josh Allen won in B-Class when they finished with a time of 1 hour 22 minutes in B17, while Andrew Cottingham... Read more of this article

Photos: Superyacht D’Natalin IV Visits Island

Photos: Superyacht D’Natalin IV Visits Island

The 164-foot superyacht D’Natalin IV recently paid a visit to St. George’s, giving locals a look at the custom-built vessel, owned by businessman Dennis M. Jones. Mr. Jones reportedly paid $34 million for the superyacht, representing a small fraction of his multi-billion dollar fortune; according to a story in the New York Times, Mr. Jones... Read more of this article

Photos: Fire Service Extinguish Boat Blaze

Photos: Fire Service Extinguish Boat Blaze

[Updated] The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to the Dockyard area tonight [July 13] where a boat and an area of brush was on fire. Police and fire personnel were on scene at Albert Row with onlookers watching fire fighters extinguish the blaze which sent smoke billowing into the sky. Details are limited at this time, however we will update... Read more of this article

Photos: Bermuda Heroes Weekend Raft Up

Photos: Bermuda Heroes Weekend Raft Up

The Bermuda Heroes Weekend line-up of events continued today [June 17] with the BHW Raft Up held at Shelly Bay Beach this afternoon. The Raft Up saw boats anchoring in the area and people either gathering on the beach or making their way by swimming to get closer to the floating barge that housed the sound system. The event which was free to attend... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Tall Ships Parade To St. George’s

Photos/Video: Tall Ships Parade To St. George’s

The Parade of Sail of the visiting tall ships was held today [June 5] with the ships departing Hamilton this morning, travelling down North Shore and most anchoring in St. George’s Harbour. Time-lapse at Fort St. Catherine [Watch full 29-minute live stream replay here]:We unofficially understand that the ships departure has been delayed due... Read more of this article

Photos: French Navy Vessel Visits St George’s

Photos: French Navy Vessel Visits St George’s

St. George’s played host to a visiting French Navy vessel recently with the 54.8 metre ship berthing at Penno’s Wharf and Bermuda High School for Girls students taking the opportunity to be guided on a tour of the vessel. According to their website, the “La Capricieuse is the 3rd unit of the series of ten patrollers of the Navy type... Read more of this article