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Photos/Video: Boats During & After Gonzalo

Photos/Video: Boats During & After Gonzalo

While Hurricane Gonzalo caused a damage on land when made a direct hit on us this weekend, its effect was felt very strongly on the water as well, with a number of boats falling victim to the high winds and rough surf. Compilation video of boats during/after the hurricane:For all our coverage of Hurricane Gonzalo click here, for coverage of the impact... Read more of this article

Photos: BWSC Holds Fall Seminar & Cruise

Photos: BWSC Holds Fall Seminar & Cruise

The Bermuda Water Safety Council [BWSC] recently held its second annual fall seminar and safety cruise, with nearly 50 participants attending the session. Held at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, the seminar included a series of lectures covering topics including navigation and safety equipment, the use of radio equipment, and personal flotation devices,... Read more of this article

Photos: “Turmoil” Diverts To Island For Repairs

Photos: “Turmoil” Diverts To Island For Repairs

The Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre received correspondence yesterday [Oct 6] from the 64 metre motor yacht Turmoil indicating the vessel was diverting to Bermuda due to water ingress through an exhaust outlet. Turmoil arrived safely in St. George’s Harbour this morning and is now berthed at Pennos Wharf.Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre... Read more of this article

Photos: Boat Towed After Taking On Water

Photos: Boat Towed After Taking On Water

[Updated] A fishing boat with two people on boar was rescued and towed in after taking on water and losing engine power yesterday afternoon [Sept 24] while off the east end of the island. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre [BMOC] spokesperson said, “On Wednesday 24th September at 2:54pm, Bermuda Radio receives a Distress Call on VHF CH16. The... Read more of this article

Photos: Surfers Hit The South Shore Beaches

Photos: Surfers Hit The South Shore Beaches

Hurricane Edouardo is churning away in the Atlantic and as it passed hundreds of miles off the island yesterday [Sept 16] it caused some impact on Bermuda’s waters, creating ideal conditions for the island’s surfers and attracting them to the South Shore beaches to hit the curling surf and ride them into the beach. As of this morning, the... Read more of this article

Photos: Ocean Vet Team Tags Turtles

Photos: Ocean Vet Team Tags Turtles

Dr. Neil Burnie, Choy Aming, and the rest of the Ocean Vet team recently spent a day tagging turtles for tracking, assisting Peter Meylan and Jennifer Gray from the Bermuda Turtle Project. The successful day saw a number of turtles tagged, along with the discovery of a turtle that had already been tagged eight years prior. Dr. Burnie and the team were... Read more of this article

Photo Set #4: 2014 Non-Mariners Race

Photo Set #4: 2014 Non-Mariners Race

The holiday weekend came to a close with the Non-Mariners Race taking place on Sunday afternoon [Aug 3] at the Sandys Boat Club, with large crowds in attendance as the ”non-boats” entered the water, with most collapsing and sinking within minutes.The Non-Mariners Race started decades ago when a group of drinking friends debated the... Read more of this article

Photo Set #3: 2014 Non-Mariners Race

Photo Set #3: 2014 Non-Mariners Race

The Non-Mariners Race — which sees “non-boats” hit the water with most collapsing and sinking within minutes — took place on Sunday afternoon [Aug 3] at the Sandys Boat Club, with large crowds in attendance. The “non-event” kicks off with the “non-colors raising,” which is followed by “non-penguins... Read more of this article

Photo Set #2: 2014 Non-Mariners Race

Photo Set #2: 2014 Non-Mariners Race

The Sandys Boat Club played host to huge crowds on Sunday afternoon [Aug 3] as people made their way to the west by both land and sea for the annual Non-Mariners Race, which sees unusual watercraft take to the water, with most collapsing and sinking only a few feet from shore.The “non-boats” often have a theme based on news events, and... Read more of this article

Photo Set #1: 2014 Non-Mariners Race

Photo Set #1: 2014 Non-Mariners Race

Droves of people made their way by both land and sea to Sandys Boat Club on Sunday afternoon [Aug 3] to take part in the last big event for the holiday weekend — the annual Non-Mariners Race. The race, or more correctly the “non-race” sees objects fashioned into watercraft take to the water, with most sinking within minutes.The “non-boats”... Read more of this article


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