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Photos & Video: Non Non-Mariners Raft Up

Photos & Video: Non Non-Mariners Raft Up

[Updated with more photos] The Cup Match holiday weekend wrapped up with a raft up event at Mangrove Bay, with revelers taking to the water on boats, inflatables and more.Despite the cancellation of the Non-Mariners’ Race, hundreds of people showed up in order to enjoy the event, which included DJs aboard boats, making for a festive atmosphere... Read more of this article

US Coast Guard Tall Ship ‘Eagle’ Visits Hamilton

US Coast Guard Tall Ship ‘Eagle’ Visits Hamilton

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Barque Eagle arrived in Hamilton on Friday [July 20] as part of its 2019 cadet summer training deployment. A spokesperson previously said, “While in port, cadets from the ‘Eagle’ will participate in community outreach activities with WindReach and the Sandy’s Boat Club Youth Sailing Program. “As the only... Read more of this article

Photos: Robinson’s Fishing Tournament

Photos: Robinson’s Fishing Tournament

After a four year absence, the Robinson’s Marina Fishing Tournament was held on Sunday [June 30] with the tournament being deemed a success. A spokesperson said, “This community-based fishing tournament had previously run for 10 consecutive years. The weather on Sunday was very complimentary and ensured a high participation level with the ability... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Spittal Pond Turns Pink

Photos & Video: Spittal Pond Turns Pink

In addition to our pink sand and pink sports uniforms, we also currently have a pink pond, with the Spittal Pond Nature Reserve in Smiths having turned pink due to a “seasonal plankton bloom.” The Department of Environment and Natural Resources explained that the “intense pink colour of the water in Spittal Pond is due to a seasonal... Read more of this article

Photos: Two Super-Yachts Visit St. George’s

Photos: Two Super-Yachts Visit St. George’s

Two super-yachts were seen in St. George’s this afternoon [June 25], including the 55-metre ‘Vida’ and the 40-metre ‘Next Chapter.’ According to yachtcharterfleet.com, “The 180.45ft steel motor yacht ‘Vida’ was built by Heesen in Netherlands, she was delivered to her owner in 2019. The yacht’s interior has been designed... Read more of this article

Photos: Superyacht ‘Elysian’ Visits Bermuda

Photos: Superyacht ‘Elysian’ Visits Bermuda

The superyacht Elysian recently visited the island, with the 253-foot long luxury vessel seen berthed in St George’s yesterday. According to Yachtcharterfleet.com, the Elysian has charter rates from $392,000 -$448,000 per week, and sleeps up to 12 guests in 6 rooms, including a master suite, 1 VIP stateroom and 2 twin cabins, and is capable of carrying... Read more of this article

Photos/Videos: Annual St. George’s Marine Expo

Photos/Videos: Annual St. George’s Marine Expo

[Updated with photos] The fourth annual St. George’s Marine Expo hosted by Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] along with title sponsor RUBiS Energy Bermuda, is being held today [May 19] at Ordnance Island in St George’s from 11.00am – 6.00pm. One of the highlights this year is the partnership with the Bermuda Powerboat Association... Read more of this article

Photos: Military Ship ‘Mounts Bay’ Visits Hamilton

Photos: Military Ship ‘Mounts Bay’ Visits Hamilton

[Updated] The Royal Naval ship RFA Mounts Bay has arrived in Bermuda and can be seen docked in Hamilton Harbour. Last week the Royal Bermuda Regiment said, “The UK soldiers will work with the RBR to share expertise and experience in humanitarian and disaster relief [HADR] before they join the Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Mounts Bay when it docks... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Seal Found In The East End

Photos & Video: Seal Found In The East End

[Updated] A seal was found in the east end this morning [March 19], laying in the vicinity of Tobacco Bay Beach. It was found by a member of the public who alerted the authorities, who arrived and removed the seal with the assistance of onlookers, who helped carry the seal up the incline. 17-minute live replay of the seal being removed:The seal was... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: New ‘Oleander’ Ship Arrives

Photos & Video: New ‘Oleander’ Ship Arrives

Bermuda Container Line Ltd.’s [BCL] new custom-built container and roll-on/roll-off vessel, M.V. Oleander, arrived in Bermuda this afternoon [March 15]. The company previously said, “BCL’s new Oleander is as fast and is more fuel efficient at higher speeds. The biggest change is the extended garage space, which has almost tripled the vehicle’s... Read more of this article

Photos: ‘Pelican Of London’ Ship Visits Bermuda

Photos: ‘Pelican Of London’ Ship Visits Bermuda

[Updated with video] The Pelican of London is presently visiting the island, with the sail training trip having an aim to provide young people with “vital skills such as communication, team work, lateral thinking and building self-confidence.” According to their website, “Originally named ‘le Pelican’ the ship was built... Read more of this article

Video: Boat Removed After Running Aground

Video: Boat Removed After Running Aground

Three people were rescued on Sunday evening [Feb 10] after the 37ft fishing vessel they were on ran aground off Pear Island, St. David’s, resulting in the boat being submerged. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Sunday 10th February, 6:37pm. BMOC is currently dealing with the salvage operation of a 37ft fishing vessel which... Read more of this article

Photos: 849 Lionfish Caught In Winter Derby

Photos: 849 Lionfish Caught In Winter Derby

Bermuda’s 5th annual Winter Lionfish Derby was a huge success again this year, with some 849 lionfish caught, as locals gathered to take part in the month long competition, having fun while also helping to remove the invasive species from Bermuda’s waters. “With great weather to start the year, local lionfish hunters got a quick start... Read more of this article