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Coast Guard Encourages Water Safety

Coast Guard Encourages Water Safety

The Royal Bermuda Regiment Coast Guard urges residents and visitors to enjoy activities on the water safely during the Bermuda Day celebration. A spokesperson said, “As the community looks forward to celebrating Bermuda Day and marking the start of summer, the Royal Bermuda Regiment Coast Guard urges residents and visitors to enjoy activities on the... Read more of this article

Coast Guard Divers Earn ERDI Certifications

Coast Guard Divers Earn ERDI Certifications

Royal Bermuda Regiment Coast Guard divers recently enhanced their emergency response skills in a seven-day training course conducted in partnership with EcoDive, with the divers earning certifications with Emergency Response Diving International [ERDI]. A spokesperson said, “Royal Bermuda Regiment Coast Guard divers last week honed their emergency... Read more of this article

Coast Guard’s Cup Match Safety Guidance

Coast Guard’s Cup Match Safety Guidance

The Royal Bermuda Regiment Coast Guard will run patrols throughout the Cup Match weekend as part of its programme to help reduce risks for the marine community. A spokesperson said, “As the unit prepares for several busy days on the water, members of the public are asked to be considerate and mindful of safety while enjoying the holiday.” “The... Read more of this article

Coast Guard To Patrol Over Holiday Weekend

Coast Guard To Patrol Over Holiday Weekend

The Royal Bermuda Regiment Coast Guard urges people to enjoy their time on the water safely as the island prepares for a long holiday weekend. As residents and visitors take their places on beaches and boats, the unit will step up patrols to guard against anti-social behaviour or actions that put people at risk. Captain Jeffrey Patterson, the Coast... Read more of this article

Plans Submitted For Coast Guard Substation

Plans Submitted For Coast Guard Substation

A planning application has been submitted to convert the old Post Office building in St David’s into a Royal Bermuda Regiment Coast Guard Substation. The planning application said, “We are writing on behalf of our client The Government of Bermuda, relating to their application for the proposed Royal Bermuda Regiment Coast Guard Substation... Read more of this article

RBR Coast Guard Building Increased Capacity

RBR Coast Guard Building Increased Capacity

“The Royal Bermuda Regiment Coast Guard is currently deeply engaged in building capacity,” Minister of National Security Michael Weeks said in the House of Assembly. Minister Weeks said, “The Royal Bermuda Regiment Coast Guard launched in February 2020 as a marine force for the protection and security of Bermuda’s inshore waters,... Read more of this article

RBR Coast Guard Looking To Grow Its Ranks

RBR Coast Guard Looking To Grow Its Ranks

New recruits to the Royal Bermuda Regiment could find themselves patrolling waters by summer as the Coast Guard plans to swell its ranks. Captain Jeffrey Patterson, the Coast Guard Commander, hopes to increase staff numbers to boost the unit’s capabilities and enhance training. Residents are invited to join the Regiment this week ahead of a recruit... Read more of this article

RFA Helicopter Crew Train With Regiment

RFA Helicopter Crew Train With Regiment

[Updated with video] The Royal Fleet Auxiliary [RFA] Tideforce recently conducted “winching training” with the Royal Bermuda Regiment Coast Guard. The RFA Tideforce tweeted the photos below, saying: “MENACE 20 Winching Training Exercise with the Royal Bermuda Regiment Coast Guard. Weighted bag first followed by the Winchman. Straight down... Read more of this article

Jet Ski Operators Warned To Keep Clear

Jet Ski Operators Warned To Keep Clear

A jet ski operating “close to beaches endangering people in the water” prompted a visit from the Bermuda Coast Guard who “warned the jet ski operators in the area about keeping clear of the shore.” A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Sunday 3rd July, 5 pm. – Report received from a person at Clarence... Read more of this article

Videos: Endeavour, Spirit Ship & Coast Guard

Videos: Endeavour, Spirit Ship & Coast Guard

Endeavour is working with other local organizations to offer training and career development opportunities that prepare young people for working in the maritime sector, and the two videos below highlight some of their “hands-on experiences aboard the Spirit of Bermuda and learning more afloat with the Royal Bermuda Regiment Coast Guard.” A... Read more of this article

Coast Guard Trains With UK Counterpart

Coast Guard Trains With UK Counterpart

UK Coastguard officers have mounted a major training exercise with the Royal Bermuda Regiment Coast Guard and other emergency services. The exercise was led by Commander Phil Bostock, the HM Coastguard Operational Lead, Overseas Territories Search and Rescue Capability Project. He said: “Bermuda has a very capable Rescue Coordination Centre and well-established... Read more of this article

23 Ft Vessel Towed After Running Out Of Fuel

23 Ft Vessel Towed After Running Out Of Fuel

A 23ft power craft with three people onboard was towed to Barr’s Bay by the Coast Guard after running out of fuel. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Thursday 21st October, 9:30 pm – Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre received a VHF Radio Call from the 23ft Power Craft Naughty Beck, with 3 persons onboard, reporting they... Read more of this article

Vessel Taking On Water, Coast Guard Assists

Vessel Taking On Water, Coast Guard Assists

A vessel, with two people on board, that was taking on water was escorted by the Bermuda Coast Guard vessel to Whites Island and secured ashore. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Saturday, 16th October, 3:15pm: Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre receives a cell phone call from a person onboard a vessel within Hamilton Harbour... Read more of this article

Cup Match Holiday Marine Safety Advisory

Cup Match Holiday Marine Safety Advisory

As Bermuda heads out on the water this Cup Match holiday weekend, the Royal Bermuda Regiment Coastguard is reminding the public to “keep their safety and the safety of the public in mind.” A Focus on Anti-Social Behaviour A spokesperson said: “The Coast Guard will work to address anti-social behaviour over the holiday weekend, with a focus... Read more of this article

Coast Guard To Be Out For Heroes Day Weekend

Coast Guard To Be Out For Heroes Day Weekend

Soldiers from the Royal Bermuda’s Regiment’s Coast Guard will be “out on the water in force” over the holiday weekend. Captain Jeff Patterson, the officer commanding the RBR Coast Guard, said full-time members would be reinforced with Reserve soldiers and members of the Bermuda Police Service. Capt. Patterson added: “There will be... Read more of this article

RBR Celebrates 1st Anniversary Of Coast Guard

RBR Celebrates 1st Anniversary Of Coast Guard

The Royal Bermuda Regiment has celebrated the first anniversary of the Coast Guard with the assumption of operational control over the service. The news meant newly-promoted Captain Jeffrey Patterson has taken command of the unit, set up last February as a joint RBR and Bermuda Police Service operation for a transitional period. Capt. Patterson said:... Read more of this article