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’20 Liters Of Sludge Spilled Onto Ship’s Deck’

’20 Liters Of Sludge Spilled Onto Ship’s Deck’

The Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre [BMOC] received a call from the motor vessel Tanja on Sunday [June 17] to report a pollution incident onboard, with 20 liters of sludge having spilled onto the ship’s deck, with BMOC noting that “clean-up was successful.” A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “On Sunday, June... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: ‘Blessing Of The Boats’ Ceremony

Photos/Video: ‘Blessing Of The Boats’ Ceremony

[Updated with photos] The traditional Blessing of the Boats — which dates back to 1849 — is taking place this morning [June 17], with Bishop Nicholas Dill and Reverend Tom Slawson being rowed from St George’s to St David’s to bless boats that gather at Chapel of Ease Dock. Update: The live broadcast has ended, and the 45-minute replay is belowThe... Read more of this article

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting June 16

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting June 16

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday June 16th.On Saturday the Anthem of the Seas cruise ship is expected, on Sunday the Norwegian Dawn cruise ship and the Oleander container ship will arrive, and on Monday the Grandeur of the Seas and the Veendam cruise ships... Read more of this article

Blessing Of The Boats Scheduled For Sunday

Blessing Of The Boats Scheduled For Sunday

The traditional Blessing of the Boats — which dates back to 1849 — will take place on Sunday morning [June 17], with Bishop Nicholas Dill and Reverend Tom Slawson being rowed from St George’s to St David’s to bless boats that gather at Chapel of Ease Dock. All boats and mariners are welcome for the 9.00am start. The traditional Blessing of the... Read more of this article

Vessel To Disembark Sick Crew Member

Vessel To Disembark Sick Crew Member

The Maltese-flagged crude oil tanker Seamagic is currently inbound to Bermuda in order to disembark a 41-year-old Filipino male crew member for medical reasons tomorrow [June 12]. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “The Maltese-flagged crude oil tanker Seamagic is inbound to Bermuda for the medical disembarkation of a 41-year... Read more of this article

Matt Carr To Paddle Around Entire Island

Matt Carr To Paddle Around Entire Island

This weekend, in honour of World Ocean’s Day, Matt Carr will stand-up paddle around Bermuda to raise awareness about plastic pollution, with the public asked to support him by donating to Greenrock. Mr. Carr said, “The 40 mile circumnavigation will take around 12 hours to complete, and, as a glutton for punishment, I plan to do this without... Read more of this article

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting June 9

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting June 9

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday June 9th.The weekly shipping schedule, which is subject to change, follows below [PDF here]: Related StoriesShipping Schedule: Week Starting June 16 Shipping Schedule: Week Starting June 2 Shipping Schedule:... Read more of this article

World Oceans Day Celebrated In Bermuda

World Oceans Day Celebrated In Bermuda

In celebration of World Oceans Day, Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] has lined up several events set to take place from June 7 to June 9. KBB’s Executive Director Anne Hyde said, “We have so much going on that we couldn’t fit it all into June 8 which is the official World Oceans Day, so the events are scheduled for the next three days.” Also included... Read more of this article

World Oceans Day Aims To Reduce Plastics

World Oceans Day Aims To Reduce Plastics

Today [June 8] is World Oceans Day, and the theme for this year is the prevention of plastic pollution to encourage healthy oceans, with the Bermuda Zoological Society asking its members and the entire community to help prevent plastic pollution. According to the World Oceans Day organization, “Plastic pollution poses a threat to human health, kills... Read more of this article

Ministry On Sightings Of Hammerhead Shark

Ministry On Sightings Of Hammerhead Shark

Following the most recent shark sighting at Shelly Bay, the Ministry said it is likely the same one as seen over the past few months and said that while there is no need for alarm, “under no circumstances should anyone attempt to approach or handle the shark in any way.” The Ministry said, “On Sunday 4th June, 2018, the Ministry of... Read more of this article

African Bermudian Maritime History Presentation

African Bermudian Maritime History Presentation

Shirley Pearman and Maxine Esdaille will give a presentation on African Bermudian maritime history in the lead up to the Edward Cross Long Distance Race on Thursday, June 14 from 6.00pm to 8.00pm at the West End Sailboat Club. A West End Sailboat Club spokesperson said, “The interest in learning about Bermuda’s maritime history continues as... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Death Of Visitor Yvonne Aites

Police Confirm Death Of Visitor Yvonne Aites

The police have confirmed the death of 62-year-old American cruise ship visitor Yvonne Aites, and said the autopsy results confirm the cause of death as drowning. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 62-year-old American cruise ship visitor Yvonne Aites and extends sincere condolences to her family and... Read more of this article

Sick Passenger, Cruise Ship Arrives Early

Sick Passenger, Cruise Ship Arrives Early

On Sunday [June 3] the cruise ship Grandeur of the Seas arrived in Bermuda two hours ahead of schedule due to a 53-year-old passenger suffering from a non-life-threatening disorder that required hospital treatment. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “On Sunday, June 3 at 7.00pm, the cruise ship Grandeur of the Seas departed Baltimore... Read more of this article