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Sailors Rescued As Gonzalo Approached

Sailors Rescued As Gonzalo Approached

Two mariners were rescued from their yacht on Friday [Oct 17] after suffering maneuverability issues and weather stress while approximately 200 nautical miles off Bermuda as Hurricane Gonzalo approached. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre [BMOC] spokesperson said, “On Friday 17th October 9.50am, Bermuda Islander, approximately 200nm NW of Bermuda,... Read more of this article

Photos: $70 Million Super Yacht Back In Bermuda

Photos: $70 Million Super Yacht Back In Bermuda

The $70 million super yacht “Lady S” is back in Bermuda, where it is presently docked at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess. At last report, the 225-foot long vessel is owned by Daniel Snyder, an American billionaire best known as the owner of the Washington American football team, which has been embroiled in some controversy over the name.Built by... Read more of this article

Govt Measures For Fats, Oils, Sewage, Water

Govt Measures For Fats, Oils, Sewage, Water

Over the past six months, the Government has put in place several interim measures to reduce the amount of Fats, Oils, Grease [FOG] and other unacceptable material in the island’s sewage waste stream. This FOG in the wastewater can solidify to create the so-called “greaseballs” that sometimes wash ashore from the Seabright outfall on South Shore... Read more of this article

Marine & Ports Services Boat Removal Advisory

Marine & Ports Services Boat Removal Advisory

The Department of Marine & Ports Services reminded the public that they should remove any boats that broke loose or were wrecked during Tropical Storm Fay and Hurricane Gonzalo to a repair facility or safe location as soon as they can, adding that all vessels still lying wrecked as of November 10th will come under the Bermuda wreck removal process... Read more of this article

NASA: Gonzalo Stirred Up Our Ocean Sediment

NASA: Gonzalo Stirred Up Our Ocean Sediment

[Updated] NASA has released ‘before and after’ satellite photos of Bermuda and our surrounding waters, revealing how Hurricane Gonzalo stirred up the sediment from the ocean bottom. The statement from NASA said, “NASA’s Aqua and Terra satellites captured before and after images of Bermuda and surrounding waters before and after... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: Boat Recovery Operations

Photos & Videos: Boat Recovery Operations

[Updated] Dealing with the daunting task of recovering boats that were damaged, sunk or grounded during Hurricane Gonzalo is underway, with marine contractors and boat owners busy working to save the many watercraft that were affected.From the west end to the east end of the island, numerous boats can be spotted at rest on the coastlines with evidence... Read more of this article

“Mess Around” Saved After Hurricane Gonzalo

“Mess Around” Saved After Hurricane Gonzalo

The well known St. George’s fishing boat “Mess Around” has been resurrected after sinking at a dock in St. David’s during Hurricane Gonzalo. The vessel, owned by St George’s charter fisherman Joe Kelly, was back at its normal spot pictured below at its Ordnance Island with friends assisting with getting the vessel secure.... Read more of this article

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

Man Rescued From Boat In St David’s Today

Man Rescued From Boat In St David’s Today

Emergency service personnel today [Oct 17] helped pluck a man from a boat being battered by heavy seas, with his boat — which was at the Chapel of Ease dock – hit by high seas and strong winds, resulting in the emergency services going to his rescue at around 4pm. Members of the Regiment’s Operational Support Unit [OSU] and the airport-based... 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


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