Tag: Bermuda marine

Sea Kayaker Doba Reaches Florida Destination

Sea Kayaker Doba Reaches Florida Destination

After over six months at sea that included a stopover in Bermuda in order to repair his damaged sea kayak, 67-year-old Aleksander Doba has reached Florida, completing his trans-Atlantic trip and setting a new world record as the only person to complete a trip from Europe to North America aboard a kayak. According to a post to his Google+ page, the ambitious... Read more of this article

Govt: Water Quality Well Within Safety Standards

Govt: Water Quality Well Within Safety Standards

The water quality at all beaches tested was well within the safety standards for swimming and no further “greaseballs” have been found, the Government said today. The Ministry said, “Yesterday [Apr 16] beach water quality samples were taken by Department of Health officials at Elbow Beach, Grape Bay, Warwick Long Bay, Horseshoe Bay,... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Addresses “Greaseball” Issue

Video: Minister Addresses “Greaseball” Issue

A press conference was held this afternoon [Apr 15] following the discovery of what the Minister called “greaseballs” on Grape Bay Beach in Paget. Those present included Minister of Health & Environment Trevor Moniz, Minister of Public Works Patricia Gordon-Pamplin, Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO Bill Hanbury, Minister Wayne Scott and... Read more of this article

New Hamilton Princess Marina To Open In July

New Hamilton Princess Marina To Open In July

As part of the $90 million redevelopment, the Green Family, owners of The Fairmont Hamilton Princess, today announced that the new marina will open in mid-July. The new state-of-the-art marina will have up to 60 permanent berths available for locals who are interested in marina facilities in Hamilton Harbour. There will be additional space available... Read more of this article

Photos: Whales Breach During Ocean Vet Outing

Photos: Whales Breach During Ocean Vet Outing

One of Bernews photographers had the opportunity to tag along with the Ocean Vet team of Dr. Neil Burnie and Choy Aming, getting the chance to see a variety of ocean life in action as the cameras rolled for the production of the 12-part television series.The team has been leaving Flatts inlet on a 30 foot custom Predator catamaran with seven people... Read more of this article

Odyssey Explorer Docked At Penno’s Wharf

Odyssey Explorer Docked At Penno’s Wharf

The Bahamian flagged research vessel Odyssey Explorer is docked at Penno’s Wharf in St George’s earlier this week, stopping by while in transit to the US from Europe.The Odyssey Explorer is a salvage and recovery vessel owned by Odyssey Marine Exploration. The vessel was recently painted the new present color while in drydock completing... Read more of this article

Hanbury: ‘Could Potentially Damage Economy’

Hanbury: ‘Could Potentially Damage Economy’

A recent Washington Post article on Bermuda’s beach sewage problem “could potentially damage the island’s economy as we ramp-up for the upcoming tourist season,” Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO Bill Hanbury said. Mr. Hanbury added, “The details of this story will not remain confined to just the readers of the Washington Post. A story... Read more of this article

Transatlantic Kayaker Closing In On Florida

Transatlantic Kayaker Closing In On Florida

The sea kayaker attempting to make a trans-Atlantic trip from Portugal to Florida, an endeavor that will see him become the first person to travel from Europe to North America in a kayak if completed successfully, is currently closing in on his destination. Aleksander Doba, a 67-year-old adventurer from Poland, began his trip on October 5, 2013; now,... Read more of this article

BUEI To Host Two Ocean Vet Series Lectures

BUEI To Host Two Ocean Vet Series Lectures

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] is getting ready to host two lectures based on the upcoming Ocean Vet television series, with Dr. Neil Burnie and members of the film crew set to deliver a talk and entertain questions from the public on Thursday, April 10 and again on Monday, April 14, 2014. A spokesperson said, “The series... Read more of this article

Video: Rare Footage Of Elusive Ocean Oarfish

Video: Rare Footage Of Elusive Ocean Oarfish

The rare capture of footage of a giant oarfish in California serves as a reminder of when an oarfish washed up in Bermuda 150 years ago; creating a frenzy as it was thought to be a “sea serpent”. The oarfish observers were kayaking as part of a tour with the Shedd Aquarium in Baja, California and the video was posted online on Monday [Apr... Read more of this article


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