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BUEI Talks “The Voyages Of Bob” On February 4

BUEI Talks “The Voyages Of Bob” On February 4

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] will present a talk entitled “The Voyages of Bob: Around The World in a Small Yacht” with Alex and Sarah Brooks on Tuesday, February 4th. The event poster says, “3 Oceans; 25 countries; 121 anchorages; 32,000 sea miles. Bermudian Alex Brooks and his partner Sarah spent over 3 1/2 years circumnavigating... Read more of this article

Column: Race To The Bottom Of The Sea

Column: Race To The Bottom Of The Sea

[Column written by Jon Copley] On January 23 1960, Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh climbed into an undersea craft called Trieste and dived nearly 11 kilometres to the deepest point in the ocean – the Challenger Deep of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. Down there, no sunlight can reach and the water is only ever a few degrees above freezing.... Read more of this article

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting January 25

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting January 25

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday January 25th.On Monday the Oleander container ship and the Nacca Alicudi cement carrier are expected, on Wednesday the Somers Isles container ship will arrive, and on Thursday the Bermuda Islander container ship is scheduled... Read more of this article

Vessel Damaged In High Winds Last Week

Vessel Damaged In High Winds Last Week

A 24ft vessel “dragged her moorings in high winds” and was receiving damage on the rocks at Devil’s Hole on January 17th. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “A member of the public reported to Bermuda Radio that a vessel approximately 24 ft in length had dragged her moorings in high winds and was currently receiving... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: First Cruise Ship Of 2020 Arrives

Photos & Video: First Cruise Ship Of 2020 Arrives

The first cruise ship of 2020 — the ‘Queen Victoria’ — arrived in Bermuda this morning [Jan 18], carrying an estimated 2,503 passengers and 1,001 crew members. The ship was originally supposed to arrive yesterday, however sailed in to Dockyard this morning, with the delay apparently related to our high winds yesterday. This marks the first of... Read more of this article

RenaissanceRe Sponsor BIOS Programme

RenaissanceRe Sponsor BIOS Programme

BIOS has announced that RenaissanceRe will fund the the Mid-Atlantic Robotics IN Education [MARINE] program for the next two years. A spokesperson said, “Since 2015, the Mid-Atlantic Robotics IN Education program has been a core component of BIOS’s Ocean Academy, which offers a suite of hands-on education and research opportunities for students... Read more of this article

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting January 18

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting January 18

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday January 18th.On Saturday the Queen Victoria cruise ship is expected, and on Monday the Oleander container ship will arrive. On Tuesday the Somers Isles container ship is scheduled to arrive, and on Thursday the Bermuda Islander... Read more of this article

Experts Appointed To Sargasso Sea Commission

Experts Appointed To Sargasso Sea Commission

This week the Bermuda Cabinet approved the appointment of two international experts to the Sargasso Sea Commission. The Sargasso Sea Commission was established by the Hamilton Declaration on Collaboration for the Conservation of the Sargasso Sea, signed in Bermuda on March 11, 2014. The Commission celebrated its five year anniversary last year with... Read more of this article

Bermuda Ocean Prosperity Appoint Wade & Mapp

Bermuda Ocean Prosperity Appoint Wade & Mapp

The Bermuda Ocean Prosperity Programme, a partnership between the Government of Bermuda, the Waitt Institute, and the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS], announced the appointment of two new coordinators – Mr. Weldon Wade and Ms. Cheryl-Ann Mapp. “The public may recall that in June 2019 the Bermuda Ocean Prosperity Programme was created... Read more of this article

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting January 11

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting January 11

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday January 11th.On Monday the Oleander container ship is expected, on Thursday the Bermuda Islander container ship will arrive, and on Friday the Queen Victoria cruise ship is scheduled to arrive. The weekly shipping schedule,... Read more of this article

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting January 4

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting January 4

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday January 4th.On Monday the Oleander container ship is expected, on Tuesday the Somers Isles container ship will arrive, and on Thursday the Bermuda Islander container ship is scheduled to arrive. The weekly shipping schedule,... Read more of this article

Tanker Vessel Avoids Attack In Gulf Of Guinea

Tanker Vessel Avoids Attack In Gulf Of Guinea

A Bermuda registered tanker managed to avoid an attack in the Gulf of Guinea by increasing speed to avoid being boarded. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “RCC Bermuda received an SSAS security alert from the Bermuda registered LNG Tanker, LNG Lokoja, the report showed the vessel to be in the Gulf of Guinea. “The vessels... Read more of this article

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting December 28

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting December 28

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday December 28th.On Sunday the Spica Leader vehicles carrier is expected, on Monday the Bermuda Islander container ship will arrive, and on Tuesday the Spirit of Discovery cruise ship is scheduled to arrive. The weekly shipping... Read more of this article