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Harrington Sound Cruises Run To September

Harrington Sound Cruises Run To September

The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo’s current series of evening coastal cruises around Harrington Sound come to an end next month, for the season. Held aboard the Bermuda Zoological Society’s Beachcat boat Callista, the cruises are hosted by expert guides Jennifer Gray and Robert Chandler who explain the natural history, cultural significance... Read more of this article

‘Swimmer’ Might Have Been Plastic Garbage

‘Swimmer’ Might Have Been Plastic Garbage

Following a search for what was reported to be swimmer in difficulty at Horseshoe Bay “plastic garbage was recovered which may have been the cause of the false alert.” A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Bermuda Radio received a telephone call from a concerned member of the public who was overlooking Horseshoe... Read more of this article

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting August 24

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting August 24

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday August 24th.On Sunday the Norwegian Gem cruise ship and the Oleander container ship are expected, on Monday the Anthem of the Seas cruise ship will arrive, and on Tuesday the Insignia cruise ship and the Somers Isles container... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Death Of 62-Year-Old Visitor

Police Confirm Death Of 62-Year-Old Visitor

[Updated] Police and first responders responded to an incident in the waters off Somerset today, with the police confirming that a “female visitor who was apparently a passenger on a Jet Ski fell off and became unresponsive during a tour.” A police spokesperson said, “Around 2:10pm Thursday, August 22nd police and fellow first responders... Read more of this article

‘Very Small’ Oil Spill From Construction Barge

‘Very Small’ Oil Spill From Construction Barge

There was a small oil spill from a construction barge at the ferry terminal this past weekend, with officials confirming that “only a very small amount of oil had entered the water and no further pollution was likely to occur.” A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Sunday 18th August, 11:00 am – Ferry Corona reported... Read more of this article

Turtle Project’s 2019 Field Trip Underway

Turtle Project’s 2019 Field Trip Underway

The Bermuda Turtle Project, one of the oldest ecological studies of its kind on the island, is this summer beginning its second half-century of research and conservation initiatives aimed at protecting our sea turtles. Established in 1968 by the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo in collaboration with the Florida-based, environment-friendly Sea Turtle... Read more of this article

Waterspout Forms Off The North Shore

Waterspout Forms Off The North Shore

A waterspout formed off of the North Shore yesterday [Aug 18] providing locals with a look at the weather phenomenon, which the BWS explained is caused when two primary wind regimes move towards each other. Bermuda Weather Service meteorologist Andrew Bufalino explained, “What commonly causes this localized phenomenon is when two primary wind... Read more of this article

Spain Charts Bermuda Treasure Fleet Wrecks

Spain Charts Bermuda Treasure Fleet Wrecks

Beginning in the early 16th century, Spanish and Portuguese seafarers started using Bermuda as a mid-Atlantic navigational marker on their way to and from the Caribbean and South America. Many ships which strayed too close to the island’s reefs met with disaster during what has been termed the European Age of Discovery, a period lasting from... Read more of this article

Marine Safety Advisory: Round The Island Race

Marine Safety Advisory: Round The Island Race

The Bermuda Police Service is reminding members of the public that the Around the Island Powerboat Race will take place starting at 2.00pm Sunday [Aug 18] and they are encouraging everyone to “make this year’s event as safe as possible for all users of Bermuda’s waters”. A police spokesperson said, “While the Bermuda Powerboat... Read more of this article

Round The Island Powerboat Race Participants

Round The Island Powerboat Race Participants

The Bermuda Powerboat Association [BPBA] will be hosting the annual Round the Island race tomorrow [Aug 18] starting at 2.00pm from Ferry Reach. Eighteen boats are confirmed as registered with more unconfirmed at the time of the list release. Participant list released by BPBA follows below: A – Class:A29 – David Selley & Scott Barnes A26... Read more of this article

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting August 17

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting August 17

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday August 17th.On Saturday Saturday the Anthem of the Seas and the Carnival Sunrise cruise ships and the Esperanza container ship are expected, on Sunday the Norwegian Gem cruise ship and the Oleander container ship will arrive,... Read more of this article

Greenpeace’s Expedition To The Sargasso Sea

Greenpeace’s Expedition To The Sargasso Sea

Greenpeace recently visited Bermuda and also launched an expedition to the Sargasso Sea to “study the impact of plastics and microplastics on marine life, and to document the importance of this unique ecosystem for protection under a new Global Ocean Treaty that is being negotiated at the UN.” The Greenpeace ship Esperanza departed from... Read more of this article

Red Hind Aggregation Areas Open For Fishing

Red Hind Aggregation Areas Open For Fishing

The Red Hind aggregation areas within the seasonally protected areas will be open to fishing from today [Aug 15]. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Home Affairs wishes to advise the public that the Red Hind aggregation areas within the seasonally protected areas will be open to fishing from today [15 August, 2019]. “However,... Read more of this article