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Photos: Fourth Winter Lionfish Derby A Success

Photos: Fourth Winter Lionfish Derby A Success

The fourth Winter Lionfish Derby, sponsored by Conyers Imports was held from January 1 through January 31, with a wrap-up party and awards ceremony taking place at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] recently. A spokesperson said, “Here’s a few things about the very successful winter Lionfish Derby. For starters, we had 60 people... Read more of this article

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting February 17

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting February 17

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday February 17th.On Monday the Oleander container ship and the Pacifica general cargo ship are expected, on Tuesday the Somers Isles container ship will arrive, and on Thursday the Bermuda Islander container ship is scheduled... Read more of this article

‘Known’ Abandoned Boats To Be Removed

‘Known’ Abandoned Boats To Be Removed

Following their previous advisory that abandoned boats, whose owners are ‘unknown’, will be removed from the water, Government is now advising owners of ‘known’ abandoned vessels that unless their boat is removed by March 8th, the Government will dispose of them. “If you are the owner of any of these boats, you have until... Read more of this article

Chemical Tanker ‘Chembulk’ Diverts To Bermuda

Chemical Tanker ‘Chembulk’ Diverts To Bermuda

The 145.5 metre chemical tanker Chembulk Yokohama diverted to Bermuda yesterday [Feb 11] in order to disembark a crew member for compassionate reasons. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “On Sunday, February 11 at 1.55pm, Meyer’s Shipping Agency contacted RCC Bermuda, advising that the 145.5 metre chemical tanker Chembulk... Read more of this article

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting February 10

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting February 10

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday February 10th.On Monday the Oleander container ship is expected,  and on Thursday the Amazon Virtue oil products tanker and the Bermuda Islander container ship are scheduled to arrive. The weekly shipping schedule, which... Read more of this article

Anthem Diverts Due To Sick Cruise Passenger

Anthem Diverts Due To Sick Cruise Passenger

On Tuesday [Feb 6] the Anthem of the Seas cruise ship – which was traveling from St. Kitts to New Jersey – diverted to Bermuda to disembark a 71-year-old male passenger in need of medical treatment. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Tuesday 6th February, 6:23pm. Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre is contacted by... Read more of this article

Work To Repair Sea Wall To Start On Feb 12

Work To Repair Sea Wall To Start On Feb 12

Work to repair the east-facing sea wall by the Hamilton Ferry Terminal and at the Flagpole area on Front Street will commence on Monday, February 12th, and is estimated to be completed by April 20th, 2018, the City of Hamilton said today. Repair work will be carried out from the waterside via a barge as well as from land.The City said, “During... Read more of this article

Greenrock: ‘Kudos To Dept For Starting Process’

Greenrock: ‘Kudos To Dept For Starting Process’

“We are in support of this initiative, and believe it is beneficial to both public health and the marine environment,” Greenrock‘s Executive Director Jonathan Starling said following news that the Government plans to remove 17 abandoned boats from the waters. The Department of Environment & Natural Resources and the Department of Marine... Read more of this article

Photos: Abandoned Boats To Be Removed

Photos: Abandoned Boats To Be Removed

The Department of Environment & Natural Resources and the Department of Marine & Ports Services are advising the public that 17 abandoned boats – owners unknown – will shortly be removed from the water and disposed of. The Department said, “The 17 ‘unknown’ abandoned vessels are located in the Ferry Reach, Mullet Bay, Coney Island... Read more of this article

Column: Plastic Threats To World’s Coral Reefs

Column: Plastic Threats To World’s Coral Reefs

[Opinion column written by Joleah Lamb] There are more than 11 billion pieces of plastic debris on coral reefs across the Asia-Pacific, according to our new research, which also found that contact with plastic can make corals more than 20 times more susceptible to disease. In our study, published in Science, we examined more than 124,000 reef-building... Read more of this article

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting February 3

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting February 3

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday February 3rd.On Monday the Oleander container ship is expected, and on Tuesday the Mesabi oil products tanker and the Blue Ridge Highway vehicles carrier will arrive. On Wednesday the Somers Isles container ship is scheduled... Read more of this article

Richardson Named Maritime Authority CEO

Richardson Named Maritime Authority CEO

Francis C. Richardson — a marine engineer with 25 years’ of service to the Bermuda government — will join the Bermuda Shipping and Maritime Authority [BSMA] as Chief Executive Officer. He assumes the role effective April 9, and will also serve on the new authority’s Board of Directors. “Mr Richardson has all the credentials for the... Read more of this article

Column: Help Oceans, Say ‘No’ To Plastic Straws

Column: Help Oceans, Say ‘No’ To Plastic Straws

[Written by Jessica Riederer] Bermuda is surrounded by miles of colourful coral reefs and an ocean as many shades of blue as you can dream of. It is a pretty special place. How lucky are we to live here? The in-shore waters surrounding Bermuda are full of life. Curious squads of sparkling squids, camouflaged, colour changing octopuses, tiny transparent... Read more of this article