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Crews Working To Remove Sargassum Seaweed

Crews Working To Remove Sargassum Seaweed

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources addressed the large quantities of sargassum seaweed found on Bermuda’s beaches recently, saying that “crews and private contractors are working to remove as much Sargassum as possible.” A spokesperson said, “The Department of Environment and Natural Resources would like to advise... Read more of this article

17-Year-Old Discharged After Marine Incident

17-Year-Old Discharged After Marine Incident

A 17-year-old girl that sustained leg injuries after being struck by a boat propeller at Shelly Bay on Saturday has been treated and discharged from hospital. A police spokesperson said, “A 17-year-old girl that sustained leg injuries after being struck by a boat propeller in a marine incident at Shelly Bay around 5:45pm Saturday, June 15th has been... Read more of this article

Leonardo DiCaprio Highlights Bermuda Initiative

Leonardo DiCaprio Highlights Bermuda Initiative

Prominent actor Leonardo DiCaprio recently took a moment to reflect on Bermuda’s decision to protect at least 20 percent of our waters, sharing the announcement with his more than 19 million followers on Twitter. In his tweet, Mr. DiCaprio said, “Bermuda announces it will fully protect at least 20% of its waters in #MPAs as the newest Blue Prosperity... Read more of this article

Woman Injured By Boat Propeller At Shelly Bay

Woman Injured By Boat Propeller At Shelly Bay

A woman was transported to hospital on Saturday [June 15] after sustaining cuts to the leg from a vessel’s propeller at Shelly Bay. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Saturday 15th June, 5:45 pm – Bermuda Fire Dispatch informed Bermuda Radio that an ambulance had been dispatched to Penhurst Park, North Shore to rendezvous... Read more of this article

Sailing: NARC Rally Celebrating 20th Anniversary

Sailing: NARC Rally Celebrating 20th Anniversary

The North American Rally to the Caribbean [NARC], which is free for participants to join, will celebrate its 20th anniversary when it once again brings together boats on their annual pilgrimage south to the Caribbean from the U.S. east coast in October. A spokesperson said, “Scheduled for October 26 [or the best weather window near that date],... Read more of this article

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting June 15

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting June 15

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday June 15th.On Sunday the Adventure of the Seas and the Norwegian Gem cruise ships and the Oleander container ship are expected, and on Monday the Anthem of the Seas cruise ship will arrive On Wednesday the Norwegian Escape... Read more of this article

BFRS Assist Boaters During Training Exercise

BFRS Assist Boaters During Training Exercise

Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel conducting simulated water rescue training responded to a call for assistance on Monday [June 10] after boaters in the area couldn’t get their vessel’s engine started.A BFRS spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service is participating in a Multi-agency Rescue Craft Training workshop... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: MV Oleander Christening Event

Photos & Video: MV Oleander Christening Event

[Updated with photos] The official christening ceremony and open house of the new container ship M.V. Oleander is being held this afternoon [June 10]. A large turnout including shareholders, overseas guests, VIPs and customers attended the event. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live... Read more of this article

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting June 8

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting June 8

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday June 8th.On Saturday the Anthem of the Seas cruise ship is expected, on Sunday the Norwegian Gem cruise ship will arrive, and on Monday the Oleander container ship and the Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship are scheduled... Read more of this article

Bermuda Ocean Prosperity Programme Formed

Bermuda Ocean Prosperity Programme Formed

The Government of Bermuda has “committed to protect at least 20% of their total Exclusive Economic Zone [EEZ] in marine protected areas [MPAs] while vowing to sustainably develop their Blue Economy,” the Government announced today. Today [June 5] the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Waitt Institute, and Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS],... Read more of this article

“Spirit Of The Ocean” Art Show In June

“Spirit Of The Ocean” Art Show In June

The Bermuda Sloop Foundation will host a “Spirit of the Ocean” Art Show June 6-28 at Masterworks. “This fundraiser will benefit the public Middle School Sail Training Programme for Bermuda’s youth. A free event, starting at 5:30pm on June 6th, with a Live Auction, refreshments and appetizers. The public is invited to attend this inaugural... Read more of this article

Video: Nat Geo Spotlight Bermuda Shipwreck

Video: Nat Geo Spotlight Bermuda Shipwreck

National Geographic has shared a video of Bermuda’s Montana shipwreck, featuring the remains of a civil war blockade runner from 1863, with the 180 degree video technology allowing viewers to have a wide-ranging peripheral view. The video’s description says, “Off the coast of Bermuda lies the Montana shipwreck, a civil war blockade runner... Read more of this article

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting June 1

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting June 1

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday June 1st.On Saturday the Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship is expected, and on Sunday the Norwegian Gem cruise ship and the Oleander container ship will arrive. On Monday the Marmadura general cargo ship and the Anthem of... Read more of this article