Tag: Bermuda marine

Tank Punctured, Results In Small Diesel Oil Spill

Tank Punctured, Results In Small Diesel Oil Spill

A small diesel oil spill occurred on Tuesday [Feb 24] when a crane fuel tank was accidentally punctured in the vicinity of Bethell’s Island, the Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre [BMOC] said. A BMOC spokesperson said, “A diligent member of the public contacts BMOC to report an oil slick in Ely’s Harbour. The gentleman also reports the presence... Read more of this article

Training Vessel Eendracht Visits St. George’s

Training Vessel Eendracht Visits St. George’s

The Dutch-flagged sail training vessel “Eendracht” berthed in St. George’s today [Feb 23] after stopping by the island for a crew transfer. The vessel sails as a training vessel and arrived in Bermuda from Marigot, St. Martin and is scheduled to depart on Wednesday to Horta, Azores. Eendracht is one of Holland’s largest three-mast schooners... Read more of this article

Norwegian Research Boat Docks In Hamilton

Norwegian Research Boat Docks In Hamilton

The Norwegian registered research vessel Seabed Prince is back in Bermuda, and was seen docked in Hamilton on Sunday [Feb 22]. The boat — which was also in Bermuda last month — can accommodate 72 persons with 20 single cabins and 26 double cabins. On board there are two lounges, a meeting room, a hospital, a gymnasium and a helideck reception... Read more of this article

Ship Traveling From Germany Diverts To Island

Ship Traveling From Germany Diverts To Island

The Liberian registered container vessel Northern Dexterity — traveling from Germany, to the U.S.A — diverted to Bermuda early this morning [Feb 22] due to a crew member, suffering from suspected shingles, requiring medical care. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “At approximately 4pm Friday 20th February, 2015,... Read more of this article

Pleasure Boat ‘High & Dry’ On St David’s Land

Pleasure Boat ‘High & Dry’ On St David’s Land

The recent heavy weather lead to a pleasure craft being found on dry land, with the Smiths Island and St. David’s public coming together to ensure that it was safely removed and transported for repairs. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre [BMOC] spokesperson said, “Tuesday, February 17 at 9.30am. The heavy weather took its toll on a pleasure... Read more of this article

Photos: Boat Resting Against Causeway Wall

Photos: Boat Resting Against Causeway Wall

Morning commuters in the East End are being greeted with an unusual sight this morning [Feb 16], as the heavy winds have resulted in a vessel resting against the Causeway, with cones placed in the road to alert drivers, as part of the boat is hanging over the Causeway. The Bermuda Weather Service has had Gale Warnings in effect for most the weekend,... Read more of this article

Nick Hutchings: Politics Of Deep Sea Mining

Nick Hutchings: Politics Of Deep Sea Mining

[Opinion column written by Nick Hutchings] “Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.” – Socrates. Deep sea mining featured in the political arena last year during the Throne Speech debate with veteran politician Glenn Blakeney and new comer Glen Smith squaring off over the issue. Blakney claims deep... Read more of this article

Careful Handling Of EPIRB Devices Highlighted

Careful Handling Of EPIRB Devices Highlighted

The Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre has highlighted the need for careful handling and correct stowage of Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon [EPIRB] devices after a false alert was received on Tuesday [Feb 3] from a local fishing vessel. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “On February 3rd, RCC Bermuda receives an... Read more of this article

Video: Bulk Carrier Diverts For Injured Captain

Video: Bulk Carrier Diverts For Injured Captain

[Updated with video] The Swiss flagged bulk carrier Aargau diverted to the island tonight [Feb 2] to disembark the captain who had sustained injuries after a fall. The Pilot boat St David rendezvoused with the ship at approximately 8.35pm off the east end of the island where crew members transferred and transported the injured man to Ordnance Island... Read more of this article

60 Ft Boat Sinks During Recent Heavy Weather

60 Ft Boat Sinks During Recent Heavy Weather

A 60ft cabin cruiser sunk near Cavelho Bay, Somerset recently afyer the vessel’s normal drainage system had been overwhelmed by backwash from shore during the recent heavy weather. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “An off duty Police Sargeant reported a 60ft cabin cruiser sunk near Cavelho Bay, Somerset. Bermuda Maritime... Read more of this article


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