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Dogs Following Kayaker Prompts Concern

Dogs Following Kayaker Prompts Concern

Dogs in the water between Spanish Point and Dockyard caught the attention of a member of the public yesterday [April 15], with a police land unit dispatched to investigate. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “A member of public called Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre, concerned for the welfare of three dogs swimming in the water... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: St. George’s Marine Expo

Photos & Video: St. George’s Marine Expo

[Updated with photos] The third annual St. George’s Marine Expo, hosted by Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] along with title sponsor RUBiS Energy Bermuda, is underway today [April 15] at Ordinance Island in St George’s. Launched in 2016, the Marine Expo was created to showcase the many businesses, organizations and opportunities... Read more of this article

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting April 14

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting April 14

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday April 14th.On Saturday the Seven Seas Mariner cruise ship is expected, on Sunday the Norwegian Dawn cruise ship will arrive, and Monday the Eco Dominator vehicles carrier, the Oleander container ship and the Marella Discovery... Read more of this article

BZS Lecture: The Roots Of Turtle Project

BZS Lecture: The Roots Of Turtle Project

The Bermuda Zoological Society will be hosting a lecture entitled “Reflection on a Half Century of Sea Turtle Conservation: The Roots of the Bermuda Turtle Project” on Thursday, April 26th. The event poster says, “David Godfrey is Executive Director of the Sea Turtle Conservancy [STC], the world’s oldest and most accomplished sea turtle... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: ‘Carnival Elation’ Visits Island

Photos & Video: ‘Carnival Elation’ Visits Island

Marking the ship’s inaugural call to the island, the 856-foot cruise ship Carnival Elation arrived in Bermuda this morning [April 11], and according to the latest version of the 2018 Cruise Ship Schedule [PDF], the ship is carrying an estimated 2,373 passengers and 920 crew members. The 15-minute live video replay is below:This is scheduled... Read more of this article

Removal Of Abandoned Boats Gets Underway

Removal Of Abandoned Boats Gets Underway

In February, the Department of Environment & Natural Resources and the Department of Marine & Ports Services advised the public that 17 abandoned boats – owners unknown – would be removed from the water and disposed of. That process is underway with a number of vessels being removed from the Ferry Reach, St. George’s area and then... Read more of this article

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting April 7

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting April 7

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday April 7th.On Monday the Oleander container ship is expected, on Tuesday the Norwegian Epic, the Azamara Quest, and the Carnival Pride cruise ships will arrive, and on Wednesday the Somers Isles container ship and the... Read more of this article

Video: Aerial View Of Whales Off Bermuda

Video: Aerial View Of Whales Off Bermuda

Videographer Conor Outerbridge recently struck gold with his drone, capturing a pod of ten whales cavorting a few miles off Bermuda, with his drone, moving quietly just above the whales, capturing their behaviour in incredible detail. The animals do not stay in Bermuda year-round, but as the island lies in the middle of their annual migratory route,... Read more of this article

Marine Expo Postponed Due To Weather

Marine Expo Postponed Due To Weather

Due to inclement weather this weekend, organisers have decided to postpone the third annual St. George’s Marine Expo. The event, which was due to be hosted this Sunday, April 8th, will now be held the following week on Sunday, April 15th from 11am until 6pm at Ordinance Island. Hosted by Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] along with Title... Read more of this article

Fishing In Seasonally Protected Areas Prohibited

Fishing In Seasonally Protected Areas Prohibited

The Ministry of Home Affairs is reminding commercial and recreational fishers, that fishing in the Seasonally Protected Areas — also known as the “Hind Grounds” and “Grouper Grounds” — will be prohibited from 15 April to 14 August 2018 in order to protect spawning Red Hinds and Black Groupers. “It should also be noted that... Read more of this article

‘Whale Found Distressed With Entanglement’

‘Whale Found Distressed With Entanglement’

On Monday [April 2], a local vessel reported a “migrating whale found distressed with entanglement in rope or wire” and it was concluded that Bermuda at this time, “lacked the necessary specialist equipment to assist the whale.” A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “A local vessel on Challenger Bank,... Read more of this article

Video: Family Films Hammerhead Shark

Video: Family Films Hammerhead Shark

A family said they found themselves privy to a rare sight as they paddle boarded close to Flatts Inlet recently, as a shark made a surprisingly close approach that they were able to catch on video, which went viral after being posted on social media. Julie Compton told Bernews, “It was Monday afternoon, with myself and my husband Jim paddle boarding... Read more of this article

Learn More About Careers In Maritime Field

Learn More About Careers In Maritime Field

Bermuda residents will have an opportunity to discover various career, development and training opportunities available in the maritime industry, thanks to a partnership with the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC], Bermuda Yacht Services and EDcellerate. In preparation for the St. George’s Marine Expo 2018, taking place on Sunday, April... Read more of this article