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Shipping Schedule: Week Starting January 16

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting January 16

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday January 16th.On Monday the Oleander container ship and the Silent oil products tanker are expected, and on Thursday the Bermuda Islander container ship will arrive. The weekly shipping schedule, which is subject to change,... Read more of this article

Seagrass Restoration Project Donors Thanked

Seagrass Restoration Project Donors Thanked

The Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] have extended their thanks for the “generous donations received from the public to assist with the seagrass restoration project.” A Government spokesperson said, “DENR initiated a seagrass restoration project in June 2020 which... Read more of this article

Man Overboard, US Coast Guard Suspend Search

Man Overboard, US Coast Guard Suspend Search

A search that attempted to locate a man who fell overboard in the North Atlantic was called off after the U.S. Coast Guard searched over 980 square miles for the missing man, who reportedly fell from the 541-foot refrigerated cargo ship, Baltic Klipper. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Friday 8th January at 7:30 pm, RCC Bermuda... Read more of this article

BUEI To Reopen On Thursday January 21

BUEI To Reopen On Thursday January 21

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] will reopen to the visiting public on Thursday, January 21st. A spokesperson said, “BUEI will reopen to the visiting public on Thursday, January 21st, welcoming locals, and visitors alike each Thursday and Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm.“While the exhibits have been closed... Read more of this article

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting January 9

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting January 9

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday January 9th.On Monday the Oleander container ship is expected, on Wednesday the Somers Isles container ship will arrive, and on Thursday the Bermuda Islander container ship is scheduled to arrive. The weekly shipping schedule,... Read more of this article

Crew Member Dies As Container Ship Diverts

Crew Member Dies As Container Ship Diverts

A crew member of a container ship passed away as the vessel was diverting to Bermuda with an aim to get him to the island for medical treatment. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Monday 4th January, 7:30 pm – RCC Bermuda was called via telephone by a land-based company representative for the Liberian Registered, 40,085GRT... Read more of this article

BUEI Appoints Karla Lacey As New CEO

BUEI Appoints Karla Lacey As New CEO

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] Board of Directors have announced the appointment of Karla Lacey as Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1. She joins BUEI after nearly seven years as Chief Operating Officer at the Bermuda Tourism Authority. Ron Stan and Will Cox, Board Co-Chairs, said, “Karla brings a wealth of organizational... Read more of this article

Ministry: He Has ‘Been Relieved Of His Duties’

Ministry: He Has ‘Been Relieved Of His Duties’

The Ministry of Transport confirmed that a ferry pilot “has been relieved of duties, and an internal investigation is in progress.” This follows after Ascot Lightbourne, 60, pleaded guilty in Court to piloting the ferry Serenity while impaired. The Gazette reported that, “The court heard that the Serenity left its overnight berth in... Read more of this article

Nearly 500 Lionfish Caught in Grand Prix Event

Nearly 500 Lionfish Caught in Grand Prix Event

Guardians of the Reef recently hosted the Bermuda Lionfish Grand Prix, a first in a new series of lionfish culling tournaments to the island where all registration, logging and participation is done online through an innovative angler portal and smartphone app.Fifteen teams took part in November, with 29 anglers, including both freedivers and divers... Read more of this article

Injured Crew Member, Container Ship Diverts

Injured Crew Member, Container Ship Diverts

The container ship Maersk Valencia diverted to Bermuda as a crew member needed medical attention after suffering an eye injury. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “The shipping agent assisting the USA registered container ship Maersk Valencia contacted RCC Bermuda to advise that the vessel was diverting to Bermuda to enable... Read more of this article

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting December 26

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting December 26

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday December 26th.On Saturday the Southern Highway vehicles carrier is expected, and on Sunday the Bermuda Islander container ship is scheduled to arrive. The weekly shipping schedule, which is subject to change, follows... Read more of this article

Injured Crew Member Transferred Via Pilot Boat

Injured Crew Member Transferred Via Pilot Boat

A crew member onboard a ship who suffered from a facial injury was brought to Bermuda for medical treatment. A BMOC spokesperson said, “RCC Bermuda received a satellite telephone call from the U.K. registered 115,366GRT, LNG Tanker British Sponsor  from a position 150 miles south of Bermuda advising that a crew member onboard the ship had suffered... Read more of this article

Yacht Skipper Grateful To Be Back In Bermuda

Yacht Skipper Grateful To Be Back In Bermuda

A 31 foot sloop left Bermuda bound for St Kitts with one person onboard, however during the journey he was “unable to start the engine or sail in the prevailing light winds, and he made the decision to abandon the yacht.” The LNG tanker Torben Spirit diverted to assist him, and the ship’s captain brought the sailor back to the island,... Read more of this article