Tag: Bermuda marine

Bermuda Mourns The Loss Of Dr. Neil Burnie

Bermuda Mourns The Loss Of Dr. Neil Burnie

The island is today mourning the loss of Dr. Neil Burnie, the well-known veterinarian and colourful character with an unmatched passion for Bermuda’s marine wildlife. Dr. Burnie died following a tragic marine accident today [Nov 11], getting into difficulty while free diving off the waters of Horseshoe Bay. The Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre... Read more of this article

Dr Neil Burnie Dies In Marine Incident

Dr Neil Burnie Dies In Marine Incident

[Updated] Police have confirmed that a man died during what they said was a “marine accident” in the waters off of Horseshoe Bay today [Nov 11]. Police are expected to release further details later today, and we will update as able.Update 2.14pm: The police have just officially named the victim as Dr. Neil Burnie, who was a well-known... Read more of this article

Future Of Bermuda’s Exclusive Economic Zone

Future Of Bermuda’s Exclusive Economic Zone

The Government has released the report on the future of Bermuda’s marine Exclusive Economic Zone [EEZ], saying that “it is premature to establish a firm or definitive position on the future of the EEZ at this time.” A spokesperson said, “This report outlines the major findings and conclusions arising from the public consultation that... Read more of this article

Fishing Boat Trio Rescued After Engine Fails

Fishing Boat Trio Rescued After Engine Fails

Three people are safe after the fishing vessel they were on lost engine power leaving the boat adrift on Wednesday [Nov 5] off Bermuda’s North Shore. The Bermuda Police vessel Heron II responded and towed the boat to the Burchall’s Cove area. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “On Wednesday 5th November 11:37am, local... Read more of this article

Video: Cruise Ship Diverts For Sick Passenger

Video: Cruise Ship Diverts For Sick Passenger

[Updated] The Holland America Line cruise ship Nieuw Amsterdam diverted to the island for sick passenger, arriving off St David’s late Thursday night [Nov 6].Pilot boat St David rendezvoused with the cruise ship off the east end where the sick passenger and medical personnel from the ship were transferred to Ordnance Island. An awaiting ambulance... Read more of this article

Opinion: ‘Why Is It Dragging On For So Long?’

Opinion: ‘Why Is It Dragging On For So Long?’

[Opinion column written by Jeremy Deacon] This is a real bug bear of mine and I find it difficult to see why it is dragging on for so long. I know it causes incredible controversy and stirs up emotions in Bermuda but to me [and many others as well] it is a no-brainer. It is the Blue Halo – an idea stunning in its simplicity that would put Bermuda... Read more of this article

Grenada Bound Injured Sailor Diverts To Island

Grenada Bound Injured Sailor Diverts To Island

An injured sailor bound for Grenada, safely made his way to Bermuda for shelter and medical assistance arriving in St George’s Harbour over the weekend with assistance from Spirit of Bermuda which itself had arrived shortly before from Rockport. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “On Thursday 30th October at 08:26, RCC... Read more of this article

Sailors Rescued As Gonzalo Approached

Sailors Rescued As Gonzalo Approached

Two mariners were rescued from their yacht on Friday [Oct 17] after suffering maneuverability issues and weather stress while approximately 200 nautical miles off Bermuda as Hurricane Gonzalo approached. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre [BMOC] spokesperson said, “On Friday 17th October 9.50am, Bermuda Islander, approximately 200nm NW of Bermuda,... Read more of this article

Photos: $70 Million Super Yacht Back In Bermuda

Photos: $70 Million Super Yacht Back In Bermuda

The $70 million super yacht “Lady S” is back in Bermuda, where it is presently docked at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess. At last report, the 225-foot long vessel is owned by Daniel Snyder, an American billionaire best known as the owner of the Washington American football team, which has been embroiled in some controversy over the name.Built by... Read more of this article

Govt Measures For Fats, Oils, Sewage, Water

Govt Measures For Fats, Oils, Sewage, Water

Over the past six months, the Government has put in place several interim measures to reduce the amount of Fats, Oils, Grease [FOG] and other unacceptable material in the island’s sewage waste stream. This FOG in the wastewater can solidify to create the so-called “greaseballs” that sometimes wash ashore from the Seabright outfall on South Shore... Read more of this article


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