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“Kids On The Reef” Educational Programme

“Kids On The Reef” Educational Programme

“Despite living walking distance to the shoreline, many Bermudian young people have never seen the world just beneath the waves. With no exposure to the wonder and excitement of the ocean, how would Bermuda’s future generations appreciate their own big blue backyard?” – I Am Water Foundation. The Bermuda Zoological Society, and lead sponsor... Read more of this article

Minister Fahy Commends Work Of Marine Pilots

Minister Fahy Commends Work Of Marine Pilots

Minister for Tourism, Transport & Municipalities Michael Fahy has been the guest of the Department of Marine and Ports Services this week, and said he was ”extremely impressed with the professionalism, skill and knowledge” of the crew. As the Minister continues to immerse himself in his new Ministry, he is being brought up to speed... Read more of this article

Video/Photos: TORC Showdown On Front Street

Video/Photos: TORC Showdown On Front Street

[Updated with video] Team Oni Racing Club hosted the “TORC Extreme Sport Showdown” on Sunday afternoon [June 12] at #1 Car Park on Front Street in Hamilton, with the event including an exhibition by Jump 2B Fit Bermy Bouncers and Coconut Rocket Flyboarders, sponsor display booths, food vendors, a fun castle, musical performances from local artists... Read more of this article

Free Paddling Program Launched For Students

Free Paddling Program Launched For Students

The funds raised from the recently held Devils Isle Challenge — which consisted of a 40-mile race around Bermuda — have been used to establish a free paddling program for Bermuda’s youth. “We launched the program this Thursday, June 9th, with ten students from the Dalton E. Tucker Primary Eco Club who have been working on their... Read more of this article

BPS: Trailering Boats & Jet Skis Requires Permit

BPS: Trailering Boats & Jet Skis Requires Permit

As the use of trucks, vans and motorcars to trailer boats and jet-skis is on the rise due to the summer season, the police have reminded the public that all trailers require the issue of a permit. Inspector Robert Cardwell, Officer in Charge of Marine Police, said, “As summer time is upon us, the use of trucks, vans and motorcars to trailer boats... Read more of this article

‘Keep Bermuda’s Waters Beautiful, Clean & Safe’

‘Keep Bermuda’s Waters Beautiful, Clean & Safe’

“Bermuda’s blue ocean waters are one of this country’s most beautiful and prized asset” and “it is the responsibility of every citizen to care for our ocean,” Minister of Environment Cole Simons in the House of Assembly today [June 10]. “I specifically would like to remind boaters of their responsibility under the laws... Read more of this article

Bermuda Delegation Attend Shipping Conference

Bermuda Delegation Attend Shipping Conference

The Department of Maritime Administration [DMA], in association with the Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA] and the members of the Bermuda business and shipping community are attending the 2016 Posidonia International Shipping Exhibition, which is being held from June 6-10 in Athens, Greece. “The DMA delegation includes the Registrar of... Read more of this article

Video: Annual Blessing Of The Boats Ceremony

Video: Annual Blessing Of The Boats Ceremony

A Bermudian tradition that dates back to the mid 1800s took place on Sunday morning [June 5], with Bishop Nicholas Dill and Reverend David Raths being rowed from St George’s to St David’s to bless boats that had gathered at Chapel of Ease Dock. Bishop Dill was rowed across by the Bermuda Pilot Gig Club in ‘Pilot Harry Fox’ while Reverend David... Read more of this article

Marine And Ports Employees Training In England

Marine And Ports Employees Training In England

Department of Marine and Ports Services employees are this week benefitting from seafarer training in the United Kingdom. “The Government department has proposed to train all more than 70 staff that operate department vessels, including Captains, Engine Drivers and Leading Seaman,” a spokesperson said. “The first six of 20 this year... Read more of this article

BUEI Talks To Screen “A Plastic Ocean” Film

BUEI Talks To Screen “A Plastic Ocean” Film

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] will present a screening of the documentary “A Plastic Ocean,” a film that sports the tag line “we need a sea of change.” The screening will take place on Wednesday, June 8 at 6.30pm. The event poster says, “On World Ocean’s Day, BUEI Talks is proud to present the exclusive... Read more of this article

Photos: Blessing Of The Boats In St David’s

Photos: Blessing Of The Boats In St David’s

The traditional Blessing of the Boats — which dates back to 1849 — took place this morning [June 5], with Bishop Nicholas Dill and Reverend David Raths being rowed from St George’s to St David’s to bless boats that had gathered at Chapel of Ease Dock. Bishop Dill was rowed across by the Bermuda Pilot Gig Club in ‘Pilot Harry Fox’... Read more of this article

Chase Toogood Wins 2016 Devil’s Isle Challenge

Chase Toogood Wins 2016 Devil’s Isle Challenge

The Devil’s Isle Challenge is a two day paddling event organized by Plastic Tides which included a 40 mile race on Saturday [May 28], around Bermuda via SUP, kayak, surf-ski, outrigger canoe, or prone paddle-board. A Plastic Tides spokesperson said, “On Saturday, 8 solo Stand Up Paddleboarders, 1 solo surf-skier, and 12 relay racers set out... Read more of this article

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