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Jury Selection Begins In Fatal Boat Collision Trial

Jury Selection Begins In Fatal Boat Collision Trial

[Written by Don Burgess] Jury selection began this morning [Aug 13] for a Southampton man charged with the powerboat death of New Zealand visitor Mary McKee during last year’s America’s Cup. In December of last year, Andrew Lake pled not guilty to unlawfully killing Mrs McKee, 62, on June 1, 2017.At that time he also pled not guilty with... Read more of this article

Tree Leaf Possibly Mistaken For Paddle Board

Tree Leaf Possibly Mistaken For Paddle Board

Following a report of a paddle board adrift off North Shore, the Marine Police investigated, and while a paddle boarder was not found in the in area, a “palm tree leaf was sighted and may have been mistaken for a paddle board.” A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Bermuda Radio receives a report from a member of the... Read more of this article

BMOC Issue Around The Island Race Advisory

BMOC Issue Around The Island Race Advisory

The Around The Island Powerboat Race is scheduled to take place tomorrow [Aug 12] starting at 2.00pm and in advance of the race, the Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre [BMOC] have issued a local navigation warning in reference to the closure of sea passages. A BMOC spokesperson said, “The Around The Island Powerboat Race will be held on Sunday... Read more of this article

“Leatherback Turtles, Wandering Voyagers”

“Leatherback Turtles, Wandering Voyagers”

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] is getting set to present lecture title “Leatherback Turtles, Wandering Voyagers of the Reptile World” on Thursday, August 16 at 7.00pm at BAMZ Education Classroom The event poster says, “The largest of all sea turtles, and one of the largest reptiles on earth, the Ieatherback turtle can reach 8 feet in length... Read more of this article

Study Explores Genetics Of Bermuda Fireworms

Study Explores Genetics Of Bermuda Fireworms

A study led by researchers at the American Museum of Natural History has investigated the genetics behind the “incredible luminous seasonal mating display produced by swarms of bioluminescent marine Bermuda fireworms.” A story in Science Daily said, “The beautiful bioluminescence of the Bermuda fireworm [Odontosyllis enopla], which lives... Read more of this article

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting August 11

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting August 11

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday August 11th.On Saturday the Anthem of the Seas and the Insignia cruise ships are expected, on Sunday the Norwegian Dawn cruise ship and the Oleander container ship will arrive, and on Monday the Grandeur of the Seas cruise... Read more of this article

Police Continue To Investigate Boat Collision

Police Continue To Investigate Boat Collision

Marine Police continue to investigate a collision between the Spirit of Bermuda and a private vessel that occurred on Friday, July 6th in the area of Albouy’s Point.A police spokesperson said, “Marine Police are currently investigating a collision between the Spirit of Bermuda and a private vessel, which occurred around 9pm on Friday 6th July,... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: Raft Up Held At Mangrove Bay

Photos & Videos: Raft Up Held At Mangrove Bay

The holiday weekend wrapped up with a raft up event at Mangrove Bay, with onlookers enjoying the sights of revelers taking to the water on boats, inflatables and more.Despite the cancellation of the Non-Mariners’ Race, hundreds of people showed up in order to enjoy the event, which included DJs aboard boats, making for a festive atmosphere for... Read more of this article

Regiment Boat Troop & Police Rescue Minister

Regiment Boat Troop & Police Rescue Minister

Royal Bermuda Regiment Boat Troop soldiers and marine police officers saved the day for Minister of National Security Wayne Caines after a Boston Whaler boat carrying him to meet family and friends at the traditional Mangrove Bay raft up broke down en route from Riddell’s Bay on Sunday. Minister Caines said: “It was good to see the team working... Read more of this article

Three People Injured, Two Marine Vessels Seized

Three People Injured, Two Marine Vessels Seized

[Updated] Three people were injured in a disturbance that occurred in the area of Paradise Lakes last night [Aug 5] according to police, and two marine vessels have been seized by police A police spokesperson said, “Shortly after 8pm on Sunday 5th August, Marine Police responded to a report of a disturbance on the water in the area Paradise Lakes. “Initial... Read more of this article

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting August 4

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting August 4

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday August 4th.On Saturday the Colorado Highway vehicles carrier is expected, on Sunday the Norwegian Dawn cruise ship and the Oleander container ship will arrive, and on Monday the Anthem of the Seas cruise ship is scheduled... Read more of this article

Column: Sea Turtles Nesting Here & Abroad

Column: Sea Turtles Nesting Here & Abroad

[Written by Jennifer Gray] The summer months are typically nesting season for sea turtles in our region. With Bermuda’s nesting sea turtles extirpated by the late 1800’s, the idea of sea turtles nesting on our shores again causes great excitement. This was the case in 1990 and again in 1995 when loggerhead nests were found on the beaches of Coopers... Read more of this article

BCL’s New ‘Oleander’ Keel Is Laid In China

BCL’s New ‘Oleander’ Keel Is Laid In China

The construction of the new Oleander ship is underway in China, Bermuda Container Line [BCL] said, with the new vessel scheduled to be delivered in the first quarter of 2019. “The keel of the company’s new container / roll on-roll off cargo ship Oleander has been laid in China,” BCL said. “The project continues on time and on budget... Read more of this article