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Shipping Schedule: Week Starting August 25

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting August 25

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday August 25th.On Sunday the Polaris Ace vehicles carrier, the Norwegian Dawn cruise ship and the Oleander container ship will arrive, on Monday the Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship is scheduled to arrive, and on Tuesday... Read more of this article

Court: Lake Found Not Guilty Of Manslaughter

Court: Lake Found Not Guilty Of Manslaughter

27-year-old Andrew Lake has been found not guilty of manslaughter following the death last year of Mary McKee in a boating accident. The jury returned its verdict late this afternoon [Aug 24] following a trial in the Supreme Court. Mary McKee, a visitor from New Zealand, was in a small, semi-inflatable vessel in June of last year, when the boat was... Read more of this article

Tech Issues With Marine & Ports Phone Service

Tech Issues With Marine & Ports Phone Service

The Department of Marine and Ports Services is advising that it is “experiencing technical difficulties with their phone system.” They are encouraging the use of e-mail to reach the following offices:Dockyard Offices – Tanya Darrell – tldarrell@gov.bm Boats and Moorings – DeVaughn West – dewest@gov.bm Administration... Read more of this article

BIOS To Test New Oceanographic Technology

BIOS To Test New Oceanographic Technology

Beginning tomorrow [Aug 22], the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] research vessel Atlantic Explorer will be heading out to the Challenger and Bowditch seamounts on a 10-day cruise to test new oceanographic technologies. In an online post yesterday, BIOS said, “Beginning tomorrow, the BIOS research vessel Atlantic Explorer [AE] will be heading... Read more of this article

Court: Jury Sees Video Of Defendant’s Interview

Court: Jury Sees Video Of Defendant’s Interview

[Written by Don Burgess] “I never saw those points. They didn’t have any lights on, any running lights… I saw them at the last possible second.” Andrew Lake spoke those words to police investigators in a videotaped interrogation the day after his boat ran over the top of a Rigid Inflatable Boat [RIB] that New Zealand visitor Mary... Read more of this article

Two Students Receive Maritime Scholarships

Two Students Receive Maritime Scholarships

The Concordia Maritime [Bermuda] Ltd. scholarship awards were presented to Lamar Samuels and Andre Durham Jr. to assist in their maritime studies overseas. “Lamar Samuels will study a Foundation Degree in Marine Engineering at South Tyneside College. He has been awarded a three-year scholarship and his first award will be in the amount of $2,750.00,”... Read more of this article

Floating Platform Adrift 250 Miles Off Bermuda

Floating Platform Adrift 250 Miles Off Bermuda

A ‘floating platform’ has been re-sighted adrift, now some 250 miles south of Bermuda. The Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre posted the photos below online with a caption that said, “Floating platform [12x4x5m] re-sighted adrift this morning in position 28 10.0 N 065 36.3 W [250 miles south of Bermuda]. “A notice to mariners has... Read more of this article

Fatal Collision: Court Hears Police Testimony

Fatal Collision: Court Hears Police Testimony

[Written by Don Burgess] “I may have been going too fast.” Those were the words jurors heard from police officers who say Andrew Lake spoke to them after allegedly crashing into a boat resulting in the death of New Zealand visitor Mary McKee on June 1, 2017. Mr Lake has denied a charge of manslaughter in the death of Mrs McKee, who was... Read more of this article

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting August 18

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting August 18

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday August 18th.On Saturday the Carnival Horizon and the Grandeur of the Seas cruise ships and the Oslo Bulk 2 general cargo ship are expected, on Sunday the Norwegian Dawn cruise ship and the Oleander container ship will... Read more of this article

Court: Witnesses Testify In Fatal Collision Trial

Court: Witnesses Testify In Fatal Collision Trial

[Written by Don Burgess] “I just screamed because there was no way I thought anybody would survive.” Jurors heard that as part of an emotional testimony from a witness of the fatal boat crash involving an America’s Cup visitor from New Zealand. One witness, from California, recounted the details leading up to and after Andrew Lake’s boat, the... Read more of this article

‘Belly Flopped And Was Now Coughing Up Blood’

‘Belly Flopped And Was Now Coughing Up Blood’

An ambulance was standing by as a 16ft vessel made its way to shore on Tuesday afternoon, with the operator having called 911 after a “person onboard had belly flopped and was now coughing up blood.” A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service [BFRS] contact BMOC advising that a 911 call was... Read more of this article

Cruise Ship Returns For Medical Evacuations

Cruise Ship Returns For Medical Evacuations

On Saturday [Aug 11] the cruise ship Anthem of the Seas returned to Bermuda for the medical evacuation of two passengers. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “While departing Bermuda via North Channel, cruise ship Anthem of the Seas contacted Bermuda Radio reporting the need to evacuate an ill passenger at the sea buoy. “Pilot... Read more of this article

Court: Trial Underway In Fatal Boat Collision Case

Court: Trial Underway In Fatal Boat Collision Case

[Written by Don Burgess] Photos of boats involved and a panicked 911 call were all part of yesterday’s [Aug 14] testimony at a trial of a man charged with the manslaughter 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 when his 17 foot... Read more of this article