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Third Antigua Bermuda Race Set For May 2019

Third Antigua Bermuda Race Set For May 2019

The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club announced that the third edition of the Antigua Bermuda Race will start on the May 8, 2019 and will be part of the 2019 Atlantic Ocean Racing Series [AORS]. The 2019 Atlantic Ocean Racing Series will consist of five races: RORC Caribbean 600, Antigua Bermuda Race, Transatlantic Race 2019, Rolex Fastnet Race, and Rolex Middle... Read more of this article

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting October 27

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting October 27

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday October 27th.On Saturday the Arcadia, the Viking Sea, and the Grandeur of the Seas cruise ships are expected, on Monday the Oleander container ship will arrive, and on Tuesday the Somers Isles container ship, the Carnival... Read more of this article

Photos: ‘Viking Star’ Ship Makes Inaugural Call

Photos: ‘Viking Star’ Ship Makes Inaugural Call

The Viking Star cruise ship made its inaugural call to Bermuda this weekend, with the 755 foot long ship sailing into Hamilton carrying an estimated 854 passengers and 545 crew members. Tourism officials have been working to increase visits during the shoulder season, and this year saw, as compared to last year, 17 more cruise calls scheduled to take... Read more of this article

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting October 20

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting October 20

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday October 20th.On Saturday the Veronica PG oil products tanker, the Viking Star and the Divina cruise ships are expected, on Sunday the Disney Magic cruise ship will arrive, and on Monday the Oleander container ship and the... Read more of this article

Two Medical Evacuations To Take Place Tonight

Two Medical Evacuations To Take Place Tonight

Two ship medical evacuations are set to take place this evening [Oct 16], with the Liberty Grace set to arrive off the east end from Bermuda to transfer a 67-year-old male crew member who has been suffering from unexplained dizziness, while the cruise ship Norwegian Escape will inbound for the medical evacuation of an 86-year-old female passenger suffering... Read more of this article

New Oleander Successfully Launched In China

New Oleander Successfully Launched In China

Bermuda Container Line [BCL] announced the successful launch of the new “Oleander” in China last week. BCL’s new container roll-on/roll-off vessel “Oleander” was constructed at Yangzijiang Shipyard in China. After sliding down the slipway to the cheers of the many builders, the new “Oleander” was towed to the finishing dock where... Read more of this article

Bermuda Turtle Project Continues Research

Bermuda Turtle Project Continues Research

The Bermuda Zoological Society in partnership with the Sea Turtle Conservancy completed another research and education programme this year, with the Bermuda Turtle Project committed to the goal of promoting the conservation of marine turtles through research and education. “During the 2018 research session the BTP team captured 259 green turtles... Read more of this article

Column: Tackling Bermuda’s Trash Problem

Column: Tackling Bermuda’s Trash Problem

[Opinion column written by Jessica Riederer] This Saturday, my aunt Carol Mullan and I visited a few West End beaches to clean up the trash that was washing in. There was a lot of it. On the way home, I was telling my aunt that I had visited the public dock at Ely’s Harbour a few weeks ago and had been horrified by the amount of rubbish that was... Read more of this article

Column: Politics & World Marine Protected Areas

Column: Politics & World Marine Protected Areas

[Written by Sue Farran] Zones of ocean known as Marine Protected Areas [MPAs] are all the rage. They have no single or agreed definition, but essentially they are areas of sea in which human activity is restricted or prohibited in order to preserve and protect marine habitat and species. They may be small coastal areas or very large off-shore expanses... Read more of this article

Photos: Coast Guard Rescue Crew From Ship

Photos: Coast Guard Rescue Crew From Ship

The Coast Guard rescued 10 crew members who were stranded on a disabled cargo ship for almost 20 days when they were picked up Monday, approximately 1,380 miles southeast of Bermuda. “We were conducting a law enforcement patrol near Puerto Rico when we were assigned to assist the crew of the motor vessel Alta,” said Cmdr. Travis Emge, the commanding... Read more of this article

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting October 13

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting October 13

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday October 13th.On Monday the Oleander container ship, the Anthem of the Seas, the Seven Seas Navigator and the Disney Magic cruise ships will arrive. On Wednesday the Aidaluna and the Norwegian Escape cruise ships and the... Read more of this article

All Crew To Abandon Damaged Cargo Ship

All Crew To Abandon Damaged Cargo Ship

Local officials continues to assist the US Coast Guard with handling the 250ft cargo ship Alta, which has been adrift since last month, located some 1300 miles southeast of Bermuda with 10 crew on board. Supplies were reportedly running low, and a Coast Guard aircraft arrived into Bermuda last week to refuel before making a food drop to the vessel.... Read more of this article

Sewage Discharge Regulations For Boats

Sewage Discharge Regulations For Boats

The Prevention of Pollution by Sewage from Boats Regulations came into force, and boat owners and operators may “only discharge sewage overboard when outside of the No-Discharge-Zones,” the Government said today. A spokesperson said, “The Department of Environment & Natural Resources [DENR] can report ‘The Water Resources [Prevention... Read more of this article