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Photos: Fire Service Extinguish Boat Blaze

Photos: Fire Service Extinguish Boat Blaze

[Updated] The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to the Dockyard area tonight [July 13] where a boat and an area of brush was on fire. Police and fire personnel were on scene at Albert Row with onlookers watching fire fighters extinguish the blaze which sent smoke billowing into the sky. Details are limited at this time, however we will update... Read more of this article

Video: Fire Service Battle Boat Blaze In Pembroke

Video: Fire Service Battle Boat Blaze In Pembroke

[Updating] The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service have responded to a boat fire this afternoon [June 27] located in the Spanish Point, Pembroke area.Smoke was seen billowing into the sky from as far away as Southampton as seen by the photo below. Further details are limited at this time, however we will update as able. Update 4.29pm: The fire involves... Read more of this article

Fire Service Attend Boat Fire In The West End

Fire Service Attend Boat Fire In The West End

[Updated: At 7.29pm, the BFRS responded to a boat that was "fully involved in fire and producing heavy smoke" in Sandys, and eight firefighters "fought through challenges to extinguish the fire." The BFRS said they "owner of the craft sustained minor injuries as a result of the fire and has been taken to KEMH for observation."]Bermuda Fire and Rescue... Read more of this article

Locals Assist Stranded Crewmen After Boat Fire

Locals Assist Stranded Crewmen After Boat Fire

A number of locals have stepped up to assist a group of Indonesian and Chinese fishermen who arrived on the island with next to nothing after being forced to abandon their boat after it caught fire southeast of Bermuda. The fishing vessel ‘Pioneer’ caught fire approximately 900 miles off Bermuda on Tuesday, and a rescue operation was launched involving... Read more of this article

Fire Survivors Expected To Arrive In Bermuda

Fire Survivors Expected To Arrive In Bermuda

A boat transporting the survivors from a fishing vessel that caught fire is expected to arrive in Bermuda tomorrow morning, where an injured crew member will be taken directly to Bermuda’s airport, and then flown by U.S. Air Force aircraft to the U.S. for further treatment. The fishing vessel ‘Pioneer’ caught fire approximately 900 miles southeast... Read more of this article

Crew Members Rescued 900 Miles Off Bermuda

Crew Members Rescued 900 Miles Off Bermuda

19 Chinese and Indonesian crew members were rescued today [June 21] after their boat caught fire some 900 miles southeast of Bermuda, the Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre said. The Duty Officer said, “At 1:19 local time this morning, Tuesday 21st June, 2016, the Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre was contacted by the Panamanian registered merchant... Read more of this article

Three People Abandon Sailboat After Fire

Three People Abandon Sailboat After Fire

Three people onboard the sailboat Wooden Heart abandonded the vessel following a fire on the boat, as it was located approximately 240 nautical miles north of Bermuda. The three survivors were picked up by the M/V AM Zenica, and are now en route to Croatia. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “RCC Bermuda receives a telephone... Read more of this article

Photos: Firefighters Respond To Fire In Dockyard

Photos: Firefighters Respond To Fire In Dockyard

[Updated with more photos and statement] At sometime around 9.30/10.00am this morning [Jan 4] the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service responded to a fire in the Dockyard area. It appears the blaze was located on an old boat in the area, and smoke could be seen floating into the sky as firefighters worked to extinguish the fire. Details are limited at... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Fire Onboard 26-Foot Boat

Photos & Video: Fire Onboard 26-Foot Boat

[Updated: Two people were on the boat when it caught fire at 9.10am, one person jumped off into the water.] Black smoke can be seen pouring into the air in the Hamilton Parish area this morning [Dec 2] due to a boat fire that started at sometime around 9.00/9.30am in the Burchall’s Cove area.Personnel from both the Bermuda Fire & Rescue... Read more of this article

Grandeur Returns To Bermuda Following Fire

Grandeur Returns To Bermuda Following Fire

Following a major fire that damaged the ship extensively, the cruiseliner Grandeur of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean vessel, is berthed in Dockyard after missing its last six scheduled trips, including three stops in Bermuda. The fire originally broke out on May 27, 2013, canceling the active cruise and displacing 2,224 guests and 796 crew members. In... Read more of this article

Cruise Line Cancels Next 6 Sailings Due To Fire

Cruise Line Cancels Next 6 Sailings Due To Fire

The Grandeur of the Seas has cancelled its next six sailings following Monday’s fire, which will impact three of its scheduled trips to Bermuda. A Royal Caribbean spokesperson said, “Unfortunately, due to the time needed to repair the damage caused by the fire, it is necessary to cancel Grandeur of the Seas’ next six sailings. The ship... Read more of this article

Bermuda Trip Cancelled After Cruise Ship Fire

Bermuda Trip Cancelled After Cruise Ship Fire

[Updated] A Royal Caribbean cruise ship headed from Baltimore to the Bahamas caught on fire yesterday [May 27] causing the rest of the cruise to be cancelled, and the ship’s planned trip to Bermuda next week has also been cancelled. The fire broke out on the Grandeur of the Seas at about 2:50am, and was extinguished two hours later. Royal Caribbean... Read more of this article

Man Brought To BDA After Explosion On Ship

Man Brought To BDA After Explosion On Ship

A 33-year-old Filipino national — who suffered full body burns after an explosion on a ship located 140 miles off the island — was brought to Bermuda early this morning [Sept 29] for medical care. The injured man was transferred to the pilot boat St David, taken to Ordnance Island, and take via ambulance to KEMH for treatment. The ship is... Read more of this article

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