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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

Firefighters Extinguish Boat Fire in St George’s

Firefighters Extinguish Boat Fire in St George’s

Just before 5pm this afternoon [May 14] a blaze broke out on a boat which located in the vicinity of the St George’s Community Centre, sending plumes of black smoke  billowing into the sky.Bermuda Fire Service spokesperson Lieutenant Wenda Roberts said they responded with three vehicles, seven personnel, and quickly extinguished the fire.Both... Read more of this article

1931 Hamilton Waterfront Luxury Liner Inferno

1931 Hamilton Waterfront Luxury Liner Inferno

Hamilton’s waterfront narrowly avoided being consumed in a raging inferno 80 years ago when a luxury liner caught fire while moored alongside Front Street. To prevent the ship’s oil tanks igniting, the captain of the SS “Bermuda” sank her at her berth as the bridge and superstructure were burnt away . Operated by the Furness... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Boat Fire in St George’s

Photos & Video: Boat Fire in St George’s

[Updated] The Bermuda Fire Service and Marine Police responded to a boat fire in Mullet Bay, St George’s at approximately 11:30am today [Dec 11].The boat was a few feet offshore with smoke pouring when firefighters arrived:Two fire trucks responded and quickly extinguished the fire on the 28ft Century Cabin Cruiser ‘Love Affair’:The... Read more of this article

Photos: Boat on Fire in St George’s Harbour

Photos: Boat on Fire in St George’s Harbour

[Updates posted, one man non-seriously injured] There is a boat on fire this evening [June 2] in St George’s Harbour. Police and Fire Service arrived on the scene a few minutes ago, and two fire trucks are presently spraying water onto the boat from the St George’s side. There is also a Police rescue boat in the water at this time. The vessel... Read more of this article

Man & Dog Rescued After Fire Destroys Boat

Man & Dog Rescued After Fire Destroys Boat

A sailor and his dog were rescued after a storm severely damaged their boat while heading from the Bahamas to Bermuda. On May 19th Jean Linyns and his dog left the Bahamas on his 48 foot catamaran heading towards Bermuda, when a storm hit the boat, severely damaging it, eventually resulting in a fire onboard the boat, forcing them to abandon it for... Read more of this article